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DEAR FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION, As the President of the Board of Directors, I am proud to present to you all the details of another successful year at PPCF. Within these pages, you’ll learn how we serve our community’s philanthropists, nonprofits, and innovators through our donor-advised funds, grant programs, fiscal sponsor funds and more. You will also get an inside look at our impact initiatives including Venetucci Farm and Aspen Valley Ranch, where community members participate in unique educational opportunities ranging from field trips to hands on classes. In fact, all of our programs and services are geared to serve our community and to dramatically improve the quality of life right here in the Pikes Peak region. 2014 was a year of transition for PPCF, as Executive Director Michael Hannigan retired after 16 years of service in our community. We thank Michael so much for his creative and entrepreneurial approach in developing the Foundation into a dynamic force to advance philanthropy throughout the Pikes Peak region. Moving forward in 2015, we welcome Trudy Strewler Hodges and look forward to creating a strategy that defines our continued growth in the community with her breadth of experience and exemplary leadership. Our sincere appreciation to our partners in the Pikes Peak region!

Paula Pollet President of the Board 2 | Pikes Peak Community Foundation


Letters from Leadership 2 Mission, Vision, Values 4 2014 In Review 6 What We Do 8 Fiscal Sponsor Funds 9 Donor Advised Funds 14 Grants 16 Affiliate Foundations 21 Creating A Legacy 22 Programs & Projects 23 Year-End Financials 34 Our Board & Our Staff 35

THANK YOU, MICHAEL! After 16 years of leadership, Michael Hannigan retired from PPCF at the end of 2014. During his time as Executive Director, Michael grew the Foundation to $58 million in assets, and enabled PPCF to invest nearly $80 million into the community. PPCF is now recognized as an innovative leader in philanthropy. Our staff is so grateful for Michael’s vision and guidance over the years!

Michael Hannigan, Former Executive Director

WELCOME, TRUDY! Trudy Strewler Hodges will become the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer after working with CASA of the Pikes Peak Region since 1989. Staff members are looking forward to continued success under Hodges’ guidance. Hodges says, “I am deeply honored to have been asked to become the next CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Michael Hannigan, the staff, and the Board of Directors have created an incredible community foundation and it is my privilege to join their efforts in building quality of life in our community.”

Trudy Strewler Hodges, Chief Executive Officer

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INTEGRITY We believe integrity is fundamental to our ability to serve our donor clients, our nonprofit clients and the community as a whole.

COLLABORATION We believe collaboration is central to existence, and we constantly strive to work cooperatively for local impact. We actively seek ways to engage with the community at large to maintain our relevance over time.

SERVICE AND CARING We believe that service and caring are basic tenets that ensure we treat our donors, grantees, stakeholders, board members, and staff with respect and dignity. We strive to be a source of knowledge and guidance for them, and we constantly practice good stewardship in service to our clients. 4 | PPCF Mission & Vision

We accomplish this by: Helping people achieve their charitable goals Granting funds to help nonprofit organizations achieve their missions Creating permanent endowment funds to benefit our community Educating people about philanthropy and encouraging them to act on their interests by becoming philanthropists

Through education and our actions, we are advancing the understanding of, appreciation for, and the practice of philanthropy. Having built our foundation in assets and capabilities, PPCF is the focal point of public philanthropy in our community.

EXCELLENCE We strive to conduct our business in the best way humanly possible, and to make giving easy through excellent service. Our credo for excellence in client service includes ethical and fiscal accountability, responsiveness to needs and opportunities, and trustworthy stewardship of the resources we are given.

RESPONSIBLE PHILANTHROPIC INVESTMENT We act with thoughtful intelligence in order to best serve the citizens of our community.

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2014 Our fearless leader, Michael Hannigan, retired after sixteen years at PPCF

PPCF and the Colorado Springs More than 111 ind Independent’s Give! Campaign Symposium on P raised $1,576,947 for Our 75 nonprofits

Our grants programs distributed $215,570, to 64 nonprofits throughout Colorado

4405 donors c 8926 gifts, totaling

We wrote a total of 22K Community members words for the Greater Good columns to educate the community

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dividuals and families attended our annual Our donor advisors Philanthropy to learn about leaving a legacy recommended 665 grants, totaling $2M Fiscal Sponsorship program provided administrative support to 150+ community projects

Nearly 8,000 elementary school students visited Venetucci for the annual Pumpkins for Kids event

We built a cordwood house at Aspen Valley Ranch Venetucci Farm produced and to support the Woodland contributed distributed 22,000+ Park School District’s $9,744,552.65 pounds of fresh produce outdoor education programs s created 55 new funds to support organizations about philanthropy throughout the Pikes Peak Region

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LIVING & LEAVING A LEGACY Pikes Peak Community Foundation works with individuals, families, and businesses to amplify the impact of their giving and to be strategic in developing their philanthropic legacy. As a community foundation, we have access to a wide variety of vehicles for charitable giving to help our community members maximize tax benefits, minimize administrative overhead, and invest in the future of our communities.

TYPES OF FUNDS: • Donor Advised Funds • Designated Funds • Field of Interest Funds • Endowment Funds • Scholarship Funds • Memorial Funds • Fiscal Sponsor Funds

TYPES OF GIFTS: • Planned and Deferred Gifts • Charitable Trusts • Gift Annuities • Appreciated Assets • Securities Call Eric Cefus, Director of Philanthropic Services, at 719.389.1251 to learn more and discuss your legacy. 8 | Living & Leaving A Legacy

DONOR HIGHLIGHT: Cari Shaffer Life experiences often shape your actions. In my case, it was from my experiences of seeking employment. My action for change was achieved after founding my company, ADD STAFF, over 30 years ago. As a young adult at 4’6” and 65 pounds, I was turned down several times for employment and, a few times, was told that it was because of my size. Over the years I’ve met other dwarfs that have had similar challenges. I created the Cari Shaffer Scholarship Fund to support scholarships through the Little People of America organization, which works to remove barriers to employment. I recommend acting sooner than later! The dollars you set aside today will begin satisfying that need tomorrow. Knowing that my philanthropic investment will continue to grow at PPCF is exciting, and that this act will continue to help others for decades gives Larry, my husband, and me great comfort and pride.

