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News and Resources

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Grantee Spotlight

The Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) provides a vibrant, creative environment for those who wish to study, practice, and teach the visual arts. ASLD has become Denver’s premier visual arts community resource for creating, teaching, and selling art, serving professional artists and students of all abilities, ages and financial means. ASLD also provides critical outreach programs at schools, public libraries and other neighborhood sites to support diverse communities. Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is pleased to support ASLD’s outreach and public programming.

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Fellow Spotlight

It’s an argument we’re happy to make, but it’s safe to say former Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, was so successful thanks to his amazing team. One of those teams members is 2005 Livingston Fellow, Jamie Van Leeuwen, who served as Hickenlooper’s Senior Advisor for many years. We decided to catch up with Jamie as he steps into a new role with Emerson Collective. When you hear Jamie talk about his days in office, you realize how monumental and important their working relationship and friendship was for the state.

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Honoree Spotlight

When you hear of great community leaders, generous philanthropists and go-getters, you probably read about awards they earn and accolades hanging on their walls. But Colorado’s Robert Tointon, 2012 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Awards Honoree, still practices good old-fashioned kindness. He doesn’t seek attention for his giving and that became evidently clear when we recently caught up with him to see how our 2012 Community Service Award recipient is doing.

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How Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is Evolving

The life of a private foundation traditionally does not change much from year to year. Change tends to happen incrementally and at a deliberate pace. But in the world of today, it is happening at an accelerated pace. While 2018 saw Bonfils-Stanton Foundation acting as we have for years – making grants, selecting Livingston Fellows, and honoring extraordinary Coloradans, it has also been another year of relatively significant growth and change here at the Foundation. It does seem like change is “the new normal”……Full Post.

Livingston Fellow: Erin Pulling

We decided to check in with 2010 Livingston Fellow, Erin Pulling, as she says goodbye to her post at Project Angel Heart and embarks in a new role as CEO of Food Bank of the Rockies. Erin left us with great advice and encouragement for future and upcoming Livingston Fellows – and she even gave us a good chuckle as we discussed parenthood and one recent encounter she had with her daughter……Full Post.

Our commitment to equity

Talking about “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” isn’t always easy. But Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has been thinking deeply for some time about how we incorporate a commitment to equity in our grantmaking and operations. To date this work has been happening, but organically.

Now, we’ve gone one step further — putting into writing a strong statement of our values. Today, we share with you the backstory that led to the writing of our new mission statement……Full Post.