Annual Luncheon


Thank You For Making Us Faster, Stronger, Greater!

Allyson Felix wowed our community at our 2022 Annual Luncheon with her story of inspiration. Reflecting upon her evolution from athlete to advocate, she shared a valuable lesson that’s guided her along the way: "Use your voice, even if it shakes." 

We are grateful for everyone who speaks up on behalf of women through your time, talent, treasure, and testimony! Thank you to our community of donors, sponsors, grantee partners, guests, and volunteers for helping The Women’s Foundation of Colorado become faster, stronger, and greater. Your donations fund programs of dozens of WFCO grantees throughout the state and our work at the Capitol to create policies that move Colorado women forward faster. 

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2022 Annual Luncheon


Thank You to Our 2022 Annual Luncheon Co-Chairs

 Elizabeth Dahill headshot  Luella Chavez D’Angelo headshot

 Elizabeth Dahill

Elizabeth has been a member of The Women’s Foundation Annual Luncheon committee for five years. She rallies and is committed to the mission and vision of WFCO. She secures extraordinary sponsors year after year for the Annual Luncheon. Recognizing the value of women empowering women through kindness, support, and encouragement, Elizabeth is a passionate and outspoken advocate of the organization.

In 2013, Elizabeth’s entrepreneurial spirit helped her establish a recruiting company in an industry historically male dominated. Her company, The Dahill Group, strives to provide equal employment opportunities through pay and equality for women. She provides expertise and guidance to her candidates and colleagues. She works with individuals entering the workforce as well as senior managers and executives. Elizabeth is a member of many industry associations including Women in Oil and Gas. She also participates in various industry events and speaking engagements.

Born and raised in the oil and gas industry in Wyoming, Elizabeth gained valuable background and expertise for her business. Family is the center point of her life. As one of seven children, Elizabeth can always rely on her siblings' expertise and insight. Her family has grown to include 15 nieces and nephews and 9 grand nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth enjoys traveling and is always searching for the perfect white sand beach and the right size ocean waves.


 Luella Chavez D'Angelo

Luella Chavez D’Angelo is a driven leader who tackles challenges with focus, innovation, and integrity. Serving as a change agent, she leads strategic marketing, communications, business development, and corporate social responsibility to improve organizational narratives, customer loyalty, and reputations. Luella’s talents in partnering with key stakeholders result in impactful outcomes for growth and success for all involved. Instilling a culture of belonging, Luella is passionate about setting an inclusive approach to overcoming biases and infusing equitable approaches wherever she can. Luella’s leadership has positively impacted the Colorado Inclusive Economy (CIE), United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), University of Colorado (CU), and Western Union (WU). Luella has coupled ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity), and strategic communications throughout her career delivering positive results while monitoring metrics that fuel initiatives and bottom-line and brand growth.

In her most recent position as Chief Executive Officer at Colorado Inclusive Economy (CIE), she is leading a state-wide initiative in partnership with 150+ CEOs and organizations to propel diverse workforce opportunities and support Colorado’s economy to work for all. Previously Luella served as Chief Global Communications Officer at Western Union where she guided 40+ staff focused on corporate marketing, communications, CSR, and CEO branding initiatives. 

Luella also has a passion for coaching executives who are in career transitions and serves as a senior advisor at Lee Hecht Harrison. She has served on 11 boards of directors in volunteer, chair, and appointed roles. Luella has been honored with career awards and distinctions, such as the prestigious Del Hock Award for Community Service from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. 




Thank You to Our 2022 Annual Luncheon Honorary Chairs

Michelle Campbell  

Carly Hare

Eunice Kim

Colleen & Paul LaFontaine  

Trish Orman and Jayne Mitchell

Elaine Torres

Betsy Wagner

Hon. Elbra Wedgeworth


Thank You to Our Generous 2022 Annual Luncheon Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Xcel Energy

Gold Sponsors

CBS4 Chevron logo Cobank
GoldBug logo Betsy Wagner, Stage 5 Industries logo black text: Judi Wagner

Silver Sponsors

Antero Resources logo Comcast MarkWest Energy logo
The Renee Crown Wellness Institute logo Rose Andom of the Rose Andom Center color logo Sheila Ohlsson Walker

Bronze Sponsors

Arlene & Barry Hirschfeld
BOK Financial logo Chambers Initiative logo
The Colorado Health Foundation Gracie Gallego & John R. Schultz, MD Green Spaces logo
UCHealth University VF logo

Friend Sponsors

Arrow Electronics
Burn Bright Coaching & Consulting
Canvas Credit Union
Charles Schwab
Colorado Housing & Finance Authority
Craig Hospital
CSG International
Delta Dental of Colorado
Diverse Talent
Alison Friedman Phillips & Ashley Friedman Bernstein
Ken & Rebecca Gart
Gates Corporation
GoJo Auto
Groves Law, LLC.
IMA Financial Group
Eunice H. Kim | BNY Mellon
Colleen and Paul LaFontaine
The Madison Group
McGeady Becher P.C
Ogletree Deakins
Christina Ortiz & Adrienne Mansanares
RevGen Partners
Suncor Energy
Swire Coca-Cola
Syntrinsic Investment Council
Tallgrass Energy Partners

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