The DeBoskey Group2255 E. 18th Ave. Denver, CO 80206 303.953.3772 www.deboskeygroup.com
For more than 30 years, Bruce DeBoskey has been dedicated to community building and social justice through his professional and volunteer work. It is with that mission and commitment in mind that he founded The DeBoskey Group, a Colorado-based philanthropic advisory consulting practice helping individuals, families, businesses and foundations organize, strategize and maximize the impact of their philanthropic initiatives.
The DeBoskey Group guides clients through a customized assessment of their current giving, a refinement of their vision and values, research to identify optimal nonprofit partners, development of a philanthropic strategy, implementation of a giving plan and evaluation of outcomes achieved both for the donor and the recipients.
With businesses, plans may involve community investment, corporate social responsibility, social innovation and employee giving and volunteerism. With families, philanthropy issues may include the establishment of family charitable values and goals, multigenerational engagement, legacy planning and governance. The DeBoskey Group serves as the “Fourth Leg of the Table,” working alongside tax, legal and wealth advisers to help clients achieve their philanthropic goals.
Bruce writes a regular monthly column "On Philanthropy" in the business section of the Sunday Denver Post. His topics include corporate social responsibility and alternative approaches to business volunteerism and giving, creating a philanthropic legacy, multigenerational giving challenges, women’s philanthropy, children as philanthropists, how to be an effective philanthropist and many others. All of his columns may be read at www.deboskeygroup.com/media.
Bruce previously served as the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Mountain States Region, directing the regional civil/human rights initiatives of this nearly 100-year-old national nonprofit organization. As director, he led an 11 person staff, a 100-plus member board of directors, and its 20-plus working committees and he learned about the best and worst practices in the nonprofit sector. This experience helps him research, select and work with nonprofit partners on behalf of donors.
Prior to joining ADL in 2002, Bruce was a shareholder in Silver & DeBoskey, P.C., a 30-person Denver law firm specializing in dispute resolution of complex civil matters. His areas of trial practice included discrimination, civil rights, professional liability, environmental torts, personal injury, employment disputes and business litigation. Among his achievements during his distinguished 25-year legal career, he won groundbreaking cases on behalf of workers at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.
Bruce holds an A.B. from Indiana University in political science and environmental studies and received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an editor of the Law Review. Following law school, Bruce clerked for the Honorable Richard Matsch, U.S. District Judge for the District of Colorado, and settled in Denver, where he’s lived for 35 years.
He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Colorado Philanthropic Advisors Network (CPAN), the advisory board of the Philanthropic Center of the Women's College at the University of Denver, the Rose Medical Center Advisory Board, and the Corporate Community Investment Network.