Gary Community Investments, which includes The Piton Foundation, announced today that Bruce Hoyt has been named Senior Vice President, Investments. In this role, Hoyt will lead and manage the organization’s for-profit and philanthropic investment strategies, helping to advance its mission of improving the lives of Colorado’s low-income children and their families.
For nearly four decades, Hoyt has been dually committed to careers in investment banking and community volunteerism. Most recently, he served as a Managing Director with KPMG Corporate Finance in Denver, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. He was a co-founder of the investment banking firm St. Charles Capital, which was sold to KPMG in 2014. In addition, he has experience working with Boettcher and Company, Great West-Life and The Wallach Company.
Hoyt currently serves as the board co-chair for Colorado Succeeds, and he serves on the boards of the Data Quality Campaign and the Colorado Zoological Trust. He served eight years on the Denver Public School board and has also served on the boards of The Denver Public Schools Foundation, Mile High Montessori, Friends of Manual High School, and Mile High United Way. He has served on several task forces related to early childhood education and was a member of Governor Hickenlooper’s transition team on education.
“We are very excited to have Bruce join our team,” says David J. Younggren, President of Gary Community Investments and The Piton Foundation. “His extensive business and leadership experience, coupled with a long history of serving on numerous community boards and other significant civic involvement, will be of tremendous value in helping us execute on our strategies to improve outcomes for Colorado's low-income children and their families.”
Hoyt, who is a Colorado native, received his Master of Management from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Northwestern University.
Click here to read a short Q&A with Bruce on his new role.