Empty Stocking Fund
The Empty Stocking Fund is an annual holiday fundraising campaign that supports 15 Pikes Peak-area health and human service agencies. Established in 1984 by Colorado Springs' local newspaper, The Gazette, the Fund has provided more than $8 million in grant support. El Pomar and the Bruni Foundation of Colorado Springs match contributions made by the community.
The Gazette and El Pomar share all administrative expenses enabling 100 percent of funds raised to go toward those in need.
El Pomar began its partnership with this program in 1997 and since that time has contributed $2.1 million to the Fund. The 2010-11 campaign raised more than $1 million.