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.
USA Diving Inc. has announced it will be moving its national office from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs in the fourth quarter of this year.
The Southwest Regional Council aims to be strategic and proactive as they support evidence-based programs to address the mental and behavioral health of youth in the region. Four of the Council's grantees are working hard to make a difference on this front for the young people of their community.
El Pomar Foundation Origins: A 'Gold Mine of a Gift' to Colorado Springs from Spencer and Julie Penrose
There is a long history behind the Penroses' generous gift...
Tim Jenkins, Fellowship Class of 2019, learns a valuable lesson about leadership and kindness while spending the night in Burlington, Colorado during a dangerous winter storm.
El Pomar Intern Emma Walker updates Julie and Spencer Penrose on the status of their Foundation as if she was able to travel 82 years into the past to chat with them person. After working in the Grants and Finance offices over the summer, she has ample exciting news to share with the couple.
Across from The Broadmoor Hotel lies a hidden gem...the Penrose Heritage Museum.
The El Pomar Foundation Internship program offers valuable professional experience to continuing undergraduate students interested in the nonprofit sector. However, this summer’s Interns had a somewhat unusual experience. After a work week filled with meetings, projects and professional development trainings, the Interns prepared to leave Penrose House for some well-deserved rest. However, Friday-evening drowsiness set over them, and instead of clocking out, they accidentally pressed the “travel back in time 82 years” button. Suddenly, the Interns found themselves sharing a table with Mr. and Mrs. Spencer and Julie Penrose, who were about to delight in a delicious 1930s Depression-era meal. Naturally, Spencer and Julie asked the Interns to update them on the evolved state of El Pomar Foundation some 80 years in the future. Here is what Chase said:
In this Grantee Spotlight we are highlighting the Educating Children of Color organization, which operates numerous beneficial programs and an annual Educating Children of Color Summit, all of which work towards encouraging youth to pursue higher education, supporting teachers in their educational efforts and educating parents on maneuvering and maximizing the post-secondary school experience.
Penrose Heritage Museum Curator Sarah Rodgers and Assistant Curator Samantha Knoll have only been at the museum for little over a year, but their knowledge and passion for the collection has grown immensely. Now, they want to share that knowledge and passion with guests to ensure they fully understand the interesting history and legacy of Spencer and Julie Penrose.
Kathy Rodgers, the Economic Development Director of the City of Alamosa, reassures the continued growth and development of the San Luis Valley, including new and prospering businesses, lively community events and celebrations, and affordable housing efforts.