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Erin's Farewell to the Fellowship

Erin Kerr, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, details her post-Fellowship plans and highlights the importance of the skills, experiences and opportunities she has been afforded through the Fellowship.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 12, 2020, 9:56 a.m.

The Gift of Giving Back

Elizabeth Hoffner, the Deputy Director of the Fellowship at El Pomar Foundation, reflects on how growing up in the San Luis Valley has shaped her moral and ethical beliefs, and the communities here will always serve as a welcoming home no matter where she lives next.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 9, 2020, 11:19 a.m.

Using My Past to Inform the Present

Ulises Flores, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, describes how he draws from his experience on the receiving end of philanthropic efforts to relate to the communities he works with while at the Foundation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 4, 2020, 8:46 a.m.

It's All in the Family

Tania Jordet, an Administrative Assistant at El Pomar, shares her experience starting a job at the Foundation and connecting with the local nonprofit community.

by El Pomar Foundation, the May 13, 2020, 4:32 p.m.

Andrew's Farewell to the Fellowship

Andrew Schwartz, member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, describes his post-Fellowship plans and reflects on what he learned during his time at the Foundation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the May 5, 2020, 10:19 a.m.

Defining Community Engagement in its Many Forms

Shelby Pauka, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explores her experiences with community engagement, which she defines as determining the needs of a community through asking questions and inviting participation as opposed to making decisions about communities without input.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 29, 2020, 1:24 p.m.

Prescriptions for a Healthier Colorado Springs

El Pomar’s Pikes Peak Heritage Series, in partnership with Colorado Health Foundation, hosted a series titled Pikes Peak Outdoors: Prescriptions for a Healthier Colorado Springs and summarized the events' discussions in a report.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 22, 2020, 3:56 p.m.

Five Lessons We've Learned About Funding Mental Health

El Pomar's North Regional Council shares five key lessons from funding in mental health. In sharing these lessons, the Council hopes others considering funding in mental health have an additional resource as they strive to make an impact in this critically important area.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 16, 2020, 11:24 a.m.

Five Ways to Provide Meaningful Leadership Development

Jennifer Dodd, Associate Vice President and Director of Leadership Programs at El Pomar, outlines five strategies for creating meaningful leadership and professional development experiences that she has prioritized during her time managing the Fellowship program.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 2, 2020, 11:06 a.m.

A Data Driven Approach to Grant Making

The El Pomar High Country Regional Council used data to inform its funding funding decisions in the area of at-risk middle school youth. Hannah Grace, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explains how the Council used objective metrics to identify a need-based distribution of funds.

by El Pomar Foundation, the March 24, 2020, 12:44 p.m.

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