Celebrating 100 years of service to the community
Penrose House, the former home of El Pomar founders Spencer and Julie Penrose, now serves as an education and conference center available exclusively for the nonprofit community to gather, discuss issues, and discover innovative solutions to challenges.
El Pomar Foundation utilizes this neutral meeting place to promote cooperation across organizational and/or philosophical boundaries.
Penrose House is made available at no cost, except for meals, to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Approximately 32,000 people representing nearly 1,000 local, state, national, and international organizations meet at Penrose House annually.
In 2010, El Pomar Foundation marked the 100th anniversary of the home's construction with various events that celebrated the important contribution this exceptional estate has made to community development. Since it was first built in 1910, Penrose House has been a gathering place where people are inspired to reach new heights.
For the Penrose House Authorized Caterers List, click here.
For our Inclement Weather Policy, click here.
Guest safety is a primary concern for El Pomar Foundation. As a result, inclement weather may result in an early closure, delayed opening, or a cancelation of meetings at Penrose House.
Monday through Friday, Penrose House follows Cheyenne Mountain School District 20's delayed opening or closure status. If District 12 announces a two-hour delayed opening, then Penrose House will open at 10:00am. If District 12 is closed due to inclement weather, all meetings at
Penrose House scheduled for that day will be canceled.
For District 12 inclement weather status, visit:
Spacefoundation.org – Carol Hively
The Gazette – Jakob Rodgers
The Colorado Springs Business Journal
The Colorado Springs Business Journal – Rebecca Tonn
Valley Courier – Nancy Butler and Angie Krall
Leadville Community Hub – Katie Baldassar
El Pomar Press Release
The Colorado Springs Business Journal – Amy Gillentine