Previous to the Nature Conservancy, Paul Bauman was the director of development for the CU-Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he helped organize and complete capital campaigns on the Boulder campus. He was the lead fundraiser in negotiating the $250 Million pledge to CU from Bill and Claudia Coleman in 1999 to create a Center for Cognitive Disabilities. Bauman consults on fundraising within the Nature Conservancy for other state chapters and for associated non-profits aligned with the Conservancy’s mission of protecting the diversity of life on earth. He earned his PhD in Public Policy from the University of Colorado.
Bauman is the part of the Global Priorities Team at the Nature Conservancy. He is responsible for generating “principal gifts” defined at $5 Million minimum, from high net worth families across the western United States. Previous to this position, he served as director of Development for the Nature Conservancy’s Colorado chapter for three years.