This quarter’s newsletter features information on how the Foundation is helping in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the presentation of our 2019 annual report, tips on providing professional development experiences for staff, highlights from the Heritage Series report and a preview of our Funders Report.
EL POMAR'S RESPONSE TO COVID
To do our part in supporting areas of the state affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in these unprecedented times, the Trustees of El Pomar established the Colorado Assistance Fund (CAF) on March 11 . The $1 million fund provid es immediate aid for nonprofits and government entities that are supporting access to appropriate healthcare, providing emergency services and meeting basic human needs in areas affected by the virus. Support is awarded to organizations nominated by council members or public health organizations. Please refer to the resources below to learn more about CAF.
2019 ANNUAL REPORT
We are pleased to share our 2019 Annual Report, Roads That Connect Us . Thank you to our partners across the state that make our mission possible!
FIVE WAYS TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Reflecting on strategies employed while leading the Fellowship, Associate Vice President and Director of Leadership Programs Jennifer Dodd provides tips for offering intentional professional development to employees.
PIKES PEAK OUTDOORS: PRESCRIPTIONS FOR A HEALTHIER COLORADO SPRINGS
This report from the Pikes Peak Heritage Series highlights discussions hosted in partnership with Colorado Springs Health Foundation. In the events now summarized in this report, experts in the healthcare and outdoor industries explored the health benefits of nature-based recreation and the ways in which healthcare providers can encourage outdoor engagement.
COVID-19 NONPROFIT RESOURCES
As you and organizations in your communities look for additional support in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to highlight a few helpful resources:




Though the full report will not be complete until summer 2020, El Pomar is releasing a preview of its 2020 Funders Report to serve as an additional resource for nonprofits needing support in this challenging economic environment.
NEW FELLOWSHIP ALUMNI TRUSTEE
We are thrilled to welcome Erik Estrada, Fellowship class of 2002, to our Board of Trustees! We thank Elly Durham for her service in this role for the past three years.
EL POMAR WELCOMES NEW STAFF MEMBERS