Archive for March, 2011

Calling All Grant Recipients (Literally)

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Josie Burke

El Pomar’s Colorado Assistance Fund is designed to get much-needed funds in the hands of nonprofit organizations directly serving those Coloradans most affected by the economic crisis. In order to ensure that these organizations can focus on their important work, the grants are all unsolicited. There is no proposal to write, no paperwork to track down, no budget to design. This makes for an unintended, but thoroughly meaningful, consequence: the phone call.

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Save the Steaks

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

El Pomar Fellows go on to do a lot of unusual and exciting things. But try this career progression: Princeton University to El Pomar Fellowship to a Masters of Beef Advocacy.

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Denver Couple Redefines Feeding the Hungry

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Stephanie South

Brad and Libby Birky spent nine years volunteering in soup kitchens, and in time, they began to realize some things that wrinkled their brows.

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Record Number Participate in Empty Stocking Fund

Friday, March 4th, 2011

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Northern Colorado Philanthropy Crosses County Lines

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Virginia Woodfork

The 2010 Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund (NCESF) recently wrapped up its latest campaign with indications that this four-year old effort is poised for growth. Gordan Thibedeau, President and CEO of United Way of Larimer County and member of El Pomar’s North Regional Council, took time to reflect on the success of the campaign–and offer suggestions for organizations interested in using similar methods to meet pressing needs in their area.

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