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Catalyst Society

Driven business leaders who are committed to personal, professional and philanthropic development.

Catalyst Society is a passionate group committed to becoming philanthropic leaders in Metro Denver.

As a member of Catalyst Society, you will meet like-minded community leaders, build strong networks, and enhance your professional, personal, and philanthropic growth in becoming a community champion for Metro Denver.

You will join a group of inclusive, forward-thinking professionals who are committed to amplifying the diverse voices of our community and paving the future of philanthropy and leadership in business.

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Meet Our 2021-2021 Catalyst Society Leadership Council


2021 Catalyst Leadership Council with Mile High United Way

Our New 2021 Catalyst Society Members:


Graham Boswell
David Kluzniak
Derek Harrison
Xcel Energy
Clint Carlson
University of Colorado
Molly Kokesh
Davis, Graham, and Stubbs
Lindsey Ullom
Burns & McDonnell
Erik Clarke
Doug Lazure
City & County of Denver
Connor McKeown
Chris Dahm
Mr. Handyman
Megan McVeety
Allison Connor
1858 Real Estate
Quinn Evans
76 Group
Chelsea Sulkowski
David Clarke
Yolanda Fitzpatrick
Tyree Walton
US Bank
Micah Wenz
Rubin Brown
Claire Gadra
Collective Health
Rick Zani
Greg Haberer
Grant Thornton
Allison Burke
Sherman & Howard

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Catalyst Society packs backpacks for our Back to School Bash.

In partnership with the Denver Broncos, Mile High United Way wants to ensure the kids and families in our community have everything they need to start the school year right. Our Catalyst Society members are an integral part of the success of this annual event.

Catalyst member, Karl volunteering at Ready, Set, College!

Ready, Set, College! is a college readiness and mentorship event that gives first-generation students access to pre-college advice, life skills workshops, living essentials, and ongoing mentoring.

Christina prepares supplies for our Children's Holiday Party.

Our Catalyst members help bring the spirit of the holidays to hundreds of families in our community. Families receive new gifts and children get to partake in face painting, cookie decorating, and more!

Catalyst Vice Chair, Brett Sullivan setting up the toy shop at our Children's Holiday Party.

Families leave the event with great memories, books, coats, and gifts for the holidays.

Karl dresses as Gobbles at the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Catalyst Society members take an active role in all our signature events, including the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot — Denver's greatest Thanksgiving Day tradition.

Catalyst member, Bethany volunteering with our Bridging the Gap program.

"[Mile High] United Way has shed light for me on the challenges our community faces... I was thrilled to learn about the Bridging the Gap program which helps connect young adults leaving the foster care system to supportive services. I had the opportunity to help some of these young people polish their professional skills through exercises like mock interviews. It was good practice for me too!"

Become a Member of the Catalyst Society

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Membership Benefits

  • Participation in Catalyst Leadership Series professional development program.
  • Participation in Generations United, a mentoring program linking Catalyst members and Mile High United Way Tocqueville Society / Board of Trustee members.
  • Volunteer opportunities focused on important community issues
  • Enhanced network among Catalyst Society members, Mile High United Way Tocqueville Society members, and Mile High United Way Board of Trustee members

Become a Member

Membership in Catalyst is by invitation or nomination only. If you are interested in Catalyst membership or would like to submit a nomination, please contact

To learn more about joining Catalyst Society, contact:

Cori Deterding

Director, Donor Engagement and Operations


303.561.2347 |