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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.

Team Members

  • Shannon Lowe Interim Executive Director, Craig Foundation

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    Shannon Lowe brings more than 20 years of fundraising experience to her position since joining Craig Hospital Foundation in 2017. Prior to serving Craig Hospital, Shannon held leadership positions at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Children’s Law Center, Denver Children’s Home, and TRU Community Care (formerly HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from Iowa State University.

    303-789-8651

  • ​Lori Allington Gift Processing and Database Assistant

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    lallington@craighospital.org/ 303-789-8331

    As the Gift Processing and Database Assistant, Lori is responsible for data entry and maintenance primarily in the Raiser’s Edge database for gift recording, maintaining data integrity and supporting effective office systems. In addition, she processes gifts and generates acknowledgement letters regularly. Lori is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her interests include golfing, reading, camping and spending time with family and friends. She joined the Foundation in June 2015, however, has been working at Craig Hospital since 1999.

  • Jordan Ames Craig Foundation Communications Manager

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    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 and events. She holds a master’s degree in Organizational and Professional Communication with an emphasis in PR and Marketing. She brings Craig more than 17 years of professional communications and marketing experience within the higher education, special event and hospitality sectors.

    303-789-8108

  • Rebecca Cover Director of Grants and Foundation Relations

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    Rebecca Cover is the director of grants and foundation relations at the Craig Hospital Foundation. Her responsibilities include building and maintaining relationships with foundations, soliciting and stewarding foundation grants, and creating proposals and reports for individual, corporate, and foundation donors. Before joining Craig in January 2020, she was the associate director for national corporate/foundation support at National Jewish Health; prior to that, she worked with foundation and government grants at a nonprofit organization in Columbus, Ohio. Rebecca holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley.

    303-789-8631

  • Caroline Craven Event Manager

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    Caroline Craven is the Event Manager. As a long-term volunteer in the nonprofit sector, she has always been passionate about improving the lives of others. Caroline brings several years of event planning and catering sales experience from her tenure in Washington, DC and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    303-789-8578

  • ​Mary Feller Senior Director of Principal and Planned Gifts

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    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.

    303-789-8913

  • Andrea Gonzales Database & Funds Manager

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    Andrea manages Craig Hospital Foundation’s donor database and gift processing procedures. She serves as the liaison between the Foundation and the Hospital’s Business Office on monthly and annual gift reconciliation and restricted fund procedures, as well as ensuring that all necessary requirements are fulfilled to meet local, state and federal guidelines.

    303-789-8670

  • ​Jacqueline Hall Senior Director of Principal and Planned Gifts

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    Jacquie Hall is the Senior Director of Principal and Planned 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.

    303-789-8208

  • ​Nancy Harbin Development and Research Analyst

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    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.

    303-789-8165

  • ​Jason Kukol Prospect Research and Development Manager

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    Jason Kukol is responsible for Prospect Research and Development. He has 25 years of experience in this field at institutions such as the University of Pittsburgh and Georgia State University. Jason moved to Colorado from Pittsburgh, and is a University of Pittsburgh graduate.

    303 789-8178

  • ​Becky Plunkett Director of Philanthropy & Corporate Partnerships

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    As Director of Philanthropy & Corporate Partnerships, Becky is passionate about connecting you to the powerful work of Craig Hospital and helping your philanthropy come to life. Becky connects with current and potential corporate partners, customizes philanthropic experiences, and activates sponsorships to our signature events. Reach out to Becky if you’d like to learn more about how your organization can help Craig patients thrive. Becky has previously served in annual giving and events roles within the Craig Foundation and holds a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University.

    303-789-8166

  • ​Mary Ruffin Executive Assistant

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    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.

    303-789-8913

  • Sydney Squire Philanthropy Specialist

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    Sydney started working for the Craig Hospital Foundation in July of 2019. As the Philanthropy Specialist she is support for planned giving as well as helping with stewardship of donors. She was a recent graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a double major in nutrition and human services. Her interests include reading, spending time with friends, and trying new restaurants.

    303-789-8650

  • Kelly Stangel-Martin Director of Philanthropy

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    Kelly is an expert at enhancing strategic partnerships, expanding visibility, and building long-term relationships with donors.

    Having worked extensively with both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Kelly has worked across multiple business sectors. With a strong commitment to the needs of the community, she maintains organizational integrity, develops best practices for optimized results and is very successful at building and maintaining relationships with key decision makers.

    At Craig, she helps the Craig Hospital Foundation achieve fundraising priorities by qualifying and assessing prospects to expand the major gift prospect pool. Kelly increases gifts from current mid-level donors and discovers and cultivates current donors and new prospects with major gift capacity in support of fundraising priorities.

    Kelly has experience at Goodwill Industries of Denver, OZ Architecture, Cochlear Americas, and the Denver Business Journal.

    303-789-8903

  • Sara Wells Event & Communications Specialist

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    Sara joined Craig Hospital Foundation in September 2017 as the Event & Communications Specialist. Originally from Southern California, she is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and brings 7 years of experience in event coordination and graphic design in the non-profit sector. Sara will be assisting the Foundation team with events and communication efforts and is thrilled to join the Craig family!


    303-789-8919