As the world is changing rapidly, so are the needs in our communities. I have seen the catalytic power of philanthropy – to identify root causes of humanity’s biggest challenges, to change systems, to empower communities and individuals, to lift voices, and to heal families. It is an enormous honor to work beside our clients as they work to reach their ambitious visions to meet the needs of their communities.

Polly is a Senior Vice President at CCS Fundraising.  In this capacity, she has successfully partnered with nonprofit clients in a variety of sectors across Colorado. Polly believes in the transformative power of philanthropy and has worked with organizations to help them reach the most ambitious fundraising goals in the history of their organizations. Polly has effectively conducted feasibility and planning studies, developed major gifts programs, led teams through change, built systems, and led her clients in the planning and execution of major capital and comprehensive campaigns.  

Polly is from Denver and is active in the Colorado community. She is on the Board of Trustees at Denver Academy and sits on the governance committee. Additionally, she recently completed two terms on the Board of Directors for KIPP Colorado Schools and was the co-chair of their development committee. Polly is an alumnus of the Institute for Leaders in Development through the University of Denver. Previously, she was the Managing Director of Development and Managing Director of Individual Giving at Teach For America Colorado where she led the team in raising over $35 million. She also taught 3rd grade in Los Angeles (LA) and served as an instructional coach in LA and Denver. Polly has a B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a certification in elementary urban education from the University of California Los Angeles.  

Polly lives in Denver with her spouse and two young daughters.

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  • Denver Academy
  • Denver Health
  • Mile High United Way

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