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Grantee Spotlight

Swallow Hill Music Association

Swallow Hill Music Association is a key cultural asset for Denver, providing exceptional musical experiences to diverse audiences through the concert program, music school and outreach programs. Swallow Hill Music is helping to make Denver a destination music town, and is taking on a more significant role in providing musical experiences to all community members regardless of age, ability or income.

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Fellow Spotlight

When 2016 Livingston Fellow Michael Niyompong describes how he began his work as Chief Operating Officer at Clayton Early Learning, he says, “It was love at first sight.” Michael knew Clayton was his next chapter, after he admittedly stumbled upon the opportunity. At first, he didn’t realize the importance of early childhood education until he entered Clayton – and now Michael advocates for it in his day-to-day life.

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Honoree Spotlight

In 2017, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation honored Colorado Ballet’s principal dancer of 21 seasons, Maria Mosina, with the Artist Award at our Annual Awards LuncheonJust weeks prior to our 2017 Annual Awards Luncheon, Maria performed her final curtain call and ‘retired’ from the stage – or did she? We wanted to hear how Maria is doing since her retirement and get an update on her after the 2016/17 season at Colorado Ballet.

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Trip to Mexico: Louise Martorano

2017 Livingston Fellow, Louise Martorano knew she wanted to travel to Mexico City as part of her Fellowship goals – to visit a new city, practice her Spanish and attend a different side of the industry by attending art fairs. The trip exceeded Louise’s expectations on all fronts. The Livingston Fellowship had an impact on her creative space and became a pivotal moment in career………Full Post.

Meet Sarah Saffari

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has a new face behind the scenes. If you call our offices or attend an upcoming Foundation event, you’ll likely be acquainted with our new part-time administrative assistant, Sarah Saffari. We wanted to get to know Sarah, and formally introduce her to our community – so the next time you ring our office and hear a new voice, you’ll quickly know who is on the other line……….Full Post.

Andrea Fulton Cuba Blog

2016 Livingston Fellow, Andrea Fulton, knew she wanted to push herself out of her traditional routine as part of the Fellowship program. She wanted to meet new and interesting people – and also dive into how she can truly make a difference in the world. What did she do to accomplish those goals? She traveled to Cuba with strangers for nine days………Full Post.