Boettcher Foundation announces new hire

Boettcher Foundation announces new hire

July 15, 2014 — The Boettcher Foundation has hired Marisa Pooley as its Minds Initiative Fellow. Pooley will support the Foundation’s new initiative to promote relationships and engagement among Boettcher Scholars, Boettcher Teachers, Boettcher Investigators, and the Boettcher Foundation staff and Trustees for the purpose of further fostering their leadership, service, and philanthropy.

A Boettcher Scholar and University of Denver graduate, Pooley has a Bachelor of Arts in strategic communications and degrees in marketing and leadership. She has experience in public relations and marketing from working at a variety of Colorado organizations, including Healthgrades, the Colorado Mammoth, and, previously, the Boettcher Foundation as the Strategic Communications Intern.

She recently added public relations in the tourism industry to her skillset, when she worked as a consultant for a zero-emissions vineyard in Italy.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Marisa is joining our team,” said Katy Craig, Director of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives for the Boettcher Foundation. “Her skills will make her invaluable to us as we seek to empower current and past recipients of Boettcher Foundation funding so that we can multiply their individual and collective impact.”

Pooley is a Colorado native and graduate of Overland High School.

About the Boettcher Foundation

At Boettcher we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. For more information, visit


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