The time is always right to do what is right. ”

Our vision

for our community

Advance Education and Community Development in Colorado Springs

Our Mission


All kids deserve access to a great education, inspired by excellent teachers in modern classrooms.

Community Development

Healthy neighborhoods where families can live, play, and learn are the anchors of our community.

Featured Project

Legacy Vision

Start strong. Finish stronger. The Legacy Vision is working to provide guaranteed full-time preschool and guaranteed promise scholarships to every child in our community.

Our benefactor

Margot Lane

Founder, The John and Margot Lane Foundation

Margot Ladwig Lane was raised in Colorado Springs and graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1956 and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from UCCS. She married John Lane in 1958 and together they raised three children, David, Philip, and Bruce. A believer in giving back to her community, she founded the John and Margot Lane Foundation and was incredibly active in many community organizations such as the Junior League, Pikes Peak United Way, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pikes Peak YMCA, Care and Share, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, UCCS, Young Life, and First Presbyterian Church.

Our Staff

Zachary McComsey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Zach is a graduate of Colorado Christian University and Harvard Divinity School. After completing the El Pomar Foundation Fellowship program, he went on to found and lead Atlas Preparatory School for nearly a decade. Zach has worked as CEO of the John and Margot Lane Foundation and Director of the Katherine and Dusty Loo Foundation, and has served the community as Urban Renewal Authority Commissioner, Founding Trustee of the Colorado Springs Health Foundation, and Colorado Charter Facility Solutions board member.

Zach McComsey

Antonio Rosendo


Antonio is a graduate of Colorado College and the University of Denver. He has worked as a teacher, higher education admission officer, and co-founder of Atlas Preparatory School. Antonio has also led private foundations, including the John and Margot Lane Foundation and Bloom Foundation, and is the founder of Spur Philanthropy.

Valerie McCormick

Managing Director

Valerie has multiple degreess from the University of Colorado. Her experience in education includes work as a teacher, principal, and district-level curriculum director. Valerie is a leading expert in instructional quality and education technology, and also served on the founding leadership team of Atlas Preparatory High School.

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Our Board

Community leaders with experience in education, business, philanthropy, and government.