Ann Hovland has been with the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation since 2010. As Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer, her primary responsibility is the oversight of finance and investment activities – ensuring the Foundation has money for its mission. Ann also brings her for-profit and venture development experience to the table in support of the arts, culture, and leadership programmatic work of the Foundation, and helps to identify opportunities to support the cultural community beyond typical grantmaking.
Prior to joining the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Ann worked on various consulting projects for both for-profit and nonprofit entities; and was an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, teaching the capstone experiential learning course and new venture planning. Ann spent several years in Minnesota, where she was the Financial Director and then Business Development Officer for Mayo Medical Ventures, the Mayo Clinic’s venture arm. She began her career at Deloitte and Touche in Denver.
Ann is a graduate of the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, is a CPA, and has her MBA from the University of St. Thomas. She has served on the boards of startup entities, nonprofit organizations, and various school and community committees. She currently serves as Chair of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center’s Board of Directors and on the Finance Committee for the Colorado Nonprofit Association. Ann also serves on the planning committee for the Foundation Finance Group.
Ann has tried her hand at many art forms, she sometimes plays the piano, has taken guitar at Swallow Hill, a memoir class at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and clay wheel throwing and watercolors at the Art Students League. She and her family are often audience members at various arts and culture events and whenever they can, spend time traveling, skiing, biking and hiking.