Press Release

History Colorado welcomes Kathleen Grummel as Director of Development

DENVER – History Colorado continues leadership transformation with the addition of Kathleen Grummel. She will be introduced on July 10, 2017.

Grummel comes from the greater Chicago region and brings over 25 years of successful development leadership and fundraising experience to the organization. With family in Colorado, she’s always dreamed of moving to the state and is elated to be given the opportunity to be immersed in the Colorado lifestyle.

She most recently served as the Director of Development for Northwest Community Hospital Foundation and prior to that the Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. With a fundraising philosophy that embraces empathetic connections, she seeks to empower donors to connect with the mission of History Colorado: to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. She looks forward to making those connections between History Colorado and the community to help inspire moments of pride.

“Fundraising is a humbling experience and I want to learn from donors, volunteers and community members to find out what’s important to them,” Grummel says.

“We were struck by her notion that our supporters are investors, not just donors,” says Steve Turner, executive director of History Colorado.

Grummel is eager to join the Denver community and continue to fuel the Colorado spirit. She recognizes the state’s passion for wellness, heritage and beauty. “I’m honored to be selected for the position,” she says. “History Colorado has an amazing team with a commitment to success.”

History Colorado's mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit or call (303) HISTORY for more information.
Brooke Gladstone
Communications Manager
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