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Crystal Potter Rivera

Director of Foundation Relations


Crystal Potter Rivera’s professional career spans 15 years working in nonprofit fundraising, communications and program development. This includes six years at a senior level, managing complex nonprofit development programs, and six years as a nonprofit management consultant specializing in fundraising. Crystal has generated significant funds from foundations, corporations and individual donors for a range of nonprofits diverse in size and scope, including Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families, Jared Polis Foundation’s Academy of Urban Learning, Mile High United Way and Summer Scholars. As a volunteer, Crystal has served as a mentor for the Circle of Latina Leadership, on the communications committee for Colorado Black Women for Political Action, on the board of the Denver Foundation’s Colorado Nonprofit Loan Fund, and as a cook and community gardener with the St Barnabas Church Sharing Table initiative. She is a Denver native and holds a BA in sociology from Columbia University in New York. Crystal joined the Denver Health Foundation as Manager of Foundation Relations in December 2012.