Maureen McDonald loves the work and mission of the Colorado Children’s Chorale. A native Denverite who grew up singing at home with her five siblings, in school and citywide musicals, and in a madrigal group, she was delighted to join the Chorale’s Board of Trustees a year ago when invited by an old family friend, trustee Bob Kark.
Since then, Maureen has witnessed at the Chorale what she calls the “outstanding standard of strategic planning and implementation” for a non-profit organization. As an Executive Director for a midsize non-profit for over 12 years, The Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, she felt she learned a great deal from Executive Director Diane Newcom and Artistic Director Debbie DeSantis, as well as the Chorale staff and her fellow trustees. While she loves the music of the Chorale, she is deeply appreciative of the leadership training that members receive as a result of their Chorale experience.
Now entering a new phase in her career, Maureen is excited to have joined the Denver Museum of Nature and Science as Director of Major Gifts and Donor Relations. Working for a cultural institution was, for many years, a dream of Maureen’s, and she is now learning the business of a renowned science museum, considered one of the few best in the country.
Maureen lives in Park Hill with her husband, David, a graphic designer. Her son Andrew graduated from CU and works for a local advertising agency, and her daughter Elisabeth studies studio art at CU Boulder. While she’s the only one in the family who loves to sing, she does so often, drawing upon one of her favorite musical genres, the traditional spirituals.