Sue Renner

Sue Renner is vice president of philanthropy of David and Laura Merage Foundations, a consortium of seven foundations and nonprofits. With a focus on venture philanthropy, Ms. Renner provides strategic oversight for Equitas, a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to disentangle mental health from the criminal justice system; Black Cube, an experimental art museum that advances artists’ self-sufficiency; and Early Learning Ventures, a nonprofit that provides resources for child care providers to streamline business operations. Ms. Renner plays an integral role in Merage Foundation’s advocacy surrounding early childhood policy. Prior to joining the Merage Foundations in 2006, she was executive director of Early Childhood Connections and worked as senior program manager for the Colorado Office of Resource and Referral Agencies. She is a member of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s Education Policy Council and serves on the Bright by Three board of directors. Additionally, she is a founding board member of Executives Partnering to Invest in Children. Ms. Renner earned a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic University and a master’s degree from Colorado State University.