Carol Odell, who has been the head of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado for more than two decades, plans to retire May 3. The nonprofit is now accepting applications for the position. As its CEO and executive director, Odell oversees a staff of 19 with an annual budget of $1.2 million. In the […]
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The organization’s board voted 39-2 this week in favor of purchasing the buildings at 2310 and 2320 W. Colorado Ave. for about $600,000 from Discover Goodwill. JA of Southern Colorado is in its first phase of a capital campaign to raise $3.9 million to create its “Biztown” and “Finance Park,” a sprawling, interactive financial-education center […]
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The Rocky Mountain Field Institute announced Friday that it has selected a new executive director. The Colorado Springs-based nonprofit has chosen Jennifer Peterson from Texas A&M University to fill the post beginning early next month, according to a news release. “[Peterson] brings extensive experience in education, stewardship, research, stakeholder engagement, and watershed restoration,” according to […]
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Executive Director Shawna Kemppainen will be leaving Inside Out Youth Services, a nonprofit focused on advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender teenagers in the Springs. Kemppainen will be taking another role for at-risk youth, but no announcement has been made about her new position. She worked at Inside Out for three years. The board […]
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Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund will present $21,000 in grants to 16 Pikes Peak Region recipients this week. The recipients of the annual grants program were recently announced by Robert Gonzales Jr., Wells Fargo’s Community Banking president for Southern Colorado. “There are so many small, local, grassroots organizations that work tirelessly to help individuals and […]
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In the aftermath of the Black Forest Fire, the Long-Term Recovery Group, which was formed as a result of last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, has transitioned to a Permanent Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster. Persons and organizations wanting to become part of the permanent disaster relief effort are invited to a planning meeting July 16 […]
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Colorado Springs Teen Court will host its annual luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 7 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Colorado Springs to educate the community about the impact it has on the lives of troubled teens. The free event, “Changing Lives…Changing Community,” will be hosted by KKTV news anchor Dianne Derby and allow the public […]
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Discover Goodwill needs help from local residents to assist families recovering from devastating losses in the Black Forest fire. The nonprofit expanded its emergency voucher services to include furniture and other household items, and is facing high demand for couches, chairs, tables, kitchenware and other common household items lost as a result of the fire. […]
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The Pikes Peak Region of the American Red Cross does not solicit donations by phone, through door-to-door representatives or via email. The Better Business Bureau is advising the public to be aware of all scams related to the Waldo Canyon fire. Residents should not give money – especially cash – to anyone they do not […]
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The El Pomar Foundation celebrated its 10,000th grant with a $150,000 gift to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center today. The grant will go toward general operating support. Julie Penrose, who established El Pomar with her husband Spencer Penrose, was one of  the founders of the Fine Arts Center. “It is fitting that the foundation’s […]
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Local nonprofit Peak Startup will be offering two new mentorships programs this month­­ to help Colorado Springs entrepreneurs advance their careers, companies. Beginning the week of May 22, free Open Office Hour and Lunch and Learn sessions will be open to the business community to learn from experienced industry professionals. Open Office Hours will occur at […]
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Next summer the Millibo Art Theater will move from its Westside location to a new home in Ivywild. The theater, known both for its first-run plays and for its children’s classes, will move into the Ivywild Community Church at 1626 S. Tejon St., across from The Blue Star restaurant and close to the new Ivywild […]
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