Prior to joining the Community College of Aurora Foundation (CCAF) in 2016, Wolfkill was the Executive Director of KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory in Tulsa, OK, a middle school that is part of the national network of 183 KIPP schools. As the Executive Director of CCAF, he is responsible for leading the Foundation’s strategic fundraising plan and activities to support the Community College of Aurora (CCA). His primary efforts focus on the foundation’s scholarship program which provided over $500,000 in scholarships to nearly 500 students attending CCA last year. John also supports fundraising initiatives for CCA’s academic departments and capital projects.
John completed his Master of Science degree in International and Intercultural Education and Development at the University of Southern California and became keenly interested in community development. He worked as an urban planner for the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (Los Angeles, CA) and then became the associate director of the P.F. Bresee Foundation, a faith-based youth and family development center. He spent nearly seven years as the Director of Administration and Donor Partnerships at the Tulsa Community Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country. After learning that only one to two percent of Tulsa’s African American and Hispanic youth were graduating from high school prepared to begin college without remediation, he left the foundation to become executive director of KIPP Tulsa, an open-enrollment college-preparatory, public charter school from 2011-2016. At KIPP Tulsa, 90% of his students qualified for the federal free or reduced lunch program and 97% of students were African American or Hispanic. More importantly, 97% of his students would go on to graduate high school, with over 80% enrolling in college.
In his spare time, John enjoys date nights with his college sweetheart and wife, Julie; playing basketball, mountain biking, skiing, and bagging 14ers with his two sons. John and his 13-year old son have bagged twelve 14ers together with plans to climb 3-5 more each summer.
Britt joined the Foundation team as their new Scholarship & Alumni Engagement Coordinator in January of 2023. Prior to that, she served as the Assistant Director of Financial Aid for Admissions at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora. She truly enjoyed her time at Regis where she was able to build their Financial Aid Program from the ground up while establishing student and family support services surrounding equity and access.
Britt grew up in Aurora and is a graduate of Smoky Hill High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder before pursuing a Master’s of Science in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. She was the Assistant Director for Special Populations in the Financial Aid Office at KU for three years, working with TRIO students, student-athletes, undocumented students and pharmacy students. Britt would then bring her passion for financial literacy to the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she worked in Financial Aid specifically handling the Kansas Medical Student Loan. This program encouraged medical students to pursue careers in primary care in underserved areas of Kansas in exchange for free tuition.
Outside of work, you can find Britt running on the Highline Canal, playing board games at a brewery with friends, or watching KU basketball with her husband and fellow Jayhawk, Chad. They are expecting their first child in April 2023, about ten days before Chad graduates from Pharmacy School at Regis University. 2023 will certainly be an adventure, and she couldn’t be more excited to share it as a member of the CCA Foundation team!
Scholarship & Alumni Engagement Coordinator
Katlynn Del Dotto joined the CCA Foundation team in September of 2021 as the Director of Development.
Katlynn, a Southern California native, fell in love with Colorado during her summer breaks while attending New Mexico State University. At NMSU, Katlynn received her bachelor’s degree in Government, Criminal Justice, and Law and Society – all while competing on the NMSU Division 1 Equestrian Team. Post-graduation, she made the move to becoming a full-time Colorado resident. In the spring of 2020, Katlynn graduated from Colorado State University – Global with her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.
Prior to joining the team, Katlynn worked for Aurora Public Schools Foundation (APSF) as the Marketing and Development Specialist. While at APSF, she played a critical role in doubling the Foundation’s revenue, hosting multiple record-breaking campaigns, overhauling our individual and employee giving strategy, creating a new company brand and assisting with a new website launch. In her first year, the annual gala netted $90,000 more than any previous year and increased Colorado Gives Day revenue by 280%.
Katlynn joined the non-profit sector after a career in political fundraising and consulting. She assisted in raising over $15 million for the 2017 – 2018 election year. While in politics, she worked with clients ranging from City of Aurora elections to nationwide congressional campaigns and non-profits. From 2018 – 2021, Katlynn served on the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Board of Directors, as Fundraising Chair and Signature Events Chair, where she helped raise over $10,000 for scholarships for girls entering non-traditional careers and helped re-format their election process.
Katlynn is married to Anthony Del Dotto, they currently have two Minature Australian Shepards, Bronx and Sadie, and one Tuxedo Cat, Jack Jack. They are all Yankees fans!
Katlynn Del Dotto
Director of Development
Development Services Coordinator