Beverly Buck, senior research associate at the Buechner Institute for Governance at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs, is one of five new members appointed to the national board of Grantmakers in Children, Youth, and Families (GCYF).
As research associate at the Buechner Institute, Buck focuses on collaboration across systems and disciplines to obtain better public policy outcomes for children and families. She brings three decades of experience in strategic planning and facilitation, program design, assessment and evaluation, research and analysis, philanthropic efforts, public presentations, and capacity building, all related to systems impacting children and families.
“GCYF’s mission exactly parallels our work at the Buechner Institute and the School of Public Affairs,” said Buck. “That is to facilitate and advance conversations so that we achieve better policy outcomes, especially for Colorado families and communities.”
GCYF’s mission is to engage funders across all sectors to continually improve their grantmaking on behalf of children, youth, and families. It serves as a forum to review and analyze grantmaking strategies, exchange information about effective programs, examine public policy developments, and maintain discussions with national leaders. Member interests include the development of public policies benefiting children to specific program areas, such as early childhood, youth development and family support.
“GCYF staff and board of directors are pleased to welcome the new board members,” said Stephanie McGencey, PhD, MPH, executive director of GCYF. “By engaging new leaders, we can better serve the needs of children, youth and families. They bring a wide array of experiences, leadership and skills that will help GCYF attain its goals.”
The five members join a 14 member board that serves to provide guidance and direction to GCYF’s overall efforts.
About the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs
The University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs is working hard to lead the field of public service, solve the pressing social issues of our time and change communities for the better by participating in leading edge research and preparing the next generation of public and nonprofit leaders. The School of Public Affairs is one of 13 schools and colleges at the University of Colorado Denver which offers more than 120 degrees and programs and serves more than 28,000 students. For more information, visit the UC Denver Newsroom.
About Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families
Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families (GCYF) is a membership association devoted to increasing the ability of organized philanthropy to improve the well being of children, youth and families throughout the United States. Headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., GCYF supports a nationwide network of more than 400 private, corporate, community and family foundations, which fund vital programs in early childhood, youth development and family support. For more information, please visit www.gcyf.org.