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Fall Happenings at Penrose House

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Jeff Hopfenbeck

Even as the calendar turned and the leaves started falling, the heat of summer never left the Penrose House events calendar. Autumn has shaped up to be busy season at Penrose House with more special events and conferences lined up for October than any other month.

Highlights include:

  • The Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar returned to Penrose House in mid-September. The Tax Seminar brought a large and talented group of managers and trustees of private foundations together to discuss the ever-changing tax laws that affect private foundations. Participants also had the opportunity to engage with a panel of speakers about the practical problems managers and trustees face in the day-to-day management of their foundations.            

  •  Soon after the Tax Seminar wrapped up, representatives from the Council of State Governments West held the 2011 Western Legislative Academy. The Academy brings together a small class of western state legislators in their first four years of service for an intensive three-day training experience. Each year, a distinguished national faculty made up of academics, corporate, military, and public trainers teaches legislators how to be more effective and build more effective state institutions.           

  •  All the while, Penrose House staff has been hard at work preparing for the many smaller special events taking place at the House this fall. The fall events calendar included the annual Hundred Club of Colorado Springs awards banquet, a public lecture by Harry Zeeve of the Concord Coalition, and a welcome reception for General Jacoby, the new commander of NORAD and the United States Northern Command.   
The packed special events and conference calendar is of course in addition to the many meetings held by 501(c)(3) nonprofits and government agencies at Penrose House. Thousands of visitors come to Penrose House every month for board meetings, staff retreats, and strategic planning sessions. Annually, Penrose House hosts more than 30,000 people representing nearly 1,000 local, state, national, and international organizations. This year is shaping up to be the House’s busiest year on record, with more than 20,000 visitors as of early September.

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