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Doug's Farewell to the Fellowship

Doug Palmer, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, reflects on his growth at the Foundation as he completed challenging and meaningful work that supported his professional development. Doug looks forward to continuing his time at El Pomar as the Deputy Director of Regional Partnerships.

by El Pomar Foundation, the July 7, 2020, 9:54 a.m.

Erin's Farewell to the Fellowship

Erin Kerr, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, details her post-Fellowship plans and highlights the importance of the skills, experiences and opportunities she has been afforded through the Fellowship.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 12, 2020, 9:56 a.m.

The Gift of Giving Back

Elizabeth Hoffner, the Deputy Director of the Fellowship at El Pomar Foundation, reflects on how growing up in the San Luis Valley has shaped her moral and ethical beliefs, and the communities here will always serve as a welcoming home no matter where she lives next.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 9, 2020, 11:19 a.m.

Using My Past to Inform the Present

Ulises Flores, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, describes how he draws from his experience on the receiving end of philanthropic efforts to relate to the communities he works with while at the Foundation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the June 4, 2020, 8:46 a.m.

Andrew's Farewell to the Fellowship

Andrew Schwartz, member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, describes his post-Fellowship plans and reflects on what he learned during his time at the Foundation.

by El Pomar Foundation, the May 5, 2020, 10:19 a.m.

Defining Community Engagement in its Many Forms

Shelby Pauka, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explores her experiences with community engagement, which she defines as determining the needs of a community through asking questions and inviting participation as opposed to making decisions about communities without input.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 29, 2020, 1:24 p.m.

Five Ways to Provide Meaningful Leadership Development

Jennifer Dodd, Associate Vice President and Director of Leadership Programs at El Pomar, outlines five strategies for creating meaningful leadership and professional development experiences that she has prioritized during her time managing the Fellowship program.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 2, 2020, 11:06 a.m.

Connection through Service: Giving Back to Colorado

Kayla Shock, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, expresses her excitement to learn more about the issues affecting Colorado and to serve communities across the state. Growing up in Colorado Springs, Kayla had the opportunity to see the impact of El Pomar's grant dollars, and now she is directly involved in the Foundation's philanthropic work.

by El Pomar Foundation, the March 9, 2020, 1 p.m.

Reflections on Veterans' Homelessness in the Pikes Peak Region

As 2nd Year Fellow Janni Conrad concludes her work with the Pikes Peak Regional Council, she reflects on several news stories that have influenced the way she thinks about the Council’s focus area of veterans’ homelessness and veterans’ homelessness prevention.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 14, 2020, 10:23 a.m.

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