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Heather and John Fitzgerald established the Grace Fund in 2004 to help people in the Pikes Peak Region who are living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), and Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). Over the past ten years, the Grace Fund has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through its annual Family AfFaire event, and then worked with the Multiple Sclerosis Alliance of Southern Colorado, Disability Services, Inc., Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation, Memorial Health Systems Foundation, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and Craig Hospital to provide home health care, home assistance, mobility equipment, specialized exercise equipment, car adaptation, driving school, transportation, medicine, co-pays, doctor and medical emergency expenses, rehabilitation, medicine, counseling and other services to improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with MS, ALS, and SCI.

Photos courtesy of Sarah Hankins. 10 | Fiscal Sponsorship Highlights


The inaugural class of the Youth Documentary Academy presented its films to a sold-out house at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in November of 2014. Awardwinning documentarian and Colorado Springs native, Tom Shepard, developed the Youth Documentary Academy in partnership with the Russell Grinnell Memorial Trust and the Bemis School of Art to empower at-risk youth to tell stories and enact change through the medium of documentary film. The ten filmmakers, aged 14-18, participated in an intensive summer academy during which they explored various types of storytelling, and many filmmaking techniques. Then, with the help of professional filmmakers and fellow students, each academy participant directed a short film that explored topics ranging from the Colorado Springs music scene to humanity’s relationship with the earth to the impact of PTSD on children of service members.

Photos courtesy of Don Jones Photography. 11 | Fiscal Sponsorship Highlights


It is difficult to imagine Colorado Springs without a military presence. Everyone knows about the Air Force Academy and Fort Carson. Most people know about Schriever and Peterson Air Force Bases, as well as NORAD (even if it’s just because of NORAD’s annual Santa-tracker). But very few people know about the impact of black cavalrymen on the early American West. Which is why a group of community leaders has come together to create a Buffalo Soldier Memorial (BSM) in Memorial Park. According to Willie Breazell, chair of the BSM committee, “historically, the service of the Buffalo Soldiers has been left out of the majority of our public historic books; which is one of the primary reasons for the project. This project will not solve the entire miseducation of our community and specifically our youth, but it will demonstrate to visitors and residents the willingness of the entire Colorado Springs community to support an accurate picture of American history with respect to Black Cavalry in the West.”

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FISCAL SPONSOR FUNDS Alexa’s Angels Fund Ascending to Health Respite Care Fund BAM Fund Bike Clinic Too Fund Blight to Bright Fund BRCA Girl Fund Buffalo Soldier Memorial Fund CAPS Volunteer Program Fund Castle West Foundation Center for Network Development Fund Charitable Venture Partners Fund Chatfield Basin Conservation Network Fund Children’s International Dental Project Fund Chinook Experience Fund City Committee Fund Colorado Community Center Collaborative Fund Colorado Farm and Art Market Fund Colorado International Tattoo Fund Colorado Photography Learning Group Fund Colorado Springs Community Forums Fund Colorado Springs Community Tennis Association Fund Colorado Springs Diversity Forum Fund Colorado Springs Diwali Show Fund Colorado Springs Music and Arts Center Fund Colorado Springs Public Market Downtown Project Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance Fund Colorado Springs Rising Professional Fund Colorado Springs Science Festival Fund Colorado Springs Society of the Friendly Sons & Daughters of St. Patrick Fund Colorado Springs Urban Intervention Fund Cultivating Hope Project Fund Curbside Cuisine Fund Divorce Society of America Fund E3 Fund Educating Children of Color Fund Elevate! Food Pantry Fund Faces of the Fire Exhibition Fund Fire Fighters Fund Firefighter Appreciation Week Fund First Take Film Fund Food for Thought Fund Forward Air Controllers Colorado Memorial Fund Foundation for Colorado Springs Future Fund Fountain Creek Restoration Project Fund Fountain Valley 5K for the Fallen Fund Fountain Valley Preservation Association Fund Friends of Colorado Springs Jazz Fund Friends of Green Mountain Falls Fund

Funds with orange text are new in 2014

*Fire Recovery Fund *Gazebo Project Friends of Pikes Peak Pickleball Friends of the Julie Penrose Fountain Fund Friends of the Mesa Road Garden Fund Friends of Ute Valley Park Fund Girls’ Stem Fund GIVE! Campaign Fund Grace Fund Graham Johnson Memorial Fund Green Box Arts Project Fund Green Mt. Falls Park Enhancement Project Greenway Fund Guardians of Palmer Park Fund HEALS Mental Health Court Fund Hear, Here! Fund Heritage Fund High School Climbing League Fund Holiday Home Tour Fund Hope Gala Fund I-25 Eco-Corridor Fund In Their Honor Welcome Home Fund Incline Friends Fund Justice Watch of The Pikes Peak Region Fund LEAD Our Kids Fund Leon’s Kids Fund Local FM Fund Manitou Springs Climate Protection Campaign Fund Manitou Springs Positive Living Project Fund Manitou Springs Recycles Manitou Springs Restorative Justice Council Fund Manitou Springs Seed Library Fund MECA Fund Medal Makers Fund Millibo Arts Theater Fund MME of COS Fund Modboco Fund Mountain Fold Books Fund Neumann Education Foundation Newspapers in Education Fund Opportunity for Change Fund Ormao Dance Company Fund Peace Officers Memorial Fund Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future Peak to Plains Alliance Fund Peregrine Fire Restoration Fund Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance Fund Pikes Peak Earth Day Fund Pikes Peak Long-term Recovery Group Fund Pikes Peak Makerspace Fund Pikes Peak Posse Fund Pikes Peak Recycling on the Rise Fund Pikes Peak Regional Veteran Cemetery Project Fund Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Council Fund

