In the second blog post of a series written by El Pomar's 1st Year Fellows, Adelita Aguirre shares how her volunteer roles have taught her the importance of listening, observing and asking questions to better understand and empathize with everyone she works with at El Pomar and beyond.
Kacie Adair is a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar Foundation. In the first post of this blog series, Kacie shares her connection to Colorado, and why she chose to work with El Pomar to support Colorado communities.
Tim Jenkins, a 2nd Year Fellow with El Pomar and a native Marylander, describes how we was able to connect with northeastern Colorado beyond a few formal work experiences with the help of the Ring-necked Pheasant.
Janni, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, explains how she came to terms with the fact that extensive career planning can be equally beneficial and futile and that work in the nonprofit sector is more about advocacy than accommodation.
Doug Palmer, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, reflects on his growth at the Foundation as he completed challenging and meaningful work that supported his professional development. Doug looks forward to continuing his time at El Pomar as the Deputy Director of Regional Partnerships.
Erin Kerr, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, details her post-Fellowship plans and highlights the importance of the skills, experiences and opportunities she has been afforded through the Fellowship.
Elizabeth Hoffner, the Deputy Director of the Fellowship at El Pomar Foundation, reflects on how growing up in the San Luis Valley has shaped her moral and ethical beliefs, and the communities here will always serve as a welcoming home no matter where she lives next.
Ulises Flores, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, describes how he draws from his experience on the receiving end of philanthropic efforts to relate to the communities he works with while at the Foundation.
El Pomar’s Communications team provides a behind-the-scenes look of its team-based approach to the creation of the Foundation’s 2019 Annual Report, "Roads that Connect Us".
Andrew Schwartz, member of the Fellowship Class of 2018, describes his post-Fellowship plans and reflects on what he learned during his time at the Foundation.