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About Us

P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization for women built upon service and philanthropy as an outgrowth of its social bonds of love and friendship.

The Marguerite Fund

The Marguerite Fund was established in June 1923 to aid our sisters who are in need of financial assistance. This fund was not established to assist only the elderly and ill, but for any member or non-member who needs assistance. The needs of each recipient are as individual as the recipients themselves. Requests for assistance are made through a Colorado P.E.O. sponsor to the chairman of the Marguerite Fund Board. Recipients must be a resident of Colorado. Names of recipients are never disclosed.

Colorado P.E.O. Chapter House

The mission of Colorado P.E.O. Chapter House, Inc. is to provide opportunities for learning and independent living in a gracious P.E.O. environment. The Chapter House is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It provides an affordable solution for individuals and couples who desire to live in an independent residential environment among P.E.O. sisters. Individuals who live here must be capable of managing their personal physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The Chapter House provides a circle of friendship to P.E.O.s and guests. The staff is committed, qualified and caring.

For more information visit the Chapter House web site or contact members of the Chapter House Board of Trustees.

Colorado Cottey Scholarship Fund

The Colorado Cottey Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to first- and second-year students who are from Colorado. Gifts from chapters and individuals are the basis of these annual awards. In addition, two special awards are made: $1000 from the Virginia Corbett Scholarship to a second-year student and a $1000 award in honor of a past state president of Colorado State Chapter to a first-year student.

Colorado State Scholarship Fund

The Colorado State Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 for Colorado women, with preference given to non-traditional or vocational areas of study. Scholarships are given annually and are a minimum of $1000 each. Total number of scholarships given will be dependent on gifts to the scholarship.

For questions or additional information, please contact the current CSSF Chairman.