Craig Hospital Foundation Staff
The dedicated Foundation staff members work hand-in-hand with donors to help them achieve their philanthropic goals and create and support events and programs to help the Foundation best serve the needs of the Craig Hospital family. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about ways to give, our events or how to support our work.
Mary Feller, Executive Director
Mary Feller has been in the fundraising profession for more than 30 years having worked in education organizations before joining Craig Hospital Foundation as Executive Director in 2010. Prior to heading the Craig Foundation, she worked for Metropolitan State College, Graland Country Day School, Maryville University, Fontbonne College and Saint Louis University. Mary currently serves as a member of the Philanthropy Commission for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Previously she was a member of the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Colorado and the Chair of the Board for District VI of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Jordan Ames joined the Craig Hospital Foundation in March 2013 as Communications Manager. In this role, she leads communication strategies for the Foundation with an emphasis on donor stewardship and informing the public about the impact of gifts made to Craig. She manages all print and electronic publications related to Foundation key messages and supports overall communication efforts and marketing for all Foundation programs. She holds a master’s degree in Organizational and Professional Communication with an emphasis in PR and Marketing. She brings Craig more than 12 years of professional communications and marketing experience within the higher education, special event and hospitality sectors.
Director of Annual Support and Sponsorship
Amy Farnan is the Director of Annual Support and Sponsorships for the Craig Hospital Foundation. She is responsible for the annual fundraising campaign and engaging the community as sponsors to meet the fundraising priorities and the overall mission of Craig Hospital. Amy is a Colorado native and graduate of the University of Colorado. She brings over 18 years fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector in various roles with The Blue Bench, Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation, Kent Denver School and the University of Denver.
Development Services Assistant
Becky Griswold supports the Foundation working in the database doing gift entry, acknowledgement letters, running reports, and helping maintain database integrity and functionality. She joined Craig in September 2012 and has 5+ years of fundraising experience at St. Jude Medical Center in Southern California doing similar database work along with supporting the annual giving team.
Senior Director of Principal Gifts
Jacquie Hall is the Senior Director of Principal Gifts for the Craig Hospital Foundation. She is responsible for working one-on-one with friends of Craig, encouraging their involvement to support world-class care for our patients and their families. Prior to coming to Craig in December 2012, Jacquie developed and implemented major gift, planned giving, and capital campaigns with the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and College of Law and Mile High United Way, having raised over $80MM for foster care, quality childcare, transformational housing for low-income families and after-school programs. Jacquie is the Past Chair of the Major Gifts Council United Way Worldwide and has served as an instructor and consultant for United Way and Up With People, training professionals internationally. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado.
Development and Research Analyst
Nancy Harbin was a volunteer at Craig Hospital before joining the Foundation as Development Assistant. She transitioned into the Development and Research Analyst role in March 2014. She has over 25 years of experience as a medical malpractice and personal injury paralegal. Before coming to Craig Hospital, Nancy was the Development Program Manager for the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses Foundation (AORN) working on fundraising and events.
Development Services Supervisor
Heather Hyde is responsible for management of the database, gift entry, IRS and state compliance requirements, and other development services tasks and reporting needs that support the department and business office. Heather also oversees the restricted funds budget. She moved to Colorado in 2010, having worked in fundraising, grant-making, and the technology fields in California prior to landing at Craig Hospital.
Event and Volunteer Manager
Sue Lynch began in 1997 as Executive Assistant to former Craig President, Denny O’Malley, before becoming involved with special events. In 2001, she began to work as a special event coordinator with the inception of the PUSH dinner. Sue now works with a wide variety of annual events ranging from the PUSH dinner, the Sanctuary golf tournament, the Kappa Book & Author Dinner, the Belair Sporting Clays Shooting Benefit, Racing for Hope Cycling event and the Monthly Family Night Dinners. Sue has also assisted with many other non-fundraising events such as the Frank Craig Society Luncheon, the President’s Circle Dinner, Craig Board Reunion, Liniger events, the Craig Hospital 100-Year celebration and a variety of other golf events. Sue is a member of the PUSH Planning Committee and special liaison to the Kappa Committee. Prior to working at Craig Hospital, Sue worked as a project coordinator and office manager for an architectural and interior design firm for seven years.
Senior Director of Philanthropy and Operations
Jane Marsh, in her role as Senior Director of Philanthropy and Operations, works one-on-one with investors who provide major gift commitments to advance the mission of Craig Hospital. She also assists the executive director by managing staff and overseeing development services for the Foundation. Jane has been with Craig Hospital Foundation since 2006. Her career in nonprofit management and fundraising spans 23 years, during which time she has worked with the Community Resource Center, the Colorado Nonprofit Association, Corporation for National and Community Service and as a consulting project manager and grant writer. Jane was selected as a Colorado Trust Fellow in 1996 where she earned her a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. Her undergraduate degree is from Emory University.
Grants & Stewardship Officer
Lisa Olson is the Grants and Stewardship Officer for the Craig Hospital Foundation. Lisa is responsible for managing the submission of grant proposals and reports as well as stewardship of gifts directed to specific hospital programs or funds. She is also responsible for identifying new sources of public, private, and corporate foundation support to meet fundraising priorities and the overall mission of Craig Hospital. A Colorado native and graduate of Colorado State University, her career as a fundraiser in the nonprofit sector has spanned over 16 years, during which time she has owned and operated her own consulting and contract grant writing business, and has worked specifically on cultivating and securing major gifts and foundation support in excess of $25 million for the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter, Colorado School of Mines, The Wildlife Experience, SafeHouse Denver, and The Gathering Place. Lisa is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Annual Fund & Event Coordinator
As the Annual Fund and Event Coordinator at Craig Hospital Foundation, Becky is responsible for cultivating philanthropy through digital and traditional channels and supporting special events. Becky holds a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and serves on the Board of Directors of Street’s Hope, a nonprofit that works with women escaping human trafficking situations. Becky joined the Foundation in January 2014.
Mary Ruffin joined Craig Hospital Foundation in March 2014 after working seven years as an Executive Assistant at a large non-profit mental health network. Mary also has experience in hospital, computer software and aerospace industries. At the Foundation she assists the Executive Director, staff and the Board of Directors in various support functions. Mary’s interests include reading, gardening, oil painting and travel.