The RMPI Scholarship Committee is proud to announce our 2020 scholarship recipients. This year’s diverse group of scholars represent different areas of the state, many sectors within the non-profit community, and various fundraising disciplines. Join us in congratulating the largest class ever of RMPI scholars.


Iris Abraham, Growing Home

Liz Atwood, The Women’s Bakery

Brenna Clendaniel, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

Alejandra Colmenero, Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy Research Organization

Natalie Cutter, Denver Dumb Friends League

Shana Devins, Mountain Valley Horse Rescue

Jasmine Elizabeth, Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado

Cynetra Freeman, Mississippi Center for Re-entry

Kathy Gaines, Longmont Humane Society

David Henderson, American Water Works Association

Kenny Howard, University of Colorado Foundation

Emily Karol, iDE

Allison Kerr, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Jennifer Lucero-Alvarez, Adams County Animal Shelter

Sarah McCloskey, Lamar Animal Shelter

Jenny Martin, Girls Inc. of Metro Denver

Lindsay Molloy, Denver Animal Shelter

Cookie Murphy-Pettee, Mountain Valley Horse Rescue

Anna Murrin, Denver Animal Foundation

Lauren Pietrek, Girls on the Run of the Rockies

Ryan Ross, Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado

Mary Clare Sobon, Colorado State University – Athletics

Ellen Stein, Community Connections

Megan Tillotson, Roice-Hurst Humane Society

Morgan Weinrich, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust

Kalli Wilson, Rifle Animal Shelter


Many thanks to our sponsors, In the Know - Fundraising Strategy Coaching, and the Animal Assistance Foundation, whose support made these scholarships possible.

Questions can be directed to Nancy Freimuth, Scholarship Chair, at, or DeAnn Acosta, AFP Colorado Executive Director, at

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Access to learning is at the core of what we do. It’s the heart of our signature coaching service, and our motivation for sponsoring fundraising professionals like you.

Testimonials from previous scholarship recipients:

"RMPI was a fantastic experience! I was able to meet, and learn from industry professionals who shared their years of experience in captivating and relatable stories." -- Melissa S.

"Every session I attended taught me something new and helped me see fundraising in a new light." -- Alyssa S.

"The level of expertise and knowledge of the presenters were excellent -- both challenging and thought provoking. Thank you for offering the scholarship for me to attend." -- Dana H.