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A bank that supports public art, a banker who has funded high-end arts festivals, entrepreneurs who celebrate and embrace diverse working groups, and a group of designers and marketing experts who sold T-shirts to help with wildfire relief  all were recognized Wednesday at the fifth annual Business & Arts Lunch. The lunch, hosted by the… Continue Reading U.S. Bank, Wildfire Tees among those recognized at Business & Arts Lunch

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Innovations in Aging Collaborative, which started as a loosely based grassroots group, is now forming as its own non-profit organization. The collaborative is on the search for an executive director, who will provide leadership and management to successfully guide the Innovations in Aging Collaborative as a start-up nonprofit, said David Lord, who has been acting… Continue Reading Innovations of Aging Collaborative seeks executive director

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About 600 people raised nearly $20,000 for an AspenPointe fundraising initiative at its annual “Heroes of Mental Health” event last week. The money will be used to construct a geodesic dome, which will  allow the nonprofit’s community garden to operate year round, and provide fresh, local produce for the AspenPointe Café throughout the winter months.… Continue Reading AspenPointe raises money for year-round community garden

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Nonprofits continue to lose more donors than they gain and have a long way to go to recover from the recession, says a new report from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Urban Institute. The “net gain in giving” for charities in 2011 was zero, according to a survey by the groups. That is,… Continue Reading Nonprofits have a long way to go before recovering from recession

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Chilly weather will not keep a good dog down. Pawtoberfest, a Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region fundraiser, is moving its festivities this weekend to the Norris-Penrose Indoors Arena as temperatures are expected to cool down. A 5k and 3K run is still on and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6; races and festival… Continue Reading Four-legged friends throw a costume party; Pawtoberfest raises money for Humane Society

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El Pomar honored seven Colorado nonprofits this week, with $200,000 in grants for their work. The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, an Arvada-based conservation group, won the state’s outstanding nonprofit with the Julie and Spencer Penrose Award. The award includes a $50,000 cash prize. Other award winners  —  each receiving $25,000 – were: – Creede… Continue Reading El Pomar honors nonprofits, awards $200k in grants

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Some charities struggle to reach expectations

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With Colorado Springs charities, it seems to be feast or famine these days. Continue Reading Some charities struggle to reach expectations

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Haunted Mines opens for the Halloween season

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Thursday marks the first day of the Haunted Mines season. As the lore goes, 100 miners died mysteriously in the depths of a Colorado gold mine after the greedy mine owner suspected they were stealing. Now, those miners haunt that old shaft. Organizers of the sixth annual Haunted Mines will open their spooky version of… Continue Reading Haunted Mines opens for the Halloween season

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The Colorado Springs Philharmonic, in partnership with the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, is trying to raise $50,000 by Dec. 31. The Vradenburg Foundation will match all new contributions, increased donations and early gift renewals up to the total. Al Buettner, chairman of the Philharmonic, sought out the partnership with the foundation to create the Chairman’s Challenge,… Continue Reading Philharmonic launches ‘Chairman’s Challenge’ fundraiser

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Tour de Ted, a multi-state bike ride organized by financial advisory firm Edward Jones begins Sept. 23 in Colorado Springs. Jim Weddle, managing partner of Edward Jones, along with more than 80 other local riders and financial advisers, will ride 33 miles to support cancer research. Sunday kicks off the first of 13 stages, taking… Continue Reading Multi-state bike ride for philanthrophy takes off from Colorado Springs

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