Director, Leadership, Arts & Social Change Grants

Chrissy Deal

Chrissy Deal joined Bonfils-Stanton Foundation in October 2020 as Director of the Livingston Fellowship Program, Arts & Social Change Grantmaking where she leads the continued development of the Livingston Fellowship in support of its nonprofit leaders. She also guides the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies for investing in and celebrating the artistic and cultural contributions of Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, disability and other historically marginalized communities.

Previously, Chrissy served as Director of Social Responsibility & Inclusion at the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) where she managed a range of equity-centered learning experiences and programs intended to build a more inclusive arts and culture sector, including the Emerging Leaders of Color program serving the 13-state western region. With over 20 years of nonprofit and philanthropic experience, Chrissy has served as a trustee at the Denver Foundation, is a founding member of the LatinasGive! giving circle as well as an advisor for the Community ACTS Fund and Diversity in the Arts Internship—community-based initiatives designed to amplify the voices of traditionally under-resourced communities in the Denver area.

Chrissy holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University. She is proud of her deep Colorado roots and resides in North Denver with her husband and two young sons.

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