Kim Lewis joined the Rocky Mountain Health Foundation as Grant Manager in October 2017. In this
capacity, Kim is responsible for converting RMHF’s mission to fundable opportunities, providing due
diligence in reviewing grant proposals, and assessing applicant’s fit to RMHF. She also meets with
community groups throughout the western slope to understand their needs and explain RMHF’s
purpose to best align resources.
Her experience in the non-profit, higher education, and entertainment industries for more than three
decades has improved communities, changed lives and empowered youth. Her career path has
introduced her to unique populations of children and adults affected by health challenges and physically
abusive environments. She has raised millions of dollars to help find a cure, provide leadership
opportunities, create safe environments for those that can’t save themselves, and deliver hope for
medically fragile children and their families.
Kim started her fundraising career in Kindergarten when she sold her first box of Girl Scout cookies. She
quickly progressed to an entrepreneur with lemonade stands benefitting her local animal shelter. Then
she advanced to selling candy bars, nuts, and pizza dough for a variety of after-school programs. Kim
spent the majority of her career as a successful fundraising and marketing executive. She is a strategic
leader who has orchestrated innovative marketing and fundraising campaigns through powerful
relationship-building and generation of significant business and collaborative opportunities. Kim is best
known for her community connections. Whether it’s connecting someone to something they need,
someone they need to know or something inside themselves that is waiting to be brought forth.
Kim learned early on that community support is empowering, and that guides her today. This year, she
is serving on Mesa County Women’s Network Board as President. She is also a member of Junior Service
League’s PR committee and supports foster-adoption organizations like CASA and Project 1.27.
Kim received her MBA and Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Pepperdine University. An
Arizona native (4th generation from Wickenburg, where her grandpa founded the Best Western hotel
chain), Kim relocated to Fruita four summers ago with her husband Patrick, and their three adopted
sons (ages 12, 13, and 14) and their dogs, Maggie and Bailey.
When she isn’t wearing her “pastor’s wife” hat, Kim enjoys wine and live music, hiking, and volunteering
with her church as well as her sons’ Boy Scout Troop. She is a self-published author of They’ve Always
Been Nice to Me, which is a tribute to her Uncle Randy who is intellectually-challenged and has Cerebral
Palsy yet lives a meaningful life.