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Penrose History in Times of Crisis

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Jan. 13, 2021, 9:12 a.m.

1st Year Fellow Series: Mercedes' Thoughts on Acting Together to Stay Together

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 21, 2020, 4:39 p.m.

A Year in (Virtual) Review: Behind the Screens at El Pomar

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 21, 2020, 9:56 a.m.

1st Year Fellow Series: Will Keyse’s Path Back Home

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 14, 2020, 8:03 a.m.

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 9, 2020, 8:18 a.m.

1st Year Fellow Series: Megan Sanders' Passion for Public Service

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 2, 2020, 1:01 p.m.

A Legacy of Convening: Reflecting on the Service of El Pomar’s Theophilus Gregory

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 18, 2020, 10:55 a.m.

1st Year Fellow Series: Adelita Aguirre’s Lessons for Supporting Community

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 16, 2020, 3:04 p.m.

1st Year Fellow Series: Kacie Adair's Perspectives on Colorado

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 6, 2020, 9:11 a.m.

Life at the Shrine of the Sun

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 9, 2020, 1:52 p.m.

Unearthing the Artifacts of Spencer Penrose

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Sept. 30, 2020, 9:54 a.m.

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