Michael Yankovich
Michael YankovichPresident and CEO, Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Points of View

I am serving on the Bonfils-Stanton Board because of my passion and role in early childhood development, and because of the significant benefits that arts can play in children’s lives. I love working at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, and arts is a core focus of the work that we do. Working with the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides a greater opportunity to immerse our community in arts education.
My favorite art form is outdoor sculpture because it’s place-based and changes its dynamic with the weather, seasons and environment.

Meet Michael Yankovich

Mike Yankovich joined the Foundation’s Board as Community Trustee in October 2019. Mike was named President of the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus since May 2010. He first joined the organization in 2003 and served in several capacities including Director of Education, Vice President of Guest Experience, Chief Operating Officer and Interim President. In each position he has been a significant catalyst for growth and innovation. His focus on developing high-quality, interactive exhibits and educational programs has helped position the Children’s Museum as the community’s leading informal learning institution for young children. His previous museum experience includes positions with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore. Mike is a Livingston Fellow (Class of 2011), President of the Association of Children’s Museums and former chair of the Denver Preschool Program. Mike and his wife Jennifer, enjoy exploring Denver’s parks and museums with their talented daughter, Holly.