Derek Nunner

Community Engagement Manager 

Before joining the Community Foundation of Utah and after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Skidmore College in upstate New York, Derek worked for over 7 years in the nonprofit sector. In particular, he worked in adaptive sports, leading programs that empower individuals with disabilities through outdoor challenges. Through leading community outreach initiatives and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders, Derek learned the power and import of deep community engagement. As the Community Engagement Manager at CFU, he seeks to understand, support, and empower the dynamic communities that the Foundation serves. 

When not engaging with CFU’s extensive community, Derek can be found chasing his fiance in adventures of all sorts from seeking new backcountry ski lines, attempting to not fall off his mountain bike, traveling the world, and trying out the newest fusion recipe in their beloved kitchen.