As the “community’s foundation” we deliver unrivaled charitable giving expertise, professionalism, and individualized service, all while providing the confidentiality that donors expect and deserve.

Whether facilitating complex gifts, researching local nonprofit agencies, or preserving family legacies through long-term giving vehicles, our staff can help you decide what, where, and how to give. Contact us today to learn more about the ways we can help you achieve your philanthropic goals.

Executive Team

Kristin Todd

President and CEO
Kristin leads the Foundation and guides our efforts as a service provider to philanthropists while helping to inspire impactful community projects. She is a lifelong proponent of philanthropy, and throughout her 25-year career, she’s experienced its ability to have a lasting – and meaningful – impact on communities. She previously served as executive vice president for the Daniels Fund, grew up in New Orleans (Geaux Saints), and earned her master’s degree from the University of Colorado. Her family relocated from Denver in the spring of 2021, and they are excited to spend time outdoors hiking, biking, exploring, and learning about Northern Colorado.

Claire Bouchard

Director of Community Engagement and Communications
Claire guides the Foundation’s regional initiatives and supports the Foundation’s community fund committee grantmaking. She has held engagement, communications, and community impact positions at the City of Fort Collins – Government, Larimer County, and United Way of Larimer County. Claire was a founding partner of the creative firm, Slate Communications and the national marketing director for Loveland’s SAFEbuilt. Claire enjoys exploring Old Town Fort Collins, spending time outdoors, and making memories with her family and friends.

John Chapdelaine

Director of the Eastern Colorado Community Fund
John provides Foundation leadership to the Eastern Colorado Community Fund (ECCF) board and visibility throughout the Eastern Plains. John served for 30 years with the State of Colorado, as a teacher, principal, prison-education director, and warden on the Eastern Plains. John lives in Haxtun and is passionate about the sense of community in Eastern Colorado.

Jordan Cook
Jordan Cook

Director of Finance and Operations
Jordan leads the finance and accounting team at the Foundation, overseeing operations and handling risk mitigation. His expertise in corporate accounting and his background in audit and investments give Jordan a unique lens through which to serve the Foundation. He holds an active CPA license and is passionate about supporting the local nonprofit ecosystem. In his free time, Jordan enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with his wife and two kids.

James Hamilton
James Hamilton

Director of Development and Philanthropic Services
James serves the Foundation’s fund holders by leading the Foundation’s development and donor relations functions. He has nearly 20 years of direct development and consulting experience and has led multi-million dollar fundraising initiatives for health care, education, human service, and faith-based organizations. His expertise includes major gifts, campaign planning and management, foundation and corporate fundraising, leadership fundraising training, and volunteer management. James and his wife live in Fort Collins with their three kids.


Catherine Bucholz

Development Officer
Catherine manages the Community Champions giving program and supports individuals in establishing and customizing their giving plans. A Texas native, Catherine has enjoyed learning about Northern Colorado, meeting community-minded people, and helping them make meaningful impact through the work of the Community Foundation. Catherine provided development support at the Grand Canyon Conservancy in Flagstaff before moving to Fort Collins with her family in 2020. She stays busy hiking, skiing, and enjoying all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.

Sydney Clevenger
Sydney Clevenger, CPA

Sydney supports the finance team by overseeing daily accounting functions, preparing reports for stakeholders, and maintaining financial controls. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Colorado State University and holds an active CPA license. She is a Colorado native and loves to travel, bake, ride horses, and spend time with her husband and son.

Mary Ericson

Development Officer
Mary helps individuals and businesses establish customized giving plans through the Foundation’s services. She is passionate about the nonprofit sector and has served as development director for two local human services nonprofits. Raised in Greeley, she received her master’s in public administration from the University of Colorado, bachelor’s in business administration from Colorado State, and remains a loyal CSU Ram. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time in the sunshine with her family.

Codi Farrar

Operations Officer
Codi oversees internal IT and HR operations. She also supports the President and the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. She holds a BA from Colorado State University and a MS in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Denver. Codi enjoys concerts, traveling, and spending time with friends and family

Taylor Garske

Communications Officer
Taylor supports the communication efforts of the NoCo Foundation through storytelling, sharing inspiring updates on social media, and keeping our website up-to-date. She was born and raised in Fort Collins and treasures the Northern Colorado community. Taylor loves the outdoors and going on adventures with friends and family.

Francie Koehmstedt

Operations Specialist
As the operations specialist, Francie oversees the front desk at the Community Foundation, greeting visitors and staff everyday with a friendly smile and sometimes, if we’re lucky, a sample of her delectable baked goods from her side business, Francie Pants Baked Goodies. Francie and her husband Steve have been longtime Fort Collins residents since their marriage 25 years ago. With her expansive administrative background, a trove of local knowledge, and a penchant for baking, Francie is certainly a “sweet” addition to the Foundation staff.

Elizabeth Messerli

Philanthropic Services Officer
Elizabeth helps donors experience an easy and strategic approach to giving, connecting them to causes they’re passionate about and supporting multi-generational and legacy philanthropy. Elizabeth holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional. She enjoys spending time with family, exploring National Parks, and traveling.

Carrie Miller

Philanthropic Services Specialist
Carrie processes approximately 1,200 grants each year, helps fund advisors gain access to their charitable funds, and serves as a customer service contact for current and potential donors. Carrie is a Colorado native from Windsor. She worked at the National Association for Interpretation for ten years before joining the Foundation.

Jodie Riesenberger

Senior Program Officer
Jodie administers the Foundation’s scholarship program, competitive grantmaking, and other community engagement initiatives. Jodie has spent her career creating impactful connections and engaging stakeholders around complex community issues at the local, national, and international levels. She brings a deep understanding of our community and a passion to help ensure all who live here have access to what they need to thrive. Jodie enjoys all that our community has to offer with her husband and two kids.

Sandra Sheffler

Philanthropic Services & Database Specialist
Sandra supports our fundholders and our staff with her expertise in database and information management. She’s a self-proclaimed “data nerd”. Sandra is a Colorado native, is fascinated by learning new things, enjoys time spent with family, and is a beekeeper in the Loveland area.