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A Legacy of Convening: Reflecting on the Service of El Pomar’s Theophilus Gregory

Starting in January 2021, Theophilus “Theo” Gregory will be transitioning out of his role as Senior Vice President of Outreach at El Pomar Foundation, after more than 20 years. El Pomar is grateful for Theo’s contributions to the Foundation and to the greater Colorado Springs and Pueblo communities.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 18, 2020, 10:55 a.m.

1st Year Fellow Series: Adelita Aguirre’s Lessons for Supporting Community

In the second blog post of a series written by El Pomar's 1st Year Fellows, Adelita Aguirre shares how her volunteer roles have taught her the importance of listening, observing and asking questions to better understand and empathize with everyone she works with at El Pomar and beyond.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 16, 2020, 3:04 p.m.

1st Year Fellow Series: Kacie Adair's Perspectives on Colorado

Kacie Adair is a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar Foundation. In the first post of this blog series, Kacie shares her connection to Colorado, and why she chose to work with El Pomar to support Colorado communities.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 6, 2020, 9:11 a.m.

Life at the Shrine of the Sun

George Guerrero, the Curator at the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, has held an impressive number of roles throughout his time at El Pomar Foundation. From supporting the Emerging Leadership Development Program to monitoring the chimes at the Shrine, George's breadth of experience has lead to valuable connections and some life lessons worth noting.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 9, 2020, 1:52 p.m.

Unearthing the Artifacts of Spencer Penrose

Assistant Curator Samantha Knoll showcases the contents of a rare discovery made in a forgotten storage space at El Pomar Foundation. She shares her knowledge of Spencer's lost items and details how such artifacts are recorded and preserved at the Penrose Heritage Museum.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Sept. 30, 2020, 9:54 a.m.

New Discoveries on the Shrine of the Sun

Assistant Curator Samantha Knoll tells the history of painter Randall Davey and sculptor Jo Davidson as they worked on the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Read more about their work and how El Pomar learned of their contributions.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Sept. 8, 2020, 3:33 p.m.

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.

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