Enid Ablowitz, CFRE, CSPG, Vice President for Advancement
Enid Ablowitz began her philanthropy career in 1989 as Director of Development for the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder. After a special assignment in the President’s Office, in 1997 she became the College’s Assistant Dean for Advancement. In 2001, Bill and Claudia Coleman made a nine-figure gift commitment to establish the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities; at this time, Enid was promoted to Vice President for Advancement and joined the Institute management team as Director of Advancement.
Recognizing her contributions to the College of Engineering, in 2004 Enid was awarded a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award — in addition to her 1993 Centennial Medal for her “conspicuous contributions to the College, the engineering profession, engineering education, and society during the College’s first 100 years.”
A graduate of Boston University, Enid is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG). Prior to entering the non-profit world, she was a successful entrepreneur and business leader in New York.
Enid has written a book for donors called Making Money Matter: 8 Steps to Thoughtful Giving and for more than five years has written a monthly column on philanthropy in the Boulder Daily Camera. She has been a Rotarian since 1987 and regularly consults pro-bono for several non-profit organizations.