Livingston Fellowship Program

The Livingston Fellowship Program provides advanced learning opportunities to promising nonprofit leaders who hold significant leadership roles in Colorado’s nonprofit sector. This innovative professional development program reflects our belief that no investment in the tangible assets of a nonprofit organization can equal an investment in its greatest asset—its leaders.

The Program is named in honor of Johnston R. Livingston, a long-time Trustee, Chairman and later Chairman Emeritus of the Foundation. John passed away in September 2008, but his passion for innovation, entrepreneurism, and creativity continues to inspire each class of Livingston Fellows.

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 the nonprofit sector.

Livingston Fellows receive awards of $25,000 to enhance their leadership skills through formal and informal professional advancement activities. A core aspect of the program is that each fellowship plan is unique – developed by the Fellow with guidance from the Foundation and their peer Fellows – allowing it to respond to specific leadership development needs. Since the inception of the Fellowship Program, nonprofit leaders have traveled nationally and internationally, attended elite academic programs, met with prominent leaders in their fields, and worked to cultivate their creativity and innovation. Over time, the cohort of Alumni Livingston Fellows has become strong, and so has the peer support, learning, and connections within this elite group, inspiring these leaders to continue imagining, creating, and engaging.

Candidates for the Program are identified through a nomination process, reviewed by a panel of community leaders, interviewed by an independent consultant, and finally selected by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Meet the 2019 Livingston Fellows

2018 Celebration of Leadership Keynote Address

At our 2018 Celebration of Leadership, our keynote speaker was Rev. Starsky D. Wilson, President & CEO of the Deaconess Foundation.

2018 Celebration of Leadership Event

Click on images above to open our event image gallery. The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is pleased to use Evan Semon Photography for event images.

2016 Celebration of Leadership

In 2016, the Foundation introduced a Celebration of Leadership where senior Fellows Christine Marquez-Hudson, Carl Clark, and Mike Yankovich sat down for a conversation on leadership with Lt. Governor Donna Lynne.

Recent Blog Posts: Fellows

  • Teva Sienicki

How one Denver nonprofit leader and Livingston Fellow hopes to catalyze profound social change

September 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on How one Denver nonprofit leader and Livingston Fellow hopes to catalyze profound social change

By Teva Sienicki, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015 Since moving to a new organization, I’ve transitioned from anti-poverty work more broadly to anti-hunger work more specifically. I’ve been glad to be able to [...]

Big News: A Change to the Livingston Fellowship Process

June 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Big News: A Change to the Livingston Fellowship Process

Since 2005, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s nomination process for the Livingston Fellowship Program has annually reached out to a broad group of community and civic leaders, including Fellows themselves, to provide nominations of dynamic nonprofit [...]