In 1999, QF was founded to convene thought leaders and provide a place for developing executives to dream more, learn more, do more and become more while fostering stronger ties among the business, government and nonprofit sectors in Colorado. 

For emerging leaders in Colorado, we are the one organization dedicated to bringing together the best and brightest from different backgrounds, sectors and interests, giving them a uniquely well-rounded view of our state, and empowering them with an unprecedented platform for networking, learning and following their passions as they create Colorado’s future.

Our Mission

We are on a mission to find, cultivate, support, educate, and empower the next generation of extraordinary leaders and connect them across all sectors, helping them to pursue their passions as they build Colorado’s future.


We are an organization fueled by a passion for our community, connected by a spirit of cross-sector collaboration, powered by dynamic and creative leaders, and driven by a united vision for what the future can hold and a desire to find and cultivate the next generation of leaders for Colorado.