Dwight D. Clasby, Executive Director
Dwight Clasby joined the Community College of Denver Foundation as executive director in June 2017. He is responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s efforts to engage individuals, foundations, and corporations in supporting CCD students, faculty, programs and capital enhancements.
As the key liaison between the CCD Foundation, its donors, and the community, Clasby will focus on understanding each donor’s charitable objective and creating relationships with new donors. He will direct all internal and external communication in order to enhance public awareness of the Foundation and its role within the community.
Clasby has held senior management positions with educational institutions in Connecticut, Florida, Oklahoma and Texas. He served as vice president for external affairs at Communities Foundation of Texas, and managed the major gift operations, foundation relations, planned giving and research for The University of Texas (UT) at Dallas where he led a successful 200 million dollar Realize the Vision campaign that raised over 273.3 million dollars. His experience also includes alumni relations for the University of Miami, Coral Gables, and serving as assistant vice chancellor for advancement at the University of Colorado Boulder.
He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from the University of Miami, and began his career as a teacher before working as a private banker in Dallas. A decade later, he returned to education as a development director and is credited with key initiatives that secured expanded funding for endowment, increased support for the annual fund, and capital campaigns.