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The DeBoskey Group worked closely as a partner with HealthONE to help us focus and refine our philanthropic strategy, bringing significant experience, expertise and professionalism to the project. They exhibited strong regard for our corporate culture and brand direction, and created a sophisticated, multi-dimensional plan that addresses our internal and external stakeholders and future needs. I highly recommend The DeBoskey Group to businesses seeking to take their community investment strategy to the next level.

Sylvia Young
President & CEO HealthONE
& HCA's Continental Division
We are grateful for The DeBoskey Group's truly innovative approach to our project. The team conducted extensive research, engaged in thoughtful analysis, and made recommendations that helped drive our mission in achievable ways, enabling us to hit the ground running. We can't give enough credit to The DeBoskey Group for making an immeasurable impact on the foundation through their expertise, professionalism and dedication. We enthusiastically recommend them to anyone looking for strategic philanthropic guidance.

Paul Lhevine
Executive Director
Aurora Public Schools Foundation
Bruce's work with the foundation has been exemplary. He has worked closely with us to develop a thoughtful and careful strategy to help us achieve our mission, and now is partnering with us to implement the strategy with outstanding results. Bruce is sensitive to our concerns and the issues involved, hard working and willing to go the extra mile, and delightful to work with. I recommend Bruce to any foundation, family or business hoping to achieve greater impact with their philanthropic initiatives.

Tim Sweeney
Former President and CEO
Gill Foundation
Bruce DeBoskey brings passion, integrity, and a commitment to improving the world to everything he does. As state and local governments reduce services, the role of philanthropy becomes even more important to the people who live here. I have great respect for Bruce's knowledge, fairness, and skills and look forward to his work as a philanthropic advisor in helping people find a way to help others live better, healthier, and more productive lives.

Bill Ritter, Jr.
Governor, State of Colorado
Bruce DeBoskey's dedication, commitment and compassion during his nearly 9 years as Regional Director for ADL resulted in innovation and growth for the region. His skills in leadership development, marketing, public relations and fundraising should serve him well in his new venture of helping others understand how nonprofits do their work, and how philanthropic investments can be best deployed.

Abraham H. Foxman
National Director, Anti-Defamation League
Bruce DeBoskey is forthright, intelligent and passionate about making the world a better place for all. A natural leader, dynamic speaker and excellent communicator, he has a warm and engaging personality and truly cares about people. He is intuitive, analytical and strategic - and his knowledge of business, marketing, the nonprofit sector and law uniquely qualify him as a philanthropic advisor. I am confident that Bruce will help many businesses, foundations and families make their philanthropy more purposeful and impactful.

Larry A. Mizel
Chairman & CEO, MDC Holdings, Inc.
Bruce is an effective leader who listens carefully to different points of view and skillfully builds consensus towards a common vision. He embraces the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam — "repairing the world" — and knows how to guide others to do just that with their philanthropy. Bruce is thoughtful, creative and joyful, with a proven track record for achieving significant results in the philanthropic sector.

David & Laura Merage
David & Laura Merage Foundation


About Bruce DeBoskey, J.D.

For more than 35 years, Bruce DeBoskey has been dedicated to community building and social change 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  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 a B.A. 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. He is married and the father of four sons.


Bruce is a Teaching Fellow for Boston College's Center on Corporate Citizenship and is presently teaching "Corporate Giving: A 21st Century Approach" in workshops around the country.


Bruce is a "Certified 21/64 Trainer" having received specialized training in how to engage the next generation of philanthropists from 21/64, formerly a division of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, in New York. He also has attained a Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College's Center for Corporate Citizenship.


He currently serves as the Co-Dean of Philanthropy for the Purposeful Planning Institute, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Philanthropic Advisors Network (CPAN), and a member of the Rose Medical Center Advisory Board.





About Elaine Gantz Berman, Senior Strategist

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 Carey Wirtzfeld, Senior Strategist

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.


Carey received a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Masters of Public Policy degree, with a focus on education policy, from Georgetown University. Carey started her career at Burson-Marsteller Public Relations in New York City, helping corporate clients develop and execute communications plans. Then, she was with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. where she managed their Center for Public Management. 


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.