UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation names new senior director of development

Feb 21, 2024 | Member News

Fort Collins, Colorado – Amanda Giacalone has joined UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation as the senior director of development. In this role, she will continue the foundation’s mission of advancing health care in northern Colorado through philanthropic initiatives.

Since 2014, Giacalone has worked at Colorado State University (CSU) in strategic philanthropy, donor development and the mentoring and leadership of development staff. She brings more than 18 years of fundraising experience to UCHealth, including work at United Way of Larimer County and Mercy Housing in Denver.

“Amanda is a proven trailblazer, and her thoughtful leadership will guide the foundation into the future,” said Kristi Benningsdorf, the chair of the foundation’s board of directors. “The board is looking forward to working with Amanda, and we are certain that UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation will continue to succeed with her at the helm.”

Amanda Giacalone joins UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation as the senior director of development. (Photo from UCHealth).

Giacalone holds a Master of Business Administration from CSU and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. 

“UCHealth is the pillar of health care in our region,” Giacalone said. “I am honored to be a part of an organizatio that empowers people in our communities to live the healthiest lives possible. The foundation plays an important role in supporting UCHealth’s mission of improving lives. I look forward to the continued impact I know we can make.”

 Giacalone assumed her role with UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation on Feb. 19.



About UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation

The mission of UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation is to support its affiliated hospitals and clinics in the delivery and advancement of world-class health care in northern Colorado. The foundation realizes its mission through the development and stewardship of philanthropic resources in support of the hospitals’ mission and strategic goals.


About UCHealth

UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. UCHealth includes 33,000 employees, 14 acute-care hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth is dedicated to providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. Offering more than 200 clinic locations, UCHealth provides extensive community benefits and pushes the boundaries of medicine through advanced treatments and clinical trials, improving health through innovation.