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College Readiness and Success Program

July 16th, 2014

In 2011 when Alyssa Young’s school counselor recommended the College Readiness and Success Program (CRSP), neither she nor her mother, Michelle, had ever considered higher education an option. With no knowledge of financial aid opportunities, they believed the financial burden too great to overcome. With the help of CRSP and  ambassadors from the Emerging Leadership Development Program, Alyssa and Michelle quickly learned about flexible community college courses and financial aid opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome Fellows, Class of 2014

July 8th, 2014

The time has come- yesterday we welcomed the El Pomar Fellowship Class of 2014. Our new class is driven, passionate, and full of energy as they embark upon their two years of personal and professional growth through the Fellowship. These 12 individuals join us from all walks of life, each bringing their own unique perspective as well as a shared commitment to bettering the state of Colorado.  Read the rest of this entry »

Exhibits, Race Cars, and Records…Oh My

June 27th, 2014

Andy Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diversity of Penrose Legacy on Full Display in Weeks Ahead

As the 92nd annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb rolls around this Sunday, June 29th, the usual excitement will be compounded by two additional events commemorating the Penrose Legacy.

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Trustees Approved Grants

June 9th, 2014

The Trustees of El Pomar Foundation met in May to consider and approve grant requests, including those from the Ferrand Fund and Regional Councils. As a result, they approved 44 grants totaling more than $2.5 million. Recipients represent 29 counties from across the state of Colorado.

Grant recipients are listed below. To learn more about El Pomar Foundation’s grantmaking and community stewardship programs visit www.elpomar.org. Read the rest of this entry »

Lean In

May 28th, 2014

 

Cecelia Crossen

“The time is long overdue to encourage more women to dream the possible dream.” – Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In

I had the great privilege of attending the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame event in Denver on March 20. It was impossible to come away from the night uninspired by the incredible stories of the honorees, But with Sheryl Sandberg’s recent best seller Lean In fresh in my mind I could not help but visualize the long path, fraught with obstacles, that these women had to overcome on their journeys. Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing the Summer Internship Class of 2014!

May 22nd, 2014

El Pomar’s Internship Program provides a unique summer experience for continuing undergraduate students. Interns receive an introduction to the nonprofit sector and an opportunity to develop professional interests and skills.

Terrell Brown (Outreach Programs)

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Montana State University ‘16
  • Business Marketing

Terrell is a member of the Montana State basketball team. Aside from playing basketball, Terrell enjoys shopping, working out, and spending time with his family. In the future, he aspires to positively impact the youth in his community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At The Broadmoor… Diamonds are Forever

May 15th, 2014

Beau Kelly

In April of 1917, the construction of the Broadmoor Hotel began.  Spencer Penrose spared no expenses in the development of the first class resort designed to attract national and international guests. In a little over a year, he invested over $3 million to construct his dream hotel, modeled after Europe’s finest hostelries. The Broadmoor opened in June of 1918 with 350 guest rooms and the aura of a European grand hotel. The Penrose’s never felt that the Broadmoor was “finished,” and they continued to invest their fortune to improve the iconic hotel. The couple added polo grounds, a rodeo stadium, an ice rink, and a second golf course to improve the luxurious experience in Colorado Springs. Read the rest of this entry »

El Pomar Welcomes Three New Trustees

May 12th, 2014

El Pomar Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Lt Gen Michael Gould, Timothy Travis and Jen Johnson Livsey to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

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Board Service: Kids on Bikes

May 2nd, 2014

Ben Haughton

My time at El Pomar has helped clarify what makes an effective board, and what makes an effective board member. As a rule of thumb, a good board member brings the “three w’s” to the table:  Wealth, Work, and Wisdom. By this definition, it will likely be years before I am qualified to serve on any board of directors. Nonetheless, the opportunity to apply what I have learned as a Fellow makes the lessons far more tangible and gives me an increased sense of commitment to this community. Read the rest of this entry »

Trustee Approved Grants

April 25th, 2014

The Trustees of El Pomar Foundation met recently to consider and approve grant requests, including those from the Ackerman Fund, Hambrick Fund, and Regional Councils. As a result, they approved 80 grants totaling more than $1.7 million. Recipients represent 28 counties from across the state of Colorado.

Grant recipients are listed below. To learn more about El Pomar Foundation’s grantmaking and community stewardship programs visit www.elpomar.org. Read the rest of this entry »