Lauren Martinez

Senior Administrative Assistant

Lauren’s life is centered on one driving force: being in service to others. As a student of Jesuit schools for nearly her entire life, she lives and breathes these values every day. And Lauren’s passion for health and health care is fueled by her personal experience as well. After losing a family member who suffered from a behavioral health disease, she realized that access to care and lack of resources are significant issues.

In her role at the Foundation, Lauren supports ten program officers: managing schedules, coordinating logistics, and ensuring that they have the tools they need every day. In her own words, Lauren knows she’s been successful when she walks away from a week knowing that she has done as much as humanly possible to help the program officers make a positive impact in Colorado communities. 

Lauren came to the Foundation from a financial services firm, starting with us in August 2017. Prior to that, her educational focus has been one of her proudest achievements. She received a Presidential full-ride scholarship at Regis University and completed the Denver Foundation’s Nonprofit Internship Program, where she is now sits on the Selection Committee. She also volunteers with her high school, doing college prep work with first generation students like herself.

As a lifelong Coloradan, Lauren loves the Rockies – you’ll find her fishing at Chapman Reservoir, roasting marshmallows around the campfire, and hiking with her three dogs. Family is also a big part of her healthy equation. She’s the oldest of five siblings and loves to spend time with them, whether attending their sporting events or taking them to the movie theater. For this go-getter, life is good when she’s serving others, surrounded by family in the outdoors, or when the coffeepot is fresh for a Saturday morning home improvement show.


BA Communications – Regis University

“I want to walk away every day knowing that I’ve done as much as humanly possible to help our program officers make a positive impact in Colorado communities.”
Lauren Martinez