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Online mattress company Leesa donated 70 full-size and 30 twin-size foam mattresses this week to Homeward Pikes Peak to help the homeless in its programs get a good night’s sleep. The new mattresses were delivered to the nonprofit Dec. 15 and will be utilized by homeless individuals and families struggling with...
Following the resignation of longtime CEO Elliot H. Pulham Oct. 25, the Space Foundation has hired a Denver-based executive recruiting firm to search for its next chief executive. McAleer Gray, the company managing the search, is looking globally for someone with significant aerospace experience, said Kevin Cook, vice president of marketing and communications...
Construction for phase one of The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s 16,000 square-foot expansion to enhance its cat housing area, develop a secure dog park and build a new corral for livestock is near completion, with a remaining need of $600,000. A part of its $8.4 million capital...
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...
More than 300 Children’s Hospital Colorado staff, patients and community leaders attended a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 16 to mark the official start of construction on Colorado Springs’ first free-standing hospital specializing in pediatric care. The five-level facility will be constructed on UCHealth's Memorial Hospital North campus, between Briargate Parkway and N. Union...
The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization is looking for Colorado Springs professionals wanting to change the face of cyber through military collaboration and modern, innovative thinking. The Cyber 21st Century Training Model will be a weeklong course Oct. 31-Nov. 4 and comprised of roughly seven industry partners and 23...
More than 100 homeless people living in tents on Springs Rescue Mission property were ordered to leave Oct. 12 after the nonprofit received a zoning violation due to a rapid increase in campers and complaints. The city of Colorado Springs’ Neighborhood Services Division issued the citation after receiving a number of...
Goal: Return to ‘core competencies’ The Pikes Peak Community Foundation has undertaken a housecleaning so thorough, it even sold the house. The sale came last week as part of a major overhaul to get back to the foundation’s “core competencies,” said Gary Butterworth, the foundation’s new CEO, who started permanent status...
Local nonprofit Special Kids Special Families will host its 5th Night of Comedy from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Doubletree by Hilton to raise money for kids with intellectual, physical and emotional disabilities. KRDO forecaster Abby Acone will host the annual fundraiser and proceeds will go to local children...
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...
After extensive damage to homes following severe hail and flooding near downtown Aug. 29, T. Rowe Price has partnered with Discover Goodwill and the American Red Cross in Colorado Springs to assist families recovering from losses. The investment firm donated $5,000 toward emergency vouchers being distributed to at least 30...
Local Dairy Queens have partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network today for its annual Miracle Treat Day, to raise money for programs at Children's Hospital Colorado-Colorado Springs and expansion of the region’s first freestanding pediatric hospital. All day at participating locations, $1 from every blizzard sold will be donated toward the...