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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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Springs Rescue still needs turkeys

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Although Springs Rescue has received a total of 550 turkeys for Thanksgiving, they still need about 600 more, the nonprofit says. The turkeys go to El Paso County families in need, as well as a few hundred families at Fort Carson. Every year, Springs Rescue delivers 1,000 turkeys to needy families who would not otherwise… Continue Reading Springs Rescue still needs turkeys

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FutureSelf to cease operations by end of year

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Due to lack of donations and a worsening financial situation, FutureSelf is closing its doors by the end of this year. In business since 2001, the nonprofit offers youth arts programs, workshops and internships to more than 2,000 children in the Pikes Peak region. The board of directors made the decision, and will remain engaged… Continue Reading FutureSelf to cease operations by end of year

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Inasmuch Foundation awards $154,500 in grants

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Inasmuch Foundation announced today the distribution of $154,500 in grants to 13 organizations in Colorado Springs, according to a press release from the organization. Grants were awarded to organizations for projects addressing the foundation’s areas of interest as follows: • $25,000 to Colorado Springs Conservatory for programming support, scholarship development and the strengthening of internal… Continue Reading Inasmuch Foundation awards $154,500 in grants

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Springs Rescue Mission needs turkeys

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Hundreds of frozen turkeys are needed to complete food boxes to El Paso County families in need, including a few hundred military families at Fort Carson. Bob Hughes, chief programs officer at Springs Rescue Mission, said that turkey donations were coming in – but at a much slower rate. “We’re on deck to provide about… Continue Reading Springs Rescue Mission needs turkeys

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Westside residents say that when Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs leaves Old Colorado City for new offices on Garden of the Gods Road in the Spring they’d like to see mixed-use development, food stores, apartments, a convention center – or all of the above take its place. Goodwill representatives held a meeting on Oct. 26… Continue Reading Goodwill move opens door for Westside redevelopment

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For the past year, a team of nearly 40 people have watched about 300 films made by women and narrowed a select 34 films for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, which begins this weekend in Colorado Springs. The festival, in its 24th year, begins with a gala Nov. 4 and continues throughout the weekend… Continue Reading Weekend of films made by women, 24th Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

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