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The trustees of El Pomar Foundation met recently to consider grant proposals. They approved 57 grants totaling more than $1 million. The organizations receiving grants represent 26 counties across the state of Colorado. Front Range Grants American Council of Young Political Leaders – $60,000 Audio Information Network of Colorado – $10,000 Bonfils Blood Center Foundation… Continue Reading El Pomar issues $1 million in grants across state

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Resource Exchange outgrows Weber Street location

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The Resource Exchange has outgrown its site at 418 S. Weber Street and has put the building up for sale. The organization, a nonprofit that assists people with disabilities, saw 2,700 people last year and has grown its staff from 80 to 125 in the past three years. That growth has led The Resource Exchange… Continue Reading Resource Exchange outgrows Weber Street location

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The cash rolled in for Colorado Springs nonprofit organizations that participated in the second Colorado Gives Day, a statewide day of giving in December. Nineteen organizations banned together in their marketing efforts, and their combined collections were $127,000  – four times higher than El Paso County raised last year, organizers said. There were also dozens… Continue Reading Colorado Springs nonprofit organizations collect big on Colorado Gives Day

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Colorado sues group behind fundraising calendars

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The Colorado attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve a Denver nonprofit organization that produced firefighter calendars to raise money for The Children’s Hospital Burn Center. The lawsuit alleges Fired Up For Kids Inc. registered with the state as a nonprofit group but never received that status from the Internal Revenue Service.… Continue Reading Colorado sues group behind fundraising calendars

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Couple hoping to give away 300 Christmas trees

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A Colorado Springs couple is hoping to give away 300 Christmas trees this holiday season to help those in need. David and Michelle Fein are giving away fully decorated Christmas trees as part of a project they started last year. So far, the Feins have given away about 90 trees, and they’re looking for homes… Continue Reading Couple hoping to give away 300 Christmas trees

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Coloradans reached deep into their pockets and donated $12 million to charities across the state in little more than a day. In the second Colorado Gives Day, organized by Denver-based Community First Foundation, Coloradans contributed 40 percent more to nonprofit organizations than last year. Individual contributions were received over an extended 36-hour period – Dec.… Continue Reading Coloradans donate $12 million on Colorado Gives Day

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More than 20 Colorado Springs nonprofit agencies are hoping for some holiday cheer in their bank accounts for Colorado Gives Day, which is today. The event is a one-day effort to push charitable giving and was launched by the Denver-based Community First Foundation. “Our slogan was $1 million in one day,” said spokeswoman Angela Bevacqua,… Continue Reading More than 20 Springs nonprofits to benefit from Colorado Gives Day

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It’s been 50 years since a group of Colorado Springs women met for their first American Business Women’s Association meeting. They were looking for professional support, camaraderie and friendship. Five decades later, the group still attracts business women looking for the same things, said Patrice Christian, president of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American… Continue Reading Pikes Peak American Business Women’s Association celebrates 50 years

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The Colorado Springs Philharmonic seems to be hitting all the right notes these days. Executive director Nathan Newbrough made bold changes early in his tenure that have resulted in more music and bigger audiences. Newbrough inherited an orchestra that was coming out of bankruptcy and stilled mired in financial difficulties. While the former director put… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Philharmonic performing at financial peak

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Romaro to head Arc of Pikes Peak Region

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Wilfred Romaro has become the new executive director of the Arc of the Pikes Peak Region. Romero used to work at Booz/Allen/Hamilton, a public company which provides management and technology consulting services internationally, where he was head of a regional leadership team. In addition, he has program design and management experience with the Department of… Continue Reading Romaro to head Arc of Pikes Peak Region

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