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Grantee Spotlight

Since 2000, Stories on Stage has been engaging audiences with unique performances that showcase literary talent and exceptional acting from Colorado and across the country. The 2016/17 season features stories presented in “Dogs vs Cats,” inspirational stories in “Leaps of Faith,” and remarkable true-life stories performed in “Kevin and the Storytellers” with nationally renowned storyteller, Kevin Kling.

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Fellow Spotlight

Jami Duffy, executive director at Youth on Record, embodies helping at-risk youth – from the second she wakes up in the morning, to her last thought as she falls asleep in the evening. Youth on Record believes all young people, including those who are at-risk, have the ability to turn their lives around. And they use the power of music to help.

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Honoree Spotlight

Maria Mosina, born in Moscow, has been a professional dancer for 26 years, performing every major role in all the great ballets and appearing on stages around the world including Europe, America, Africa, and Asia. Her most enduring impact, however, has been on Colorado and the Colorado Ballet.

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A Look Back: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s 2016 Year in Review

While 2017 is well underway, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation President Gary Steuer wanted to take this opportunity to step back and reflect a bit. Private foundations are usually fairly consistent in their programs and activities from year to year, but for the past few years it seems like each year has brought something new and exciting at Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Let’s take a look at a few 2016 highlights……Full Post.

2014 Livingston Fellow: Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown, 2014 Fellow and CEO of Northwest Colorado Health in Steamboat Springs recently completed the activities related to her Livingston Fellowship Plan. When their Plan is completed, fellows are required to submit a final report where they reflect on their learnings through a series of questions. Here are just a sampling of Lisa’s responses……Full Post.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s extremely excited about Arts in Society, and its potential to impact Denver and the entire state of Colorado. It is a unique partnership between private foundations and a government agency. We hope it will serve as a local and national model of how funders can join forces at the local level to leverage their capacity for impact……Full Post.