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Denver Architecture Foundation

The Denver Architecture Foundation champions the deep-rooted connections between architecture, education and community. We elevate these connections by increasing public awareness of and appreciation for architecture and enriching lives through education, participation and advocacy for excellence.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
0
Full Time Staff:
1
Contract Staff:
4
Volunteers Annually:
250
Retention Rate:
%

Pauline Herrera Serianni, Executive Director
Start Date: 2015

Pauline Herrera Serianni joined DAF in early 2015 to provide strategic guidance to the organization and build upon the successes of its long-standing events and programs. Pauline brings more than 15 years of experience in cultural administration, nonprofit management and communications. From 2003 to 2011, as the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, Pauline was integral to the success of such initiatives as Doors Open Denver, Create Denver and One Book, One Denver. In 2011, she launched PaulineMarie Consulting specializing in nonprofit arts and culture organizations. She is a graduate of Leadership Denver and holds a Master's degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University ('04).

Sarah Gott, Director of Education
Start Date: 2018

Sarah Gott joined DAF in early 2018, bringing with her more than 7 years of informal education and nonprofit experience. She holds Bachelor's of Arts degrees in History, International Studies and Spanish Language, History and Culture from Colorado State University, and a Master of Humanities degree, with a concentration in Spanish Language, History and Culture and Art History from the University of Colorado Denver. From 2010-2015, she served as a Museum Educator in the Denver Art Museum's department of Learning and Engagement, and most recently worked for AIA (American Institute of Architects) Colorado managing programs and continuing education for architects. She has a deep art historical appreciation for architecture and, as a Colorado native, is excited to lend her skills and experience to an organization that does so much for Denver.

Kyle Long, Communications & Programs Manager
Start Date: 2017

Kyle Long joined DAF in early 2017 and is originally from the Denver area. He holds Bachelor's degrees in Music and Communication Studies from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. A transformative and enlightening college experience led him to work as an admission counselor in southwestern Ohio. Most recently, Kyle worked as an educator and cast manager for Speak About It, an organization based out of Portland, Maine. Equipped with a longstanding appreciation for architecture and design that stems from his love for Legos and drawing house plans, Kyle is committed to inspiring others to be more aware of Denver's built environment.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
12
Term Length:
3 years
Term Limit:
3
Total # of Board Members:
18
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
5
Male:
12
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
1
Asian:
0
White:
14
Hispanic or Latino:
1
Multiracial:
1
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

3

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

65%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

12%

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

Communications / Promotion / Publicity / PR
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Education
Executive
Fundraising
Special Events

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