Staff

Gina A. Ferrari
Gina A. FerrariDirector, Grants Program

Points of View

Ever since I was a young girl I have been both a consumer and maker in the arts: visual arts, vocal, instrumental and theater. I have probably dabbled in most every visual art medium, and plan to return to my love of painting when my children are grown and I once again find the gift of time. I have long abandoned classical guitar, choral music and the stage, but enjoyed every moment exploring my creative side. I am an equally avid audience member, spending much of my “free time” in awe of the incredible arts and culture offerings in Denver. I would add that it has been a joy to watch my children take an interest in the arts and become part of the next generation of art consumers and makers.

Meet Gina

Gina Ferrari has been with the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation since June 2013. As the Director of the Grants Program, Gina works with Foundation grant partners and prospects to consider alignment of goals, and ways to support the success of each grantee. Gina always welcomes new conversations around ideas and programs that contribute to the excellence, richness and vibrancy of the arts scene in Denver.

Prior to her appointment at the Foundation, Gina worked as a nonprofit consultant for seven years including serving as a consulting program officer for The Denver Foundation. Her experience with philanthropic organizations began with her appointment as the Director of the Colorado Association of Funders in 2003. Prior to her work with foundations, Gina’s ten+ years of experience in nonprofit arts marketing and management include serving as Director of Marketing and Public Affairs for the Worcester Art Museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and Executive Director of The Women’s Arts Center. She also produced and hosted a weekly talk radio show on Colorado Women in the Arts.

Gina has been an active supporter of and volunteer for various arts organizations, has served on several community and school committees, and is a visual artist. Ms. Ferrari has a B.A. from Harvard University in art history and visual & environmental studies. Although a transplant from New England, Gina loves living in Colorado. Two teenage boys keep her busy evenings and weekends, at school events, soccer games, and band performances. Gina’s family enjoys skiing, fishing and hiking together in the beautiful Colorado mountains.