Elevations Foundation awards scholarships to 33 local students

Phil Ferrante-Roseberry joins as Executive Director of Elevations Foundation

BOULDER, CO (May 17, 2018) — The Elevations Foundation awarded an all-time high of $84,000 in scholarships to 33 local students at its annual Celebration of Community last night at Fiske Planetarium. The scholarship recipients are 2018 graduates of Adams 12, Boulder Valley, Colorado Early Colleges, Jefferson County, Poudre, St. Vrain Valley and Thompson School

The Elevations Foundation scholarship initiative has provided over $349,000 in scholarships for higher education during its first eight years. Award criteria are, in part, needs-based. Since 2010, Elevations Foundation has provided opportunities for a better community and awarded over $1.2 million in critical funding for scholarships and community grants.

In addition to the scholarship ceremony, the Foundation also announced Phil Ferrante-Roseberry as Elevations Foundation’s first Executive Director. Ferrante-Roseberry brings more than 23 years of experience in the nonprofit sector to the charitable arm of Elevations Credit Union.

“Phil will help take Elevations Foundation to the next level,” said Scott Dunn, chair of the Elevations Foundation board of directors. “We are very excited for him join us.”

A longtime resident of Boulder County, Ferrante-Roseberry most recently served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Development at TechSoup, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that empowers the global civil society with technology to address a world full of challenges. He has also served on the board with NTEN, the trade association of U.S. nonprofit technology professionals, and ChangeLab Solutions, which develops innovative laws and policies to ensure everyday health for all.

“Elevations Credit Union has always put an emphasis on the importance of making a positive contribution to the local community, and the Elevations Foundation is a key avenue for accomplishing these pursuits,” said Ferrante-Roseberry. “I am excited to be a part of the Elevations Foundation team and support expanding and strengthening our involvement with the local community.”

Elevations Foundation scholarship recipients are recognized at the Celebration of Community in Boulder, Colo., on May 15, 2018. Pictured, first row: Nathan Dowdy, Robert Landau, Catherine Landau, Emma Pearson, Lia DeGroot, Micah Hinson, Liza Degtiarova, Samantha Mulder, Peyton Mayes, Samuel Reich, Briana Doton, Yesenia Salomon, Hailey Ettinger. Second row: Ryan DeFilippi, Jay Kang, Joshua Kim, Bianca Mesagno, Kaitlyn Bridge, Amy Newman, Courtney Newman, Connor Hansen, Adam Rehn. Third row: Jessica Gonzalez, Juan Barajas, Naylet Munoz, Isabelle Johnson, Sophia Maeda, Corrin Riley, Nicolena Weber, Cristina Lau. Not pictured: scholarship recipients Anna Lettau-Fresquez, Lauren Newman, Daniel Niewoehner.

Phil Ferrante-Roseberry

About Elevations Credit Union

Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving Colorado’s Front Range. Elevations provides a broad portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, credit cards, auto loans, mortgage loans, home equity loans, student loans, business banking and loans, and financial planning. Founded in 1953 as the U of C Federal Credit Union in Boulder, Elevations has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to an institution with more than 140,000 members that manages more than $2 billion in assets and is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. In 2014, Elevations earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2015 and 2016, Elevations was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in ColoradoTM. Readers of local newspapers name Elevations “Best Bank/Financial Institution,” “Best Mortgage Lender” and “Best Customer Service” year after year. To learn more, visit

About Elevations Foundation

Elevations Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization that carries out the philanthropic pursuits of Elevations Credit Union. The organization works directly with local school districts as well as both governmental and non-governmental agencies to identify focus areas for
support. Since its inception in 2010, Elevations Foundation has provided over $1.2 million in community grants, scholarships and emergency assistance. To learn more, visit


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