John Farnam

Chief of Staff

John Farnam is Deputy Disruptor and Chief of Staff at the Morgridge Family Foundation. In his role, John aligns resources and fosters innovation around social issues.  He is a 2018 Aspen Institute Fellow, a member of the AEI’s Leadership Network, Chairman of the Board at mindSpark Learning, and on the Board of Trustees at Denver Academy.

John’s ongoing passion for education began when he raised $6.5 million to build one of the first charter schools approved by Aurora Public Schools. Previously, John established the $10M Goodwill Endowment Fund in his role as VP of Marketing for Goodwill Industries.  Additionally, John was recognized with a DoSomething Award for his transformational work as Executive Director of the Northern Colorado AIDS Project.


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