Denver Asset Building Coalition

Support DABC by volunteering with us and helping us meet the enormous community need that exists. Nothing dictates our capacity to do the work we do like the number of volunteers we have on hand. Beginning in November we provide free training and help becoming certified by the IRS to do taxes.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
2
Full Time Staff:
3
Contract Staff:
Volunteers Annually:
150
Retention Rate:
100%

Wendy Ferrell, Director of Finance
Start Date: 2018

Wendy Ferrell, tax attorney, is entering her second tax season as a DABC staffer, and her fourth with the organization. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law (J.D.) and the University of Denver (LLM-Tax) and has devoted her legal career to her passion of helping low income clients and communities. She is a former member of the Board of DABC and a current member of the Board of Directors of the Arvada Community Food Bank.

Solomon Smilack, Director of Operations
Start Date: 2009

Solomon Smilack has been a teacher of EFL in Japan and a teacher of high school math in Brooklyn, New York, having spent two years in the JET Programme followed by a year with the New York City Teaching Fellows. His teaching skills are outstanding, and he is excellent at meeting clients where they are, and his knowledge of financial issues is unmatched. His background comes from his work at Crystal Springs Accounting, and from growing up with two CPAs as parents. Solomon earned a BA in business and accounting from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, in 2002, and he is entering his fourth year of service to the Denver Asset Building Coalition where he is recognized by his peers as a leader and pioneer in tax preparation and management.

Benjamin Hodges, Founder
Start Date:

Geoff Brown, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2012

Geoff Brown is the Executive Director of the Denver Asset Building Coalition, and has been working in the Denver nonprofit community for over 15 years, primarily as a development professional. He most recently worked with the Jefferson Center for Mental Health as their Donor Relations Director, and has served as Development Director for the National Sports Center for the Disabled and Colorado State University. Geoff received his Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1998. He is a Colorado native, a dad and an avid cyclist. Geoff is an innovative thinker and visionary and a rising leader in the Denver nonprofit community. He brings many exciting new ideas and strategies to DABC, many of which are being implemented now.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
12
Term Length:
2
Term Limit:
na
Total # of Board Members:
8-12
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
4
Male:
4

White:
6
Hispanic or Latino:
1

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

2

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

65%

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%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive

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