Serena Bruzgo became vice president of development at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in November 2016. Bruzgo leads the planning and execution of all fundraising and membership activities.
Bruzgo is a Colorado native with more than 19 years of experience in developing and implementing fundraising and membership strategies, directing ambitious campaigns, soliciting major gifts, providing exceptional team leadership, and serving as a STEAM advocate.
Prior to joining the Museum, Bruzgo was founder and principal of Community Investment Advisors, a national corporate social responsibility and nonprofit consulting firm. From 2006 to 2014, Bruzgo held progressive leadership roles at the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association. During her tenure, she expanded global alumni engagement programs, grew the organization’s endowment and membership revenue, served on the President’s Cabinet, and cofounded the Colorado School of Mines Leadership Summit.
She also led successful capital and endowment campaigns, major gift, and annual fund efforts for the United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, Freedom Service Dogs of America and Avila University. She serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where she cofounded its mentoring program, and has led numerous humanitarian trips to Mexico City and Guadalajara. She is a graduate of Hannibal La Grange University in Missouri.
Her personal interests include exploring the world with her family, as scuba divers, Colorado adventurers, and citizen scientists.