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Pikes Peak Small Farm Project Pikes Peak Workforce Board Foundation *Business Relations Group Fund *Green Energy Fund *Investment Board Fund Ranchlands Education and Research Center Fund Reading Success Movement Fund Remembering Normandy - Hochman Project Fund Returning Home Fund Rockey Sculpture Project Fund Rocky Mountain Adventure Quest Fund Rocky Mountain Highway Fund Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Summit Fund Sallie Bush Community Building Fund See the Change, USA Fund Service Group Shootout Fund Sheer Audacity Fund Shields of Love Fund Side by Side Foundation sk8-Strong Fund Soldier Support Fund Sondermann Documentary Fund Spark Fund Spirit of the Springs Fund Startup Colorado Springs Stratmoor Hills Community Center Fund Stream of Consciousness Fund Sustainable Parks Initiative Fund Sustainable Pueblo Fund Swing High Project Fund Tahama Springs Project Fund TEDx Colorado Springs Fund Therapeutic Recreation Community Partners (TRCP) Fund Town of Green Mountain Falls *Block Grant *Economic Sustainability Fund *Marshall’s Department Fund Tree of Sharing Fund Trust for Community Parks *Bear Creek Dog Park *Bear Creek Regional Park *Black Forest Regional Park *El Paso County 4-H *Emergency Preparedness Event Fund *Fairgrounds *Fountain Creek Regional Park *Fox Run Dog Park *Fox Run Regional Park *Rainbow Falls *Regional Trail Signage UpaDowna Fiscal Sponsor Fund Village Scholarships Fund Voices of Grief Fund Waldo Canyon Heroes Book Fund Water Returns Fund Will’s Hope Fund Woman to Woman Mentoring Fund Young Ambassadors Fund Youth Documentary Academy

DONOR ADVISED, DESIGNATED, FIELD OF INTEREST & SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS Funds with blue text are new in 2014 101 North Tejon Fund Alamo Avenue Fund Alan & Barbara Steiner Family Fund Alice Fund Andrew E. Ouderkirk Memorial Scholarship Fund Annibel Musick Gardner and Joseph M. Gardner Fund Anonymous Fund Arthur and Nancy Salisbury Memorial Fund Baldwin Barker Foundation Barbara Ingersoll Fund Barbara J. Fanning Foundation Becky & Brent Green Fund Beyond Ourselves Fund Bigelow Fund Birdsall Trust Blazer Electric Supply Fund Bob Small Fund Bob Telmosse’ Foundation Bobbie Anderson, Chapter BO of PEO Scholarship Fund Bratton Trails Fund Broadmoor Rotary Charities Fund Buettner Family Fund C.G. Carey Fund Calvin R. Wulf and Lisa Are Wulf Charitable Fund Cari Shaffer Fund Carma Fund Carolyn J. Madden Legal Aid Fund Carris Fund Casada - Davis Family Fund Catalyst Fund Celebration of Life Fund Central Colorado Community Fund Chapter BO, P.E.O. Jessie Oellerich Fund Cheryl Kezziah - Animal Support Fund Chris and Lori Nagle Family Fund Christine Sondermann Fund CK Connection Foundation Claar Fund Classic Companies Charitable Fund

Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association Scholarship Fund Colorado Springs Chorale Great Works Fund Colorado Springs Chorale Horizon Fund Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Foundation Fund Colorado Wildfire Equine Fund Community Leadership Fund Corvettes Conquer Cancer Fund Court Care Fund Cowan-Fouts Family Foundation Create Community Fund Cynthia L. Nimerichter and Theodore Worcester Family Fund Dammann Family Fund David and Michelle Thatcher Charitable Gift Fund DCCW Fund Donald Phelps Jenkins Fund for Excellence in Choral Music Donner Fund Donner Philanthropic Fund Dr. Patricia M. Boone Foundation Dusty and Kathy Loo Fund E/L Fund East Colorado Springs Rotary Fund Ecumenical Social Ministries Endowment Fund Edson Foundation El Paso County Search & Rescue Endowment Fund Elaine B. Pynakker Fund Eleanor Blackford Colvin Fund Elizabeth Mize Fund Ella Cochrane Legacy Fund Elliott Family Fund Emergency Relief Fund for the Pikes Peak Region Ent Community Fund Esperanza Fund Esther Vance Music Scholarship Fund Flynn Family Fund 14 | Donor Advised Funds

Four Bears’ Fund Friends of Extension (FOX) Fund Friends of Red Rock Canyon Fund Friends of the Colorado Springs Senior Center Fund Front Porch Giving Circle Fund Frum Family Fund Gary Sondermann Fund GE Johnson Construction Company Foundation George and Barbie Hess Wannabe Fund Give a RIP Fund Giving Hearts Fund Grace Episcopal Church Endowment Fund Grace Episcopal Church Fund Grace Nichole Strauch Fund c/o CS Racing Greccio Housing Fund Greg D. Ray Memorial Fund Gregory R. Davis Memorial Fund H. Blaine Miller, Jr. & Margaret M. Miller Fund Habitat for Humanity Fund Half the Sky Giving Circle Fund Harlan and Alice Ann Ochs Family Fund Harold C. Ingersoll Fund Harry and Marianne Martin Fund Heather Campbell Chaney Environmental Fellowship Fund Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Area Development Fund HHLB Fund Hope Foundation I Matter Foundation Inside Out Youth Services Fund Iron Horse Community Garden Fund J. H. Edmondson Capacity Building Fund James M. Johnson Fund James Pattee Scholarship Fund Jaques Family Fund Jeanette E. Gregg Fund

