Our Trustees & Staff
Foundation trustees guide the strategy and grantmaking work of the foundation. Trustees bring to the foundation immeasurable experience, arts acumen, and an appreciation of Bee and the community she loved.
George A. Vradenburg, III
Kathleen Fox Collins
Trustee Emeritus and Bee’s Granddaughter
Trustee Emeritus and Bee’s Grandson
Chief Executive Officer
Since joining the foundation in 2013, David has worked closely with creative businesses, arts organizations, and community leaders to continue the success of the arts in the Pikes Peak region. David is vice-chair of the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board and is a past president of Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) board of directors. He also serves on the Colorado Springs Philharmonic board of directors, the Lodging and Automobile Rental Tax Committee, the Colorado Springs Public Art Commission, and co-chairs a statewide affinity group of arts funders and philanthropists. David is a proud alumnus of the El Pomar Foundation Fellowship Program, and he received the Mayor’s Young Leader Award for Community and Economic Development in 2020.
An artist in his own right, David maintains an active performance schedule and holds a degree in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He has opened for the Yonder Mountain String Band and performed alongside Dr. Billy Taylor, Adrian Cunningham, and Earl Klugh. David is a member of several performing ensembles including Grass it Up and Mango fan Django, named best bluegrass and jazz bands respectively by the Colorado Springs Independent. David also serves as music adviser for the Green Box Arts Festival and has commissioned several new symphonic, choral, and chamber works for the festival.