Fundraising case statements

I wrote and project-directed these and dozens more cases to generate fundraising support for University of Colorado programs.

Creating futures magazine

Creating Futures magazine celebrated the excellence and impact of CU donors, and told stories that inspired and resulted from their support. I founded the magazine and edited its five issues.

Other CU advancement projects

These are among hundreds of editorial projects I directed to help CU annually raise $375 million and manage $1 billion+ in endowments.

Media relations

Samples of my CU external relations work include:

Jake Jabs $10 million gift announcement

CU breaks record for private support

Crisis communications plan

Media primer (backgrounder for Advancement team)


features and essays 

My writing has been published in over 25 print and digital newspapers, magazines and anthologies. Niches include travel, leisure, home design, philanthropy and arts. A small sampling is below.

Music reviews for the Denver Post

School of Education feature

Essay on cycling in New York City


humor and esoterica

Just for the fun of it... 

Word Up: reporting from the National Scrabble Championship

Zagat's Guide to Life (featured in "Best of Modern Humorist," Simon & Schuster)

Column: Aspen Food & Wine Classic


projects for non-CU clients

My work has supported numerous nonprofits and educational institutions beyond CU.