We are excited to shine the spotlight on Lora Blakeslee Atkinson, our Grantwriter here at GRACE.  Lora joined the GRACE team last year, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit realm.

Her career has been dedicated to the support and hope that nonprofits provide the community.  She joined GRACE in March 2018 as the Development Manager – Grants.

Lora earned her masters degree in nonprofit management from Regis University.  Prior to joining GRACE she held leadership positions with Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) – Mental Health Partners, Blue Sky Bridge, and Boulder County Rape Crisis Team, later MESA.

Her most favorite things so far about working with GRACE have been the privilege of helping support an incredible mission and truly feeling the passion and love that thrives within our volunteers and the individuals that make up our staff.

GRACE is so very thankful and proud to have her on our Development Team!

Pictured above at our GRACE Christmas Cottage Open House with Santa are (from back left) Melissa Simpkins, Director of Administration & Executive Asst. to the CEO; Shonda Schaefer, CEO; Melissa Maraki, Special Events Manager; Lori Stevens, Seasonal Programs Coordinator; Sara Armand, Development and Volunteer Coordinator; Lora Atkinson, Grantwriter; Mark Woolverton, Chief Development Officer; and (front left) Lara Hohweiler, Director of Community Engagement.