Carrie Morgridge learned the basics of philanthropy while working at the Aspen Valley Foundation, the Aspen Institute, and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Carrie and her husband founded the non-profit Morgridge Family Foundation in 2008.
The foundation contributes to 185 projects per year, a few of them are what Morgridge calls “mega-gifts”. A major project the foundation has sponsored is “Share Fair Nation” which trains teachers to use new classroom technologies. Morgridge has received many awards for her service including the National Jewish Health Arthur B. Lorber Award for Distinguished Service (the institution’s highest honor).