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Kirsten Swanson

Kirsten Swanson

Kirsten Swanson is excited to have joined the Douglas County Community Foundation as Director of Development. Most recently Swanson worked as the Advisor Relations Officer for The Denver Foundation and has had a long career in the Nonprofit sector across multiple states. 

She proudly graduated from Columbia University’s Masters in Nonprofit Program, has written for Nonprofit Quarterly, and helped launch her families own private foundation serving youth in Alaska. Swanson specializes in development and strategic planning; and enjoys building relationships that result in meaningful and impactful change. 

When not working, she serves as the Vice President of the Board for About Face Radio, a Colorado nonprofit focusing on the mental health of veterans and first responders. Swanson, her husband who serves in the Air Force, and their family like to explore, thrift shop, and watch Rapids games. They have loved planting their roots in the Centennial State.