Margot Jenson Neufeld has a deep personal commitment to education and has worked for more than 25 years in advancement and external relations.
Margot worked in college admission for 8 years before moving into development. She held leadership positions at the Catholic Education Foundation in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California, before joining the University of Colorado in 2005. At CU she was the first full-time development officer in the School of Education and with the Dean, fundraising totals grew to over $1 million annually.
In 2015, she moved to lead the office of Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs where she helps CU parents engage in philanthropy and works with donors in support of the division of Student Affairs, Undergraduate Education, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Civic Engagement and Financial Aid. As of January 2017, she also manages and coordinates the campus’ plans for growth in Annual Giving.
Margot has Colorado roots and grew up on stories about CU — her grandmother was a native of Pueblo and her mother is a CU alumna. Margot is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she earned a BA in Communication Arts and Sciences and was a four-year student athlete.