Circle of Friends

circle of friends

The Circle of Friends is a group of volunteer ambassadors for the Colorado Children’s Campaign who engage in advocacy, provide financial support for the organization, and help educate our networks about critical children’s issues.

Each year, the Circle of Friends hosts an Appreciation Tea, and helps organize not-to-miss events like the Annual Luncheon.

Since the Circle of Friends was founded in 1996, the group has grown larger and stronger year by year, currently with more than 200 members. There is always an open invitation to learn more about the Circle of Friends. Please contact 2017 Circle of Friends President Sharlene Keithley at or Children’s Campaign Development & Special Events Coordinator, ANNIE SLOTHOWER or at 303.620.4539.

2017 Circle of Friends Leadership Board

Sharlene Keithley, President 2017
Carleigh Elkus, Incoming President 2018
Jessica Bachus
Katy Bante
Monica Denler
Chrissy Fedorowicz
Cindy Kittleson
Ashley May
Kirsten Nordstrom
Allison Perkins
Jen Rettig
Niki Shah
Andrea Stevens
Katie Wickliff

Past Circle of Friends Leadership Board Presidents

Andrea Stevens, 2015-2016
Lindsay Filsinger, 2014
Ashley May, 2012 – 2013
Mary Miller, 2011
Jennifer Pride, 2010
Kelly Stava, 2009
Brooke Simpson, 2008
Jennifer Kandel, 2007
Liz Arnold, 2006
Diana Mead, 2005
Jeannine Hutchison, 2004
Cici Peterson, 2003
Jane Soderberg, 2002
Lisa Duke, 2001
Julie Wham, 2000
Susan Sweeney, 1999
Laurie Hirschfeld Zeller, 1998
Mona Ferrugia, Circle of Friends Founder and President of the first Leadership Board, 1996 & 1997


Leadership Board with Wes Moore and Kelly Causey

Members of the 2016 Circle of Friends Leadership Board with Annual Luncheon Featured Speaker Wes Moore and Colorado Children’s Campaign’s CEO and President Kelly Causey.