President and Chief Executive Officer
Sheila Bugdanowitz is president and chief executive officer of Rose Community Foundation. With leadership from its board of trustees, she directs the Foundationâ€™s development, grantmaking, financial management and marketing functions.
A Denver native, Ms. Bugdanowitz was vice president for Colorado Carphone prior to joining the Foundation. She directed all operations for wireless communications, and managed strategic relationships with US West, major accounts and 20 fulltime employees.
Ms. Bugdanowitz earned her Bachelor of Arts in education from the University of Denver. She serves on the board of the Mountain States Employers Council and is a member of the Womenâ€™s Forum of Colorado. She previously chaired the Colorado Association of Funders and has also served on the boards of the National Association of Childrenâ€™s Hospitals and Related Institutions, the Colorado Health Institute, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and The Childrenâ€™s Hospital, where she was also board chair.
In 1998, Ms. Bugdanowitz received the Woman of Distinction award from Girl Scouts â€“ Mile High Council. In 2005, she received the â€śShrine of the Sunâ€ť Award from El Pomar Foundation for her â€śprofound and lasting impact on the nonprofit community.â€ť She was named one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce in 2014.