The Livingston Fellowship Program provides advanced learning and professional development opportunities to promising nonprofit leaders who hold or aspire to hold a significant leadership role in Colorado’s nonprofit sector.
The Program is named for Johnston R. Livingston, Chairman Emeritus of the Foundation. Born in China, Mr. Livingston graduated with honors from Yale University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. His career included management positions at Whirlpool Corporation and Honeywell Corporation. As a leader, Mr. Livingston is known for innovation, entrepreneurism, creativity and achievement. His service to Colorado includes Chairman of the World Trade Center Denver and Chairman of the Denver Symphony Orchestra.
Each year, the Foundation’s Trustees select up to five Livingston Fellows who receive awards of $25,000 to enhance their leadership skills. Recipients use their fellowships for professional development activities that may include study, research, travel, executive coaching and peer learning.
Candidates for Livingston Fellowships are nominated by a panel of community leaders and interviewed by an independent consultant. Fellows are selected on the basis of exceptional leadership ability, promise for significant and unique contributions to the nonprofit sector, and the potential for the Fellowship experience to enable them to move from “success to significance” as leaders of people, organizations and Colorado’s nonprofit sector.
It is the hope of the Foundation that by identifying and supporting executive leadership talent, we will build the capacity of a new generation of leaders to shape the future of the nonprofit sector in Colorado.