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The Denver Actors Fund

The Denver Actors Fund offers financial and practical assistance for members of the Colorado theater community in medical need. The DAF has distributed $600,000 in seven years.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
0
Full Time Staff:
0
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
70
Retention Rate:
100%

John Moore, Executive Director/Founder
Start Date: 2013

John Moore is an award-winning arts journalist who was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine in 2011. His online innovations for The Denver Post prompted the Chicago Tribune to suggest that The Denver Post's online theater coverage was the best in the nation. Recently he has taken a groundbreaking new position as an in-house journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. His ongoing coverage of the entire Colorado theatre community can be found at www.MyDenverCenter.Org. He started the Denver Actors Fund as a way of organizing community-wide responsive efforts when members of the local theatre community find themselves in immediate medical need.

Chris Gibley, Board President
Start Date: 2019

Will Barnette, 32, succeeded his mother-in-law, Brenda Billings, who died of a brain aneurysm in 2016. Barnette, a Web Developer for TeamSnap, Inc., felt an urgent need to continue the work that Brenda Billings had begun as well as to keep strong the ties the Billings Family has forged with the Denver Actors Fund, a non-profit that provides financial and practical assistance to members of the local theatre community in situational medical need.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
2
Term Length:
1
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
7
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
4
Male:
3
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
1
Asian:
0
White:
6
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

87%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

25%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Development / Board Orientation
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Outreach
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Research/Evaluation
Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
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