In 1937 entrepreneur Spencer Penrose and his wife Julie established El Pomar Foundation (www.elpomar.org) as part of their legacy to benefit the people of Colorado. El Pomar's extensive programs are an example of innovation in action.
The program details are all different, but together they support the same objectives of developing leaders and strengthening communities.
El Pomar's ongoing generosity will directly benefit the communities served by DMEA's Operation Round Up. The foundation recently contributed $7,500 to Operation Round Up, enabling the Round Up board to help more people and organizations in our service territory.
"We greatly appreciate the magnanimous support of El Pomar Foundation," said Carl Clay, chair of the Operation Round Up board. "One hundred percent of these funds will go to assist individuals and organizations in need in Montrose and Delta counties."
Betsy Marston, one of El Pomar Foundation's San Juan regional council members, explained why the $7,500 contribution to Operation Round Up was a good fit.
"Volunteers serving on Operation Round Up's board invest a substantial amount of their time identifying critical needs in their communities. We believe this contribution will brighten the lives of many people."
DMEA members who "round up" their bills to the next dollar are also making an important contribution to their community, noted Clay. On average, members participating in Operation Round Up contribute six dollars a year. "Together, our 'small change' can change lives."blog comments powered by Disqus