The Pikes Peak Community Foundation acknowledged that CEO Trudy Strewler Hodges is no longer with the nonprofit organization.
“All I can confirm is effective Dec. 21, Trudy Strewler Hodges is no longer serving as CEO,” said Kate Singh, communication and event manager for the nonprofit. “The board is executing its transition and succession plan. We’ll have more information after the holidays.”
Strewler Hodges was hired by the community foundation earlier this year, after serving for decades as executive director of CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, a nonprofit dedicated to providing advocates for children in the court system. She started at PPCF in April, replacing long-time director Michael Hannigan.
Throughout her career, Strewler Hodges has earned several awards for her community service. Earlier this year, she received the Business Leader of the Year award from the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She’s been a CSBJ Woman of Influence and also received the Cornelia Sabine Award from the Psychological Society of the Pikes Peak Region this summer.
The Pikes Peak Community Foundation evolved from the Colorado Springs Trust, founded in 1928. The trust was created to build a permanent charitable endowment to improve the area’s quality of life. The trust became PPCF in 1996, and since then has generated more than $100 million for a wide range of charitable purposes, reinvesting half that in community profits and grants to nonprofit organization, according to its website. The organization is also responsible for maintaining Venetucci Farm and Aspen Valley Ranch.
Strewler Hodges could not be reached for comment.