Archive for June, 2011

Sports and El Pomar

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Josie Burke

El Pomar’s monthly all-staff meeting, which took place yesterday morning, featured a sports theme that was hard to miss. It was held in the El Pomar Carriage Museum, which houses a number of old race cars that still look ready to take off at any moment. And it featured guest reports from Tom Osborne (President and CEO of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation) and Chris Carmichael (Lance Armstrong’s coach and head of Colorado Springs-based Carmichael Training Systems).


Colorado Through Cars: An Interview with Jason Campbell

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Carrie Markel

We recently heard from a guest of the Carriage Museum who brimmed with praise for curator Jason Campbell. We knew Jason was great, but the positive feedback prompted me to dig a little deeper and find out more about the guy in the distinctive tie who loves old cars.


Elephants Pay Tribute to Nation’s Troops

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Sometimes, “support our troops” is about political posturing. Other times, it’s about a particular mindset with regard to foreign policy. Once in a while, it’s about showing military members and their families—in a tangible way—that we’re grateful for their service. On June 11, El Pomar Foundation did that by inviting Pikes Peak region military families to a special performance of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.


San Juan: Outcomes Through Involvement

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Libbey Davis

On Monday, May 23, more than 50 people converged at the Ouray 4-H Conference Center in Ridgway, Colorado. El Pomar Foundation’s San Juan Regional Council organized an Education Symposium to bring together community leaders, early childhood nonprofit staff, and local funders. The symposium was part of the Council’s continuing effort to help nonprofits achieve results by creating new opportunities for cooperation. (more…)

Organic Seed Alliance: Breaking Ground and Tradition

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Virginia Woodfork with Stephanie South

They call those born between the late 1970s and early 2000s a great many things—Generation Y, Echo Boomers, the Peter Pan Generation, and Millennials—but the one thing they do not call this demographic is farmers. However, this could be changing in the coming years.