pioneers_museumLance James has joined the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) staff as development director. James brings with him more than 17 years experience in fundraising.

He has been associated with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and Harrison School District 2. Five generations of his family have called Colorado home. As development director, James will raise money to support the museum’s many initiatives, including exhibit development, implementation of school programs, public engagements, education activities and collection preservation efforts.

“I am thrilled to join the museum and be in a position to connect resources in order to share our community’s rich history and propel a sense of pride in the Pikes Peak region,” said James. “I look forward to retelling the stories that will ignite and inspire people to support all the museum has to offer and build lasting connections to the region’s cultural history.”

Over the past several years, the CSPM has seen strong growth in both visitation and financial contributions, bucking national trends in the museum industry.

“Lance joins the museum during an exciting time of growth and change,” said CSPM Director Matt Mayberry. “His strong fundraising background and extensive connections in the community will be tremendous asset as the museum seeks to expand community engagement by preserving and sharing our cultural history.”

The museum is preparing for its major fundraising event of the year, the Gift of History Breakfast, Aug. 27 at the Antlers Hilton. For more information about this event or the museum’s other fundraising priorities, please contact James at 385-5633. For general information about the museum call 385-5990 or visit cspm.org.

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