About Bruce DeBoskey, J.D.
For more than 30 years, Bruce DeBoskey has been dedicated to community building and social justice through his professional and volunteer work. It is with that mission and commitment that he founded The DeBoskey Group, helping individuals and families, businesses, and foundations organize, strategize and maximize the impact of their philanthropic initiatives.
Bruce writes a regular monthly column "On Philanthropy" which is published in the Sunday Denver Post Business Section. His prior columns can be read on the "Media" page of this website.
Bruce previously served as the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League's Mountain States Region, directing the regional civil/human rights initiatives of this national nonprofit organization. As Director, he led an 11 person staff and a 100+ member Board of Directors and its 20+ committees. Prior to joining ADL in 2002, Bruce was a shareholder in Silver & DeBoskey, P.C., a 30-person Denver law firm specializing in dispute resolution of complex civil matters. His areas of trial practice included discrimination, civil rights, professional liability, environmental torts, personal injury, employment disputes and business litigation.
Bruce holds an A.B. from Indiana University in Political Science and Environmental Studies. He received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Following law school, Bruce clerked for the Honorable Richard Matsch, U.S. District Judge for the District of Colorado. Bruce is married and the father of four sons.
Bruce is a "Certified 21/64 Trainer" having received specialized training in how to engage the next generation of philanthropists from 21/64, a division of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, in New York.
He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Philanthropic Advisors Network (CPAN), the Advisory Board of the Philanthropic Center of the Women's College at the University of Denver, and the Rose Medical Center Advisory Board.
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About Elaine Gantz Berman, Senior Advisor
Elaine Gantz Berman has dedicated her professional work and community service to improving the lives of Colorado's children. Currently serving as an elected member of the Colorado State Board of Education, she previously served for eight years on the Denver Board of Education, including four years as its President.
Elaine also worked for 18 years as a program officer at the Denver-based Piton Foundation, focusing on a wide spectrum of children's issues including adoption, child advocacy, child poverty, teen pregnancy, child abuse and neglect, child health, and public education. Her responsibilities included grant review, site visits, presentations, program development and evaluation. She has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and commissions and helped in the founding of the Colorado Children's Campaign, the Adoption Exchange, the Colorado Legacy Foundation and the Colorado Non Profit Development Center. She been an advocate for children and has also used her personal philanthropy to support these causes and organizations.
Elaine's life and work have been strongly influenced by her Cuban-born mother, as well as her two-year stint in Cali, Colombia with her husband, Steve, where they both worked in community health centers. She is fluent in Spanish and holds a MSPH from the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
About Douglas G. Laub, J.D., Senior Advisor
Doug Laub has spent nearly 30 years in the non-profit sector and has raised over $250 million by working with hundreds of corporations, foundations, individual and family philanthropists and government entities to create meaningful outcomes for his funding partners.
Prior to joining The DeBoskey Group, Doug served as Vice President of Development for Rocky Mountain Institute, a Colorado-based "Think and Do" tank focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, transportation and the built environment. Previously, he was CEO of Partnership For Cures in Chicago, the culmination of extensive experience in health care research and delivery with major national cancer, respiratory and immunological, and children's hospitals. He was also Endowment Director at the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, President of the Bonfils Blood Center Foundation, and founder and CEO of the Denver-based consulting firm Planned Gift Acquisitions.
Doug is a co-founder of the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable, and was a founding trustee of the National Committee on Gift Planning. He has served on a variety of non-profit boards, and has lectured around the country about philanthropy. Doug holds of B.A. from the University of Rochester, and received his J.D. from the University of Denver. He taught in Regis University's Masters of Non-Profit Management program, and is married and the father of three children.
About Carey Wirtzfeld, Senior Advisor
Carey Wirtzfeld is a corporate social responsibility professional with more than 15 years experience leading corporate and non-profit organizations in the Denver area and nationally. She has served as the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Qwest, the Director of the Qwest Foundation, and the CEO of the Pioneers, the nation's largest industry-related volunteer organization.
In her work at Qwest, Carey was responsible for developing and executing all community outreach efforts for the company including volunteerism and corporate giving. She also participated in sustainability efforts for the company.
Prior to coming to Denver, Carey was with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. where she managed their Center for Public Management. Carey received a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Masters of Public Policy degree, with a focus on education policy, from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Carey currently serves on several boards including the Public Education and Business Coalition and Reach Out and Read Colorado. Her previous board service includes Colorado Association of Funders, the Hands-On Network Corporate Council and the United Way of America National Corporate Leaders Advisory Council. Carey resides in Littleton, CO with her husband and two sons.