for our community
To advance public education, public leadership, and community development in Colorado Springs.
Friends of D11
Schools are the heart and soul of a community. On November 7th, 2017, you will have an opportunity to vote for an initiative to better support our students in District 11. This initiative will increase our property taxes at the rate of about one movie ticket per month. Keep reading to learn how better funding for our schools is a gateway to a better education and brighter future for our kids and community.
Chairman of the Board
Phil holds bachelor and master degrees from Northwestern University. He started his career as an account sales manager with Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers in Chicago, and along with his father and brother, was responsible for General Management of the family’s Pepsi-Cola franchise, which included operations in 6 western states and was later sold in 2008. Phil is currently the Managing Partner of Culebra Properties, as well as Chairman of the Board for the John and Margot Lane Foundation. He is extremely passionate about the Colorado Springs community, and has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the YMCA, the United States Olympic Museum, the Nature Conservancy, and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
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 and Founding Trustee of the Colorado Springs Health Foundation. He believes deeply in public education, public leadership, and community development and is excited to be the Founding CEO of the Legacy Institute.