A Philanthropic Investment
The new Pikes Peak Summit Complex will achieve the following:
- Construct a new, relocated Summit Visitor Center, and remove the current buildings
- Create new indoor and outdoor amenities
- Add dazzling interpretive exhibits
- Improve accessibility
- Fulfill the world’s highest standards in building sustainability, becoming the world’s most sustainable structure ever built at 14,000’
A capital improvement project expected to cost $65 million, the Summit Complex is funded in part by reserves from Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, an enterprise of the City of Colorado Springs that generates revenue through toll fees and concession sales, and revenue bonds taken by Pikes Peak. From the beginning of the project, there has been a $15 million fundraising goal from public and private donations. As of April 2021, $12.7 million has been raised toward that goal. No general fund tax dollars have been used.
How to Get Involved
There are several ways to get involved and give to the summit. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Physical sponsorship opportunities
You, your family, business, or organization are invited to join the campaign to build a new summit complex that will welcome visitors to Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. Importantly, gifts of any amount can be publicly recognized to provide visible evidence of your personal commitment and support, or to honor a family, foundation, corporate enterprise, civic association, or in memory of a loved one. There are also limited, physical sponsorship opportunities where recognition associated with a specific summit feature can be selected beginning at $500.
A list of recognition opportunities is available here.
For information on availability, email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be happy to assist you.
Online donations can be made at www.givetopikespeak.org.
Make a physical cash donation
Make a donation at any Ent Credit Union location in the Pikes Peak region by dropping your loose change into a My Mountain donation box. Are you an Ent member? Transfer funds quickly and easily from your account to the Pikes Peak Summit Complex Account by calling 719-574-1100 or 800-525-6923.
Mail a check to the Pikes Peak Summit Complex Gift Trust Account
Make it payable to, “City of Colorado Springs – Pikes Peak Summit Complex,” and mail to: P.O. Box 1575, MC 060, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.
Get a tax break through the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone
To encourage Colorado taxpayers to make contributions to non-profits that make improvements to the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone, a State Income Tax Credit equal to 25% of monetary contributions is available. To make a donation through the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone, send a check made payable to, “Enterprise Zone,” and in the Memo include “Pikes Peak Summit Complex” and your Tax ID Number (last 4-digits of Social Security Number, Colorado Account Number or EIN). Mail to: Pikes Peak Summit Complex, P.O. Box 1575, MC 060, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.
Donate through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation
Send a check made payable to, “Pikes Peak Community Foundation” In the Memo include “Pikes Peak Summit Complex Fund,” and mail to: Pikes Peak Summit Complex, P.O. Box 1575, MC 060, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.
King Soopers Community Rewards program
Participate in the King Soopers Community Rewards program. Do you have a King Soopers loyalty card? Link it for free to the Pikes Peak Summit Complex (code: VN950), and King Soopers will make a donation to the Summit Complex every time you shop. After you link your card, tell your friends and family too. The program applies to any grocery store in the Kroger family of companies nationwide. For step-by-step directions, see these FAQs: http://bit.ly/2sMBomM.