The El Pomar Foundation was founded in 1937 when entrepreneur Spencer Penrose and his wife Julie established a legacy to serve as a valuable resource for the people of Colorado. The trustees of El Pomar continue to look for new ways to achieve the mission set forth by the Penroses–to enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the families in our community.
In 1989 the El Pomar Foundation provided a $12,000 grant– in combination with the Junior League–to initiate the CASA program in Colorado Springs. The trustees found CASA to be an indispensable part our community. “Giving young people the chance to succeed and prosper is what we really like about CASA,” said Mr. Hybl.
Through our history, El Pomar has invested in CASA with grants and sponsorships totaling over $350,000. In addition, many El Pomar fellows & employees have participated on, and added great value to, the CASA Board of Directors.
CASA staff and board frequently enjoy the history and beauty of the Penrose House education and conference center, which is available exclusively for the nonprofit community to gather, discuss issues, and discover innovative solutions to challenges.
El Pomar Foundation is a key player in CASA of the Pikes Peak Region’s history and we thank Mr. Hybl and the trustees for their continued investment in the well-being of local children and families.