Jane Prancan, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2009
Jane Prancan serves as the Executive Director of the Denver Police Foundation. She comes to the Foundation with nearly 30 years of experience in philanthropy, in corporate and foundation giving as well as fundraising and board development and governance for nonprofit organizations. She began her career developing programs for a variety of criminal justice agencies including law enforcement.
Jane is also a principal in the consulting firm of Community Ventures Plus, specializing in the development of corporate and foundation strategic community giving programs and development of nonprofit organizations. She also works with Senior Housing Options, a nonprofit providing housing and services for low-income elderly and physically and mentally disabled adults.
She was the founding executive director and vice president of the U S WEST Foundation and its predecessor, the Mountain Bell Foundation before retiring as the president of the Qwest Foundation in 2000. She was responsible for a $26 million annual corporate social responsibility program operating in 14 western and mid-western states as well as other national metropolitan areas served by the company. She also oversaw all foundation-related public relations/marketing activities including: media relations, events, and branding and was the designated spokesperson to local/national media and trade publications.
Jane has a Master's degree from the University of Colorado and a B.A. from the University of Denver. She serves on business and community boards, including chairman of Bellco Credit Union, chairman of the Denver Community Corrections Board, and treasurer of the Craig Hospital Foundation. She also serves as a board member of the Jack and Marilyn MacAllister Foundation, Osage Initiatives, and is an emeritus board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.
Program / Program Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction