Meet SOAR's Board of Directors

Kara

Kara Hunt

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Member-at-Large

Kara is originally from the Boston area. She graduated from University of South Carolina with a degree in Hospitality Management and currently works in Higher Ed. Kara love hiking, camping, biking and spending time with her partner and their dog Gertie!

Cameron

Cameron Shropshire

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Member-at-Large

 

Cameron is originally from Ohio but has called Colorado home since 2005. Cameron currently works in county government to address housing and homelessness. When Cameron is not spending time with his family, he enjoys hiking and trail running. Cameron is also a volunteer Emergency Medical Resp

Danielle

Danielle Glynn

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Treasurer

 

Danielle was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and decided to make a lifestyle change out West to Colorado in 2018. She has an assorted management and business background, and is most passionate about working with others and seeing them grow and succeed! She is currently working in multi-family property management and loves creating a community atmosphere, which extends beyond the property lines. Danielle enjoys hiking, biking, spending time with her cats and partner, and loves anything that involves creativity!

Chris

Christopher Lamprecht

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Events Coordinator

Chris is originally from Illinois. He currently works in the field of child protection. He graduated from

DePaul University with a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Community Psychology.

Chris's passion is to collaborate with community to find holistic solutions to address community needs. In addition to this passion he loves summiting the 14ers of Colorado, strength training, and playing amateur baseball. Chris is an animal lover as well with multiple pets.

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Jason Delancy

Member-at-Large

Jason Delancy is the founder of Father’s Against Madness, which is a community level resource, available to men who come together and discuss issues about fatherhood amongst each other's; while working to better each other's lives. Each year, Father's Against Madness puts together a Suit Giveaway and Resource Fair, just prior of Father's Day. This event is designed to help Father's feel better about themselves, in ways that they can help better our communities; as well as give them direction on any further assistance (jobs, food, clothing, housing, etc).

A Denver, CO. native and graduate of George Washington H.S & Colorado Film School, where he received certification in Writing, Acting and Directing.

He's also a broker associate at Town and Country Realty, a firm that specializes in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate in Denver Colorado.

Whether rooting for Denver's sports teams or entertaining packed audience's while performing stand-up comedy in his free time, you can find Jason exploring the city and spending quality time with his child.

Hi There!
We are looking for awesome people to join our Board of Directors! 

If you, are passionate about SOAR's Mission & Vision and want a voice in Seeing Our Adolescents Rise, fill out the Board of Directors Interest Survey below!

  • Able to volunteer approximately 10+ hours a month

  • Mission-based leadership and guidance

  • Support for other board members' efforts

  • Focus on the FY2023 priorities & other priorities listed below.

The designated hours per month will be designated to:

  • Setting up corporate sponsorships and driving fundraising initiatives, which includes driving one fundraising event per quarter (majority of the time)

  • Attending one 2 hour board meeting a month, which includes pre-meeting preparation and coordination

  • Regular meetings with the Executive Director to discuss the organization’s status, align on actions and provide accountability for outcomes. 

 

Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Organization oversight, which includes but is not limited to: 

    • Organization compliance

      • Ensuring the organization’s activities are compliant and in furtherance of its mission, which includes annual policy review. 

      • Ensuring legal compliance (including all required filings) and sound risk management practices

    • Organization financial stability

      • Fundraising on behalf of the organization through sound and compliant fundraising practices, which includes cultivating and soliciting corporate sponsorships and individual gifts and driving fundraising events

      • Monitoring and assessing sound and compliant financial management practices

    • Organization programming

      • Monitoring and assessing the organization’s programs and their impact

      • Keeping informed by the organization’s leadership of significant developments and changes in the internal and external environment

    • Championing the organization and advocating its mission to internal and external stakeholders

  • Board Oversight

    • Developing, informing, and supporting the board and the board committees to carry out their governance functions

    • Ensure the Board’s directives, policies, and resolutions are carried out

    • Developing and maintaining beneficial relationships with donors, funders, supporters, collaborators, allies, vendors, and other stakeholders

 

Terms of Board Service

  • Five-year term, or until a successor is seated

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Have served on a nonprofit board

    • Board leadership experience is a plus

  • Professional experience in the non-profit sector, in business, government, or philanthropy.

  • A commitment and understanding of the people served by SOAR, preferably based on experience

  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of at-risk youth

*Service on SOAR’s Board of Directors is without compensation or reimbursement for expenses related to Board Member duties.