Carrie Rossman

Vice President of Association Advancement, YMCA of the Rockies
NAYDO: Awareness Committee, NAYDO 2024 Conference Council Liaison, Young Professionals Council Liaison  
Office: 970 586 3341 ext. 6018 


  • Years total YMCA staff experience: 5 years

  • Years in current Y position: 1 Year

  • Current Budget responsibility: $12M

    Financial Development Accomplishments

    Annual Support

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

    Capital Development

    • Staff lead for Climbing Higher: A visionary campaign for YMCA of the Rockies – a $50M philanthropic investment in YMCA of the Rockies’ future.

    • Spearheaded $7.4M campaign to expand the capacity of Camp Chief Ouray, YMCA of the Rockies’ overnight youth camp.

    • Led $2M 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 $15M.

    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) Conference planning volunteer and presenter


      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.