The Energy to Lead
Paul invited me to be part of the founding team for this new enterprise, Kadi Energy Company. Kadi means “light” in Paul’s native language of Ewe, spoken in southeastern Ghana. Addressing Ghana’s energy insecurity issues seemed like an unsurmountable task to those of us on the team, and it was an even tougher sell to investors. Convincing them your startup is the most deserving recipient of their money and time requires considerable conviction and strategic planning. It was – hands down – the most exhilarating professional experience I’ve ever had.
Educating in the Face of Challenge
Imagine a classroom where you’re encouraged to learn and explore the world without limits, no matter the circumstances. Now meet Ivan, a six-year old child who was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome, a disorder that can cause developmental delays in young children. His adoptive parents were concerned with supporting his development and sought out ways to facilitate healthy growth for their new child.
Spencer Penrose's Yellow Devil will be part of the Hill Climb's 100th anniversary
Matt Steiner, The Gazette
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun in Colorado Springs
Persian Gulf War 25th anniversary: Colorado Springs veteran remembers 'beautiful' sound of invasion
Tom Roeder, The Gazette
Under the Etruscan Sun: Lessons in Life and Leadership from a Classical Archaeology Student
Jordan Miranda, a dear friend and valued colleague, passed away on February 29. It is a tragic loss for the El Pomar family and he will be deeply missed. Several weeks prior, Jordan wrote this blog post, “Under the Etruscan Sun.” We share it in his memory, as a reminder of his character and wisdom and a model for living our lives.
Fostering Friendships, Changing Lives
When we make a mistake, many of us rely on the support of family, friends, and mentors to help us learn from the experience and recover. This has been the business of Denver nonprofit Friends for Youth since 1998.
Grant helps region’s parents find child care
Mary Shinn The Cortez Journal
Manna Soup Kitchen: Serving Meals and Opportunity
Rob Hilbert retires as CFO of El Pomar Foundation, will remain a trustee
El Pomar Foundation executive Rob Hilbert retired at the end of January.
New Roots Grown at El Pomar Fall Leadership Retreat
Kaitlyn Elliot, SLE Scholar
Giving from the Heart
Reflections on a career of service.
Donation will boost Colorado Springs libraries
A $250,000 grant from a local philanthropist will be used to help the Pikes Peak Library District
Empty Stocking Fund raises more than $1 million for Pikes Peak region nonprofits
Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette
HopeWest is transforming fear into hope.
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