This quarter’s newsletter features a reflection on El Pomar's pandemic relief granting, a tribute to Theo Gregory's legacy through the Emerging Leaders Development program and an update on the Foundation's historic properties and collections.
COLORADO ASSISTANCE FUND YEAR IN REVIEW
El Pomar's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Matt Carpenter, offers his reflections on the three phases of the Foundation's COVID-19 relief efforts through the Colorado Assistance Fund.
EL POMAR HONORS THE LEGACY OF THEOPHILUS GREGORY
As Theo Gregory departs the Foundation in January for his next chapter with the Colorado Sports Corporation, 1st Year Fellow Megan Sanders takes a look back at his long and impactful career leading the Emerging Leaders Development Program.
PENROSE HERITAGE MUSEUM PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 80 YEARS OF HISTORY
The Foundation's Curator of Historic Properties and Archives, Sarah Woods, reflects on El Pomar's historic properties over time, updates coming to visitors in 2021 and the legacy of Spencer and Julie Penrose on the Pikes Peak region.
EL POMAR RECOGNIZES EARLY CONNECTIONS LEARNING CENTER AT ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
El Pomar's Trustees presented the Colorado Springs early childhood development organization with a $30,000 merit grant in a socially-distanced version of the annual holiday event at the Penrose House.
APPLICATIONS FOR NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM OPENING SOON
This year, El Pomar's NELP program for Colorado nonprofit CEOs and executive directors will take place in Colorado Springs at the Center for Creative Leadership from August 11-13 and is open to all regions. Applications open in March of 2021.
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INTERNSHIP
El Pomar's Internship is a unique summer program that introduces continuing undergraduate students to the nonprofit sector while supporting their professional development. Interns work with and are mentored by El Pomar's leadership and staff as well as other leaders in philanthropy. Applications are due February 12, 2021.
EMPTY STOCKING FUND RAISES RECORD SUM
Gazette Charities' Empty Stocking Fund raised $1,528,561 in a record breaking year of donations. The Fund was deeply honored by the generosity of its Colorado Springs neighbors in light of the challenges of the pandemic.
EL POMAR BIDS FAREWELL TO TWO LONGTIME EMPLOYEES
At the end of 2020, George Guerrero and Terri Hutcherson retired after long and meaningful careers at the Foundation.
George served in many leadership roles including overseeing the Penrose historical properties, representing several regions in the Regional Partnerships program and aiding with the Emerging Leaders Development program.
Terri departs after 17 years as the Assistant Controller and Business Manager at El Pomar.
George and Terri, you will be missed!