Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Colorado Preservation, Inc. - CPI

  • Denver, CO
  • www.coloradopreservation.org

Mission Statement

Colorado Preservation, Inc. (CPI) was founded in 1984 to promote historic preservation by providing information, education, training, expertise and advocacy to Colorado communities and individuals. CPI engages leaders with local governments and non-profit organizations and assists historic property owners, educators and interested citizens to develop successful preservation projects and programs. CPI administers Colorado's Most Endangered Places Program (EPP) and the annual Saving Places® Conference, hosts the Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards recognizing excellence in historic preservation, and maintains an active presence in the state legislature. CPI also provides services in grant administration and project management and undertakes projects that serve as models for preservation-in-action statewide. CPI is a 501(c)3 donor-supported nonprofit organization. We invite you to become a sustaining monthly donor today.

Main Programs

  1. Colorado's Most Endangered Places
  2. Saving Places Conference
  3. Preservation Services
Service Areas

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Colorado

Colorado Preservation, Inc.'s primary geographical area served is Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region.

ruling year

1986

Interim Executive Director

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Mrs. Jennifer Orrigo Charles

Keywords

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Historic Preservation, Cultural Heritage, Heritage Tourism, History, Endangered Places

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Also Known As

CPI

EIN

74-2403583

 Number

4658252372

Physical Address

1420 Ogden Street, Suite 104

Denver, 80218

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Colorado's Most Endangered Places

Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Endangered Places Program was launched in 1997 with the purpose of identifying historic sites throughout Colorado that are in danger of being lost. Modeled after the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, Colorado’s Endangered Places program has been touted by the Trust as one of the best in the nation. Since its inception, the program has won the Stephen H. Hart award from the Colorado Historical Society and has been designated as an official Save America’s Treasures project. The program has generated interest, recognition and funding for over 125 sites around the state, and has provided intensive technical assistance to 86 sites that have made the program’s Most Endangered Places List.

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Population(s) Served

Adults

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Budget

$157,000.00

Program 2

Saving Places Conference

Colorado Preservation, Inc. held its first historic preservation conference in 1985. The purpose of the conference was to promote the education and networking of individuals interested in historic preservation. The success of the first conference demonstrated a significant interest in gathering preservation professionals on an annual basis. In 1997, the conference format and named changed to “Saving Places” and over the last 18 years, the conference has grown to become the premier preservation event in the Rocky Mountain west, second in size and content only to the National Preservation Conference. The Saving Places Conference provides high quality educational content, networking opportunities and inspiration to all attendees.

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Program 3

Preservation Services

Colorado Preservation, Inc. (CPI) offers a variety of preservation-related fee based services for individuals, organizations and communities including grant writing, grants management, and National & State Register nominations. As Colorado’s only statewide grassroots preservation organization, we are also available and eager to help fellow preservationists and interested parties, at no fee, to navigate the world of preservation through coaching, brainstorming, and general guidance. Please not that Colorado Preservation has limited capacity with only four full-time professionals, so we must be selective with our time and project. Endangered Places Properties receive priority assistance and consideration.

Category

Community Development

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Service Areas

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Colorado

Colorado Preservation, Inc.'s primary geographical area served is Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region.

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COLORADO PRESERVATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Colorado Preservation, Inc. - CPI

Leadership

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Interim Executive Director

Mrs. Jennifer Orrigo Charles

BIO

Jennifer Orrigo Charles joined Colorado Preservation, Inc as the Endangered Places Program Director in April of 2014. Mrs. Charles received a Masters Degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with a Historic Preservation Concentration from the University of Delaware and a B.S. in Anthropology with an Archaeology concentration from James Madison University. Prior to moving to Colorado, Mrs. Charles served as the Director of Preservation for the Historic Annapolis Foundation in Annapolis, Maryland. As Director of Preservation Services she worked closely with local governments, nonprofit preservation agencies, and Section 106 Review for the U.S. Naval Academy. In this role she managed preservation easements and provided review and written recommendations on all Historic Preservation Commission applications. Mrs. Charles devised original public programming, walking tours and school programs for the Historic Annapolis Foundation and public programming for the Aurora History Museum in Colorado. She believes strongly in the power of community and grassroots efforts to ensure the future of place preserved for all generations.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Elizabeth Hallas

Anderson Hallas Architects, PC

Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?