Jenny Johnson Erdossy Fund Jim E. Tierney (JET) Scholarship Fund Joan B. Frederick Fund Joe Cahalan Fund a.k.a. Fox Generational Fund Jolene K. Johnson Fund Josephine Hamlett Fund Jubilee Trust Juvenile Diversion Endowment Kahala Fund Karen Sommerfeld - Child of Promise Fund Kathleen Horrigan Hybl Fund Kathy Stevens Memorial Fund KCME Endowment Fund KCME Unrestricted Fund Kenneth Long Fund Lachocki Fund Larry and Barbara Gaddis Fund Larry Ochs Fund for the Betterment of the Pikes Peak Region Larry R. Gaddis Endowment Fund Laura M. Hough Memorial Award Fund Lawrence D. Ochs Fund Lead Fund Lead Scholarship Fund Leadership Pikes Peak Fund Leighty Foundation Capacity Fund Leopold Foundation Lilapalooza Fund for Down Syndrome Research Little Hands Fund Little Purses Fund Lived Fund Living Water Fund Loomas Family Fund Manitou Emergency & Recovery Fund Marbarker Family Fund Marilyn Diane Montavon Foundation Marken Family Fund Martha and Ernest D’Ambrosio Fund Mary Starsmore Fund MaryEllyn Fund Maxwell Silver Fund Maybelle Christensen Charitable Gift Annuity Fund McCauley Fund McGinnis Family Foundation

McHugh Family Fund Meadows Park Community Center Fund Meg Kendall Family Fund Michael A. Orr Fund Michael Anselmi Fund Mohl Family Fund Morley Companies Employees Fund Morley Family Foundation Mountain Equipment Recyclers Fund Mt. Carmel Fund Mundy Family Fund Munoz Charitable Remainder Trust Fund Myrddin Bach Trust of Dale O. Condit Fund Nadia Babish Fund NAMI - Colorado Springs Fund Nancy Bentley and John Atkinson Fund New Opportunities Fund Nina P. Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund Nordstrom-Fredman Fund Norm and Lynn Peterson Fund O’Bryant Family Christian Fund Old North End Neighborhood Fund Olga Sonnenburg Fund Palisades-UCCS Foundation Fund Patrick O. and Kristine K. Faricy Fund Paul and Annie Cohen Fund Pauline C. Coil Fund Peggy J. Kaye Memorial Scholarship Fund Pennies for Peace Fund Peter T. Adasek, M.D. Foundation Fund Petritz Family Fund Peyton Scholarship Fund PHC Angels Fund Phil Kendall Family Fund Pikes Peak Botanical Garden Fund Pikes Peak Conservation Fund Pikes Peak Historical Society Endowment Fund Pikes Peak Kiwanis Fund Pikes Peak Kiwanis Scholarship Fund Pikes Peak Region Business Recovery Fund Porter Family Fund 15 | Donor Advised Funds

Pressman Family Foundation Project Cope Fund R. D. Hott Fund Rachael Finley Memorial Fund Ralbovsky Family Fund Ralston Family Foundation Rewards Fund Ruhnow Family Fund SAM I AM Foundation Saving Graces Fund Secatch Fund September 7th Fund Seven Pillars Fellowship Fund Skurich Memorial Fund Skyline Cares Fund Soli Deo Gloria Fund Sommerfeld Family Fund Sonny & Nancy Smaller Family Fund Sorrick Family Trust Strengthening Neighborhoods Initiative Strub Heer Fund T.E.S.S.A. Fund Tiemens Fund Tim & Marla Wiseman Fund Tom Anderson Donor Advised Fund Tradition of Excellence Foundation Uncle Wilber Fountain Fund Upadowna Climb Fund Ute Pass Historical Society Fund Ute Pass Impact Fund Vetrans to Farmers Fund VIBES Endowment Fund Viletta Brown Scholarship Fund Villa Tarabino Fund Virgil Miller Memorial Fund Waldo Canyon Fund Waldo Waldo Fund Walter Family Fund Watt Family Foundation Watts Family Fund Webb Family Fund Weiland Family Foundation Wesley V. Metzler, DVM Fund WHD Liberty Fund White Horse Circle Fund Wild Fire Fund Will Squire Memorial Fund Windrush Fund Women with Hat-itudes Fund Woodmen Valley Sertoma Fund Yellow Umbrella Fund

COMMUNITY SERVICES — GRANTS Legacy is a buzzword here at the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. How can we help others leave a legacy? How can we preserve the legacy of our community’s founders? How can we continue the legacy of the Colorado Springs Community Trust? The answer lies in our grant making programs. Every year, our dedicated grants committees receive and review nearly 100 applications from nonprofits and projects seeking to improve the Pikes Peak Region.

Community Grants The Community Grants program grew out of the grant making priorities of the Colorado Springs Community Trust. In 2014, we gave $128,500 in grant funds to 34 nonprofits working in civic improvement, community development, education, the environment, health, human services, and animal welfare.

Fund for the Arts Established through the estate of the late Edith Ellyas, our Fund for the Arts provides financial support to arts and culture organizations in El Paso and Teller Counties. In 2014, fourteen organizations received a total of $36,500 for general operating support, gallery exhibitions, educational programs, and theater and music performances.

To learn more about our legacies, please visit 16 | Grants

Ingenuity Grants The Ingenuity Grants program is our answer to the question, “What legacy does Pikes Peak Community Foundation want to leave?” We started the Ingenuity Grants program in 2011 to support innovative and creative projects with significant potential to improve our community. Focusing on food and community, economic strength, and arts, music, and cultural resources, Ingenuity Grants have helped launch projects such as the Mountain Fold Bookstore, AirShift, Colorado Springs Food Rescue, and Village Scholarships. In 2014, ten projects received Ingenuity funding, for a total of $30,070.


