Annually, we have a Scholarship Ceremony Reception in August at the El Pomar Penrose House. We partner with American GI Forum and El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. to host this ceremony. We invite our recipients, their families, and our valued donors to this joyous event. It is a celebration of the accomplishments and investments in the future of our scholarship recipients.

Our Mission

Jen Samora, Board Chair

College Counselor, Colorado Preparatory Academy 

Phone: (719)-924- 2033

Donna Garcia, Board Treasurer

Family Services Director, CPCD/Head Start

Phone: (719) 884-1459

Michael Berniger, Board Treasurer

Partner/Attorney, Berniger, Berg & Diver, LLC

Phone: (719) 475-9900

RoseMary Jaramillo, Board Member

Volunteer Manager, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region

Phone: (719) 447-9898 x1008

Rosana Ramponi, Board Member


Phone: (719) 578-0331

Juan Moreno, Board Member

Principle ISR Planner, U.S. Northern Command

Phone: (719)-761-7011

Andy Inman, Board Member

Director of Wealth Management, Peoples Investment Professionals 

Phone: (719)-264-2114

Dan Beilfuss, Board Member

Director, Zebulon Pike Youth Services

Scholarship Ceremony

The Esperanza Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to receiving grants and donations in order to provide scholarships to underserved high school students and adults pursuing a college degree.

Our Board of Directors