portrait of Marianne Blackwell

Marianne Blackwell

Senior Director, Office of Gift Planning and Leadership Giving, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Marianne is a Senior Director in the Office of Gift Planning and Leadership Giving with the University of Colorado. In her role, she primarily supports the fundraising efforts of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Advancement team and assists donors and their advisors in considering and designing charitable giving plans as part of their personal financial and estate planning. She has formerly held gift planning positions at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.

Marianne graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1982 with a B.A. in Psychology and from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1985 with a Juris Doctorate. She has practiced law in Oklahoma and Colorado in the areas of bankruptcy, civil litigation, wills/trusts/probate, family law, contracts, and business formation. Marianne is a member of the Colorado and El Paso County Bar Associations and a section member of the Elder Law and Trust & Estates committees. She belongs to the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable (former board member), the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, the American Council on Gift Annuities and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.