DENVER/April 28, 2021 – Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit leader in advancing animal health, is pleased to announce its President and CEO, Tiffany Grunert, has been selected as one of the 2021 Titan 100. Presented by Titan CEO, an executive coaching and networking company, and sponsored by Wipfli LLP, the Titan 100 program recognizes Colorado’s Top 100 CEOs and C-level executives.
Collectively, the 2021 Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 127,000 individuals and generate over $15.9 billion in annual revenues. Representing both the private and public sector, those selected for the program demonstrate exceptional leadership, vision and passion. Applicants must have demonstrated specific, tangible contributions to the growth of their companies through high-level leadership and influence in their field.
Grunert will be honored at the Titan 100 Awards ceremony on July 22, 2021, at The Vehicle Vault in Parker, Colorado.
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized as one of the Titan 100, which truly represents some of the most accomplished business leaders in their industries in the state,” said Grunert. “I look forward to using this opportunity to learn and collaborate to advance the Foundation’s meaningful work to improve animal health.”
Grunert is responsible for the 70-year-old nonprofit, with a $90 million endowment, $16 million annual budget and 50 staff members. Since taking the helm in 2018, she has driven culture change and increased employee morale and reduced turnover by 30%, creating a high-achieving organization recognized as one of the Denver Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2020 and The Nonprofit Times Best Places to Work in 2021.
Under her leadership, the Foundation has increased earned revenue, enabling it to improve animal health through partnerships and new programs. A $2 million partnership with the V Foundation led to the development of a new data sharing platform to advance the use of cancer study findings of the Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. In 2020, the Foundation also created a special $1 million grant award to support Australian wildlife devastated by wildfires.
She recently completed a certificate for Women in Governance from UCLA, an MBA certificate from the London School of Economics, a Leadership certificate from the University of Denver and is currently enrolled in eCornell’s Business Strategy certificate program.
About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Headquartered in Denver, and founded in 1948, it is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $136 million in critical studies across a broad range of species. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.