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

By Gary Steuer, President & CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation While 2017 is well underway, I 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 [...]

February 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Lisa Brown reflects on her time as a 2014 Livingston Fellow – and what she learned along the way

By Lisa Brown, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2014 Lisa Brown, 2014 Fellow and CEO of Northwest Colorado Health in Steamboat Springs recently completed the activities related to her Livingston Fellowship Plan. The Plan is a tool where each fellow outlines the goals of their professional development and sets the framework of activities to reach those [...]

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Get to Know: Livingston Fellow Jami Duffy, Class of 2016

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s Livingston Fellowship Program has seen some of Colorado’s best leaders over the years. Each Fellow follows their own unique path to leadership and creates positive impacts and changes within their organizations and community. Jami Duffy, executive director at Youth on Record, embodies helping at-risk youth – [...]

February 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Annual Awards

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 [...]

November 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Annual Awards

Get to Know: Livingston Fellow Francisco Gallardo, Class of 2016

By Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff In his teen years, Francisco “Cisco” Gallardo joined what has been one of the largest gangs in Denver’s north side. After facing a possible 48 years in prison, he has dedicated his life to undoing the damage he helped cause. Cisco answers questions about his inspirational background and transforming his leadership [...]

September 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Get to Know: Livingston Fellow Francisco Gallardo, Class of 2016

Arts in Society: Powering Positive Community Change Through the Arts

By Gary Steuer, President and CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation As many of you know, about four years ago the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation decided to shift all of our grantmaking to the arts, a transition completed last year. However, we still care about all aspects of this community, and in fact, we have had a long history of [...]

September 15th, 2016|Comments Off on Arts in Society: Powering Positive Community Change Through the Arts

Taking Denver leadership to a new tasty level: Food for the soul has no calories

By Stephanie Villafuerte, Livingston Fellow 2015 As part of my Livingston Fellowship activities, I decided that I wanted to learn how to cook. This originated from the bigger idea of exploring how to create balance between my work world and my personal life. I believed more balance in my life could create longevity for me [...]

September 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Taking Denver leadership to a new tasty level: Food for the soul has no calories

Why Americans for the Arts’ “Statement on Cultural Equity” Is An Important Milestone

By Gary Steuer, President and CEO Bonfils-Stanton Foundation You would have to be living under a rock to not be thinking about equity these days, and all its related terms/concepts - structural racism, inclusiveness, privilege, etc. Just having the conversation can be a minefield, especially as someone who comes to the conversation from a position of [...]

June 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Why Americans for the Arts’ “Statement on Cultural Equity” Is An Important Milestone

A look at the 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Awards

By Gary Steuer, CEO and President, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation For more than three decades, the Annual Awards have honored extraordinary Coloradans for significant accomplishments in the areas of Arts and Humanities, Community Service, and Science and Medicine. In 2015, the focus of our Annual Awards was refined to more closely align with our overarching grantmaking goal [...]

May 14th, 2016|Comments Off on A look at the 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Awards

Why Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides funding for the arts

By Gary Steuer, President and CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Back in 2011-12 the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation went through a process of evaluating its grantmaking, in the context of the local environment – both the community needs, and how philanthropic resources were being deployed. Up until this point the Foundation had a relatively broad scope in its giving, [...]

May 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Why Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides funding for the arts