2016 Fellow

Adrienne Mansanares


Colorado Nonprofit Association

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Colorado Denver

Adrienne Mansanares is the VP & COO of the Colorado Nonprofit Association. Previously with The Denver Foundation, she managed a nationally-recognized program increasing leadership of people of color in nonprofits, involving $1 million in grantmaking and community action strategies. While at the Foundation, Adrienne led its two-year strategic planning process increasing internal efficiencies and improving grantmaking structures, budget allocations, and funding priorities.
Adrienne is a Trustee of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, and is a fellow with the Latino Leadership Institute. Former Chair of Community Shares of Colorado, she is a recipient of the 2014 Mayor’s Diversity Award and an alumna of the Circle of Latina Leadership. A Political Science graduate from the University of Colorado Denver, she is an avid runner and enjoys laughing with her husband and two young sons.

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