Downtown Boulder Foundation (DBF)


The Downtown Boulder Foundation (DBF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created in 2017 to support the civic and cultural strength of Downtown Boulder by funding and facilitating public art, historic preservation projects and community events including free concerts, arts festivals, children’s events and parades. DBF exists to produce and support diverse and impactful experiences to create community engagement and is dedicated to maintaining downtown Boulder as the heart and soul of our community. Our staff and volunteers produce over two dozen annual events focused on arts, culture, family entertainment and supporting local business. From fine arts to free concerts on the Pearl Street Mall, DBF events draw nearly 250,000 people downtown every year. We also support other community events that enhance downtown including the Boulder International Film Festival, the Pearl Street Stampedes and the Adventure Film Festival.

Below are some of the popular community events brought to you by the Foundation.

DBF produces the following annual events and programs:


2019 Downtown Boulder Foundation District Board of Directors

Chair
Fern O'Brien - O'Brien Law P.C.

Past Chair
George Karakehian - Art Source International
Treasurer
Burton McKenzie - BOK Financial

Ex Officio
Susan Connelly - Downtown Boulder Partnership

Board Members
Paul Eklund - P.N. Eklund Interests, Inc.
Richard Foy - Richard A Foy Design
Chuck Hunker - Greener Pastures, LLC
Emilie Kintner - Galvanize-Boulder
Isabel McDevitt - Bridge House
Pat O'Brien - Guaranty Bank
Tim O'Shea - Engage Colorado
Danica Powell - Trestle Strategy Group
Richard Polk - Pedestrian Shops 
Jake Puzio
Alan Rogers - 1155 Canyon Condo Association 
Bob Yates - Boulder City Council