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.
On August 12, El Pomar Foundation celebrated the 150th birthday of its co-founder, Julie Penrose, which was declared Julie Penrose Day by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. Learn more about how El Pomar will continue to honor Julie Penrose's legacy through an annual award.
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.
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.
Assistant Curator Samantha Knoll tells the history of painter Randall Davey and sculptor Jo Davidson as they worked on the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Read more about their work and how El Pomar learned of their contributions.
Tim Jenkins, a 2nd Year Fellow with El Pomar and a native Marylander, describes how we was able to connect with northeastern Colorado beyond a few formal work experiences with the help of the Ring-necked Pheasant.
Janni, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, explains how she came to terms with the fact that extensive career planning can be equally beneficial and futile and that work in the nonprofit sector is more about advocacy than accommodation.
Meg Shaver, the Penrose House Conference Manager, reflects on how the closure of Penrose House during the pandemic has not stifled the determination of those nonprofits who used this space to plan and are now addressing the many pressing needs present throughout Colorado.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been voted one of the top ten zoos in North America, in the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards, for the fourth consecutive year.
El Pomar Foundation's curatorial staff visited the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, OK to learn more about the namesake of the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun and better develop their new exhibit that will delve into the lives of the Penroses as well as Rogers.
Doug Palmer, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, reflects on his growth at the Foundation as he completed challenging and meaningful work that supported his professional development. Doug looks forward to continuing his time at El Pomar as the Deputy Director of Regional Partnerships.
R. Thayer Tutt, Jr., Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at El Pomar Foundation, describes the surprising and unprecedented ups and down of the U.S. and global economy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Colorado Springs and El Pomar announced partnership to expand summer employment opportunities.
Aaron Miltenberger, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley, provides insight into how the clubs have adapted to social distancing requirements while continuing to address the growing needs in their communities.
Erin Kerr, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, details her post-Fellowship plans and highlights the importance of the skills, experiences and opportunities she has been afforded through the Fellowship.