04.26.24

Meet the Staff: Faith Motter, Vice President of Development

We are thrilled to introduce our new Vice President of Development, Faith Motter! She joins the community foundation with over two decades of experience working in the nonprofit sector at organizations like Raleigh Rescue Mission in North Carolina, Blue Sky Bridge here in Boulder County, and Restore NYC, a nonprofit she co-founded, directed, and financially built from the ground up.
 
Faith has extensive experience driving revenue growth and leading high-performance teams at a variety of nonprofits focused on child abuse, homelessness, human trafficking, and youth development in rural, suburban, and metropolitan areas. She received a Bachelor of Social Administration from Temple University and a Master of Social Work from Columbia University.
 
Faith enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, hiking the many local trails, and reading a good book. Having lived in a variety of places across the United States, Faith and her family call Boulder County home, and they are beyond thrilled to be moving back to Colorado!
 
Learn more about Faith, her journey, and what excites her most about joining Community Foundation Boulder County as Vice President of Development.
 

Can start by telling us a little bit about yourself?

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and have lived in a variety of places across the country. I’ve worked in the nonprofit sector for my entire career (23 years and counting). My love for philanthropy began in 2007 when I co-founded, directed, and financially built an organization, Restore NYC, from the ground up. I enjoy reading, yoga, walking, and spending time with my husband and two sons. I’m also a proud finisher of the 2019 NYC Marathon (one and done!).
 
 

What’s your history with Boulder County and what brings you back?

Boulder County is home. My husband, two sons, and I lived in Lafayette from 2015 to 2021. We bounced around a bit after we left and then decided it was time to move back. My husband has a very large and wonderful family here, and we missed being close to family and friends. Colorado is such a beautiful place to live. We’re beyond thrilled to be moving home!
 

What drew you to the community foundation?

I became familiar with Community Foundation Boulder County from my time working as Director of Development and Communications at Blue Sky Bridge. CFBC’s focus of work and ability to respond to the immediate needs of the local community is inspiring. I’m honored to be working for an organization that is diligently creating a more equitable Boulder County for all. 
 

What excites you most about your new role?

I’m most excited about supporting an incredible development team and raising support to grow existing and future initiatives. CFBC is doing important work, and I’m eager to share that mission and vision with a wider audience across the county. 
 

Which of our values resonates with you the most and why? (Humanity, Trust, Collaboration)

Humanity is the value that most resonates with me. My background and education are in social work, which at its core is a profession focused on the empowerment of people and communities. The way I see it — when we talk about issues we’re really talking about people’s lives and the hard reality that many face because of their economic status, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and more. For me, people always come first, and I want to help create a community where every person is treated with dignity and respect and where all have access to the same opportunities.