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Karen Possehl Women's Endowment (KPWE) Women’s Endowment

Supporting and empowering

women with opportunity.

Funding for Projects

The KPWE Scholarship program, endowed in 1998 by Karen and Jim Possehl, and further supported by hundreds of community members, provides financial assistance and mentoring support for nontraditional UCCS students who are starting or returning to college after having overcome significant personal adversity. In addition to providing tuition assistance, KPWE matches scholars with community mentors who offer encouragement and professional contacts. The program provides career-focused workshops giving students the chance to learn more outside the classroom. Thanks to community support, the program supports 26 students a year. Thank you for Empowering Success!

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Empowering a Community of Women 

What Karen Possehl Women have to
say about this project

"Thank you KPWE for investing in me, believing in me, and encouraging me. Who would've thought I could be a Mechanical Engineer? All those supporting the Karen Possehl [Program] saw some drive in me. I hope I made you proud and influenced one woman out there reading this that there is no excuse. Just do it!"
~ Nicole, KPWE Graduate

I will say this for the rest of my life - I would not have graduated and reached my dreams without KPWE. THANK YOU for the support you have given me. Words cannot describe how amazing this journey has been with your support, dedication, and love."
~  Sarah, KPWE Graduate

Make a Donation

Our organization is run by volunteers, with every contribution extending the reach of the foundation projects.


We are always looking to grow and improve to be most efficient and effective with our funds. 

INSTRUCTIONS: To use a Credit Card to Donate to the Foundation’s "CLUB DESIGNATED FUND” - (your donation will be be used at the Discretion of the Rotary Club of North Colorado Springs and the North Colorado Springs Rotary Club Foundation) - ENTER: “Donate with a Debit or Credit Card “ and complete your Credit Card Information. To have your donation go to a specific cause, ENTER: (Optional) "Use this donation for” and select your designated cause. If the cause is not listed, please contact the Foundation Treasurer.


If you wish to donate by check, make the check out to North Colorado Springs Rotary Club Foundation and mail to: 

North Colorado Springs Rotary Club

P.O. Box 7056

Colorado Springs, CO


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