I think it’s about 4 am. Someone’s footsteps, crunching through frozen grass, catch my attention. It sounds as though they are standing right over my frost-covered sleeping bag.
Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work; a company work; a society work; a civilization work.” While Lombardi was probably trying to motivate one of his NFL Championship-winning, Packers squads, he could just as well have been talking to a group of El Pomar Fellows about what would be expected of them over the course of their tenure at the Foundation.
Rural Philanthropy Days provides a unique opportunity for statewide funders, government agencies, and local grant seekers to strengthen partnerships and discover ways to work together on rural projects that improve community life.
Earlier this month I took a six day transformational leadership course in which I explored how I can make leadership my natural self-expression.
Perhaps it was with foresight that Spencer Penrose installed secret doors behind the library’s north bookcases when he remodeled his new home in 1916.
When I think of Ultimate Frisbee, I think of building community and leadership.
One day, two lumberjacks decided to compete to see who could chop more lumber in 24 hours.
As an African-American woman, I always hoped to visit a continent with rich history and ties to my ancestry. Little did I know I would bring in the 2015 New Year on a plane heading to Uganda.
I was born with a benign tumor in my spinal cord, which caused enough nerve damage and weakness in my legs to make me eligible for the Paralympic sport system.
Walk into the courtyard of El Pomar’s Penrose House on a summer day, and you see hummingbirds and sphinx moths hovering among roses and petunias, framed by trellises of silverlace.