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...
Across from The Broadmoor Hotel lies a hidden gem...the Penrose Heritage Museum.
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.
After 6 years of working as the Director of the Fellowship at El Pomar Foundation, recently-departed Devanie Helman shared her thoughts and feelings about the Foundation.
El Pomar Foundation supports many unique community programs by providing necessary grants and seed money, such as the Veterans Climb program at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center (Mt. Carmel) and the Achieving Competitive Excellence Program at SPEED Track and Field. El Pomar Trustees Judy Bell and Lt Gen Mike Gould (USAF, Ret.) detail the efforts and impact of the Pikes Peak Regional Council's support to these organizations.
El Pomar Foundation reached several significant milestones in 2018, as we surpassed $500 million in approved grants since El Pomar’s inception and celebrated 15 years of the Regional Partnerships program. The Foundation’s annual report, Confluence, highlights these benchmarks and other grant making and programmatic activities from 2018.
To get a sense of what it takes to be a loyal, local funder, The Philanthropy Roundtable spoke with friends and members, including Cathy Robbins of El Pomar Foundation.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hosts its 11th annual Run to the Shrine May 18. The annual Run to the Shrine fundraiser is the only day of the year foot traffic is allowed on the road to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun.