Deb Mahan, Executive Director of Gazette Charities, shares how the Gazette Charities/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund raises money for 20 health and human service agencies that support those in need in the Pikes Peak region.
From Colorado Springs comes retired Command Sgt. Maj. Terrance McWilliams.
Jonathan Royal, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explains his perspective on service through the experiences he had directing a youth center in a low-income neighborhood. To Jonathan, service is about building bridges across divisions and healing wounds through mutual connection.
El Pomar Intern Max Blackburn discusses the more recent work of El Pomar with Spencer and Julie Penrose as if he was able to travel 82 years into the past to lunch with them in person. Work as the Award for Excellence Intern and interactions with El Pomar staff ignited his interest in serving Colorado communities post-graduation.
Hannah Grace, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, reflects on how her Army ROTC cultural exchange program with the Rwanda Defense Force has informed the style of leadership she hopes to emulate.
Learn more from High Country Regional Trustee Dave Palenchar about the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize, the excellent work of Lake County and how the High Country Council's grantee partner played a role.
She is also a longtime member of El Pomar Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Development program.
When deciding to join a board, making a personal contribution or recommending a grant, a variety of signs can indicate the financial health of a nonprofit organization. El Pomar’s Chief Financial Officer Elaine Martinez highlights a few of these financial and managerial indicators and how they provide insights to the organization’s well-being.
Sam Hinkle, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explores a formative leadership experience while helping run an annual restoration workshop in the Valle Vidal of northern New Mexico. This role helped him formulate what kind of leader he wants to be looking forward.
Empty Stocking Fund sparks the giving spirit of the Pikes Peak Region to benefit local nonprofits serving neighbors in need.
Cathy Robbins reflects on what has been accomplished and learned through 15 years of Statewide meetings, and she looks forward at what can be done to help Regional Partnerships reach its full potential.
El Pomar Fellowship alumnus Matt Nuñez reflects on the economic evolution of rural Colorado given his past experience with the Telluride Foundation and his current position as an Economic Development Specialist for the City of Glenwood Springs.
Proposition CC debated in Colorado Springs at Penrose House
El Pomar Intern Brandee Lantz filled Julie and Spencer Penrose in on the condition of their repurposed home as if she was able to travel 82 years into the past to dine with them in person. Her experience guiding visitors through the Penrose House this past summer made her well-equipped to enlighten the couple on what has become of their humble abode.
The City of Alamosa along with Western Rivers Conservancy just added a 203-acre riverfront park to the city’s open space offerings.