Congratulations to


The Karen Possehl Women's Endowment (KPWE) is for students of non-traditional age (typically 25 years or older), who plan to enroll full-time, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, are Colorado residents, and have the ability to finish an undergraduate degree. To be considered, students must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA by March 1st and submit an application for the UCCS Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

Please make your donations payable to 

CU Foundation/KPWE and mail them to 

100WomenWhoCareColorado Springs

PO BOX 7423

Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7423

OR  Click here to set up automatic quarterly donations using your credit card.

July Meeting Sponsors Blake and Christie Schwank with our Founder, Jackie Gunn.

  • In the event of inclement weather, we follow the District 11 cancellation and closure policy

Our Misson

Each member must commit to donating $100 per meeting ($400 annually).  Members will nominate an eligible recipient at each meeting and 3 organizations will be selected for a 5 minute presentation.  Members will vote via ballot and the organization with the majority votes wins.  

All members are expected to donate to the selected recipient.

If your organization was not selected, you are welcome to nominate them at a future meeting.  An organization can receive donations no more than once in 2 years.

​The recipient organization must agree to NOT use the donors' names for future solicitations or release personal information to the public. In the event the recipient organization does not adhere to this condition, they will be removed from future consideration.

Here is a one minute You Tube video describing our process: 

Our Meetings

Our members have donated over $172.000 LOCAL

Charitable Organizations

We hold quarterly meetings.

April 18, 2018

July 17,2018

​October 17, 2018

Our meetings are held at 


25 West Cimmaron Street

Free parking, enjoy Happy Hour and stay after the meeting for dinner!

5;30 pm Registration and  Social time

6:00 pm  Meeting starts

The meeting is over by 6:45 pm

Special Thanks to member Jan Cubero for sponsoring our January meeting.

​​​Download a Member Commitment Form

Fact sheet for Presentations-

please be prepared to discuss these items about the organization you would like us to consider.