Brian Heider

Title: Philanthropy Officer

Brian serves as the Philanthropy Officer for the Children’s Campaign, soliciting major individual gifts and sponsorships for the Campaigns initiatives, programs and event projects. He has been a fundraiser for over two decades locally, regionally and nationally working for children’s organizations, education, healthcare, the arts, human services and social services. Brian has been most successful through major gifts, corporate sponsorships, grants, annual funds, capital campaigns and events.  Born and raised on the East coast, he moved to Denver at 20 and has no plans to return except to visit his Mum, Dad and friends. Please contact Brian with any major gift or sponsorship opportunities.

Things You May Not Know:

Hometown: Scranton, PA
College: Metropolitan State University of Denver
Major: B.A., Journalism
Your Mom Always Said…: Be careful and don’t do anything I wouldn’t approve of (she’s Italian).
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: Day trips and overnight trips to the mountains, especially Vail.
Favorite Denver Restaurant: North Italia in Cherry Creek North
Worst Job You’ve Ever Had: Volunteering for nonprofit events
Best Job You've Ever Had: Volunteering for nonprofit events
Best Thing About Working At CCC: Transforming the lives of children and their families throughout Colorado.
Who You Idolize Most: My parents.
Your Greatest Extravagance: Wet aged 56 days Wagyu Ribeye steaks
Most Likely To Be Found On A Slow Friday Afternoon: My apartment balcony in Cheeseman Park.
Favorite Sports Team: The Broncos of course.
Favorite News Personality: Lesley Stahl.
Thing You Can’t Live Without: Good cheese.
Talent You Would Most Like To Have: The ability to draw well.
Favorite Bumper Sticker: Who Saved Who? (pet adoption)
Word Or Phrase You Most Overuse: Dollface.
Your Motto: Treat others as you want to be treated.