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The Regional Draw

Tim Jenkins, a 2nd Year Fellow with El Pomar and a native Marylander, describes how we was able to connect with northeastern Colorado beyond a few formal work experiences with the help of the Ring-necked Pheasant.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Aug. 7, 2020, 1:09 p.m.

Janni's Farewell to the Fellowship

Janni, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, explains how she came to terms with the fact that extensive career planning can be equally beneficial and futile and that work in the nonprofit sector is more about advocacy than accommodation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Aug. 3, 2020, 9:30 p.m.

What I Know

Meg Shaver, the Penrose House Conference Manager, reflects on how the closure of Penrose House during the pandemic has not stifled the determination of those nonprofits who used this space to plan and are now addressing the many pressing needs present throughout Colorado.

by El Pomar Foundation, the July 31, 2020, 11 a.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo voted 4th best in North America

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been voted one of the top ten zoos in North America, in the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards, for the fourth consecutive year.

by El Pomar Foundation, the July 29, 2020, 10:23 a.m.

Uncovering the History of Will Rogers

El Pomar Foundation's curatorial staff visited the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, OK to learn more about the namesake of the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun and better develop their new exhibit that will delve into the lives of the Penroses as well as Rogers.

by El Pomar Foundation, the July 22, 2020, 11:50 a.m.

Doug's Farewell to the Fellowship

Doug Palmer, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, reflects on his growth at the Foundation as he completed challenging and meaningful work that supported his professional development. Doug looks forward to continuing his time at El Pomar as the Deputy Director of Regional Partnerships.

by El Pomar Foundation, the July 7, 2020, 9:54 a.m.

The Global Economy Roller Coaster Ride

R. Thayer Tutt, Jr., Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at El Pomar Foundation, describes the surprising and unprecedented ups and down of the U.S. and global economy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 29, 2020, 1:14 p.m.

Erin's Farewell to the Fellowship

Erin Kerr, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, details her post-Fellowship plans and highlights the importance of the skills, experiences and opportunities she has been afforded through the Fellowship.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 12, 2020, 9:56 a.m.

The Gift of Giving Back

Elizabeth Hoffner, the Deputy Director of the Fellowship at El Pomar Foundation, reflects on how growing up in the San Luis Valley has shaped her moral and ethical beliefs, and the communities here will always serve as a welcoming home no matter where she lives next.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 9, 2020, 11:19 a.m.

Using My Past to Inform the Present

Ulises Flores, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, describes how he draws from his experience on the receiving end of philanthropic efforts to relate to the communities he works with while at the Foundation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 4, 2020, 8:46 a.m.

It's All in the Family

Tania Jordet, an Administrative Assistant at El Pomar, shares her experience starting a job at the Foundation and connecting with the local nonprofit community.

by El Pomar Foundation, the May 13, 2020, 4:32 p.m.

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