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Grantee Spotlight

Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) has been a Colorado cultural staple since their inception in the 1950s. They are one of the country’s first public botanic gardens to emphasize native plants and to champion water conservation and biological control of pests. Each of their gardens demonstrates the varied and beautiful ecosystems of Colorado. Today, Denver Botanic Gardens has three locations: York Street in Denver, Chatfield and Mount Goliath.

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Fellow Spotlight

Cristina Aguilar

Cristina Aguilar has been with Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) since 2012 and became its Executive Director in 2014. Previously, she worked in early childhood education at Community Development Institute, directing Head Start Pilot Innovation Projects. Prior to that, Cristina worked as a writer and editor for magazines and The El Paso Times.

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Honoree Spotlight

Merle Chambers

Merle Chambers pioneered women’s leadership in the oil and gas industry as one of only a few women CEOs in a male-dominated industry and was the first woman inducted into the Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Hall of Fame. She founded Chambers Family Fund to support the early care and education of children, women’s economic self-sufficiency, and justice, equality and opportunity.

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Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s CEO, Gary Steuer explains the importance of funding for the arts: Why do we believe the arts are so important? In the face of all our societal needs, why do we think people need the arts in their lives?……Read More.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation CEO, Gary Steuer rounds up a few thought-provoking articles and research studies on a range of cultural topics, from arts and neighborhood diversity, to what artists need to thrive……Read More.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

CEO of Growing Home and 2015 Livingston Fellow, Teva Sienicki writes about her most recent trip to India. She craved that crazy energy and spiritual adventure again…..Read More.