Amy McCandless brings nearly 20 years nonprofit management and fundraising experience to the Douglas County Community Foundation. Currently, Amy serves as the Director of Development for the Crisis Center, serving adults and children impacted by domestic violence. In this role since 2013, Amy oversees the agency’s $1.5 million budget, including grant writing, corporate and individual donor relations, collaborative events, peer-to-peer fundraising for Colorado Gives Day, and the Crisis Center’s annual Gala held in November each year.
Prior to joining the Crisis Center, Amy worked for the American Cancer Society for nine years, from 2004-2013, primarily overseeing Relay For Life fundraising events in several Denver Metro communities. Both Colorado natives, Amy and her husband enjoy spending quality time with friends and family—especially their 6 year old daughter and 4 year old son—hiking, camping, playing and coaching soccer, and cooking.