Marina Eckler and Jonathan Fey received a grant of $10,000 from the 2013 Ingenuity Challenge to start GRANT Mountain Fold Books (MFB), an independent reading HIGHLIGHTS: room and bookstore in downtown Colorado Springs. In September of 2014, after months of planning and building, the MFB storefront opened for business. Art lovers, poetry enthusiasts, book appreciators, and curious community members should check out MFB’s calendar of events at, or stop by the storefront to experience the WiFi-free community space.


Erikson Fund The Gerald Erikson Fund honors the legacy of Mr. Gerald Erikson by granting to organizations that improve the quality of life for the blind and visually disabled throughout Colorado. This year, the fund distributed $25,500 in grants to six organizations that provide a range of services to blind and visually-impaired individuals.

Academy School District 20 Adventure Cycling Association African American Youth Leadership Conference African Wildlife Foundation All Breed Rescue and Training Alpine Autism Center Alzheimer’s Association-Colorado Chapter American Cancer Society American Heart Association American Red Cross - Pikes Peak Chapter Angels’ Place Arthritis Foundation Ascending to Health Respite Care AspenPointe Atlas Preparatory School Augustana Care AWS Foundation Azusa Pacific University Ballet Theatre Foundation Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Presidential Library Big Brothers Big Sisters Black Forest Educational Opportunities Foundation Black Forest Together Blue Star Recyclers Boys and Girls Club - Pikes Peak Region Bravo Colorado at Vail Beaver Creek Bryn Mawr College Buettner Family Foundation Campus Crusade for Christ Capital Sisters International Care and Share CASA of Pueblo CASA of the Pikes Peak Region

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Castle Rock Park and Trails Foundation Catamount Center Catamount Institute Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs Catholic Medical Mission Board Center for Neighborhood Enterprise Center for Nonprofit Excellence Central City Opera Association Centro de la Familia Chamber Orchestra of the Springs Chapel of Our Saviour Episcopal Church Chelsea Hutchison Foundation Cheyenne Mountain Civic Solutions Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center Cheyenne Mountain School District Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Cheyenne Village Chi Eta Phi Sorority - Iota Eta Chapter Children’s Hope Chest Children’s Literacy Center Christ Presbyterian Church Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism Christian Community Foundation, dba WaterStone Christian Liberty Academy Cincinnati Park Foundation Citizen-Powered Media Citizens Project City of Colorado Springs City Of Manitou Springs City School District of New Rockelle Classical Academy Coalition for the Upper South Platte Colorado 4-H Foundation Colorado Center for the Blind Colorado College Colorado Open Lands Colorado P.E.O. Chapter House Colorado Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Services Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale


Since 1968, the all-volunteer Assistance League of Colorado Springs has provided new clothes for more than 85,000 school children living in GRANT poverty throughout the Pikes Peak Region. In HIGHLIGHTS: 2014, the Assistance League’s Operation School Bell program clothed more than 2,830 students from 141 schools. Additionally, the 143 Assistance League members donated 20,300 volunteer hours to their mission of improving the well-being of children and families in the Pikes Peak community.

Colorado Springs Christian Schools Colorado Springs Conservatory Colorado Springs Debutante Ball Committee Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Colorado Springs Food Rescue Colorado Springs Philharmonic Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Colorado Springs Public Market Project Colorado Springs School Colorado Springs School District 11 Colorado Springs Sister Cities International Colorado Springs Technology Incubator Colorado Springs Teen Court Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center Colorado Springs Utilities Foundation Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Colorado State Fair Foundation Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble Community Congregational Church Community Partnership Family Resource Center Community Partnership for Child Development Community Ventures-Downtown Partnership Compassion International Concrete Couch Cool Science Company Cottey College Cottonwood Center of the Arts Council On Foundations Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region Covenant Presbyterian Church Craig Hospital Foundation Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region

Dale House Project Del E. Webb Performing Arts Del Norte School District, C-7 Denver Dumb Friends League Denver Inner City Parish Desert Caballeros Western Museum Diocese of Colorado Springs Discover Goodwill Foundation of Southern & Western Colorado Doctors without Borders Donor Alliance Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation Drake University Dream Centers of Colorado Springs Driving Skills Institute Eagle Valley Land Trust Early Connections Learning Centers Ecumenical Social Ministries Educating Children of Color Education Foundation for the Colorado National Guard El Paso County El Pueblo Adolescent Treatment Center Energy Resource Center Episcopal Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Retirement Homes Foundation Esperanza Education Foundation Eternal Word Television Network Falcon School District 49 Father Flanagan’s Boys Home Firehouse Quilts First Congregational Church First Presbyterian Church First Tee of Pikes Peak Focus on the Family Fostering Hope Foundation Foundation Fighting Blindness

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Fountain Creek Watershed District Citizens Advisory Group Fountain Valley School of Colorado Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Free Store Food Bank of Cincinnati Fremont Center for the Arts Friends of Cheyenne Canon Friends of Monument Valley Park Friends of Royal Gorge Museum and History Center Friends of the Colorado Springs Senior Center Fuller Theological Seminary Future Hope Foundation Gazette Charitable Programs Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Parish Greccio Housing Opportunity Center Green Box Arts Project Greenpeace Griffith Centers for Children Habitat for Humanity for Eagle & Lake County Habitat for Humanity of Teller County Hamlett Spay and Neuter Clinic Happy Cats Haven Harpool Middle School Harrison School District 2 Harvard College Fund Hausmusik Haven House Hayes Presidential Center Headsprings Group Heifer Project International High Plains Helping Hands Hollins Communications Research Institute Home Front Cares Homeward Pikes Peak Hope and Home


The Colorado Springs Day Nursery Association was established in 1897 by a group of Colorado Springs women who saw a growing need for GRANT childcare for working mothers. Over the past HIGHLIGHTS: 100+ years, the Day Nursery Association merged with two other childcare groups, opened multiple learning centers, and rebranded itself as Early Connections. Each year, Early Connections provides high-quality early education to more than 750 children of working parents, preparing them for future success.

