He’s been doing a great job for a few months now, but I want to take a minute to formally introduce our Advancement person, Brett Kinley, to the college.
Brett is directing the fundraising strategy for CLAS in partnership with me, the CU Denver Advancement Team, associates at the CU system, and other key leaders across campus. With over a decade of experience in non-profit fundraising, his broad experiences are helping us align the philanthropic passions of CU Denver donors with funding opportunities. He looks forward to collaborating with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to accelerate our college’s mission through transformative philanthropy.
Brett is from the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from the University of Kansas, where he got his start in fundraising at the student phone-a-thon. His mission centric approach to development comes from his background in higher education and health care non-profit industries. He moved to Colorado in 2022 with his wife Jamie, their two cats, and pet tortoise (ask him about Darwin the Tortoise, you won’t be sorry). In his free time, he enjoys hiking, running, disc golf, and watching Jayhawk basketball.