The loss of a first responder in the line of duty is a tragedy that can strike any community at any time. While these events cause heartbreak and anguish, they also demonstrate the resilience and strength within a community through the immediate support of the families of our fallen heroes. This is the primary mission of The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs.
Since 1993, Children’s Literacy Center has been working with children throughout the state of Colorado to improve their reading skills with free, one-on-one tutoring opportunities. True to their mission of “building a life of success though a foundation of literacy…ONE child at a time,” Children’s Literacy Center has a vast network of volunteers who work with hundreds of kids each year.
Colorado’s two major-party candidates for governor sparred over health care, transportation funding and energy policy, among other topics, in a televised debate Saturday night in Colorado Springs.
El Pomar Youth in Community Service (EPYCS) was a program administered by El Pomar Foundation to educate and encourage youth to participate in philanthropy and engage with their communities through service. From 1991 to 2008, EPYCS students learned about grant making, developed leadership and professional skills, and gained first-hand knowledge of their communities and the nonprofit sector.
While alive, the Penroses were consistently committed to support Colorado’s students and educational institutions, through both grants and scholarships. One way El Pomar’s Trustees have continued this legacy is through support for the University of Colorado Foundation, which is El Pomar’s 5th-highest grant recipient to date. The CU Foundation manages private financial support for the University of Colorado, including all four campuses: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, and Anschutz Medical. In particular, given the Foundation’s deep roots in the Pikes Peak region, El Pomar has established a strong legacy of giving to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
True to its mission to strengthen Southern Colorado’s nonprofit sector with leadership and resource development, advocacy, and collaboration, the Colorado Nonprofit Association of the Pikes Peak Region (formerly the Center for Nonprofit Excellence) has served as an invaluable resource for local nonprofits for more than 20 years. In 1991, El Pomar provided a three-year start-up grant in recognition of the organization’s work to support other nonprofit organizations throughout the region.
North Council member Bob Tointon has been named the 2019 Citizen of the West, the top honor awarded by the National Western Stock Show.
Celebrating 80 Years - “Code of the West,” 1996, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy
Since 1979, the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy has been promoting the sport of rodeo to thousands of visitors every year. El Pomar’s support for this outstanding organization ties back to Spencer Penrose’s passion for promoting rodeo in the Pikes Peak region.
Known as “Olympic City, USA,” Colorado Springs is home to the United States Olympic Committee headquarters, more than 20 national Olympic governing bodies, 50 national sport organizations, the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, and the U.S. Olympic Museum scheduled to open in 2020. El Pomar has played a significant role in the establishment of the city as a center for the nation’s Olympic movement: the Foundation supported the United States Olympic Committee during its 1978 move to Colorado Springs and in the 40 years since.
Celebrating 80 Years - Sports and Entertainment in the Pikes Peak Region, 1994, Broadmoor World Arena
For more than 20 years the Broadmoor World Arena has brought a diverse selection of musical, artistic, sporting, and cultural events to the people of Colorado Springs. The arena, constructed to replace the original complex at the Broadmoor Hotel, is closely connected to Spencer Penrose’s legacy as a promoter of sports and entertainment across the Pikes Peak region.