Seeking New Executive Director

Emily Griffith Foundation is seeking a qualified executive director to lead the organization’s work of providing scholarships, working on innovative projects, and finding other financial support and partnerships for Emily Griffith Technical College to ensure opportunity for all who wish to learn.

The new executive director will fill the vacancy left by former Emily Griffith Foundation President, Alby Segall, who resigned on September 5. Bruce Schroffel will serve as interim executive director.

“Emily Griffith Foundation’s mission remains unchanged and its work uninterrupted during this time of transition,” said Schroffel, who also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Foundation. “We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Emily Griffith Technical College.”

Emily Griffith Technical College Executive Director Jeff Barratt said he also looks forward to continued partnership and alignment between the College and the Foundation, and expressed gratitude to the Foundation’s donor base.

“I’m grateful for the Foundation’s support, and especially for the generosity of its donors,” said Barratt. “We will continue to work steadfastly to be good stewards of the money given to the Foundation.”

Emily Griffith Foundation carries on the legacy and vision of Emily Griffith, a teacher pioneer, and true warrior for adult education who, in 1916, opened the Opportunity School — now Emily Griffith Technical College — in Denver.

Ms. Griffith believed that every person, regardless of age, race, gender, or background has the right to an education and dedicated her life’s work to removing the barriers that stood between her students and their education. She also believed that an education is the key to breaking multi-generational cycles of poverty.

Over 100 years later, these beliefs remain core values for both the Foundation and the College.

In 2017, the Foundation raised over $2 million in financial support for Emily Griffith Technical College for: student scholarships, capital improvements, innovative projects, instructional equipment, endowment and other needs that could not be funded by the school’s regular financial sources.

Thousands of students benefit from scholarships and 100 percent of Emily Griffith Technical College students benefit from financial assistance provided through Emily Griffith Foundation funds each year.

A national search will be conducted to find an effective fundraiser who has a compassionate understanding of the students the Foundation supports.

Formal application instructions will be forthcoming. In the meantime, interested applicants are invited to contact Bruce Schroffel at

Learn more about Emily Griffith Foundation’s impact here and learn more about Emily Griffith Technical College here.