Make a Difference Community Partner Grant

Our 2024 grant opportunity for Denver Metro nonprofits

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Mytech’s mission is to grow, help, and make a difference. By partnering with local businesses, and giving back to our community we can make a difference in the community as a whole. 

The nonprofit organization recipient of this grant will receive three years of our managed & professional IT services – up to a $250,000 value!

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We will be accepting applications between June 12th, 2024 and July 26th, 2024. All organizations will be judged based on their need, their technology vision, and their ability to capitalize on the value of our services. The winner and the top 3 finalists will be announced at an event on August 14th, 2024.

Meet your Judges

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Patti Gustafson | General Manager, Mytech Partners

Patti brings 30 years of business management experience to her current position as General Manager at the Colorado branch of Mytech Partners, Inc. Patti has held leadership and management positions in Fortune 500 companies, technical start-ups, and nonprofit organizations and leverages her varied work experience to grow her team and serve clients with care. The continuous improvement disciplines she embraced when earning her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and PMP (Project Management Professional) certification provide the foundation required to drive results.

Patti is active in the IT Community and in her local Golden, Colorado community. She has participated in Evolve industry peer groups since 2015 and volunteers her time to Central Jefferson County Young Life.

Patti and her husband, Tom, have enjoyed living in Colorado for over 20 years and enjoy hiking and snowshoeing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, live music at Red Rocks, and exploring the front range food scene. They are blessed with a daughter, Maddie, currently studying at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Jeff Woods | General Manager, Mytech Partners

I began my career in the audio industry, working for acts such as Blue Oyster Cult, George Strait, and off-Broadway shows. I began to realize the live sound/touring industry was not for me, and I moved into a role, doing IT for a Forensics Firm in Sarasota, FL.

I moved to Denver 3 years later, working for my first MSP. That business was sold off, which gave me the opportunity to join Mytech Partners soon into their acquisition of SolveIT in 2015. Through my time in IT, I have come to realize that what I love is working with people. Helping employees achieve their goals, and watching our clients successfully grow their businesses is what drives my passions. I am currently in the role of General Manager for the Colorado branch.

Angela Schreffler | Owner, Centennial Nonprofit Consulting, LLC

Angela Schreffler (she/her) is the owner of Centennial Nonprofit Consulting, LLC and has worked in the nonprofit sector for over twenty years. Angela’s passion is in helping organizations achieve their goals and strives to do so in a collaborative, iterative, practical, and approachable way. Prior to starting Centennial Nonprofit Consulting, LLC in early 2023, Angela spent 10 years as the Chief Operating Officer at Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, one of the leading fiscal sponsors in the country and a founder of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. In that role, Angela led two teams and coached hundreds of charitable organizations in fundraising, board development, strategic planning, business administration, financial management and planning, risk management, and operations.

Prior to that position, Angela led several organizations including an environmental organization in Kansas City and Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council (DRMAC). Angela currently serves on the board of directors of Chinook Fund. Angela has completed the Employers Council Executive Leadership program and has a master’s in public administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management. She has also completed the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Impact Denver program.

Janet Mcfarland Burlile | VP of Donor Relations, Butterfly Pavilion

Janet McFarland Burlile has nearly 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and fundraising, having worked for some of the Denver metro area’s leading cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations. Janet has proven experience in leading, designing and implementing successful high-level fundraising programs. She is currently serving at the Vice President of Donor Relations for Butterfly Pavilion and has had the good fortune to work at several notable organizations including the Mesa Verde Foundation, History Colorado, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Art Museum, and Denver Zoo, where she led the successful campaign for Toyota Elephant Passage.

Janet has spend the majority of her life in Colorado. She holds an M.A. in American History and Public History with a certificate in Museum Studies from Arizona State University and a B.A. in History and Political Science from Colorado College. Janet spends as much time as possible in Colorado’s mountains with her family and enjoys hiking, gardening and a new found love of sourdough baking! She currently rides in Wheat Ridge, Colorado with her husband and child.

Kelli Rojas | Vice President, Operations, Rose Community Foundation

Kelli Rojas is the vice president of operations at Rose Community Foundation. In her role, Rojas oversees grantmaking operations, human resources, information technology, risk management, and office operations. She is passionate about aligning strategy and operations to organizational values and ensuring practices are efficient, effective, equitable, inclusive, transparent, and responsive to best meet community needs.

Rojas came to the Foundation in 2017 from CSR and corporate philanthropy. At Western Union, she managed compliance and international grantmaking operations, as well as fundraising and global employee engagement. She has worked with thousands of nonprofit organizations, professionals, and consultants to build the capacity and resources of the social sector through more than a decade’s work in philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and as a trainer and consultant.

Originally from Denver, Rojas is an active volunteer in her community. She serves on the national board of PEAK Grantmaking and on the board of The Village Institute. She has also served as a lay leader with groups including the Jefferson County Cultural Council and the undergraduate leadership program at the University of Denver. Rojas holds a master’s degree in international development, with a focus on nonprofit management, as well as bachelor’s degrees in international studies and Spanish from the University of Denver. She was named a 2022 Feedback Champion by Feedback Labs and the Fund for Shared Insight and is an alum of Denver Metro Chamber’s Impact Denver program. She enjoys practicing yoga, reading, hiking and spending quality time with her partner, children and dogs.

Roxanne Fitzgerald | Director of Marketing/Project Manager, Complete Business Accounting

Roxanne is a dedicated professional at Complete Business Accounting, an innovative outsourced accounting firm with a heart for the community. With a specialization in nonprofit organizations, Roxanne and her team leverage advanced software and technology platforms to streamline accounting processes, ensuring that their clients’ financial operations are efficient and effective.

Bringing over three years of experience to Complete Business Accounting, Roxanne’s expertise in risk management and consulting has been instrumental in providing top-notch service. Her background allows her to understand the unique challenges and opportunities that non-profits face, enabling her to offer tailored solutions that meet their specific needs.

Beyond her professional role, Roxanne is deeply committed to giving back to the community. Her passion for social good is evident in her personal projects, which include the establishment of a community garden in Castle Rock. This garden not only fosters community spirit but also contributes significantly to food security, donating over 2,000 pounds of produce annually. Additionally, Roxanne’s involvement in a local food program showcases her dedication to combating hunger, as it provides a free meal to an average of 300 people each week.

Roxanne’s blend of professional acumen and personal commitment to social causes makes her an invaluable asset to Complete Business Accounting and the nonprofit sector she serves. Her work not only supports the financial health of organizations but also nourishes the community in a very tangible way. Roxanne’s contributions reflect the core values of Complete Business Accounting: excellence in service and a deep-rooted commitment to community welfare and serving Non-Profits.

Jennifer Kohnhorst | Senior Director of Strategy, Rocket 55

In her nearly 20-year marketing career Jennifer has worked as a writer, content strategist, and marketing strategist for clients of all sizes. In her current role as a Senior Director of Strategy at Rocket55, she helps clients' focus their brand positioning and align smart, impactful digital marketing recommendations that allow business' to reach their marketing goals.