Kelly Shelton is the Corporate Development Manager at the Space Foundation. Kelly is a Certified Fundraising Executive and has been doing development work for nearly a decade. At the Space Foundation, Kelly supports the Development Department by working closely with senior leadership in the initiation, development, and nurturing of beneficial corporate, government, and individual connections that lead to strengthening their mission through collaborative partnerships.
She was recognized as the Emerging Fundraising Professional of the Year for the Association of Fundraising Professionals for Southern Colorado in 2015, awarded the Community Trustee Award from Leadership Pikes Peak in 2016, and named a Colorado Springs Business Journal Rising Star in 2017. For the past few years she has served as a member of the selection committee for CSBJ Rising Stars and also recently took on the volunteer role as the Vice President of Membership for the National Defense Industrial Association.
She began her involvement with AFP Southern Colorado in 2014 by serving on the membership committee and subsequently became the chair of the Membership Committee in 2016, and President Elect in 2018. She is thrilled to serve as President this year and beyond grateful for the support and growth the AFP community has provided her.