CBCA Announces the 2016 Cultural Leadership Award Recipients

For Immediate Release

DENVER – Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) announces the recipients of the 2016 Cultural Leadership Award. The Cultural Leadership Award recognizes outstanding alumni of CBCA’s Leadership Arts program who have made a significant impact on arts & culture in Colorado through a personal commitment to the arts. The initiative was led by the Leadership Arts Alumni Network and a committee of Leadership Arts alumni.

2016 Cultural Leadership Award Recipients
Christin Crampton Day (Leadership Arts 1997-1998)
Christin participated in one of the earliest Leadership Arts classes and has been serving the arts community ever since. She served on the Board of the Colorado Ballet for 13 years, stewarding growth for the organization during her tenure. In 2011, she was recruited to be Executive Director of Ballet Nouveau Colorado before their transition to Wonderbound.  Her philanthropy and volunteer leadership expands to Denver School for the Arts, Denver Art Museum’s Salon D’Arts/Salon du Musee, Metro Denver Sports Commission, and Denver Metro Chamber Foundation.  Professionally, Christin is Senior Director of Public Relations at Barnhart Communications.

Carol Wolf (Leadership Arts 2007-2008)
Carol served on the Board of Curious Theater Company for a decade (2005-2015). She has been instrumental in several milestones for Curious, including making “lead gifts” for the purchase of their building in the Golden Triangle and recent capital improvements. She is a model board member, inspiring others to support the organization and serving in a variety of leadership positons. Carol is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Academy of Chinese Culture and Martial Arts and the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. Carol retired from OppenheimerFunds three years ago.

The recipients will be honored at the annual CBCA Leadership Arts Board Fair and Graduation Luncheon onWednesday, May 4 at the Lakewood Cultural Center. The luncheon is an invite-only event.
For two decades, CBCA’s Leadership Arts program has trained professionals to serve on nonprofit Boards of Directors and increase their civic engagement in the arts.  This unique nine-month program equips individuals to be effective leaders in serving their community. Leadership Arts is the only program of its kind in the region that focuses on arts & culture. Applications for Leadership Arts 2016-2017 will be available in early June and due byAugust 12, 2016.
The Leadership Arts Alumni Network offers regular social gatherings, networking with community leaders, and ongoing board education. There are 700 graduates who have served in almost 650 volunteer leadership positions, including governing and advisory boards, committees, and pro bono work. 

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) advances Colorado’s creative economy by connecting business and the arts through advocacy, research, training, volunteerism and arts engagement.  CBCA is a nonprofit member organization of leading companies from all sectors choosing to be at the exciting intersection of arts and business in Colorado. Learn more at cbca.org.

For photos or additional information contact:
Meredith Badler
Program Manager, CBCA
303-282-5135; mbadler@cbca.org