Davis - Gates Family Foundation

Lauren C. Davis


Lauren Cannon Davis joined the Foundation board in January 2016. Lauren is part of the vibrant heart of the new Denver, while remaining steeped in the heritage of our historic city. She also brings an intimate understanding of Colorado’s mountain communities, from Evergreen to Steamboat Springs.

Entrepreneurship is a key driver in our state’s economic and cultural emergence. Lauren is deeply invested in this movement as President of Lauren Davis Designs, an interior design firm specializing in high-end residential projects. Lauren’s path to independent business ownership was a deliberate one; she honed a particular skill set over a decade with JF Design, MDC Holdings (parent of Richmond Homes), and Colorado Expression Magazine.

Lauren is equally passionate about Colorado’s culture of giving. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Kempe Foundation and has held positions of event or committee leadership with the Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, Susan G. Komen and the University of Denver. Lauren also serves on the Board of Managers for Gates Capital Management.

Lauren graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a Major in Marketing. In addition to design and philanthropy, Lauren’s interests include family, friends, travel, fitness, reading and outdoor adventure. She lives in Denver with her husband Christopher and sons Charlie and Ford.