Carbondale man moves from treasurer to chairman of CMC Foundation board
The Colorado Mountain College Foundation recently welcomed former CMC trustee Doris Dewton of Edwards as its newest member, and selected Jon Warnick of Carbondale as its new chairman.
Having completed two four-year terms on the elected trustee board, Dewton couldn’t run again because of term limits.
But the CMC Foundation is familiar to Dewton. In her previous eight-year role on the college’s board of trustees, she was an ex officio, nonvoting director on the foundation board.
Even before joining the college’s fundraising arm, she was instrumental in the Higher Education Resources and Opportunities (HERO) scholarship program at the college’s Vail-Eagle Valley Campus in Edwards, according to Alexandra Yajko, CEO of the foundation.
“We are so pleased to have Doris join us on our foundation board,” Yajko said. “Her hands-on experience with HERO, as well as her outstanding leadership skills, will further the goals of the college’s foundation.
“She is so upbeat, with a marvelous, can-do attitude,” Yajko added. “She also brings us her great curiosity about the world and her passion for higher education.”
Glenn Davis, president of Alpine Bank’s Vail region, previously served as chairman of the CMC Foundation. He replaced Dewton as Eagle County’s representative on the CMC board of trustees.
Meanwhile, Warnick shifts from board treasurer to chairman, bringing his financial expertise to the leadership role.
“The foundation board is in very good shape, and Doris Dewton is such a wonderful addition,” Warnick says. “The foundation is in a strong financial position and is on solid footing in spite of the economy.”
He sees CMC’s recent announcement that it will seek approval to offer selected four-year degrees as a positive one for the foundation.
“As we look to the future, this is going to offer opportunities and challenges for the foundation,” he says. “We’re looking forward to supporting all our students.”
Foundation board members volunteer to serve the college’s fundraising arm by offering their expertise in establishing and encouraging giving programs, such as capital campaigns and scholarships, according to a CMC press release. Currently, there are 17 members on the foundation board.
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