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El Pomar Trustee Buderus Profiled on DU Website

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Ashley Buderus, one of El Pomar's newest trustees, is the subject of a feature story on the University of Denver's website. Click below to learn how a trip to Italy inspired Ashley to turn from a corporate business career to nonprofit work.

Highlights from the article:

At DU, Buderus serves as director of development for gift planning in University Advancement, where she works with local and national donors on planned gifts including bequests, life insurance, gifts of property and income-producing gifts. Buderus has worked in development roles at DU since 2008.

I’m meeting with outstanding alumni who are extremely generous and want to give back, even when cash is not available,” she says. “It is humbling to work with individuals who want to give back in such meaningful ways. Some of my favorite stories are from alumni who never thought that someone ‘normal’ like them could give back at such a high level. Yet, they create endowed scholarships that make it more feasible for students to attend DU.”

The El Pomar board of directors selected Buderus to serve on the board from more than 200 fellowship alumni. In a new, one-year position, Buderus will give fellowship alumni a voice for all of the foundation’s grant nominations. She says it is a “huge honor.”

“Ashley is a great addition to our board because she can see the philanthropic picture from so many different angles,” says William Hybl, chairman and CEO of the El Pomar Foundation. “She knows El Pomar inside and out from the time she spent here as an intern and a fellow. She also understands the perspective of a grant seeker. Add to that the fact that she hails from rural Colorado but lives in the city. Put this all together and I can’t think of a person better suited to fill this important role.”

You can read the entire story here.