In the fifth blog post of a series written by El Pomar's 1st Year Fellows, Mercedes McCue shares how her roots as a fourth generation rancher in Eastern Colorado have informed her desire to give back, support rural development and lift up the youth in this state.
In 2020, El Pomar Foundation pivoted in many ways to meet the needs of Colorado communities while also considering the health and well-being of Foundation staff. Fellow Megan Sanders shares what it has looked like “behind the screens” of El Pomar since March 2020.
In the fourth blog post of a series written by El Pomar's 1st Year Fellows, Will Keyse shares how his education in Denver and the Pacific Northwest, in addition to his travels to Morocco and beyond, led him to the Fellowship. He further explains his appreciation for the space to learn and grow as a professional while working with the community that he cares for deeply and that raised him.
El Pomar Foundation Recognizes and Awards Early Connections Learning Centers with a $30,000 Grant at its Annual Tree Lighting
El Pomar Foundation is pleased to recognize and award $30,000 to Early Connections Learning Centers, whose mission is to deliver comprehensive, high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education to children and families of limited means. The award was presented on December 2, 2020 at El Pomar Foundation’s annual Trustee Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony, a unique program designed to recognize and reward an outstanding nonprofit organization in the Pikes Peak Region in honor of one of the Foundation’s Trustees.
Claire Girardeau, a 2nd Year Fellow with El Pomar, shares her admiration and appreciation for the 20 partner agencies involved in the Gazette Charities/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that have continued operations during the pandemic to support communities in the Pikes Peak region.
In the third blog post of a series written by El Pomar's 1st Year Fellows, Megan Sanders shares how her experience with and passion for public service led her to El Pomar to support local nonprofits in their work to address some of Colorado's most pressing challenges.