Advancement Team Profile

Vanessa Duran WEB

Vanessa Duran

Philanthropic Advisor Alumni Relations, Alumni Philanthropy


Primary Phone:303-724-2517

Hometown:  Fargo, North Dakota 

Education:  Minnesota State University Mankato (Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Spanish, 2010) 

Job Description:  I build relationships, create engagement opportunities for alumni of the School of Medicine, connect alumni CU and help support the mission of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. 

Why CU? It was a dream of mine to come to CU when I was in college but due to out of state tuition I wasn’t able to. Flash-forward 13 years and I now have the wonderful opportunity to work for CU. This university is innovative, transformative, a leader in health care, and I am ecstatic to be a part of the team. The culture is unlike anywhere I have ever been. 

I am most excited about helping others and working for an amazing organization that is saving lives! 

I most enjoy meeting with alumni, learning about their experiences, finding ways for them to get engaged and working together to help impact our community. 

Before CU, I was the development director for the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Office of Advancement

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

Suite WG112

Aurora, CO 80045


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