Helen Gemmill

Helen Gemmill

Helen Gemmill has devoted her professional life to managing complex projects and teams at the intersection of philanthropy, investing and social change.

Among other roles, Helen has served as Chair of the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County (where she also chaired the Early Childhood Education Committee from 2008-2016, and Co-Chaired the Search Committee for its CEO in 2016), the Chair of the Women Donors Network, worked as the founding Director of Individual Giving at Global Greengrants Fund, worked as the national Development Chair for the White House Project, and as trustee of her family’s charitable foundation from 1998 until it completed a planned sunset in 2011. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Conservation Colorado.

Helen earned her B.A. in International Studies with a specialization in French Literature from Middlebury College, her M.A. from Naropa University in Environmental Leadership, and a second M.A. from the University of Denver in International Studies with a specialization in International Water Scarcity.

In 2011, she was inducted into Boulder County Business Report’s “Forty Under 40” list of emerging leaders. The award recognized her as, “a combination of strategic thinker, policy developer and hands on community worker…She is considered by her peers as diplomatic, visionary, focused and generous.”

She resides with her husband and three young children on a horse and cattle farm just outside Boulder, Colorado.