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CASA of the Pikes Peak Region volunteer recruitment was down and executive director Trudy Strewler Hodges saw an opportunity online to get more recruits. She nominated the Court Appointed Special Advocate of the Pikes Peak Region program to be part of pilot last year that uses a college-style distance learning program to get volunteers trained… Continue Reading CASA launches online training to boost volunteer recruitment

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In an election year, Democrats and Republicans seldom get together on a single issue. But this year in Colorado Springs, that’s not the case. Both parties are getting together for a fundraiser for Pikes Peak United Way’s Waldo Canyon Fire Victim Assistance Fund. The event is 5:30 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Penrose House… Continue Reading Dems, Repubs put differences aside during fire fundraiser

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Coloradans have donated or pledged more than $2 million through the Community First Foundation to the victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting. Already about $200,0000 has been distributed from the Aurora Victim Relief Fund, a partnership started by Governor Hickenlooper and the Community First Foundation following the July 20 shootings in an Aurora movie… Continue Reading Coloradans donate $2 million to Aurora victims

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Philharmonic receives $90,000 grant

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic received a $90,000 grant from the Mary K. Chapman Foundation that will be spent during a three-year period starting with this concert season.   The grant continues the foundation’s tradition of giving to community, civic and human services programs in Colorado and Oklahoma. Founded in 2002, the foundation was created to continue… Continue Reading Philharmonic receives $90,000 grant

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Cottonwood names new CEO

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Jon Khoury is the new CEO of The Cottonwood Center of the Arts. He’s replacing Sandy Murphy, who held the position for less than two years. Murphy plans to devote her time to jewelry, artwork and family. Khoury is a 1984 graduate in English of Colorado College, is an arts promoter, fundraiser, special events planner… Continue Reading Cottonwood names new CEO

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Colorado Springs Together, a new nonprofit set up to be a clearinghouse of information about recovery efforts for the Waldo Canyon fire, services and resources, is creating an electronic list of all residents in Mountain Shadows to make sure they get information they need. The nonprofit is led by Mayor Steve Bach and his wife,… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Together starts nonprofit work for Mountain Shadows

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Pikes Peak Community Action Agency is moving its Eastern El Paso Community Center, located in Calhan, to the new community outreach center on the El Paso County Fairgrounds, 328 10th Street in Calhan. The new center opens Aug. 1. “We’ve had a presence in the area for close to 20 years,” said Guinn Rogers, CEO.… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Community Action Agency moves to El Paso County Fairgrounds

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Colorado Springs’ nonprofits are banding together to continue to help victims of the Waldo Canyon fire. Called the long-term recovery group, the local nonprofits will coordinate services and share resources to help families and the community recover in the aftermath of one of the most costly fires in the state’s history. “Of course, our community… Continue Reading Nonprofits form long-term recovery group to aid fire victims

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Colorado Springs area businesses, residents and nonprofit organizations are doing what they can to help with Waldo Canyon fire relief. Here are some of their stories.   Terra Verde, 208 N.Tejon, put out the word to its customers via email June 27 that it would match donations up to $5,000 for the Waldo Canyon wildfire… Continue Reading Businesses, residents, nonprofits rally for wildfire relief

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The Pikes Peak Region of the American Red Cross does not solicit donations by phone, through door-to-door representatives or via email. The Better Business Bureau is advising the public to be aware of all scams related to the Waldo Canyon fire. Residents should not give money – especially cash – to anyone they do not… Continue Reading Scams are heating up as Waldo Canyon Fire continues

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