Amanda Giacalone shares passion for improving lives

Amanda Giacalone joins UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation as the senior director of development. In this role, she will continue the foundation’s mission of accelerating and advancing health care in northern Colorado through philanthropic initiatives.

Since 2014, Giacalone has worked at Colorado State University (CSU) in strategic philanthropy, donor development, and the mentoring and leadership of development staff. She brings more than 18 years of fundraising experience to UCHealth, including work at United Way of Larimer County and Mercy Housing in Denver.

“Amanda is a proven trailblazer, and her thoughtful leadership will guide the foundation into the future,” said Kristi Benningsdorf, the chair of the foundation’s board of directors. “The board is looking forward to working closely with Amanda in her new role, and we are certain that UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation will continue to succeed with her at the helm.”

Giacalone holds a Master of Business Administration from CSU and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

“UCHealth is the pillar of health care in our region,” Giacalone said. “I am honored to be a part of an organization that empowers people in our communities to live the healthiest lives possible. The foundation plays an important role in supporting UCHealth’s mission of improving lives. I look forward to the continued impact I know we can make.”