Archive for April, 2013

A Night in Dialogue

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Sparked by a conversation between two former fellows, Tarn Udall and Amy Humble, the Fellowship Dialogues was created to inspire, encourage, and inform the El Pomar Fellowship network. Focused on exploring new ideas, the series illuminates the good, the bad, and the challenging aspects of making big career steps and pursuing lifelong passions.


The Last Legacy Trustee

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Ben Jourdan

Many gathered at Penrose House last month to remember El Pomar Trustee Emeritus Kent Olin. Olin passed away on March 4. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn, who passed away on March 8, 2008.


Trustees Approve Grants

Friday, April 12th, 2013

El Pomar trustees recently approved 42 grants totaling $628,500 that will serve 23 counties across Colorado.

Grants ranged from providing general operating support in human services to a $10,000 capital grant to install an Interactive Early Learning space in the children’s area of the new Garfield County Public Library.


The Western Slope Listening Tour: the road to Rural Philanthropy Days

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

 Devanie Helman

Ruggedly individual. Passionate. Community-oriented. These are some of the phrases that community leaders used to describe the personalities in the communities of the Western Slope. While living in small, rural communities certainly isn’t easy, it is a conscience choice made by individuals who want to live in the beautiful, rugged landscape of western Colorado. As Stu Fraser, mayor of Telluride said, “You don’t end up here by accident. It isn’t the biggest place or the easiest place, but it’s the best damn place in the world.” 


El Pomar Founders Featured in RMPBS Special

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

A new television series created through a partnership between Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado seeks to introduce Coloradans to the people who helped transform the Centennial State. The most recent episode of the series, called Colorado Experience, featured El Pomar founders Spencer and Julie Penrose. The 30-minute program contains all of the historical details that explain the impact the Penroses have had on the state, along with some fun details that will set you up to win your next game of Colorado trivia. So, if you want to know exactly how many glass eyes Spencer Penrose had, click to watch: Colorado Experience: Spencer and Julie Penrose

Introducing El Pomar’s Youth Development Project

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Last fall, El Pomar Foundation embarked on a new project to examine youth development opportunities throughout Colorado. The goal is to work with communities throughout the state to match their needs with best practices. The first phase of the program was to identify a model that is working. And that meant getting up close and personal with The Youth Foundation in Eagle County.