The Denver Police Foundation

To provide support for the Denver Police Department through four strategic initiatives including: Broadening community outreach by supporting actives to strengthen those relationships and advance educational efforts; promote officer and community safety by supporting innovative tools that save lives and emphasizing partnerships; advancing innovative technology and training by providing the most advanced crime fighting equipment and training; increasing awareness and recognition of departmental service by providing community education and information about the dedication effort and sacrifice of the men and women of the department, both sworn and civilian and to show appreciation of their efforts.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
1
Full Time Staff:
0
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
5
Retention Rate:
100%

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.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
4
Term Length:
3 years
Term Limit:
None
Total # of Board Members:
21
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
5
Male:
16
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
1
Asian:
0
White:
19
Hispanic or Latino:
1
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

8

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

60%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Committees

Board Governance
Executive
Finance
Program / Program Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

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