Merle Chambers Fund

We are honored to have partnered with Merle Chambers Fund since 2003. We created their award-winning website in 2004 and in 2017, unveiled a new site which beautifully showcases the work the organization endorses.

Merle Chambers Fund in Denver, Colorado is a non-profit focused on ensuring a brighter future for those who are most impacted by economic, social and political injustice.

At the helm is Merle Chambers – whose past inspires: a 1960s student protester in Berkeley, an attorney, CEO of an oil and gas exploration company. She was the third woman to reach both the North and South poles. Her honors are many, including induction into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.

For the past two decades, her foundation has been providing grants to organizations who work toward Justice, Equality, and Opportunity; Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency; and Early Care and Education.

Ruby Slipper has been honored to partner with the Fund since 2003, and proudly created their first award-winning website in 2004. In November, 2017, we unveiled a new website, which gladly promises all of today’s technological advances, plus beautifully showcases the work the organization endorses. The site is a collaborative effort: Executive Director Letty Bass and Program Associate Katy Arnold brilliantly honed the overall direction and message; Programmer Wes Straham, Genesis WordPress developer and founder of Appfinite, customized the Aspire Pro theme. And the outcome is a treasure to be enjoyed by all.




Website Plan & Direction

Site Architecture

UX / UI Strategy

Content Editing

Web Design

Responsive Web Development

Content Management System

Search Engine Optimization

Analytics & Optimization






November 2017




Merle Chambers Fund | Denver Colorado

“Ruby Slipper Designs produced our award-winning website that received the Council on Foundations’ Excellence in Communications award in 2005. Erin continues to update the website and does special projects for us. She is a talented and creative professional. Erin is always thorough in her conceptualization of projects and in their implementation. Over the years, we have worked with many consultants and Erin has been, and continues to be, the best and most responsive of them all. She knows our foundation well and can meet our needs without direction. She maintains open communication throughout every project and we love working with her.”

– Katy Arnold, Program Assistant
Merle Chambers Fund