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Julie Alcorn Joins Jewish Family Service as Chief Development Officer

DENVER, CO —  Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is pleased to welcome Julie Alcorn as Chief Development Officer. As a key member of the JFS executive leadership team, she is responsible for developing the strategy behind the agency’s growing fundraising and communications programs and for overseeing the implementation of those strategies. Alcorn leads and provides vision for the marketing and development staff and is responsible for supporting the fundraising and communications efforts of the organization.

Shepard Nevel, JFS president & CEO, says, “Julie is an accomplished development professional with demonstrated experience in developing, leading, and executing fundraising efforts for capital projects, annual funds, endowment growth, and program development. In this newly created role, Julie will help JFS expand its fundraising capacity and strengthen the integration of fundraising and communications.”

Most recently, Alcorn was director of development and communications and director of community relations for Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation.  Prior to that, she served as director of advancement and director of annual fund and scholarship programs at Regis Jesuit High School for nearly a decade.

Alcorn says, “As a third-generation Coloradan, I have deep roots in the area and great love for this region and the people in it. My professional experiences cross from corporate to nonprofit, from customer service to child and family service, and from education to health care. I am honored to serve our clients, volunteers, donors, Board of Directors, and staff, in support of the mission and to help make our community (and world) a better place.” 

About Jewish Family Service of Colorado
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need.  Every day, JFS helps people overcome life’s challenges to live fuller, more meaningful lives.  Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS helps seniors live independently at home, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement to those with developmental disabilities and other barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to people in crisis. Every year, the agency benefits 24,000 people of all ages, faiths, incomes, and abilities. For more information, call 303.597.5000 or visit, Instagram, and Twitter!

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