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Update from Washington D.C. - Morgan Harrison at ACYPL

2nd Year Fellow, Morgan Harrison, is currently working at the American Council of Young Political Leaders in Washington D.C. Check here for an update on Morgan's experience!

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 26, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - Artful Philanthropy, 2002, Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is an iconic institution in Denver, and one of the largest art museums between the west coast and Chicago. Because Julie Penrose was a great enthusiast of both the performing and visual arts, El Pomar’s Trustees established “arts and culture” as one of the Foundation’s five grant making areas and provide support to numerous Colorado arts organizations each year. The Denver Art Museum is El Pomar Foundation’s 20th-highest grant recipient to date.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 25, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - 2001, Hundred Club of Colorado Springs

The loss of a first responder in the line of duty is a tragedy that can strike any community at any time. While these events cause heartbreak and anguish, they also demonstrate the resilience and strength within a community through the immediate support of the families of our fallen heroes. This is the primary mission of The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 18, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - 2000, Children’s Literacy Center

Since 1993, Children’s Literacy Center has been working with children throughout the state of Colorado to improve their reading skills with free, one-on-one tutoring opportunities. True to their mission of “building a life of success though a foundation of literacy…ONE child at a time,” Children’s Literacy Center has a vast network of volunteers who work with hundreds of kids each year.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - 1999, El Pomar Youth in Community Service

El Pomar Youth in Community Service (EPYCS) was a program administered by El Pomar Foundation to educate and encourage youth to participate in philanthropy and engage with their communities through service. From 1991 to 2008, EPYCS students learned about grant making, developed leadership and professional skills, and gained first-hand knowledge of their communities and the nonprofit sector.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 11, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - 1998, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

While alive, the Penroses were consistently committed to support Colorado’s students and educational institutions, through both grants and scholarships. One way El Pomar’s Trustees have continued this legacy is through support for the University of Colorado Foundation, which is El Pomar’s 5th-highest grant recipient to date. The CU Foundation manages private financial support for the University of Colorado, including all four campuses: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, and Anschutz Medical. In particular, given the Foundation’s deep roots in the Pikes Peak region, El Pomar has established a strong legacy of giving to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 10, 2018, 9:23 a.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - 1997, Colorado Nonprofit Association of the Pikes Peak Region

True to its mission to strengthen Southern Colorado’s nonprofit sector with leadership and resource development, advocacy, and collaboration, the Colorado Nonprofit Association of the Pikes Peak Region (formerly the Center for Nonprofit Excellence) has served as an invaluable resource for local nonprofits for more than 20 years. In 1991, El Pomar provided a three-year start-up grant in recognition of the organization’s work to support other nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 a.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - “Olympic City, USA,” 1995, United States Olympic Committee

Known as “Olympic City, USA,” Colorado Springs is home to the United States Olympic Committee headquarters, more than 20 national Olympic governing bodies, 50 national sport organizations, the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, and the U.S. Olympic Museum scheduled to open in 2020. El Pomar has played a significant role in the establishment of the city as a center for the nation’s Olympic movement: the Foundation supported the United States Olympic Committee during its 1978 move to Colorado Springs and in the 40 years since.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Sept. 25, 2018, 8:19 a.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - Sports and Entertainment in the Pikes Peak Region, 1994, Broadmoor World Arena

For more than 20 years the Broadmoor World Arena has brought a diverse selection of musical, artistic, sporting, and cultural events to the people of Colorado Springs. The arena, constructed to replace the original complex at the Broadmoor Hotel, is closely connected to Spencer Penrose’s legacy as a promoter of sports and entertainment across the Pikes Peak region.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Sept. 20, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - “Strengthening the Civic Fabric,” 1993, Rocky Mountain Public Broadcast Network

Local public broadcasting is a cornerstone of democracy built on the notion that citizens are able to engage in the community on a deeper level when that news is localized, accessible, and instructive. Since 1956 the Rocky Mountain Public Broadcast Network has worked to “strengthen the civic fabric of Colorado” by providing inspiring and informative programming throughout the state.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Sept. 17, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - “A Place to Call Home,” 1991, La Puente Home

Large-scale social issues like homelessness can seem difficult or daunting to address, but communities often benefit when they come together to respond to such challenges with compassion and care. La Puente Home, an Alamosa-based nonprofit that serves six counties in the San Luis Valley, has worked since 1982 to “meet immediate needs and empower people to live independently with dignity.”

by El Pomar Foundation, the Sept. 10, 2018, 3:13 p.m.

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