Gina Nocera is the Vice President of Community Impact at Mile High United Way (MHUW).
Gina joined MHUW in spring 2019; MHUW now serves 7 counties in the Metro Denver area, providing resources, programming and volunteerism opportunities. In her current role, Gina oversees several programs within the community impact department, including: United for Families, serving Birth-5 years old with a focus on quality, access and expansion of Early Childhood Education (ECE); United for Schools, serving elementary schools in targeted neighborhoods focused on decreasing chronic absenteeism; Personalized Investment Enterprise (PIE), a savings-match program that assists qualified Boulder County residents interested in purchasing a home, attending post-secondary education, or starting a small business.
Prior to her current role, Gina spent 15 years leading the Jared Polis Foundation, both its private operating foundation focused on education programs and its grant making through its Donor Advised Fund (DAF) housed at the Community Foundation, Boulder County. She has taught both middle and high school English in the Telluride School District and the Boulder Valley School District. Her experience in non-profit organizations includes three years at the Colorado Children’s Campaign focused on secondary-level education reform and one year at the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, DC.
Gina has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. When she’s not working, she’s either running on the foothill trails or trying to keep up with her twin teenage daughters.