Throughout their lifetimes, El Pomar Foundation’s co-founders Spencer and Julie Penrose responded to different crises individually, as well through the Broadmoor Hotel and El Pomar Foundation. Read below a brief history of their responses to the Great Depression and the World Wars, as told by El Pomar Foundation Curator of Historic Properties and Archives Sarah Woods.
El Pomar Foundation Recognizes and Awards Early Connections Learning Centers with a $30,000 Grant at its Annual Tree Lighting
El Pomar Foundation is pleased to recognize and award $30,000 to Early Connections Learning Centers, whose mission is to deliver comprehensive, high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education to children and families of limited means. The award was presented on December 2, 2020 at El Pomar Foundation’s annual Trustee Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony, a unique program designed to recognize and reward an outstanding nonprofit organization in the Pikes Peak Region in honor of one of the Foundation’s Trustees.
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.
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.
El Pomar CEO Kyle Hybl reflects on 2019 and a few ways the Foundation honored the mission of Spencer and Julie Penrose: to enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado.
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.