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Rebecca Arno

Chief Operating Officer Barton Institute for Community Action

Rebecca Arno, joins us as Director of the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise. She previously served as the University of Denver’s Executive Director of Foundation Relations.

Before coming to DU, Rebecca was Vice President of Communications and Operations at The Denver Foundation, where she and David Miller worked together for fifteen years. Rebecca served as the first vice president of communications for The Daniels Fund and the first communications officer for Peninsula Community Foundation, now part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the largest community foundation in the United States. Rebecca has extensive fundraising experience as well as experience working for nonprofits in the health and environmental sectors.

During her twenty-five years of philanthropic sector service, Rebecca has provided volunteer leadership to numerous causes, including serving on the boards and as board chair for local, statewide, and national organizations. Her relationships throughout Metro Denver and across the United States will greatly benefit the Barton Institute as we develop our programs.