Hospice of the Valley Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Imagination Celebration Incline Friends Independent Film Society of Colorado Indigo Mountain Nature Center Inside Out Youth Services Interfaith Hospitality Network of Colorado Springs Invisible Disabilities Association Juneteenth Organization of Pueblo Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado Just One Day Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation KCME KIDPOWER of Colorado Springs Kids on Bikes KRCC Lake Dillon Foundation for the Performing Arts Leadership Pikes Peak League of American Bicyclists Legal Aid Foundation Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Linton Music Lutheran Family Services - Rocky Mountains Lutheran Valley Retreat Manitou Art Center Manitou Springs School District #14 March of Dimes Masonic Service Association of North America McAllister House Museum Foundation Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates

Mennonite Central Committee Mesa Housing Midway College Millibo Art Theatre Mission Medical Clinic Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Monument Community Presbyterian Church MOSAIC Mountain Song Community School Mt. Carmel Health, Wellness and Community Center NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness National Jewish Health National Museum of World War II Aviation Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo Nature Conservancy Navy League Colorado Springs Council Neumann Education Foundation New Horizons Foundation New Life Church Newberg School District 29J Newborn Hope North American Mission Board Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Old Homestead Museum One Colorado Education Fund One Nation Walking Together Open Bible Baptist Church Opera Theatre of the Rockies Optimist Club of Pueblo Order of the Southern Cross Organization Ormao Dance Company Otero Junior College Palmer Land Trust Paradox Sports Paralyzed Veterans of America -

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Mountain States Chapter Parent Booster USA Parents Challenge Park Christian School Parkview Foundation Partners in Housing PAWS for Life Animal Welfare and Protection Society Peak Education Peak Venture Group Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation Penrose-St. Francis Foundation Phoenix Multisport Pikes Peak Academy Pikes Peak Arts Council Pikes Peak Community College Foundation Pikes Peak Council - Boy Scouts of America Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Pikes Peak Historical Society Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission Pikes Peak Library District Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation Pikes Peak Road Runners Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center Pikes Peak United Way Planned Parenthood of the Rockies PlayDate Behavioral Interventions Praying Hands Ranches Prince of Peace Project Angel Heart Project Healing Waters Project Sanctuary Proprius Learning Center



Prospect Home Care & Hospice Pueblo Community College Foundation Pueblo Community Health Center Foundation Rails To Trails Reach Out and Read Colorado REACH Pikes Peak Resource Exchange Restore Innocence Rio Grande Watershed Conservation and Education Initiative Robert Scott Hall Field of Dreams Rock Ledge Living History Association Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust Rocky Mountain Farmer’s Union Rocky Mountain Field Institute Rocky Mountain PBS Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Ronald McDonald House of Southern Colorado Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science Roundup River Ranch Safe Passage Safe Place for Pets Saint John’s Cathedral Salvation Army Second Wind Fund SECOR See the Change, USA SEE THE FUTURE Fund SEEDS Cafe Senior Resource Council Sertoma SET Family Medical Clinics Shriners Hospital For Children Sierra Club Foundation Silver Key Senior Services Sisters HOPE Smokebrush Foundation So Others Might Eat (SOME)

The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival (RMWFF) is the longest continuously-running women’s film festival in the United States. For twenty five years, RMWFF has brought female filmmakers from around the world to Colorado Springs to present their films, speak on panels, and connect with their peers for the annual 3-day event.

Soul Lightening International South Fork Ambulance Association South Fork Music Association Southern Baptist Convention Southern Colorado AIDS Project Special Kids-Special Families Springs Rescue Mission Sprinkle Art St. Dominic Catholic Church St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital St. Mary-Corwin Health Foundation St. Mary’s High School St. Paul’s Catholic Church Starfit Kids Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation Teach for America Teens with Promise Teller County Search & Rescue TESSA Thanks Troops Foundation The Classical Academy The Trust For Public Land Town of Green Mountain Falls Tradition of Excellence Foundation for Cheyenne Mountain Schools Trails and Open Space Coalition Training Ground Tri-Lakes Cares Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts Tri-Lakes Women’s Club Tu Casa Tu Viaje UCCS UCCS Aging Center UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art UCCS Theatre Works United Policyholders United States Association of Blind Athletes United States Fund for UNICEF United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Unity Church of the Mountains University of Alabama

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University of Colorado Foundation UpaDowna Upper Rio Grande Animal Society Urban Peak Vail Leadership Institute Vail Mountain School Vail Symposium Vail Valley Charitable Fund Village at Skyline Village Seven Presbyterian Church Visually Impaired and Blind Skiers of the Colorado Springs Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Walking Mountains Science Center West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School Western Heritage Day Western Museum of Mining and Industry Westside Cares White Horse Circle of World Council of Elders Wickenburg Community Hospital Foundation Wickenburg Foundation for the Performing Arts Widefield School District #3 Wild Animal Sanctuary Wildland Awareness and Educational Institute Wilson County Board of Education Women’s Crisis and Family Outreach Center Women’s Resource Agency Woodland Park Chamber Foundation Woodland Park Community Cupboard Woodmen Valley Chapel YMCA of Pueblo YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region Young Life Youth Transformation Center Zero Balancing Touch Foundation

AFFILIATE FOUNDATIONS Affiliate foundations partner with Pikes Peak Community Foundation to reduce administrative overhead and increase community capacity. PPCF manages the administrative and regulatory aspects of its affiliates, leaving those organizations with the time, energy, and resources to engage with their communities.

