Development Officer, Donor Relations and Grant Management

Denay Patterson

Denay Patterson is the Matthew Shepard Foundation’s Development Officer, responsible for donor relations and grant management. She graduated from Ohio Northern University with a BA in Sociology and Psychology before earning an MA in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Before joining the Foundation, Denay provided fundraising, database, and research support for other LGBTQ+ organizations like Family Equality Council and the Gill Foundation.

Denay currently lives in the Denver area and is a fan of pub trivia, wine, tea, cats, and bookshops.