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.
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.
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.
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.
June 2022 marked 20 years of El Pomar's Wildland Fire Fund supporting firefighting agencies throughout Colorado.
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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Matt Carpenter shares how El Pomar embodies the values of Reliability and Responsiveness through grant making.
Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer R. Thayer Tutt reflects on a challenging market and his strategy to manage for difficult times.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a year's delay--more than 150 alumni gathered at Penrose House and the Broadmoor to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the El Pomar Fellowship.