Carol Chapman

Carol Chapman

Special Assistant, Executive Operations

Carol Chapman joined the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) in 2013 to serve as the executive assistant to the president and CEO. She also provides support to the NEFE Board of Trustees and serves as secretary of the foundation.

Prior to joining NEFE, Chapman was executive director of the Golden Civic Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on the betterment of the city of Golden, Colorado. Chapman led the development of the organization’s strategic plan, expanded its grants program and significantly increased its fundraising revenue. She previously spent 12 years as special assistant to the president at Colorado School of Mines, serving as the professional interface between the president’s office and internal and external constituencies. Chapman managed all executive communications and supervised the university’s public relations and marketing department. She also planned and managed special events organized by the president’s office and worked closely with the Colorado School of Mines Foundation to plan and execute donor-related events. Additionally, Chapman provided staff support to the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees. She also managed the president’s office staff and budget and undertook a wide variety of special projects on behalf of the president.

Chapman worked for the city of Aurora, Colorado, for seven years, serving first as director of grants and subsequently as special services administrator managing the city’s programs for seniors, people with disabilities and at-risk youth. She also spent 11 years working at the Auraria campus in Denver, where she served as manager of facilities analysis and as special assistant to the director of the Auraria library. Earlier in her career she worked in the mayor’s office at the city of Denver where she managed several volunteer-based grant programs following her year of service as a VISTA volunteer.

Chapman is very involved as a volunteer in the Golden, Colorado, community where she has lived for 25 years with her husband and sons. She established the Family of Mines scholarship fund at Colorado School of Mines, where she also served as chair of the administrative faculty council for three years. Chapman has served on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations, including three years as president of the board for Disability Law Colorado. She received a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Colorado, and a bachelor’s degree from Wells College graduating summa cum laude and being elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Corporate Contact Info

National Endowment for Financial Education
1550 Market Street, Suite 475
Denver, CO 80202

Telephone:  303-741-6333

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