Principal, Bravada Partners, LLC
Board Member, Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Ricki Rest sums up her volunteer work by saying, “I have chaired fundraisers for many organizations and have been on practically every board in town.” Her record more than confirms this. She has served on the boards of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, the Women’s department of the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, The Advisory Board for Jewish Family Services, and the Women’s Board of National Jewish Medical and Research Center. While on this board, Ricki developed programs for board members to interact with young patients and their families. Ricki was responsible for creating the tributes to Golda Meir award recipients Arlene Hirschfeld and Carol Mizel. Most recently Ricki was an active member of the Board of Trustees of Shalom Park and chaired many fundraisers for this institution, along with creating tributes for many honorees.
During the last several years, Ricki has devoted herself to her family and working in real estate acquisitions and investments, while continuing to do ”a little something” for many organizations.
When her grandson, Chase Turner Perry, was born with Down syndrome in February 2006, along with continuing to work, Ricki has kept her philanthropic activity to a minimum in order to participate in every endeavor that will benefit Chase and others born with Trisomy 21. Most recently she participated in the Advisory Committee of the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Educational Fund and now furthers her commitment to assisting in awareness and fundraising for the continued development of the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome, the first pediatric facility in Colorado specializing in the medical treatment of children born with Down syndrome along with the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, an institute created specifically for the purpose of eradicating the ill effects of Down syndrome.
A proud grandmother of eight, Ricki is a loving mother, wife and daughter.