Recently named as a 2016 Livingston Fellow through the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Jami Duffy joined Youth on Record in 2009, and has since provided the strategic direction, operational management and fundraising expertise that has led to consistent growth, national brand recognition and the opening of a Youth Media Studio. She spearheaded the organization’s $2.2M capital campaign to build their state-of- the-art Youth Media Studio, which is now open 6 days per week to youth throughout metro Denver.
Jami is a locally and nationally recognized thought leader and innovator in social justice education and engaging at-risk youth.
She has served on panels before the National Endowment for the Arts, and the U.S. Department of Labor, among others, and is a sought-after expert on youth development and mentoring for Denver's most vulnerable young people. She is a Political Science and Journalism Studies graduate of the University of Denver, and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in Nicaragua from 2004-2006. Jami is fluent in Spanish.
Current and Past Boards
In the past five years, Jami has served on the following boards:
- All in Denver Co Founder & Co-Chair, 2016 - present
- Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs
- Youth on Record Ex-Officio Board Member, Nov 2009 - present
- Levitt Pavilion Denver Board of Directors, 2014-2016
Community Involvement | Volunteer | Philanthropic Work
- March 2020 - Facilitated a 6 week course around Inner Life work for the Young Professionals of Non Profits
- June 2020 - How to Value, Honor, Engage-with and Defend the Lives of Black, Indigenous, and Youth of Color: A Statement from Youth on Record - Jami led this conversation and put out this statement on behalf of the organization
- World Music Development’s Dulctettera virtual festival - Jami spoke about how YOR has pivoted during COVID, and how YOR is continuing to serve the youth in our community
- Jami sat on a panel discussion, along with a former youth, for Denver Startup Week, “Learnings From Music, Theatre and Comedy: Storytelling that radically and responsibly disrupts business and usual
- Civil Unrest Preparedness - Jami led the YOR team to put together a civil unrest plan for the organization and shared this process and plan with the larger community. She hosted a one hour zoom call for leaders in the nonprofit sector, which included leaders both locally and nationally.
- 2020 Music Policy Forum Intensive - an international conference, Jami spoke on a panel to talk about “How can we reimagine (and build!) a more just and equitable music community?”
- Denver's Public Art Policy Committee, 2017-present
- Hadley Library Public Art Selection Committee, 2019
- National Western Complex Public Art Selection Committee, 2019-2020
- Music Policy Forum Advisory Committee
- All in Denver Arts & Culture Committee Chair, 2019-present
- Back to School Night School Board Candidate Forum Planning Committee, August - October 2019
- Denver's Mayoralpalooza Candidate Forum Planning Committee, February - June 2019