By Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is currently accepting nominations in three categories: Arts, Community Service for the Arts, and Science, Medicine and the Arts

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is gearing up for another celebration of Colorado’s finest leaders and organizations for the 2017 Annual Awards Program.

Do you know an individual who has achieved major accomplishments or made significant contributions in arts areas such as music, theater, dance, fine arts or literature? How about someone who is an active participant and respected leader in the community who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of arts and culture through philanthropy, board or staff leadership? Or maybe you know a program, organization or individual that exemplifies the integration of the arts into addressing medical/scientific objectives.

If you have a worthy honoree in mind, we’d love to hear from you.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is changing things up for its Annual Awards Program in 2017. Instead of soliciting nomination requests directly from a group of nominators, the Foundation is opening the process to all in the Colorado community for help identifying worthy honorees via our online submission form.

Given annually since 1985, the Bonfils-Stanton Awards honor distinguished Coloradans who have made significant and unique contributions in three categories: Arts, Community Service for the Arts, and Science, Medicine and the Arts.

Honorees will receive $35,000 and meaningful recognition for their accomplishments. Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, along with many members and leaders of the community, will celebrate those accomplishments in the spring of 2017 at the Annual Awards Celebration Luncheon.

When considering your nomination in any category, please keep these general questions/attributes in mind:

  • In what ways have the nominee’s accomplishments made a lasting difference in the quality of life for Coloradans and the community? Has the benefit been widespread—both in numbers and scope? Is the community/the state/the field of practice positioned differently because of the nominee’s contributions?
  • What about the nominee’s contributions are distinguishable? When compared with others of similar means, talents, etc., are this nominee’s accomplishments unique?
  • How would the selection of this nominee contribute to our goal of motivating others to similar accomplishments? Would their contributions be worthy of emulation? Have their accomplishments helped shine a light on Colorado as a place of creativity and inspiration?


*Extended: Nominations will run from November 10, 2016 through December 2, 2016.

To view past honorees, visit Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s Awards Program page.