As Colorado Springs celebrates its 150th year, El Pomar Foundation Curator of Historic Properties & Archives Sarah Woods honors the history of Spencer and Julie Penrose.
In the sixth blog post of a series written by El Pomar’s 1st Year Fellows, Alex Izbiky sums up one of the most important lessons he learned about leadership from working as a camp counselor in one word: wait.
Throughout their lifetimes, El Pomar Foundation’s co-founders Spencer and Julie Penrose responded to different crises individually, as well through the Broadmoor Hotel and El Pomar Foundation. Read below a brief history of their responses to the Great Depression and the World Wars, as told by El Pomar Foundation Curator of Historic Properties and Archives Sarah Woods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On August 12, El Pomar Foundation celebrated the 150th birthday of its co-founder, Julie Penrose, which was declared Julie Penrose Day by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. Learn more about how El Pomar will continue to honor Julie Penrose's legacy through an annual award.
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.
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.