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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

  • ​Mary Feller Executive Director

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    mfeller@craighospital.org / 303-789-8913

    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.

  • ​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 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. 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.

    303-789-8108

  • Caroline Craven Event Manager

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    ccraven@craighospital.org/ 303-789-8919

    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.

  • Ally Crown PHILANTHROPY ASSISTANT

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    acrown@craighospital.org/ 303-789-8650

    As the Philanthropy Assistant for Craig Hospital Foundation, Ally supports the direct fundraising team to help stay organized and achieve fundraising goals. Ally is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and a current student at Regis University’s School of Professional Studies, where she is studying Nonprofit Management. She has been volunteering for several years within the nonprofit sector and is excited to be working at Craig Hospital supporting their Foundation. When calling or visiting the Foundation, it will likely be Ally who welcomes you!

  • ​Amy Farnan Director of Philanthropy and Sponsorships

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    afarnan@craighospital.org / 303-789-8912

    Amy Farnan is the Director of Philanthropy 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.

  • Andrea Gonzales Database & Funds Manager

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    AGonzales@craighospital.org/303-789-8670

    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

    jahall@craighospital.org / 303-789-8208

    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.

  • ​Nancy Harbin Development and Research Analyst

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    nharbin@craighospital.org / 303-789-8165

    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.

  • Netanya Thompson Grants Manager

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    nthompson@craighospital.org/ 303-789-8631

    Netanya Thompson is the Grants Manager for the Craig Hospital Foundation. She is responsible for the planning and implementation of grant programs from application to approval and use. Her responsibilities include grant research and proposal writing, grant program design and administration, contract compliance and fiscal reporting. 

     

  • ​Jason Kukol Prospect Research and Development Manager

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    jkukol@craighospital.org / 303 789-8178

    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 recently moved to Colorado from Pittsburgh, and is a University of Pittsburgh graduate.

  • Shannon Lowe Senior Director of Philanthropy and Operations Craig Hospital Foundation

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    slowe@craighospital.org / 303-789-8651

    Shannon Lowe brings more than 17 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.

  • ​Becky Plunkett Annual Giving Manager

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    bplunkett@craighospital.org / 303-789-8166

    As the Annual Giving Manager, Becky is passionate about connecting you to the powerful work of Craig Hospital and about your experience as a donor. Becky cultivates philanthropy through digital and traditional outreach, supports Craig Hospital Foundation’s Community Engagement Team and Craig Cares Committee (employee philanthropy) and facilitates external workplace giving through Community Health Charities. She loves sharing they story of Craig Hospital and hearing yours! Becky also serves as the Board chair for Street’s Hope, an organization that empowers women escaping sex trafficking to heal, transform and thrive.

  • ​Mary Ruffin Executive Assistant

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    mruffin@craighospital.org / 303-789-8913

    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.

  • Sara Wells Event & Communications Specialist

    Craig Hospital Foundation

    swells@craighospital.org/303-789-8919

    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!