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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:
Full Time Staff:
4
Contract Staff:
Volunteers Annually:
150
Retention Rate:
100%

Thomas Freeman, Director of Operations
Start Date: 2018

Thomas J. Freeman, J.D., LL.M., is also specialized in tax law and is currently the Director of Operations at DABC, ostensibly the primary VITA program coordinator. After graduating law school at the University of Nebraska, Thomas obtained his legal masters in taxation from Denver University. Thomas has eight years of experience providing tax preparation and legal services to low income and underserved taxpayers. He has been with DABC for three years and helped establish the organization's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic in 2019-2020.

Geoff Brown, Development Director
Start Date: 2019

Geoff previously ran the organization since 2012.

Wendy Ferrell, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2019

DABC's Executive Director, Wendy Ferrell, J.D., LL.M., is specialized in tax law and has been a practicing attorney for 20 years. Wendy is also the acting financial administrator of DABC and is the organization's sole liaison to the board. Before working with DABC Wendy was a trial attorney for 13 years and then worked as General Counsel for an international corporation. She has been involved with DABC for over 5 years and has served DABC in the following capacities: Volunteer, Member of Board of Directors, Director of Finance and now, Executive Director. Wendy is actively involved in the Denver area community as a member of the Denver Elks Lodge, Golden Lions Club, Bank On Denver, Trailhead Institute, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Table of Arvada Food Bank, and has a deep passion for serving the community and taxpayers that come to DABC.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
12
Term Length:
2
Term Limit:
na
Total # of Board Members:
6-10
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
5
Male:
6

White:
11

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

2

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

69%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

25%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

25%

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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