Francie Miran joined Temple Emanuel as Development Director in August 2012, though she was no stranger to Temple having attended Temple since age two.
In her role as Development Director for Temple Emanuel and Shwayder Camp, she is focusing on developing a culture of philanthropy that will ensure that both Temple and Shwayder Camp have the resources to continue to provide amazing opportunities for our community for generations to come. Her biggest project for Shwayder Camp is the (soon to be completed) $6.3 million capital campaign for new construction. When people wonder how she could want a job where she asks for money all the time, she says, “I don’t really feel that I spend my time asking for gifts. I feel I spend my time giving others gifts by offering them a way to express and advance their personal values through their support.
Francie has been working in non-profit organizations and government for 30 years. She has a strong background in fundraising having spent 15 years working as a freelance grant writer for many organizations in the community. Prior to joining the Temple staff, Francie had the position of Development and Marketing Specialist with the Public Education & Business Coalition. She also served as executive director of the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists. Francie has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver. She is on the board of Senior Support Services, a non-profit that serves low-income and homeless senior citizens.