Armstrong is the
founder and Executive Director of the Bamboo Fund. He has
been involved in socially responsible investment and community
development investment for 18 years; for the last dozen years
he has been involved in peace/anti-war work and environmentalism.
Brad served for nine years on the Board of Directors and Grantmaking
Committee of the Chinook
Fund in Denver; he was also their principal endowment
fundraiser. He holds an MFA in fiction writing from Goddard
College and hails from George W. Bush’s hometown of
We encourage you to contact the Fund, either by phone
or e-mail to
prior to submitting your proposal.
Brad can be reached at 720.353.8455.
Office Hours: Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday
1-5, Thursday, 9-5.
2006 Grantmaking Panel
Kriesel-Roth has been an activist in Colorado
for 10 years. In the 90's, she worked with homeless and runaway
youth in Denver which led to the broadening of her work with
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, Intersex, and questioning
(LGBTIQ) youth issues. She has been a Community Health Coordinator
for Boulder County Public Health for the last seven years,
and provides trainings to local health care providers on culturally
competent service provision related to sexual orientation
and gender identity. Christa is a current member of Boulder
County AIDS Project’s (BCAP) Multicultural Diversity
Committee. She and her partner, Laurie Roth, son AJ, and 2
pups live in Lafayette.
Michele D. Simpson has
lived in Colorado for over 25 years. As a staff member of
several philanthropic organizations, she concentrated on human
service and educational projects, especially those that benefit
women and children. In the mid-90’s she was the director
and vice president of Black Environmental Science Trust, an
organization that addressed issues related to environmental
racism/justice. As a consultant Michele offers a complement
of leadership development, strategic planning, and human resources
tools to both individual and non-profit clients. She currently
serves as a mentor to high school students in the Denver Public