Lisa Schlarbaum has been involved with Hope House for over a decade. Formerly a member of the Hope House Board of Directors, Lisa assumed the role of director of development in 2011, where she more than tripled the organization’s budget from $700,000 to $2.6 million— while at the same time successfully leading a $5.4 million capital campaign for a new Resource Center. As part of the senior leadership team, Lisa sets growth strategy for organizational fundraising and built a six-figure operating reserve for the organization. In 2019, Lisa received National Philanthropy Day’s Outstanding Professional Fundraiser Award for the state of Colorado. In 2020, Lisa has been nominated by Charity Navigator to be a Charity Navigator nonprofit advisor. This nomination allows her to use her leadership and expertise to strengthen the nonprofit sector through feedback and advisement. Lisa is passionate about helping other organizations and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and formerly sat on the nonprofit advisory committee for Community First Foundation’s Colorado Gives. With over 20 years of corporate sales experience, Lisa brings expertise in new client acquisition and client relationship development, and is very passionate about helping other nonprofits and Hope House affiliates succeed. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts from Western Illinois University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Lisa currently lives in Broomfield with her husband Jeff. With a daughter who has finished college and a son attending college next year, they are soon to be empty nesters who plan to catch as many Opening Days for the MLB they can in the years ahead.