Shivers Fund

at Pikes Peak Library District

History at a Glance


Clarence and Peggy Shivers inaugurated the Shivers African-American Historical and Cultural Collection in 1993 with a substantial gift. A major fund raiser – the Shedding Light Celebration – is held over the Thanksgiving holiday biennially. These Celebrations have been extremely successful and are the major source of funding to fulfill the educational enrichment mission.




• Provide scholarships to young people interested in the study of classical performing and visual arts.

• Present classical concerts showcasing grant recipients and professional African-Americans talents.

• Expand contributions to Pikes Peak Library District through materials, workshops, and other educational presentations.

• Provide opportunities for the community to come together in celebration of History, Culture, and the Arts


• Charles Burrell Award

• Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award (Peggy)

• NAACP Living Legends Award

• NAACP Community Service Award

• Colorado Library Association Benefactor’s Award

• Urban League Community Service Award

• Colorado College Community Diversity Award

• Ent Credit Union YES Award

• African American Voice Citizen of the Year (Clarence)

• Delta Sigma Theta Sorority “Hats Off “ Award (Peggy)

• Urban League Whitney M. Young, Jr. Lifetime Equality Award

• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Citizen of the Year Award

• Selected as Colorado Springs Heroes for the Children’s Week Calendar

• Resolutions of Appreciation from the Colorado Springs City Council, El Paso Commissioners, Pikes Peak Library District Board of Trustee, PPLD Foundation Board, and Friends of PPLD Board

• Local charter school now named Shivers Academy of Arts and Technology

• Jacqueline Lundquist “Kara” Grant


• Annually expands the African-American Historical and Cultural Collection at Pikes Peak Library District

• Created an Endowment to support the mission of the Shivers Fund

• Sponsors a concert series showcasing young artists

• Sponsors Classical Chat with Youth Workshops following each concert

• Awards a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving youth annually

• Provides grants for student participation in the Music Festival at Colorado College, the Vocal Arts Symposium at Colorado

• College and the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale

• Collaborated with the Colorado Springs Chamber Orchestra (A Shivers Fund alumni was guest artist at the concert)

• Provided small grants to various youth and organizations within the community





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