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Exhibits, Race Cars, and Records…Oh My

Friday, 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

Monday, 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. (more…)

Introducing the Summer Internship Class of 2014!

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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. (more…)

El Pomar Welcomes Three New Trustees

Monday, 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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Trustee Approved Grants

Friday, 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. (more…)

Creating Change through Cavity Prevention

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

The competitive advantage of the Regional Partnerships program is that each Regional Council is geographically-based, allowing for the full utilization of local knowledge and expertise. According to the Telluride Foundation’s 2006 Health Needs Assessment, oral health care and the lack of dental care providers for low income children was one of the top health concerns for residents in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties. With this data in hand, the San Juan Regional Council began exploring opportunities to make an impact. Ultimately, the Telluride Foundation, headed by former San Juan Regional Council Member, Paul Major, founded the San Juan Kids Cavity Prevention Program (SKIPPY) in partnership with the Montrose Community Dental Clinic and the Forsyth Institute in Boston as a local health initiative. (more…)

Reflections on the SLE Winter Retreat

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Ben Haughton

As Fellows, we are fortunate to engage with a variety of unique individuals and groups on a daily basis. I have worked with a wide variety of people within El Pomar Foundation, on external nonprofit boards, and other organizations around the community. We are surrounded by impressive leaders, and I have gained  professionally and personally from each of these experiences. That said, a group that has had a significant impact for me over the course of my Fellowship is the staff, Fellows and scholars who comprise the Student Leadership Experience (SLE).

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Stories of Impact: Youth Find a Home at Urban Peak

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

 

Attempting to rise out of homelessness while simultaneously negotiating the responsibilities of adulthood can be immensely challenging. Youth experiencing homelessness face significant obstacles. Without Urban Peak Colorado Springs, many of these youth would not have the services and support necessary to find stable housing and realize their full potential. (more…)

Trustee Approved Grants

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Trustees of El Pomar Foundation met recently to consider grant proposals and recommendations from Regional Councils. They approved nearly 130 grants totaling more than $1.7 million. Recipients represent 39 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.orgClick here to view the list of approved grants.