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It’s been 50 years since a group of Colorado Springs women met for their first American Business Women’s Association meeting. They were looking for professional support, camaraderie and friendship. Five decades later, the group still attracts business women looking for the same things, said Patrice Christian, president of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American […]
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Hundreds of frozen turkeys are needed to complete food boxes to El Paso County families in need, including a few hundred military families at Fort Carson. Bob Hughes, chief programs officer at Springs Rescue Mission, said that turkey donations were coming in – but at a much slower rate. “We’re on deck to provide about […]
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As the third annual Startup Week begins next week, and with Startup Weekend just around the corner (Nov. 11-13) — Peak Startup, a local nonprofit that organizes both events, is currently without a full-time, permanent executive director. However, there are plans to hire one in the next few months, according to founder Chris Franz. Temporarily, Michelle […]
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Thousands of brave souls paid cash to be frightened this past Halloween season at the Haunted Mines and now local organizations are benefiting. The Haunted Mines organizers are giving away more than $100,000 to local organizations. The Wescott Fire Protection District, the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and the Tri-Lakes Cares food bank will each […]
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Silver Key in Colorado Springs is expanding the number of clients it serves in Colorado Springs. Through the Federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Silver Key can distribute 200 more food boxes to local seniors. Anyone 60 or over who meets financial guidelines and lives in Colorado Springs or Manitou Springs can quality to receive a […]
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The Ecumenical Social Ministries, a local nonprofit, is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse to help disadvantaged job seekers get a boost through its annual National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of gently used men’s business attire. This is the fourth time that ESM has joined Men’s Wearhouse and about 200 other charities to distribute collected […]
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More than 4,000 names are on a list to obtain affordable housing (2013 Quality of Life Indicators). A few years ago, Martha (not her real name) and her granddaughter lived in a dangerous neighborhood in El Paso County, with high crime and drugs. She feared for her grandchild’s safety, well-being and her education. Martha’s name […]
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Nearly 96 percent Coloradans gave to charity last year –with three in four giving because they were asked to by someone they know. The Colorado Nonprofit Associations says their report shows Coloradans continue to give, despite tough times. Women and younger people are more likely than others to give and more than half support nonprofits […]
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The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum received a $199,382 grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund, officials announced Wednesday. The museum grant was one of 120 given for historic preservation projects in 40 counties statewide. In total, more than $8.8 million was given for fiscal year 2014. Since 1993, History Colorado has funded 4,086 projects, providing […]
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The trustees of El Pomar Foundation met recently to consider grant proposals. They approved 57 grants totaling more than $1 million. The organizations receiving grants represent 26 counties across the state of Colorado. Front Range Grants American Council of Young Political Leaders – $60,000 Audio Information Network of Colorado – $10,000 Bonfils Blood Center Foundation […]
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Do you ever wonder what kind of legacy you will leave behind? Will it be material possessions, your family business or your reputation? Will it be the charities you supported and your servant leadership that will be honored and duplicated in generations to follow? The Apostle Paul said, “Each of you should give what you […]
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Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Quad Innovation Partnership this week announced an initiative to research operating strategies for Venetucci Farm. “The Quad and PPCF will spend the next year examining the viability of various operating strategies to enhance Venetucci Farm as a long-term community asset,” a release issued by the foundation said. The Quad, […]
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