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Mike Pritchard, Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of CU Foundation

Mike-Pritchard-headshotMike Pritchard is the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the University of Colorado Foundation. Pritchard is responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of the Foundation’s operations. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, where he majored in accounting and received a degree in business administration. Pritchard, a certified public accountant, began his career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Pritchard came to the CU Foundation from Goodwill Industries of Denver, where he has been the chief financial officer since 2013. There he led a team of 25 employees responsible for budget management, cost/benefit analysis, forecasting, real estate acquisitions and securing new financing and funding for the nonprofit. Pritchard had been a part of the leadership team at Goodwill Industries since 2009, previously having served as the organization’s vice president of business development.

Mike Pritchard has had a distinguished career in Colorado’s nonprofit sector, serving in various development positions with Mile High United Way, Family Tree, Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. He has also volunteered for a number of charitable organizations, building houses for Habitat for Humanity and recruiting and coordinating volunteers for World Vision.

Pritchard was named the Denver Business Journal’s CFO of the Year in 2015. He is also a 2012 graduate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Denver program.

Mike Pritchard and his wife, Marcia, have adopted two daughters from Ethiopia. They are speakers and counselors for adoption groups, and they lead support groups for families that have adopted from Ethiopia.