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Community Foundation CEO reflects on 16 years

Community Foundation CEO reflects on 16 years

Michael Hannigan, CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, will retire in December after 16 years as head of the organization. The fourth-generation Coloradan, former Colorado College administrator and educator spoke about turning an idea into a foundation with a cumulative community impact of $150 million. How did you end up CEO of the Pikes… Continue Reading Community Foundation CEO reflects on 16 years

New organization to help small farms take root

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New organization to help small farms take root

Corner Post Meats is a 40-acre farm located just west of the Highway 105-Highway 83 junction in the northern portion of the county. The business is comprised of Adrienne Larrew, whose family owns the farm, and Dan Lorenz. The two manage the land, the livestock and all marketing, sales and distribution of grass-fed beef as… Continue Reading New organization to help small farms take root

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Urban gardening: Concept creates useful oases in underserved neighborhoods

Pikes Peak Urban Gardens founder Larry Stebbins’ duties are too numerous to fit on a business card. Botanist, community advocate, unifier and oasis-maker are just the tip of the radish. On one summer day or another, through an undistinctive parking lot lined with barbed-wire-topped fences, Stebbins will trek across a pitted driveway to the north… Continue Reading Urban gardening: Concept creates useful oases in underserved neighborhoods

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Curbside takes variety into second year

In the year since the inception of Curbside Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs, food trucks have come and gone, all helping to transform a once-derelict corner into a hot spot for urban living. “It sends the message that we’re a community that innovates and tries new things and provides that urban experience that a lot… Continue Reading Curbside takes variety into second year

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Ingenuity challenge finalists chosen

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Five finalists were named in the Ingenuity Challenge grant program through Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The $10,000 grant is earmarked for a project that will positively impact the Pikes Peak region, said Kate Singh, communication & event manager for the foundation. Voting will close on Oct. 22, and the winner will be announced Oct. 24. The… Continue Reading Ingenuity challenge finalists chosen

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Aspen Valley Ranch is readying to host its second Mountain of the Sun Music Festival Sept. 8 in Woodland Park. The day-long festival will be held at the outdoor concert venue, which boosts views of the north face of Pikes Peak. The venue, which opened last summer, can host up to 4,000 people and is… Continue Reading Concert venue in Woodland Park hosts second music festival

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Cefus leaves Catamount, joins PPCF

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Eric Cefus has resigned as executive director of the Catamount Institute, to become the director of new business development for the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The foundation, among other things owns Venetucci Farm and launched Pikes Peak Urban Gardens. It also has a music, arts and sustainability program at Aspen Valley Ranch in Woodland Park… Continue Reading Cefus leaves Catamount, joins PPCF

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Community Foundation adds funding, groups

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Four new local citizens groups have been organized and will be funded through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to address some of the issues facing Colorado Springs. They include: Friends of Extension (FOX): Commonly called “The FOX.” This organization supports the public needs with research based information about Youth Development (4-H), Horticulture, Nutrition, Family and… Continue Reading Community Foundation adds funding, groups

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