About the CSPM
Mission: The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) exists to build a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak region by preserving and sharing our cultural history.
Vision: The CSPM will be the source for igniting curiosity and inspiring discovery among all residents and visitors.
The CSPM is a public- private partnership with the City of Colorado Springs and the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department of the City of Colorado Springs. It is currently governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders, who are serving diligently to implement Vision 2023, the Museum’s Strategic Plan.
The Gift of History Campaign officially begins on Thursday, August 5. While we won’t be having an in-person breakfast this year, our online Peer-to-Peer Campaign allows you to ask friends, family, and colleagues to support an important cause– the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.
On the 25th Anniversary of Colorado Springs, a group of passionate individuals came together to create the El Paso County Pioneers Association. These community members began collecting the artifacts and stories of the Pikes Peak region’s earliest settlers. For 125 years, the CSPM has expanded on this mission to building a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak region by preserving and sharing our cultural history.
The success of the campaign relies on our enthusiastic “table captains” who help spread awareness and raise our goal of $80,000 for the CSPM by August 31, 2021.
Become an online "Table Captain"
Join in the Gift of History online campaign by creating an online fundraising page. This will allow you to share it with others easily through email and Facebook.
Ways to Give
Gift of History donations can be received online or offline. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
Donate a check by mail:
215 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
Contribute $250 or more through Enterprise Zone to be eligible to receive a Colorado state tax credit of 25% of their donation that are made by December 31st.
El Paso County Enterprise Zone now accepts donations online. When processing your donation at https://give.cspm.org/gift-of-history, please indicate on the donation form that you would like it to processed through this program.
Donate by check and make it payable to El Paso County Enterprise Zone. In the memo, note Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and the last four digits of your SSN.
Make your gift go even further! Have your company match your donation and double the value.
Ideas on how to Succeed
- Share about the Gift of History on social media or through email.
- Include status updates and photos, and ask friends to spread the word for you.
- Ask donations in lieu of birthday or holiday gifts.
- Host a Watch Party for the main event.