Barbara Ritchie


Barbara Ritchie is CEO of Alliance for Strong Families and Communities member Griffith Centers for Children Foundation in Denver.

She was instrumental in facilitating the merger that formed the Alliance in 1998. At the time, she was a board member for the National Association of Homes and Services for Children, which merged with Family Service America.

Ritchie is a charter member of the Resource Development Solutions Committee and helped co-author and edited sections of the RDS fund development training manual. She has presented at Alliance National Conference for the past 10 years.

Ritchie is a member of the National Civic League Council of Advisors.

She formerly was president of the Denver Athletic Club, chair of the State of Colorado Health Benefit Plan Advisory Committee, and president of the Colorado Chapter Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is the recipient of the Junior League of Denver STAR Award for Community Leadership and the Anthony Gruppo Memorial Women’s Leadership Award for national leadership.

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