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Marcus Palas
Position: Associate Director of Development
Alma Mater: Colorado State '07
Phone: 303-492-3143
Email: marcus.palas@colorado.edu

Marcus Palas joined the Buff Club in March of 2009 and currently serves as an Associate Director of Development for the University of Colorado. In his current role, Palas works to cultivate and steward major gift contributors in Oregon, Texas and Southern Colorado. He also works to support planned gifts, endowments, annual gifts, and capital projects by generating major gift revenue & deferred gift agreements.

Palas has held various roles during his time with the Buffaloes, including:  Assistant Director of Development, Development Associate, Assistant Director of Special Events and External Groups, Assistant Staff Liaison to the Alumni C Club and Buff Club Intern.

Palas earned his undergraduate degree from Colorado State in 2007, where he played on the football team (2004-05). He then earned a master’s degree in sport administration at the University of Northern Colorado in 2009.

Palas currently resides in Frederick with his wife, Alisha, where he enjoys spending time with family & friends and playing with their dog Chompy.