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Empowering Futures:
Exploring the Heart and
Mission of The Lion Project

ABOUT THE LION PROJECT

THE LION PROJECT WAS BORN OUT OF A DESIRE TO SEE NONPROFITS, BUSINESSES, COMMUNITIES, AND INDIVIDUALS THRIVE.

We set out to find a new way for nonprofits to get the resources they need while turning bystanders into engaged community members. The community of supporters we have created is unlike anything else. We enhance nonprofit exposure and engage with companies to embrace a new way of doing business.

We directly connect with three pillars of society: The business community, the nonprofit sector, and creatives. By blending the expertise and capital of businesses with the storytelling ability of creatives, the Lion Project creates a powerful voice for the silent heroes of the nonprofit world.

About The Lion Project

the lion project team

Zak Ferry, Executive Director of The Lion Project
Zak Ferry // Executive Director
Brandi McMichael
Brandi McMichael // Director of Marketing and Events
Aubrey Lael Fowler
Aubrey Fowler // Director of Development

Board Members

Chip Wernig
Dirk Dykson
Michele Ciardullo // Vice Chairman of the Board
Charles Marr
Charles Marr // Co-Chair Service Project Committee
Ty Morris
Emily Mellinger
Kurt Henkel
Kurt Henkel
Bethany Latzko
Bethany Latzko // Co-Chair Service Projects Committee
Bridgette Mbanusi
Bridgett Mbanusi // Chair of Business Partnerships
Naomie Pierre-Toussaint
Naomie Pierre-Toussaint // Secretary of the Board
Aaron Marshall
Aaron Marshall

Gala Committee

Heidi Rebel
Heidi Rebel // Co-Chair
Zak Ferry, Executive Director of The Lion Project
Zak Ferry // Treasurer & Sponsorship Chair
Aubrey Lael Fowler
Aubrey Fowler // Gala Chair
Quinn Washington
Quinn Washington // Gala Committee
Aaron Marshall
Aaron Marshall
Cassi Smiley gala co-chair at the Lion Project
Cassi Smiley // Gala Committee
Danya DeWolfe
Danya DeWolfe // Gala Committee

people, project, passion.

Let’s talk about your passion.
People are stories. The Lion Project creates action that allows people to reach a fuller potential through their stories. When you tell a story, you create a glimpse into someone’s life. Through this, The Lion Project builds a community of meaningful moments and positive change for all who get involved.

our mission

To accelerate nonprofit growth through video, marketing, and service projects.

our vision

To create life change through storytelling.

Organization Mission:

The Lion Project was born from a desire to see nonprofits, businesses, communities, and individuals thrive. We set out to find a new way for nonprofits to get the resources they need while turning bystanders into engaged community members. The community of supporters we have created is unlike anything else. We enhance nonprofit exposure and engage with companies to embrace a new way of doing business.

We directly connect with three pillars of society: The business community, the nonprofit sector, and creatives. By blending the expertise and capital of businesses with the storytelling ability of creatives, the Lion Project creates a powerful voice for the silent heroes of the nonprofit world.

Program Mission:
Our program mission is to address pressing needs in the community by organizing meaningful service project initiatives, providing resources, and mobilizing volunteers to tackle pressing issues through collaborations with nonprofit and educational organizations in the Denver Metro area and state of Colorado. Additionally, we aim to propel nonprofits to sustain these impactful programs through providing video documentation so nonprofits can advancing their own mission. Each year, we select an area of impact that addresses a critical need within our community.