Kelley Simon

Senior Accounting Manager

Since being appointed “CFO” in a junior accounting program in high school, Kelley was certain finance would become her career passion. Today, she has more than 17 years of experience working in tax, accounting and management. In that time, she specialized in serving a number of clients in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector – developing a strong passion for organizations with a mission focus.

Before moving to Colorado four years ago, Kelley became involved in two nonprofit organizations in San Diego, The One Love Movement and The League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers. Kelley still serves as an active member of the board of directors for each organization today. Locally, she supports the mission of Living in Motion 359, an organization dedicated to providing opportunities for people with limb loss and/or limb difference to come together for fun activities through shared experiences. She finds this organization particularly close to her heart, having a son who lives with limb difference. Kelley and her husband support the organization by volunteering at a kid’s camp each year. Kelley is also engaged in the Denver arts community, and is a participant in the CBCA Leadership Arts program.

Kelley began her role as senior accounting manager in December 2018, and previously worked with the Foundation as a tax consultant. She shared that she always left meetings at the organization with a single thought in mind: “what a great organization full of passionate people.” In Kelley’s role, she will focus on ensuring fiscal accountability across vendor, grantee and investment transactions, in addition to payroll management.

In Kelley’s spare time, she may be listening to her favorite storytelling Podcast, The Moth, hours on end.

Kelley shared that staying active is her healthiest hobby, and she’s at her happiest when experiencing a new adventure with her husband and two young children. One of the family’s most cherished traditions is camping each summer.

Education

B.S. Accounting – University of Cincinnati

M.S. General Accounting – University of Cincinnati

Certified Public Accountant

Professional Associations

American Institute of CPAs

Colorado Society of CPAs

"Leading a healthy lifestyle is so important to me. I’m proud to be at an organization that works tirelessly to improve the health of Coloradans and organizations making a difference in the lives of so many."
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