For nearly 40 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 in 2010, to help individuals and families, businesses, and foundations organize, strategize, evaluate and maximize the impact of their philanthropic initiatives.
Bruce writes a regular syndicated column “On Philanthropy” which is published in the Sunday Denver Post Business Section and distributed to over 600 newspapers and other news outlets around the U.S. and beyond through the Chicago-Tribune News Service. The columns can be read on the Publications page of this website.
Bruce previously served as the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Mountain States Region, directing the regional civil and human rights initiatives of this national nonprofit organization.
Before that, 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.
For the last two years, Bruce served as a Teaching Fellow for Boston College’s Center on Corporate Citizenship teaching “Corporate Giving: A 21st Century Approach” in workshops around the country.
He is a “Certified 21/64 Trainer” having received specialized training in how to engage the rising 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 Dean of Philanthropy for the Purposeful Planning Institute and a member of the Rose Medical Center Advisory Board. In 2015 he served as the President of the Colorado Philanthropic Advisors Network (CPAN).
He recently received the “2017 Excellence in Media Award” from the Colorado Nonprofit Association, the “2016 Maverick Thinkers Award” from Urban Peak, and before that, the “Community Leader of the Year Award” from Community Shares of Colorado, the “Senn Award” from the Anti-Defamation League, the first “Ally Award” from One-Colorado Education Fund, and the “Trial Lawyer of the Year Award” from the Public Justice Foundation.
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.