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Jay L. Clark appointed new Executive Director

Dear Seeds of Hope supporters,

This winter we undertook the task of identifying the next Executive Director for Seeds of Hope within the Archdiocese of Denver. The Diocesan office and Board of Trustees appointed a Search Committee and engaged Catholic School Management, a division of Christian Brothers Services to facilitate a national search.

It is with great pleasure that the Archdiocese of Denver and the Board of Trustees of Seeds of Hope announces the appointment of Jay L. Clark as the Executive Director effective July 3, 2017. Jay comes to Seeds of Hope with a passion for Catholic education and a strong belief in the mission of Catholic schools. He will lead Seeds of Hope as it expands its mission to serve all schools in the Archdiocese of Denver.

We are grateful to the members of the Search Committee for their dedication and commitment to both the search process and to Seeds of Hope. Please join me in thanking my colleagues on the Search Committee for their service:  Rev. Randy M. Dollins, Rev. Fred Gaglia, Ph.D., Maribeth Hanzlik, Kevin Kijewski, J.D., Annie McBournie, Keith Parsons, C.P.A., and Rev. Jason Thureauf.

Please join me in welcoming Jay to Seeds of Hope and the Archdiocese of Denver.  We know that his passion for Catholic education and his experience in development and fundraising will serve him well as he moves Seeds of Hope into the future.

God Bless,
John W. Zimmerman
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Seeds of Hope



Jay comes to us from Adam’s Camp, an organization dedicated to serving children with special needs where he served as Executive Director. As the organizational spokesperson for public presentations he crafted the organization’s first crisis communication plan and social media policy. He exceeded fundraising goals and increased donor participation in annual giving.

After graduating from Colorado State University, Jay embarked on a career with the Denver Nuggets serving in the capacity of the Media Relations Director. Jay later served as the Foundation Manager and Project Manager with the Gold Crown Foundation launching, designing and constructing the Gold Crown Field House. Subsequently he became Executive Director of the Gold Crown Foundation. Following that, Jay was the founder and principal of WolfPack Communications, a company which provided leadership in communications, marketing, events and developing social media and media relations campaigns to build awareness for one-day nonprofit fundraisers. Jay serves as a Board member on the JoAnn B. Ficke Cancer Foundation, the Gold Crown Legacy Endowment, and the Paper Angels Foundation.