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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.