Last week, community members from throughout the Pikes Peak region gathered for the 2012-2013 Empty-Stocking Fund closing reception at the Penrose House. The crowd included donors, community partners and representatives from El Pomar Foundation and The Gazette. The mood was celebratory, as this year’s campaign surpassed its goal of raising $1 million.
“It could be argued that our community needed this support more this year than ever before,” said Bill Hybl, chairman and CEO of El Pomar Foundation. “There is no doubt, however, that the response to this need was extraordinary.”
The campaign raised a total of $1.06 million, with community organizations and individuals contributing more than $790,000. El Pomar Foundation provided $200,000 in matching funds and the Bruni Foundation added $70,000 in matching funds.
Every dollar collected was distributed to the 15 benefiting health and human service agencies in the Pikes Peak region. To read more about the campaign and find out how you can get involved next year, visit the Empty Stocking Fund website.