John McMurtry, a fourth-generation Colorado native, brings extensive fundraising and philanthropic experience to the Lake County Community Fund. He served as the primary development officer for the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail for 23 years, and also as the Vice President of Development for the Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame. Prior to his non-profit career, John played a significant role in the development of the US Ski Team, coaching and developing the team for 14 years starting in 1976. In 1995 John was inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame and in 2014 he was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport of skiing.
“I am very honored to be selected by the Board and to serve this wonderful community asset,” said McMurtry. “Leadville should be very proud for how much the Lake County Community Fund has accomplished in such a short period of time. This is a reflection of tremendous community vision, hard work, and leadership. There is such great need, many opportunities and I look forward to joining our community and Board in building a strong and healthy charitable and philanthropic sector in Lake County.”
John has a B.A. in political science and German literature, and an M.A. in sports science from the University of Denver; he earned an M.B.A. from the W.L. Gore School of Business, Westminster College of Salt Lake City.
John and his wife Jeanette have three daughters, Jordan and Jenevieve in high school, and Jessica, a sophomore in college.