Carleigh Elkus as a child

Carleigh Landers Elkus

Title: Development Director
Phone: 303-620-4550

As one of the newest member of the team, Carleigh leads the organization in the expansion and implementation of a diversified fund development strategy that includes grant management and funder relationships, individual donor management and special events.  Carleigh graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in American Studies and a certificate from the Hesburgh Program in Public Policy, as well as Case Western Reserve University School of Law where she was selected to the National Order of Barristers.   After 14 years as a litigation attorney, Carleigh embraced her passion for philanthropy and redirected her skills and expertise into various leadership roles for several Denver nonprofits.  Presently, Carleigh is the president of the Junior League of Denver Foundation Board of Directors, a member of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation Circle of Friends Council, a routine program contributor to YouthRoots Denver and a former member of the Colorado Children’s Campaign Circle of Friends Leadership Board.


Things You May Not Know:

Hometown: Tampa, FL
College: University of Notre Dame
Major: American Studies/Hesburgh Program of Public Policy
Favorite Children’s Book: “On the Night You Were Born”
Your Mom Always Said…: ”Are you going to wear that?”
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: The weather
If You Were A Car, What Kind You Would Be: 1970s Toyota FJ40 Soft Top
Best Job You've Ever Had: Student
Dream Job: Luxury Travel Writer
Job You Wouldn't Do In A Million Years: Stock Broker
Who You Idolize Most: I have several heroes. They are all women except for my Dad.
Most Likely To Be Found On A Slow Friday Afternoon: In a flower shop
Favorite Sports Team: The Irish
Favorite News Personality:  Diane Sawyer. John Oliver if you can count a political satirist.
Thing You Can’t Live Without: Hugs from my children
Proudest Accomplishment:  Witnessing my children be kind to others