Lauren Y. Casteel is president and CEO of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, the only community foundation in the state focused on the economic advancement of women and girls. She is the first person in Colorado to lead three foundations and possesses more than 20 years of philanthropic leadership as well as a career-long dedication to inclusiveness. Lauren is an experienced and recognized advocate for women, children, youth, and families in Colorado. Throughout her career, Lauren has earned numerous accolades. Most recently, the Anti-Defamation League honored her with the 2018 Civil Rights Award. In 2016, she received the Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award, presented annually by Denver’s Mayor to a member of the community. She also has been named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and is a 2014 inductee into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.
Last modified: June 2, 2020