Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation (NAHF)


NAHF_Logo2The Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation (NAHF) provides funding for quality youth theatre, public art, and other cultural endeavors in Northglenn, Colorado and the North Denver Metro area. Over 40,000 children and adults have participated in NAHF funded performances, public art, special events and classes. All programming takes place at the DL Parsons Theatre in the Northglenn Recreation Center, EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park, and various parks throughout Northglenn.

The mission of the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation (NAHF) is to maintain and nurture the cultural arts for the benefit of our community. Its plan is to accomplish this through the development and support of successful collaborations between the arts, businesses, service groups, schools and artists for optimum utilization of artistic resources. NAHF strives to provide access for all citizens to the performing and visual arts, to promote an awareness of the arts and to enhance the community image through the development of a cultural climate. In partnership with the City of Northglenn, NAHF sponsors affordable, quality arts programs and performances at the DL Parsons Theatre and in City parks and schools.

Formed in 1990, the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization with a 501(c)3 status. (In compliance with the IRS, tax-exempt organizations must make annual returns and exemption applications available for public inspection (2018 990 Form). The purpose of the foundation is to act as a vehicle for soliciting and accepting contributions to benefit cultural programs at the DL Parsons Theatre and throughout the City of Northglenn and to promote, encourage and solicit programs and events related to the theatre and arts. These programs and events can be of a charitable, educational, historic, artistic, musical, or dramatic nature. In addition to its commitment to theatre and music programs, the foundation has an added visual art emphasis through its public art program. Funded programs include: Missoula Children’s Theatre, Northglenn’s Art on Parade Program, Northglenn Youth Theatre, and the Summer Concert Series.

NAHF Board of Directors

  • Rosie Garner, President
  • Jill Parsons, Vice-President
  • Diane Lewis, Secretary
  • Kit Steffen, Treasurer
  • Donna Cole, Member
  • Jay Jaramillo, Member
  • Jennifer Nevins, Member
  • Lucille Rivera, Member
  • Gary Rodriguez, Member
  • Tanya Rodriguez, Member
Non-Voting Members
  • Joyce Downing, City Council Liaison
  • Michael Stricker, Director

View a short clip about SCFD and the 2018 award ceremony that took place in October.