CENTRAL COLORADO COMMUNITY FUND • Buena Vista Events Complex Fund • Grainery Ministries Fund DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Castle Rock Community Art Fund Castle Rock Community Garden Fund Castle Rock Community Green Team Fund Dana’s Hope Fund DC X Fund Douglas County Dames Fund Douglas County Nonprofit Coalition Fund Douglas County Water Resource Authority Fund Friends of Starlighting Fund Keepers of the Rock Fund Leadership Douglas County Leadership Douglas County Alumni Association Living & Aging Well in Lone Tree Fund Tour de Ladies Fund

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EL PASO COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION • Gala Dinner Account • Ben Wendelken Scholarship • Ruth Rouss Scholarship • Senior Law Day • Wine Tasting Event GREATER SOUTH FORK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION • Brown Memorial Park Fund • Cops for Kids • Emergency Fund • Home Tours Fund • Library Fund • South Fork Ambulance Service Fund • Vision Council Fund 21 | Affiliate Foundations

CREATING A LEGACY Each of us has the opportunity to create a legacy — through meaningful encounters with others, through a history of giving back, or through our accomplishments at work or in our community. Here at PPCF, we strive to empower you in those decisions through detailed, thoughtful planning that will work to preserve your charitable intentions for generations to come.

NINA P. BELL BARN In early December, Lowell and Pat Bell along with a small group of close friends were on hand as crews raised and attached a beautiful new sign to the barn at Venetucci Farm, bearing the name of their late daughter. Nina P. Bell lost her life in the terrorist attacks on September 11, but her legacy lives on here in Colorado Springs, where she lived and graduated high school, through a permanent structure surrounded by an area that she loved. The Nina P. Bell Barn is an essential resource for life and work at Venetucci Farm. It will better meet the needs of our staff, animals and produce, and it will provide valuable education for the thousands of students who visit every year. We will share Nina’s story and celebrate her life with all of the groups who spend time at Venetucci Farm. 22 | Creating a Legacy

REMEMBERING BAMBI VENETUCCI The Pikes Peak Community Foundation (PPCF) joins the Venetucci family and the entire community in celebrating the life of Bambi Venetucci, who passed away on January 15, 2015 at the age of 85. Born Bambina Marcantonio in Frederick, Colorado, Bambi attended The Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind in Colorado Springs as a child.  Later in life she returned to teach, earning the honor of Colorado Teacher Of The Year in 1983. After decades of courtship, Bambi and her late husband Nick were married in 1984.  By all accounts, the two were partners in operating the historic Venetucci Farm in Security-Widefield,

famously giving away thousands of pumpkins every year to school children.  Wanting to preserve their farm, the Venetuccis put the land into conservancy and gifted it to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation in 2006.  Since that time, PPCF has committed to honoring the legacy of Bambi and Nick Venetucci and their spirit of generosity. Outgoing PPCF Executive Director Michael Hannigan says, “It is rare in life to meet true heroes.  For those of us who had the honor of knowing Bambi Venetucci, we understand how her humbly heroic life made such a positive impact on so many people over her lifetime.” 

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2014 could be considered the “Year of the Barn” at Venetucci Farm. Thanks to the tremendous community response to our fundraising campaign we were able to begin construction. By March 2014 we held our first pig roast/barn dance, sheltered by the warmth of the barn on a chilly spring day. Although the barn is not yet complete, the upper floor has provided space for numerous events including classes for children and adults, teacher trainings, and starlight dinners, while the lower floor has housed more traditional farming activities like chicken butchering, horse care, milk decanting, and potato and squash storage. Centrally located and painted bright red, the barn now serves as the heart of the farm, pumping new life into an important community icon. While rain is a farmer’s blessing, hail is the ultimate curse. In spite of the heavy hail that hit the farm on August 25, we had a bountiful harvest and supplied healthy produce, meat, and eggs to CSA members and market shoppers, as well as free pumpkins to over 6,000 school children. Food, though, isn’t the only thing growing on the farm. Our education programs also continue to grow as more people 24 | Pinello Ranch

seek to acquire skills to improve their self-sufficiency and well-being. In addition to the 11,043 visitors to the farm for the pumpkin give away in October, we had 979 children and adults register for our education programs throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Of course we couldn’t do it all without the valuable contribution of hundreds of volunteers. In 2014 we had over 400 volunteers including members of National Charity League, students from the Colorado Springs School, the Broadmoor Garden Club, the Eastside Rotary Club, the Air Force Academy, and many more assist us in myriad ways. The legacy of generosity initiated by Nick and Bambi Venetucci lives on in the hearts and hands of all those who help preserve this special place as a vibrant community farm.

2014 was the second year for our bird banding station and we were able to band 178 birds from 36 species. The banding station contributed two first-time sightings of new bird species for Pinello Ranch. Bird Bander Jenyva Turner logged 68 total hours for the year and was assisted by many volunteers as well.

In June, 23 teachers from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Teaching Environmental Science Naturally” program participated in a half-day program at the ranch. That group conducted macroinvertebrate sampling and, with help from CPW, a fish survey at Painted Turtle Pond. Another group did a survey of the depth of Avocet Pond, also with the benefit of help from CPW canoes and equipment.

Altogether, more than 320 people from school and public groups, plus PPCF staff and board members visited our bird banding station last year!

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Owned by Colorado Springs Utilities, Pinello Ranch is managed by PPCF through a long-term lease. Located just south of Colorado Springs and adjacent to Venetucci Farm, Pinello Ranch serves as an oasis for wildlife along Fountain Creek. 2014 was a great year for the people and programs associated with Pinello Ranch.

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ASPEN VALLEY RANCH Gordon Jackson purchased Aspen Valley Ranch (AVR) in 1967 while living in Texas, and ultimately, made the Ranch his permanent home. Jackson’s wishes were for the Ranch to be preserved permanently for the benefit of the community. PPCF received AVR in 2007 and, since then, has honored Jackson’s charitable intentions. The Ranch now provides high quality educational experiences to those who live in the area and visitors to Woodland Park. AVR is focused on bringing a sense of creativity and an emphasis on human ingenuity to challenges and opportunities in our area. In 2014, AVR worked with the Woodland Park School District to provide about 300 students per week with outdoor education classes. We also hosted the Junior Woodland Players, a group of students aged 10 – 18 years, who promote the arts and theater. Our Mountain of the Sun Music Festival attracted approximately 200 people. Programs at the Ranch last year also included sustainable living skills, forest management, and high-altitude gardening. All are designed to improve the quality of life in our community.

