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

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

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

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 [...]

2019-02-24T08:31:41-07:00February 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Get to Know: Erin Pulling, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2010

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 [...]

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

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 [...]