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Giving back to the community is the right thing to do, but is it good for business? The answer for Mike Mazzola, founder of Mountain Equipment Recyclers and pioneering social entrepreneur, is a resounding yes. The store, which sells new and gently used outdoor equipment and clothing, began as a consignment shop that had a […]
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Now students enrolled in Pikes Peak Community College’s advanced manufacturing program can receive additional financial support for devising new and creative methods, ideas and products. The Entelechy Award, funded by The Richard Petritz Foundation, will provide up to two students a year $4,150 to cover tuition, book and course-supply expenses. PPCC is in the process of […]
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The American Numismatic Association, headquartered in Colorado Springs, has launched an effort to create a World War I commemorative dollar coin. The United States has honored the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War on U.S. commemorative coins. There isn’t yet a World War I coin, which led ANA Numismatic […]
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Coloradans reached deep into their pockets this holiday season and donated a record $15 million to nonprofits across the state through the annual Colorado Gives Day. Donations were up 20 percent from last year’s $12.4 million raised through the Community First Foundation’s Colorado Gives Day 2012, which allows donors to make donations online at GivingFirst.org. […]
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Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado is holding a one-day food drive for victims of the Wetmore fire, now burning outside Pueblo. The drive is being held today, until 4 p.m. at the nonprofit’s Pueblo warehouse at 100 Greenhorn Drive. All food that is collected will help Care and Share partner agencies serving […]
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Dr. Glen House, a quadriplegic since the age of 20, will attempt to climb Pike’s Peak Sept. 10 in a wheelchair to raise money for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. House, a physiatry doctor in Colorado Springs, has made the 13.5 mile trek up the 14,110-foot mountain twice before. This time, he has a […]
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After nearly 1o years stationed in the Pikes Peak United Way building on North Nevada Avenue, the Colorado Springs-based Center for Nonprofit Excellence has found a new home. The Center announced in a news release Friday that it will move its offices to 723 N. Weber St., just three blocks from its current location at […]
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Wilfred Romaro has become the new executive director of the Arc of the Pikes Peak Region. Romero used to work at Booz/Allen/Hamilton, a public company which provides management and technology consulting services internationally, where he was head of a regional leadership team. In addition, he has program design and management experience with the Department of […]
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Care and Share is holding a one-day food drive tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist victims of the High Park fire near Fort Collins. The food drive is at their warehouse, a half miles east on Constitution Ave. from Powers Blovd at 2605 Preamble Point. All the food that is collected at […]
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Compassion International helps feed kids around the globe; the U.S. Olympic Committee oversees the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic movement; and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services provides health care and hospitalization to people around the state. And all three are part of something bigger — a group of about 2,000 local nonprofits (including about 800 churches) that […]
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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is painting a vibrant economic picture. While other nonprofits have struggled during the financial downturn, for the third consecutive year the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has surpassed its own revenue record, even while paying down major debt. FAC officials attribute the increase in revenue to vigorous grant writing […]
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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 […]
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