Press Release

Coalfire and The Denver Foundation Establish Richard E. Dakin Fund

December 30, 2015

Westminster, Colo.Dec. 30, 2015 – Coalfire, a leader in cybersecurity risk management and compliance services, and The Denver Foundation, announced today the creation of the Richard E. Dakin fund honoring the late Richard E. “Rick” Dakin, who passed tragically in 2015.

This charitable fund will broadly support non-profit organizations that focus on cybersecurity education.

"Rick was one of the original founders of Coalfire and a visionary in cybersecurity, and it is with great pride and humility that this fund has been created in his honor,” said Larry Jones, CEO of Coalfire. “This fund will help further the industry by providing individuals with access to cybersecurity-focused educational resources."

"The Denver Foundation is privileged to be able to help the Coalfire community honor Rick Dakin and help with needs that extend beyond the immediate,” says David Miller, President of The Denver Foundation. “We will be honored to work with the Coalfire family to determine where contributed dollars will make the greatest difference.”

To donate to the Richard E. Dakin Fund, checks can be made payable to “The Denver Foundation: Richard E. Dakin Fund” and mailed to 55 Madison Street, 8th Floor, Denver, CO 80206. Envelopes postmarked by Dec. 31, 2015, will be eligible for the charitable tax deduction for 2015. For wire transfers, or information about making a stock contribution, please contact The Denver Foundation.

For more information about Coalfire’s cyber risk assessment and compliance services, please click here.

About Coalfire
Coalfire is the global technology leader in cyber risk management and compliance services for private enterprises and government organizations. Coalfire’s professionals are renowned for their technical expertise and unbiased assessments and recommendations. Coalfire’s approach builds on successful, long-term relationships with clients to achieve multiple cyber risk management and compliance objectives, tied to a long-term strategy to prevent security breaches and data theft.

Coalfire is currently listed as #74 in the “Cybersecurity 500 Hottest Security Companies” and was recently named one of the Top 20 Most Promising Risk Management Solution Providers.

About The Denver Foundation
The Denver Foundation is a community foundation that inspires people and mobilizes resources to improve life in Metro Denver. In 2014, the Foundation and its donors awarded more than $67 million in grants. The Denver Foundation has three roles: stewarding an endowment to meet current and future needs for Metro Denver, working with community leaders to address the core challenges that face the community, and managing about 1,000 charitable funds on behalf of individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit


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Racepoint Global
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Kelly Purdy
The Denver Foundation
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