Two new community members join the Anythink Foundation
Kim Crawford and Brigitte Grimm are the latest appointees to the Anythink Foundation, a nonprofit that supports creativity and learning opportunities by raising private funds for special programs and projects at Anythink.
Kim Crawford comes to the Anythink Foundation with more than 18 years of experience as a public finance attorney, working with local governments ranging from towns, cities and counties to special districts, schools and libraries. In addition to serving on the Anythink Foundation board, Crawford also serves on the Board of Directors of Great Education Colorado and is an executive committee member of the Doyle Inn of Court. She’s previously served on the Jefferson Foundation, supporting Jefferson County schools.
Crawford strongly believes that libraries are more important than ever before. “People need to have a space that is safe, happy, creative and encouraging to a wide variety of learning activities,” says Kim Crawford. “Anythink is committed to looking outside of the box to provide opportunities for learning and innovation. They are serving not only the Adams County community, but the greater community, in supporting a place where anyone and everyone can seek out the things that inspire.”
With more than 20 years of private and public service in the finance and accounting fields, Brigitte Grimm brings a wealth of experience to the Anythink Foundation. With an MBA in finance and accounting, and a bachelor’s degree in information systems, Grimm was elected as the Adams County Treasurer in 2010. Grimm is pursuing a PhD in organization leadership and is in the process of completing her Certified Government Investment (CGIF) program. She also teaches accounting at Front Range Community College and serves on numerous boards in her community, including the Adams County Food Bank, Adams County Aging Network, Adams County Housing Authority Finance Committee, Adams County Retirement Board, Westminster 710 Rotary and COLOTRUST, Colorado’s largest government investment pool. She is passionate about serving her community, including her sponsorship of the Adams County Free Income Tax program that provides free income tax services to seniors and low-income families.
When thinking about this new position, Grimm recalls reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Outliers.” “He takes readers on an intellectual journey of the best, the brightest, and the most successful people in the world,” says Brigitte Grimm. “The common theme is exposure and experiences. I think Anythink Libraries offer that exposure and experience with their innovative and creative learning environment. I am so excited to be a part of this amazing team of leaders that is passionate about giving our community the ultimate learning experience.”
“The Anythink Foundation is extremely pleased to bring the knowledge, strengths, creativity and passion of Kim Crawford and Brigitte Grimm to our board,” says Anythink Foundation Chair Brian Hall. “They both have vast experiences that will assist other board members in the purpose and goals of the foundation. We are certainly excited about what the future will bring through their expert direction and leadership.”