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Mara Holiday

Senior Program Officer, Early Childhood and Prevention

Mara joined the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation in July of 2021 as Senior Program Officer, Early Childhood and Prevention. Before joining the Foundation, Mara led global employee engagement efforts for the Western Union Foundation. Prior to that role, Mara worked as a Program Officer at the Buell Foundation managing a diverse portfolio of grantees in the early childhood space. Mara sees herself as a partner to nonprofit organizations and a champion for the good work in early childhood education—including the impact of oral health on a child’s quality of life—that is being accomplished across the state. Mara holds a BA in Arts Management from the University of San Francisco, an MA in Rhetoric and Writing Studies from San Diego State University, a Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics from CU Boulder, and she brings over 13 years of nonprofit and grant-making expertise to her role.