Research associate named to national grant-making board

By Staff


Beverly Buck, senior research associate at the Buechner Institute for Governance at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs, is one of five new members appointed to the national board of Grantmakers in Children, Youth, and Families (GCYF).

As research associate at the institute, Buck focuses on collaboration across systems and disciplines to obtain better public policy outcomes for children and families. She brings three decades of experience in strategic planning and facilitation, program design, assessment and evaluation, research and analysis, philanthropic efforts, public presentations and capacity building, all related to systems affecting children and families.

"GCYF's mission exactly parallels our work at the Buechner Institute and the School of Public Affairs," Buck said. "That is to facilitate and advance conversations so that we achieve better policy outcomes, especially for Colorado families and communities."

GCYF, headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., engages funders across all sectors to continually improve their grant making on behalf of children, youth, and families. It serves as a forum to review and analyze grant-making strategies, exchange information about effective programs, examine public policy developments, and maintain discussions with national leaders. It supports a network of more than 400 private, corporate, community and family foundations that fund program in early childhood, youth development and family support.

Buck becomes part of a 14-member board that serves to provide guidance and direction to GCYF's overall efforts.