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It’s OK to be frustrated if you have solutions

So, one of the city’s most honorable people asked recently, what five things bother you the most about Colorado Springs right now? But you can’t just be negative, my friend said. You have to say what you’d do differently. This acquaintance did not want to be identified, even as male or female. That’s OK, because… Continue Reading It’s OK to be frustrated if you have solutions

El Pomar Foundation grants $5,000 to Space Foundation

The Space Foundation received a $5,000 grant by the Pikes Peak Regional Council of the El Pomar Foundation. In supporting regional interest behind this grant, the Space Foundation will offer scholarships to students and their teachers in the Pikes Peak Region, emphasizing Teller County, El Paso County outside metro-Colorado Springs, southern Douglas County and northern… Continue Reading El Pomar Foundation grants $5,000 to Space Foundation

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Palenchar’s spotlight moment

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Anybody who knows Dave Palenchar couldn’t have been surprised at how the word came out this week of his retirement as El Pomar Foundation’s chief operating officer. No hoopla, no media event, no staged announcement. Just a short and simple, four-paragraph news release from El Pomar, saying he was stepping down as COO. Yes, he’s… Continue Reading Palenchar’s spotlight moment

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Palenchar retires from El Pomar

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Palenchar retires from El Pomar

After 23 years, Dave Palenchar has retired as chief operating officer for El Pomar Foundation. In October of 1990, Palenchar joined the organization. He will remain a Trustee of El Pomar and continue to represent the foundation as chairman of the Colorado Springs Sports Corp, while also working on special projects such as the construction… Continue Reading Palenchar retires from El Pomar

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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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At tonight’s annual El Pomar Foundation’s Awards for Excellence ceremony, two local nonprofits received awards and one individual was honored.

Bob Holmes, executive director of Homeward Pikes Peak, was named co-recipient of the Shrine of the Sun Award, which is given to a nonprofit professional for having a profound and lasting impact on the nonprofit community.

“What specifically impressed us is that Bob has been a tireless champion of the underserved population for years,” said Peter Maiurro, director of Awards for Excellence for El Pomar. Continue Reading Holmes, Homeward Pikes Peak and Myron Stratton win El Pomar awards

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An atrium in the Science & Engineering Building on the UCCS campus was named in recognition of the El Pomar Foundation, which donated $1 million to its construction. CU President Bruce Benson and UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak were both on hand to unveil the plaque noting El Pomar’s gift, created by Carolyn Fox, architect, Facilities… Continue Reading UCCS building atrium adorned with El Pomar name

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The El Pomar Foundation celebrated its 10,000th grant with a $150,000 gift to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center today. The grant will go toward general operating support. Julie Penrose, who established El Pomar with her husband Spencer Penrose, was one of  the founders of the Fine Arts Center. “It is fitting that the foundation’s… Continue Reading El Pomar awards 10,000th grant with FAC gift

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Catamount receives El Pomar grant

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The Catamount Institute received a $25,000 grant from the El Pomar Foundation. The grant will be used to focus education efforts in school children, as well as to support the Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network. Catamount is a nonprofit, ecological leadership organization that focuses on improving sustainability throughout the Pikes Peak region. As the organization’s… Continue Reading Catamount receives El Pomar grant

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El Pomar Foundation will host the signing of a second Army Community Covenant of Fort Carson today at 3 p.m. at the Garden Pavilion at Penrose House.

The program is designed to foster and sustain effective state and local community partnerships with the Army to improve the quality of life for soldiers and their families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer to other states.

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