Youth Corps leader wins Livingston Fellowship

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Steamboat Springs resident Gretchen Van De Carr has earned the Livingston Fellowship from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Van De Carr, founding executive director of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, is one of five winners statewide.

The Livingston Fellowships, each providing up to $25,000, are intended to give promising leaders in the nonprofit sector the opportunity for advanced study, research, and professional development, according to a news release. Van De Carr said she was looking at executive leadership workshops and an executive coach.

"It's my sense is that it's truly one of the best gifts you can get is someone to recognize what you're doing and give you the resources to really focus on professional development totally catered to your needs," she said.

Van De Carr said she planned to use the money for professional development.

Other winners were Gregory Carpenter, Opera Colorado; Jay Grimm, Denver Indian Center; Christine Marquez-Hudson, Mi Casa Resource Center for Women; and Charles Shimanski, American Red Cross Mile High Chapter.

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