Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Oklahoma foundation bestows grants in Colorado Springs

Posted By on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 1:48 PM

click to enlarge Lucinda, a 3-month-old labrador retriever and border collie, hopes the money from the Inasmuch Foundation means she'll get a chance to find her forever family. - COURTESY HSPPR
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  • Lucinda, a 3-month-old labrador retriever and border collie, hopes the money from the Inasmuch Foundation means she'll get a chance to find her forever family.
Thanks to an Oklahoma philanthropist with ties to Colorado Springs, several local nonprofits got cash gifts recently from Inasmuch Foundation.

The nonprofit was founded by the late Edith Kinney Gaylord, who attended Colorado College and was the daughter of E.K. Gaylord, editor and publisher of The Oklahoman. Edith Gaylord had a distinguished journalism career, which included working for the Associated Press and serving as Eleanor Roosevelt’s press liaison. It's worth clicking on the link above to read about her career.

She was the sister of Edward L. Gaylord, former owner of The Broadmoor.

Recipients and their grant awards are:
• $200,000 to Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society;
• $150,000 to Innovations in Aging Collaborative;
• $25,000 to Westside CARES;
• $10,000 each to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and
• $5,000 to Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region.

Inasmuch Foundation, founded in 1982, supports education, health and human services and community enhancement initiatives that enrich the quality of life for Oklahomans, the news release says. The foundation carries on its late founder’s interests in Colorado Springs by giving to nonprofits that are located in and directly serve the residents of the city.

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