CIO Dace West receives 2024 Colorado Titan 100 award

March 27, 2024

Chief Impact Officer, Dace West, has been recognized as a 2024 Colorado Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes Colorado’s Top 100 CEOs & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that include demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion. Collectively the 2024 Colorado Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 74,000 individuals and generate more than $43 billion in annual revenues.  

2024 Colorado Titan 100“Above all, Dace’s advocacy for diversity in all aspects of her work continues to advance the foundation’s mission of a racially equitable metro Denver. We’re lucky to have her on our team,” said Javier Alberto Soto, president and CEO of The Denver Foundation.

Dace West is a titan in her field. Over the course of her career, she’s built up organizations, helping them to grow and thrive. West has a history of taking small organizations and moving them from start-up organizations to more established organizations with greater impact. She knows what is needed to help build the infrastructure needed to make organizations become sustainable and thrive.

Dace West has long been a leader in the Denver community, ascending the ranks in various roles and leading multiple organizations to the next level, including in her current role at The Denver Foundation.

West joined The Denver Foundation in 2017 as the vice president of community impact. She was brought into the foundation to advance its nonprofit-facing work and lead its community-facing programming. West worked to revamp the grantmaking process to ensure that its initiatives were centered on racial equity and the most impactful in the community.

Dace is extremely proud of the historic contributions she made to The Denver Foundation last year, leading her team to record-breaking numbers. In 2021, the foundation raised $300 million in assets under her leadership. This figure was 33% higher than the year before and the highest amount raised in a single year in the history of the organization. 

In addition to her leadership, Dace’s nominators emphasize her ability to get things done, from her work developing the foundation’s new strategic framework to her efforts to simplify application and reporting requirements for nonprofits.

“Since the beginning of her career, Dace West has proven her commitment to the Denver community,” said Javier Alberto Soto, president and CEO of The Denver Foundation.

Dace’s efforts in the foundation’s grantmaking have ensured that grant recipients receive the most flexible support possible to do their work. Throughout her career, she has shown a commitment to working locally, and her knowledge of her community is both deep and far-reaching. 

Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP announces this year’s Colorado Titan 100 list. The annual Titan 100 awards celebration on May 30th, 2024, will be held at Magness Arena in Denver, CO. 

“The Titan 100 are changing the way that business is done in Colorado. These preeminent leaders have built a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field. We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their efforts to shape the future of the Colorado business community. Their achievements create a profound impact that makes an extraordinary difference for their employees and clients across the nation,” says Jaime Zawmon, president of Titan CEO. 

“On behalf of all the partners and associates at Wipfli we congratulate all the Titan100 winners. It’s an honor to recognize this diverse group of leaders in the Colorado business community. We appreciate the lasting impact each leader has made, and continues to make, in building organizations of significance both here in Colorado and abroad. Your ingenuity and creativity have set you apart, and the honor of being seen as an industry Titan is richly deserved,” says Pete Aden, partner at Wipfli. 

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