Christopher Judge is the founder and Executive Director of Aspire, Inc., which he founded in January 2012. His social, community, and philanthropic experiences of more than 20 ears brought him to the conclusion that all people have the capacity to make positive contributions to their communities, but accessing these opportunities is not always available. With a career based in academic education, social work, and community based organizations and initiatives, Christopher has contributed significantly to his own community, and has helped to facilitate participation for others. Originally from Rhode Island, Christopher was a History and Social Studies teacher, with a focus on civic education and engagement. Among his other philanthropic activities, he served as a Vice President for the Rhode Island Alliance, capital campaign advisor to Attleboro Community Theater, on the Board for Youth Pride, Inc., and in 2001-2002 individually raised over $15,000 for various charities throughout southern New England as Mr. gay Rhode Island. After moving to Denver in 2005, he became a Lifetime Prima Member of the Colorado Ballet Auxiliary, chairing the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Balletto di Gala Live and Silent Auctions. He has recently joined the Board of And Toto too Theatre Company, and volunteering at the Community Resource Center. He created Aspire, Inc. in response to a perceived need to make Philanthropy more accessible and recognized for and by all people, and to address the leadership challenges that exist in the non-profit sector, specifically for young people.