The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce that Margaret Danuser will join The Denver Foundation as Chief Financial Officer in February 2024.
“We’re thrilled to have Margaret joining our team,” says Javier Alberto Soto, president and CEO of The Denver Foundation. “We’re so impressed by her financial acumen and her proven leadership skills. Margaret is going to be a strong leader for the foundation as we approach our 100th anniversary and continue planning for our future.”
“I have long admired The Denver Foundation and am honored to step into this role,” says Danuser. “Joining a community foundation is a wonderful next step in my career serving the Denver community and I’m excited at all the ways we can make a difference through our grantmaking and investment approach.”
Danuser will oversee the finance and accounting teams.
Danuser joins The Denver Foundation after spending more than six years with the City and County of Denver as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In those roles, she managed seven divisions and approximately 500 employees focusing on collaboration, process improvements, employee engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Danuser developed innovative and fiscally prudent funding approaches to meet emerging capital and operational needs, and monitored the investment strategy for the City’s $7.1 billion investment portfolio to ensure safety, liquidity, and competitive returns.
Danuser has previously served in roles as the director of finance at the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, where she oversaw treasury and housing finance functions, and as a portfolio manager and fixed income specialist at Dreyfus Founders Fund, one of the largest, trusted cash and liquidity managers in the industry.
Danuser was born in Colorado and received a Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder.