Carrie Rossman

Vice President of Association Advancement
YMCA of the Rockies
NAYDO: NAYDO 2024 Conference Council Liaison, Camp Network Assistant Council Liaison  
Office:  970 586 3341 ext. 6018


  •  Years total YMCA staff experience: 5 years

  • Years in current Y position: 1 Year

  • $12 millionCurrent Budget responsibility

Financial Development Accomplishments

Annual Support
Led growth in annual giving from $750,000 to $1.3 million over a five-year period.

Capital Development
  • Staff lead for Climbing Higher: A visionary campaign for YMCA of the Rockies – a $50 million philanthropic investment in YMCA of the Rockies’ future.
  • Spearheaded $7.4 million campaign to expand the capacity of Camp Chief Ouray, YMCA of the Rockies’ overnight youth camp.
  • Led $2 million campaign to rehabilitate and remodel Hyde Chapel, a venerable building on YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park campus.
  • Secured largest single grant to YMCA of the Rockies in 2019, $2M for Camp Chief Ouray expansion project.
Endowment/Planned Giving
Growth of donor investment in designated endowments, leveraging both cash and planned gifts, from three endowment funds to a dozen with an estimated total value over $15 million.

Board/Volunteer Roles
  • Thompson School District, Master Plan Committee, member, 2021-22
  • Estes Valley Legacy, Estes Park, advisor, 2018-19
  • Heart-J Center for Experiential Learning, Loveland, board member, 2017-18
  • ClimateWise, Fort Collins, advisor, 2015-16
  • Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance, statewide, board member, 2010-14

National Volunteer Roles
  • North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO):
    • Council member, 2023-2026 term
    • Conference planning volunteer, 2020 & 2021
    • Conference presenter, 2019 & 2022
  • National BBB Center for Character Ethics, advisory group member & mentor 2011-2016


In addition to leading YMCA of the Rockies' philanthropic undertakings, leads the organization's environmental sustainability efforts.