Harbaugh - Gates Family Foundation
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Dane Harbaugh

Dane G. Harbaugh


Dane, a Denver-born Colorado native and a member of the Gates Family’s fourth generation, is passionate about engaging with children and encouraging future generations to appreciate the natural world as much as he does. Dane joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2018 and served as Chair from January 2020 through December 2022.

Dane pursued a career in commercial real estate in Denver, working in mortgage banking and multi-family development before completing his MBA at the University of Denver. He currently is actively engaged with his wife in starting an outdoor education program outside of Steamboat, CO, and aids in managing his family’s ranch on the same site. Dane has also served in a variety of roles contributing to the management and governance of Gates family entities.

Harbaugh graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, with a B.S. in Finance and Management, and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Denver with a MS in Real Estate and Construction Management and his MBA.

Dane is an avid skier, hiker, cyclist, runner, SCUBA diver, and traveler.