Who We Are

Our Staff

Gina Lopez Ferguson, MS

Director of Place-Based Philanthropy

Before joining the Caring for Colorado Foundation team, Gina Lopez Ferguson worked as the executive director of TRIO programs at CSU Pueblo and the project director for the TRIO Upward Bound program. In these positions, Gina worked to increase college access and graduation rates for first-generation and individuals living with low incomes (middle school aged to adults) throughout southern Colorado. Gina brings with her more than 20 years of diverse professional experience in the areas of college access, higher education, and philanthropy/nonprofit sector, including time spent at Colorado State University Pueblo, Pueblo Community College and El Pomar Foundation. Her professional experience provides her with expertise in the areas of community outreach, federal grant writing and program management, grant compliance and strategic planning.

Gina is also a board-certified Life Coach and is certified to administer the MBTI and True Color assessments. Born and raised in Pueblo, she is passionate about helping to facilitate positive change the community. Areas of particular interest are social justice, equity, diversity education, college access, k-12 education, mental health and wellness, and poverty and housing. Gina graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and received her master’s in education from the University of Kansas. She is married to her husband of 18 years, Andrew, with whom she shares two sons. Gina loves her fur babies (two dogs, one cat), life coaching, self-care, food and all activities that help support a mindful and balanced life.