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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 leaders. This process has been extremely successful as we have a group of 70 amazing current and alumni Fellows who [...]

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

Get to Know: Rachel Basye, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation It’s always so fascinating to catch up and reminisce with Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Livingston Fellows. Not just to hear what they have to say about the Fellowship program, but to also listen to their stories. Livingston Fellows never cease to tell amazing stories. They’ve traveled the world. Have created [...]

May 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Get to Know: Rachel Basye, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015

How Riding the Colorado Trail Helped One Livingston Fellow Learn Valuable Leadership Skills

By Michael Henry, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2017 Note: The following depicts one day of a week-long solo mountain-bike trip I took last August 2017. My goal was to ride at least half of the Colorado Trail, which runs from Waterton Canyon in Littleton all the way to Durango. I ended up riding [...]

Get to Know: Michael Niyompong, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2016

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff 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 [...]

How a Trip to Mexico was a Necessary Leadership Pivot for One Livingston Fellow

By Louise Martorano, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2017 My Livingston Fellowship launched with a trip to Mexico City in February 2017. The activity itself was to experience a new city, practice my Spanish, and attend a side of the arts industry that is oftentimes distant from my work at RedLine Denver: Art fairs. My [...]

February 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How a Trip to Mexico was a Necessary Leadership Pivot for One Livingston Fellow

Get to Know: Livingston Fellow, Class of 2017, Nina Martinez

Written by Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff Sometimes helping others in the community isn’t always easy. It takes bravery. Compassion. And more strength than Superman, Wonder Woman and the Hulk combined. It is not an overstatement to assert that 2017 Livingston Fellow Nina Martinez embodies everything that is good in this world; she takes her [...]

October 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Get to Know: Livingston Fellow, Class of 2017, Nina Martinez

2018 Livingston Fellows Announced at a Celebration of Leadership

Written by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff On October 4, The Barton Institute of the University of Denver, in partnership with Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the Colorado Association of Funders, and the Quarterly Forum, hosted a convening of nonprofit and philanthropy leaders and practitioners at the University of Denver who sought ways to expand their leadership and push the [...]

October 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2018 Livingston Fellows Announced at a Celebration of Leadership

How Traveling to Cuba with Strangers Allowed this Livingston Fellow to Reflect on Her Life and Leadership

Written by Andrea Fulton, Livingston Fellow Class of 2016 The bus lurched to a stop near one of the public plazas in Old Havana. Tired from the early flight and a little overheated from the rush of humidity and insufficient air conditioning, the 17 of us stumbled to the cobblestone and tried to focus [...]

October 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How Traveling to Cuba with Strangers Allowed this Livingston Fellow to Reflect on Her Life and Leadership

Trying Something New: Livingston Fellow Lauren Arnold, Class of 2017, Explores Meditation as a Stress-Reliever

One of my Livingston Fellowship goals is to find a little head space. What I really mean by that is personal time, but also thought some stress relief would be an excellent place to start. So, my idea was to sign up for a short retreat at The Shambhala Mountain Center. For those that [...]

July 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Trying Something New: Livingston Fellow Lauren Arnold, Class of 2017, Explores Meditation as a Stress-Reliever
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