Livingston Fellowship Blog Posts2020-03-30T19:13:06-06:00

Livingston Fellowship Blog Posts

Meet Chrissy Deal: Bonfils-Stanton Foudation’s newest staff member

During a time when powerful, effective leadership in the nonprofit sector is critically needed more than ever, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation names Chrissy Deal as Director, Livingston Fellowship Program, Arts & Social Change Grantmaking. The newly created, senior level position is a first for the Foundation and its prestigious Livingston Fellowship Program, which will both provide [...]

Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Livingston Fellow Dr. Carl Clark shares his tips and advice

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff When we celebrated New Year’s Eve and welcomed in 2020, we had no idea what the year was quickly going to bring to us – the global COVID-19 health pandemic. When it first started, the events seem to be a blur as things happened quickly. One day we’re [...]

September 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Livingston Fellow Dr. Carl Clark shares his tips and advice

Leading during a pandemic: How Livingston Fellows have stepped up for their organizations and communities

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation staff “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington There will be thousands of stories to tell our future generations as we explain the coronavirus pandemic. Stories of healthcare workers and frontline employees who put their own lives at risk to help [...]

A trip to Washington D.C.: Teva Sienicki, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015

By Teva Sienicki, Livingston Fellow Class of 2015 As part of my Livingston Fellowship activities, I took a trip to our nation’s capital to explore the policy and advocacy landscape around poverty and hunger. These days D.C. feels like a beaten city. In literally all my meetings- from those with activists on the [...]

November 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on A trip to Washington D.C.: Teva Sienicki, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015

Creating Brotherhood: Get to Know 2018 Livingston Fellow, Yoal Kidane Ghebremeskel

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Making a difference in people’s lives is never an easy task. But making a difference in the lives of young men that come from violence often takes patience, plenty of resources, loads of empathy – and pure kindness and understanding. As we write this, it’s hard to fully [...]

August 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Creating Brotherhood: Get to Know 2018 Livingston Fellow, Yoal Kidane Ghebremeskel

No Longer Behind the Scenes: Get to Know 2018 Livingston Fellow, Deidre Johnson

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff Have you ever had writer’s block because the subject you’re writing about is so extraordinary, that it’s hard to truly find the words? Well, that’s where we’re at writing this piece about 2018 Livingston Fellow, Deidre Johnson. She has such an amazing story, it’s hard to put [...]

August 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on No Longer Behind the Scenes: Get to Know 2018 Livingston Fellow, Deidre Johnson

Get to Know: Jamie Van Leeuwen, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2005

By Erica Boniface It's a new year, with a new governor leading the way for Colorado. We give Gov. Jared Polis a big welcome, but with that hearty hello, we also wave, shake hands and thank Gov. John Hickenlooper for his past eight years leading the Centennial State. It's an argument we're happy to [...]

Get to Know: Erin Pulling, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2010

By Erica Boniface We had a good chuckle when we recently checked in with 2010 Livingston Fellow, Erin Pulling. The new CEO of Food Bank for the Rockies recently had an encounter with one of her kids that was all too relatable in the world of parenting. As she explains in the interview below, her [...]

February 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Get to Know: Erin Pulling, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2010

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 use the Livingston Fellowship to immerse myself in my new field. When I haven’t been working, I’ve been reading everything [...]

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

Get to Know: Garrett Ammon, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2011

By Erica Boniface Some people just have it. You know what we’re talking about – they have that spark, that drive, that creativity – that hunger to reach further and further. The ones who look to the future and make change happen to reach personal and professional goals. Wonderbound’s Artistic Director and Choreographer [...]

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