Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Takes Anti-Racism and Additional COVID-19 Response Actions

Like many in our community, and most funders, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has worked to respond to the impact of COVID-19, and is appalled by the scourge of racism in our country, and our community. We have a moral obligation to respond to both “plagues”, in a way that best aligns with our mission, which [...]

2020-08-08T08:31:21-06:00July 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Takes Anti-Racism and Additional COVID-19 Response Actions

Embracing change: Get to know Livingston Fellow Christy Whitney

Written by Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff One of our favorite things about Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s Livingston Fellowship Program is the community it creates among leaders. Program elements are designed to connect leaders, who come from a variety of nonprofit organizations, to help each other stretch and grow in their leadership capacity. A testament [...]

2020-01-26T06:51:39-07:00January 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Embracing change: Get to know Livingston Fellow Christy Whitney

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 [...]

2020-01-05T11:37:04-07:00November 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on A trip to Washington D.C.: Teva Sienicki, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015

One of the hardest jobs in America? Being a nonprofit leader. Here’s what Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant has to say about it.

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff Being a nonprofit leader is not an easy job. In fact, it’s arguably one of the most difficult positions a person can hold, and it’s never-ending to the leaders that work tirelessly behind the scenes. Just ask Grant Oliphant, president of The Heinz Endowments in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, [...]

2020-01-05T11:41:58-07:00November 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on One of the hardest jobs in America? Being a nonprofit leader. Here’s what Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant has to say about it.

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 [...]

2020-01-05T11:38:51-07:00August 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Creating Brotherhood: Get to Know 2018 Livingston Fellow, Yoal Kidane Ghebremeskel

Biennial of the Americas’ 2019 Empathy in Action Festival

We’ve got your weekend plans here, Denver. Not only will you leave inspired, but you’ll also learn a few things along the way at the “Empathy in Action” festival from September 25-28, 2019. Local and international artists will make their way to the Mile High City as they represent countries from Across the Americas [...]

2020-01-05T11:45:29-07:00September 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Biennial of the Americas’ 2019 Empathy in Action Festival

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 [...]

2020-01-05T11:47:56-07:00August 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on No Longer Behind the Scenes: Get to Know 2018 Livingston Fellow, Deidre Johnson

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 [...]

2018-09-23T11:23:10-06:00September 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on How one Denver nonprofit leader and Livingston Fellow hopes to catalyze profound social change

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 [...]

2018-06-29T11:29:39-06:00June 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 [...]

2018-09-21T12:29:50-06:00May 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Get to Know: Rachel Basye, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015