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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|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |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|Tags: , , , , |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|Tags: , , , , |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 [...]

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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, [...]

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