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 are making significant impact in their organizations, the nonprofit sector, and our communities. Yet, to ensure that the Program continues to be accessible and open to the broadest array of nonprofit leaders, we just announced a big change – the process now invites self-nominations! We continue to invite nominations from community members, but we hope this change will introduce us to new and exciting candidates we might not have otherwise reached.

At Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, we believe that arts and leadership are critical components to a vibrant city. To activate an aspect of this vision, we fuel a community of passionate, collaborative and effective leaders whose efforts individually and collectively improve our communities through nonprofit leadership. Our experience has shown us that leadership is clearly a determining factor in the effectiveness and success of nonprofit organizations. It is our hope that by identifying and supporting executive leadership talent, we will strengthen the capacity of the next generation of leaders to influence and shape the future of the nonprofit sector in Colorado.

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Class of Livingston Fellows. The process is quite simple, log-in to the online portal, complete a few basic questions on the candidate (including a bio or resume) and the candidate’s organization, and a written response that addresses the following questions:

  • Does the candidate consistently exhibit exceptional leadership ability?
  • How has the candidate demonstrated success as a leader?
  • What do you perceive as the candidate’s area(s) for professional leadership development or capacity building that would benefit from the opportunities afforded by participating in this fellowship?
  • Does the candidate exhibit a readiness to learn and a sincere interest in professional/personal leadership development?
  • Does this individual show promise for significant and unique leadership contributions to the nonprofit sector?

Nominations are then reviewed by a panel of community members who select a limited group of finalists. Those finalists are invited to complete a full application and then interviewed by an independent consultant who makes recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The 2019 Class of Livingston Fellows will be announced at the Foundation’s Celebration of Leadership on November 13, 2018.

To learn more about the program, our process, and a candidate’s eligibility, please see the Livingston Fellowship Program Overview.

Are you read to submit a nomination? Please visit our online portal to get started.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, July 13.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Monique Loseke at