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Turning Anxiety into Strength

We woke up at 4:00 AM, and my first thought was, “I can’t believe they’re making us do this.”

by Lori Bellingham, the Aug. 18, 2015, midnight

Pine River Library Like a Phoenix Rising

Like a phoenix rising from internet-induced public library ashes, the Pine River Public Library is proving itself far from obsolete –in fact, it’s thriving.

by Lori Bellingham, the July 29, 2015, midnight

Connecting Rural Communities with a Click of Button

Can you imagine being a resident of rural Colorado, driving hundreds of miles to the next nearest community in order to meet with people, attend job interviews, or gain employable skills through training unavailable in your community?

by Lori Bellingham, the July 15, 2015, midnight

A Path Toward Home

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, 220,000 people in families were homeless in 2014 on a given night, making up 37% of the total homeless population counted in the United States that year.

by Lori Bellingham, the July 1, 2015, midnight

Stories of Impact: Prospect Home and Hospice Care Inc.

In the twilight of life, many people hope to meet death with dignity, to rage in elegance against the dying of the light. Yet, greeting death with such poise is no modest task.

by Lori Bellingham, the June 23, 2015, midnight

A Local Fight Against Hunger

It is sobering to think, despite Colorado’s high standard of living in an industrialized and modernized world, a startling number of people continue to wake up hungry.

by Lori Bellingham, the June 10, 2015, midnight

Voices of the Fellowship: The Season of the Fellowship

Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work; a company work; a society work; a civilization work.” While Lombardi was probably trying to motivate one of his NFL Championship-winning, Packers squads, he could just as well have been talking to a group of El Pomar Fellows about what would be expected of them over the course of their tenure at the Foundation.

by Lori Bellingham, the May 22, 2015, midnight

Voices of the Fellowship: Rural Philanthropy Days 2015

Rural Philanthropy Days provides a unique opportunity for statewide funders, government agencies, and local grant seekers to strengthen partnerships and discover ways to work together on rural projects that improve community life.

by Lori Bellingham, the May 11, 2015, midnight

Voices of the Fellowship: Leading as a listener

Earlier this month I took a six day transformational leadership course in which I explored how I can make leadership my natural self-expression.

by Hannah Staller, the May 1, 2015, midnight

Never a Dry Day

Perhaps it was with foresight that Spencer Penrose installed secret doors behind the library’s north bookcases when he remodeled his new home in 1916.

by Lori Bellingham, the April 27, 2015, midnight

Stories of Impact: House of Neighborly Service

The days are cold, and the nights are colder. Imagine you have nowhere to seek shelter from the ever-changing Colorado weather. What do you do to stay warm in Loveland, Colorado?

by Lori Bellingham, the April 17, 2015, midnight

Sharpen Your Axe

One day, two lumberjacks decided to compete to see who could chop more lumber in 24 hours.

by Lori Bellingham, the March 31, 2015, midnight

Bringing in the New Year in Africa

As an African-American woman, I always hoped to visit a continent with rich history and ties to my ancestry. Little did I know I would bring in the 2015 New Year on a plane heading to Uganda.

by Lori Bellingham, the March 12, 2015, midnight

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