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About Us

Our Mission

Our Mission

Leverage community resources to increase student achievement, create opportunities, and build support for public education.

Founded in 1983, Impact on Education is the foundation supporting all Boulder Valley public schools. Our wide-ranging projects and programs drive innovation and foster excellence throughout BVSD, and impact over 31,000 local students and 4,000 educators each school year. Our program and support focus is on improving equity, including addressing economic and learning barriers that curtail success, promoting innovation in education, and fostering excellence in instruction.

We exist for every student and every educator in the Boulder Valley School District. We are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our education community. We not only support and empower our district’s most at-risk students, but we raise the playing field for all students through innovative uses of technology and instructional tools that enable all of our students to become successful 21st century learners.



Our Partners

Boulder Valley School District

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) stretches from the peaks of the Continental Divide to the suburbs of Denver. BVSD stands as a leader in academic excellence with outstanding classroom teachers, exemplary schools, and programs that support student achievement. The mission of the Boulder Valley School District is to create challenging, meaningful and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives.  (Learn more)

Boulder Valley Education Association

The Boulder Valley Education Association is the exclusive bargaining agent for the licensed staff of the Boulder Valley School District. BVEA represents its members in contract negotiations, grievances, policy development, and in promoting quality public education. BVEA teachers are committed to excellence in education, and are working to ensure their needs are met as they endeavor to furnish a brighter future for their students.  (Learn more)

Western Disposal Services

Western Disposal is a locally-owned company offering trash, recycling and composting services to Boulder and Broomfield Counties since 1970.  Western Disposal Services has been a corporate partner of Impact on Education for over a decade, providing Crayons to Calculators with over $1.3 million to empower students in need by giving them the supplies they need to be succeed in school.  Western Disposal is a company of individuals with families who truly care about their community in ways that are simply not measurable in a bottom line analysis. We are proud to have Western Disposal as a philanthropic partner in our community. (Learn more)

Boulder Chamber of Commerce

The nonprofit Boulder Chamber is the region’s flagship business support and advocacy organization. For more than 100 years, they have been leading innovative programs to build a smart, thriving economy. The Boulder Chamber supports business success, influences policy, and connects business leadership. Together with more than 1,700 member organizations, the Boulder Chamber represents the wide diversity of local businesses and promotes the balance of environmental, social and economic values that make Boulder such a great place to live and work. (Learn more)

Boulder Housing Partners

Founded in 1966, Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) is the housing authority for the City of Boulder. Boulder Housing Partners builds, owns and manages affordable housing for low and moderate income residents and is committed to fostering a healthy sense of community in every property it develops.  (Learn more)

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

Impact on Education operates on a fiscal year ending March 31. Each September, following the completion of its financial audit, the organization prepares an annual report detailing its key activities and financial results.

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Preview Version
Fiscal Year 2017-18 Download version
Fiscal Year 2014-15
Fiscal Year 2013-14


Our Board of Directors

Our 2019-2020 Board of Directors is an active and dedicated group of individuals from our business, volunteer and education communities. Interested in becoming an Impact board member? Please complete our Inquiry Form.

Rob Anderson

Ex Officio
BVSD Superintendent

Greg Evans

Millstone Evans Group of Raymond James

Matthew Fargo

Kurtz Fargo

David Kendall

Bold Legal

Shannon Knobel

Community Volunteer

Karen Kruse

Boulder Chamber Commerce

Liles Lipe

First Western Trust

Ema Lyman


Terri Mulford

Ex Officio
BVEA President

Nathan Seiler

Ballard Spahr

Jill Stravolemos

VP, Daily Camera

Cindy Ward

JVA, Inc.

Samara Williams

Emerald Elementary School

Kelly Wyatt

BVSD parent

Jill Zender

Faegre Baker Daniels

David Ziegert

Chief Operating Officer – ONE Brands



Impact on Education Staff

Allison Billings – Executive Director

Allison has nearly 20 years of experience leading nonprofits that improve communities. At Impact on Education, Allison is responsible for providing the leadership to enhance program excellence, broaden community involvement, and advance initiatives through advocacy efforts. She is responsible for the financial health of the organization and for being a solid steward of its legacy.

Prior to her time at Impact on Education, Allison served as Executive Director of Transportation Solutions, a Denver-based non-profit that advocates for sustainable transportation policies and projects. Allison then served as Senior Vice President for Charlotte Center City Partners, the organization that represents the diverse needs of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina’s residents, businesses, and property owners. In these roles, Allison raised funds, managed budgets, and directed work programs while steering the organizational strategy. When she returned to Colorado in 2016, as a consultant, Allison assisted a variety of clients with organizational strategy, strategic planning, project management, and board governance, prior to accepting the Executive Director position at Impact on Education in early 2018.

Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University, a Masters in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a certificate in the Essentials of Business for Nonprofit Organizations from Wake Forest University. She is a passionate advocate for tackling our toughest issues through hard work, genuine collaborations, and authentic communications.

Sharon Fullner – Business Manager

Sharon has served as the business manager of Impact on Education since 2011 and supports the overall administrative effectiveness of the organization by managing all office, administrative, organizational, and bookkeeping functions. She is responsible for budgeting, monthly financial reporting, processing donations, and developing statistical summary files. She is also in charge of various functional areas such as coordinating Board of Directors meetings and maintaining event tracking reports.

Sharon has over 10 years of business management experience and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado.


Chris Grack-Wilson – Development & Communications Manager

Chris earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Psychology and Biology from Wake Forest University. She started her professional career as a shelter case manager for at-risk youth and progressed in the non-profit sector as a supervisor, program developer, volunteer coordinator, fund-raiser, and grant writer in various community organizations for the at-risk population. In 2007, Chris moved into the private sector as a brand marketer and PR specialist in the outdoor industry.

She has now returned to non-profit work, and her roles with Impact on Education include community liaison, event coordinator, and primary contact for marketing/PR, social media outreach, fundraising, and sponsorship.


Jen Biegen – Operations and Program Coordinator

Jen has taken her 19 years as a public high school English teacher both in Colorado and in Illinois and leveraged those skills and that experience to assist the Impact on Education staff and positively impact students and educators throughout BVSD. She works with the entire staff and assists with operations, programs, events, and marketing.

Jen holds a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Chicago. Having the opportunity to utilize her teaching experience in a wider classroom at Impact, helping students and educators in her local school district, has allowed her to contribute greatly as well as stay active within the school community.



We are enthusiastic advocates for strong societal support of public education and, where appropriate, support public policy initiatives that benefit the Boulder Valley School District.

Boulder Valley School District
Board of Education

Like all school districts in Colorado, Boulder Valley School District is governed by an elected Board of Education. The Boulder Valley Board of Education has seven members who each represent one of seven different districts throughout the geographical area of BVSD. Each member serves one four-year term per election up to a maximum of two terms or eight years total service.

The Boulder Valley Board of Education meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month except in July, when no meetings are scheduled, and in March and December, when the second meeting of the month is usually cancelled. These regularly scheduled meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. All Boulder Valley Board of Education meetings since Dec. 12, 2006, are available online. Agendas for upcoming meetings are posted by 4 p.m. on the Friday before that meeting.

Impact on Education does not endorse candidates for the BVSD Board of Education, but does work to engage the community in Board of Education elections. In 2015, Impact on Education, in partnership with the BVSD District Parent Council, hosted a candidate forum for the 7 candidates vying for 4 seats on the Board of Education.




Careers with Impact on Education

Development Director

Impact on Education is seeking an experienced and results-driven Director of Development, reporting to the Executive Director. As a key member of the Impact on Education executive leadership team, this position is responsible for developing the strategy behind our growing fundraising efforts, for overseeing the implementation of that strategy, and for developing relationships with key supporters. The Director of Development will work with the Board of Directors, Development Committee, and Executive Director to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major and annual fund contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations. Click here for additional details.

Communications and Programs Paid Internship – Fall 2019

Impact on Education seeks to hire a PAID intern to assist our team primarily with our communications and programs this fall. You’ll have the opportunity to learn a lot about fundraising, communications strategy and education programs. Because we are a small team, you’ll be able to contribute in a meaningful way to our work and gain some really valuable skills (plus put your existing skills to work) for a really important cause! On the communications side of things, our intern will participate in several key projects including an overhaul of our website, the implementation of new donor management software and the coordination of several fundraising. He/she/they will also assist with our ongoing communications efforts like newsletters, social media, web updates etc.  On the programs side, our intern will assist with our Classroom Innovation Grants, Opportunity Fund, and a new pilot career education program, learning project management tools and skills.

Additionally, our intern will be invited to participate in our internal strategy sessions, learning about the decision-making process and bringing new ideas to the table.

This intern will be hosted in our office at 721 Front Street, Suite A in Louisville and will be paid $15/hour. We are seeking someone who is available for approximately 15 hours each week during the fall semester.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to info@impactoneducation.org no later than August 30, 2019.