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PIKES PEAK URBAN GARDENS An initiative of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation since 2008, Pikes Peak Urban Gardens (PPUG) works hard to help families in our community become food self-secure and address the desire for more neighborhoods to grown their own food. In 2014, PPUG built gardens in nine backyards in an underserved neighborhood in the Harrison School District and provided mentors for each family throughout the season. Thanks to a grant from Colorado Garden Foundation, Inc., we were able to provide all materials, tools, seeds, and plants. PPUG continues to manage, operate, and supply resources for Harrison Urban Gardens, Westside Community Gardens, Vermijo Community Gardens, and Mill Street Community Gardens. All told, the aforementioned gardens offer space for more than 250 people to grown their own food. We also manage and operate Dorchester Gardens, which feeds the underserved, as well as Harlan Wolfe Ranch and its 20,000 square feet of gardens. This organic vegetable, herb, and flower site is open to the public for tours, classes, and Pick ‘n Pay. More than 1,000 people (and many children) visit every year.

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THE FLYING CARROT The Flying Carrot is an innovative mobile project that fosters food awareness while improving the world around us with hands-on experiences, educational opportunities, and most importantly, access to local, seasonal food. Students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs lead this little school bus with a big mission, to nourish our community, in mind. The Flying Carrot began with a focus on food literacy and a connection to sustainably-grown produce, but it evolved to an even larger plan of food recovery through its work with the Colorado Farm and Art Market (CFAM). The Flying Carrot has served elementary schools, gardens, community projects, universitysponsored functions, internationally-recognized sporting events, and farmers markets.

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HUNT OR GATHER Hunt or Gather has been providing our community with broader access to healthy, local, and regionallyproduced, chemical-free food since opening its doors in 2013. The store also offers a variety of educational opportunities, which serve to highlight the importance of real food. We source all of our products within a 300mile radius of Colorado Springs, working with local ranchers, farmers and producers. Our commitment is to connect people with real food!  In 2014, Hunt or Gather launched two Buying Club programs and has brought more than $20K of revenue directly back to our local farming and ranching community during the short Colorado growing season (June through November).  We are committed to growing the local foodshed by building new infrastructure and creating new opportunities for growth. We hosted two Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs: the Arkansas Valley Organic Growers CSA and the Austin Family Farm CSA in the 2014 season. We’re passionate about forging new pathways for local food to flow through this community. In 2014, we also launched the Downtown Sunday Market in collaboration with the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, expanding our visibility and outreach to the Colorado Springs community. More than 25 small and local businesses participated in our market’s inaugural run. As Hunt or Gather continues to grow, our staff remains devoted to educating people in the Pikes Peak region about the importance of – and access to – real food.

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Statement of Financial Position ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents Investments Assets Held for Others Charitable Annuities Stock Certificates Accounts Receivable Fixed Assets Prepaid Expenses Total Assets LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Accrued Expenses Deferred Revenue Agency Liabilities Charitable Remainder Trusts Total Liabilities NET ASSETS Fund Balances - Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Total Net Assets

Total Liabilities and Net Assets

4,403,411 28,809,267 676,180 1,528,823 290,981 12,086 26,899,157 15,885 62,635,790 62,572 42,854 127,203 676,180 1,415,846 2,324,655

Statement of Activities REVENUES Gifts & Bequests Program Income Event Income Income on Investments Other Income Total Revenues

10,083,938 1,138,169 25,545 1,845,989 424,218 13,517,860

EXPENSES Grants Voted Program Expenses Event Expense

4,708,046 2,054,457 6,383 Supporting and other Expenses 2,142,010 Total Expenses 8,910,896 Net Income 4,606,964 Beginning Net Assets Ending Net Assets

60,198,159 112,976 60,311,135 62,635,790 34 | Financial Statement

55,704,171 60,311,135



Paula D. Pollet | Board Chair | Ent Wealth Management

Sara Barad | Program Officer

Deborah Adams | Civic Leader

Jamie Brown | Director of Grants and Programs

Michael Berniger | Berniger, Berg and Diver, LLC

Whitney Calhoun | Program and Special Events Manager

Suzanne Connaughton | Civic Leader

Eric Cefus | Director of Philanthropic Services

Larry R. Gaddis | Gaddis Kin Herd & Craw Gregory L. Gandy | Biggs, Kofford and Co.

Robin Bredl | Finance Officer

Catherine Felsmann | IT/Database Manager Steph Ford | Office Manager Joanne Greenbaum | Finance Assistant

Joan Gurvis | Center for Creative Leadership

Trudy Strewler Hodges | Chief Executive Officer

Bonnie Martinez | Discover Goodwill

Amy Sue Lambert | Donor Services Coordinator

Alicia McConnell | U.S. Olympic Committee

Karen Reinking | Grants Officer

Kae Rader | Rader Consulting, LLC Pam Shipp | Civic Leader Mari Sinton-Martinez | Civic Leader Wendel P. Torres | Beckrich Construction, LLC Rob Wrubel | Cascade Investment Group, Inc.

Kate Ring | Communication & Event Manager

PROJECT & PROGRAM STAFF Megan Andreozzi | Director, Hunt or Gather Susan Gordon | Farm Manager, Venetucci Farm Patrick Hamilton | Farm Manager, Venetucci Farm David Rudin | Education Coordinator, Venetucci Farm & Pinello Ranch Joe McGarry | Foreman, Aspen Valley Ranch Julie Snyder | Manager, Aspen Valley Ranch Larry Stebbins | Director, Pikes Peak Urban Gardens

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Ppcf annual report 2014