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Under the Etruscan Sun: Lessons in Life and Leadership from a Classical Archaeology Student

Jordan Miranda, a dear friend and valued colleague, passed away on February 29. It is a tragic loss for the El Pomar family and he will be deeply missed. Several weeks prior, Jordan wrote this blog post, “Under the Etruscan Sun.” We share it in his memory, as a reminder of his character and wisdom and a model for living our lives.

by Jordan Miranda, the March 7, 2016, 12:05 p.m.

A Perspective Outside My Own

How are we going to know who they are?” we joked as we anxiously awaited the arrival of the eight Israeli leaders in the arrivals hall of Denver International Airport. As eight suited men and women came up the escalators taking rapid fire selfies, we quickly realized we need not worry. Our delegates had arrived.

by Molly Brown, the Dec. 8, 2015, 9:46 a.m.

Wowed by the San Juans

The six county San Juan Region is a place where the spirit of Colorado not only lives, but thrives. It is a place of coal mines and cowboys, of hiking and hemp. It is inhabited by people who are proud, resilient, and welcoming. And it is this vastness and diversity that make succinctly answering the question, “What makes the San Juan region unique?” such a difficult task. Difficult, but not impossible.

by Garrett Mayberry, the Nov. 23, 2015, 9:36 a.m.

One Night Out

I think it’s about 4 am. Someone’s footsteps, crunching through frozen grass, catch my attention. It sounds as though they are standing right over my frost-covered sleeping bag.

by Hannah Staller, the Nov. 19, 2015, 3:17 p.m.

Voices of the Fellowship: The Season of the Fellowship

Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work; a company work; a society work; a civilization work.” While Lombardi was probably trying to motivate one of his NFL Championship-winning, Packers squads, he could just as well have been talking to a group of El Pomar Fellows about what would be expected of them over the course of their tenure at the Foundation.

by Lori Bellingham, the May 22, 2015, midnight

Voices of the Fellowship: Rural Philanthropy Days 2015

Rural Philanthropy Days provides a unique opportunity for statewide funders, government agencies, and local grant seekers to strengthen partnerships and discover ways to work together on rural projects that improve community life.

by Lori Bellingham, the May 11, 2015, midnight

Voices of the Fellowship: Leading as a listener

Earlier this month I took a six day transformational leadership course in which I explored how I can make leadership my natural self-expression.

by Hannah Staller, the May 1, 2015, midnight

Never a Dry Day

Perhaps it was with foresight that Spencer Penrose installed secret doors behind the library’s north bookcases when he remodeled his new home in 1916.

by Lori Bellingham, the April 27, 2015, midnight

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