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Courageous Discomfort and Empty Chairs

Creed Bauman, Internship Class of 2022, reflects on El Pomar Foundation's Regional Partnership Program and the role it plays in helping us to diversify decision making.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 7, 2022, 12:09 p.m.

Southwest Regional Council Expands Focus from Youth Mental Health to Youth Development

Over the past six years supporting youth mental health, the Southwest Regional Council has expanded its understanding of the ever-evolving and diverse youth well-being needs in the region and the programs and solutions that most effectively address these needs. As a result, the Council’s focus has evolved from youth mental health, specifically, to youth well-being and development, more generally.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 4, 2022, 8 a.m.

San Juan Regional Council Moves from Responsive to Preventive Mental Health Funding

Over the past few years, the San Juan Regional Council has focused its grant making efforts on youth mental health. While responsive care in the region serves an essential purpose in supporting mental and behavioral health care needs, the Council has recently focused efforts on funding local organizations working towards holistic youth well-being through preventative mental health programming.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Sept. 19, 2022, 1:25 p.m.

Nancy Richardson Presented with Julie Penrose Award

On Tuesday, August 9, El Pomar Foundation presented Co-founder of Otter Products, LLC and founder of OtterCares Foundation Nancy Richardson with the annual Julie Penrose Award, an award which honors philanthropic women within the state of Colorado. The award connects these women with the legacy of the Foundation’s co-founder Julie Penrose, who supported the arts, education, health and civic ventures across the state throughout her life.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Aug. 18, 2022, 12:19 p.m.

20 Years of Wildland Fire Fund

June 2022 marked 20 years of El Pomar's Wildland Fire Fund supporting firefighting agencies throughout Colorado.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Aug. 15, 2022, 6:55 p.m.

A Special “HOOAH” to Terrance McWilliams

After 15 years of dedicated service at El Pomar and 31 years in the Army, Terrance McWilliams will retire from his role at El Pomar Foundation effective September 1, 2022. His retirement will mark over 5,510 days of service to the people of Colorado and an estimated 27,562 exclamations of “HOOAH!” in the halls and spaces of Penrose House and 10 Lake.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Aug. 15, 2022, 6:25 p.m.

Julie Penrose Inducted into The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

El Pomar Foundation's benevolent and visionary co-founder, Julie Penrose, has been chosen for induction into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame for the Class of 2022. Described as an astute community leader, resolute philanthropist, and patron of the arts, she has been further recognized as one of the most influential women in the growth and development of Colorado and Colorado Springs with this honor.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 10, 2022, 5:04 p.m.

The Value of Multi-Year Grant Making in the High Country Region

The High Country Regional Council recognized the opportunity for greater impact through making long-term commitments to nonprofits. According to Regional Trustee Dave Palenchar, “the additional security of future years of funding provides the nonprofit the opportunity to spend more strategic time on mission engagement and allows it to better address and adapt to the changing challenges it will likely face while pursuing its programmatic objectives over several years.”

by El Pomar Foundation, the May 31, 2022, 3:21 p.m.

Curating the Narrative of the Penrose Legacy

Hear from Curator of Historic Properties and Archives, Sarah Woods, about her process for designing and curating the newest exhibit at the Penrose Heritage Museum.

by El Pomar Foundation, the May 11, 2022, 4:14 p.m.

Colorado’s Educational Landscape: An Interview with Rebecca Holmes

1st Year Fellow Reilly Torres, who supports the Metro Regional Council, interviewed Metro Regional Council member and President and CEO of Colorado Education Initiative Rebecca Holmes to learn more about the educational landscape across our state.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 6, 2022, 5:01 p.m.

The State of Veteran Homelessness in the Pikes Peak Region

In 2021, the Pikes Peak Regional Council identified five grant partners addressing veteran homelessness. In early 2022, these organizations shared updates with the Council about the key challenges veterans experiencing homelessness in the region continue to face. 1st Year Fellow Dylan Craddock shares high level themes of these challenges.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 5, 2022, 12:05 p.m.

A Trip to the Penrose Heritage Museum

1st Year Fellow Dylan Craddock visits Penrose Heritage Museum with her Nana, Susan Conde, who has seen the Penrose legacy grow throughout her life in Colorado Springs.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 24, 2022, 11:19 a.m.

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