The Center is a dynamic hub that connects people, experts and resources to create and share new, illuminating stories of the human experience. We aim to facilitate a healthy information network, curate universal stories, leverage our partners' experience and expertise, enhance individual lives, create a distinct sense of place and be known as the place where amazing things happen. Join us. There is a place for you at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media.
Gill Center Scheduling
Tim Gill Center community meeting spaces are available Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM and Thursdays 8 AM-8 PM. Room reservations can be made at ppld.org/meeting-rooms.
Tim Gill Center
315 E. Costilla Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 - MAP
Below you will find a contract and usage guidelines for the public meeting rooms. Both an online confirmation and a completed contract must be on file to ensure your room reservation. Contracts must be returned 48 hours prior to your use of the community rooms.
Inclement weather may result in early closure, delayed opening or cancellation of activities at the Tim Gill Center. Our policy will mirror Colorado Springs School District 11; if District 11 is closed, the Tim Gill Center will be closed; if District 11 is delayed, the Tim Gill Center will be open based on the delayed timing. We encourage you to monitor the changing weather conditions. It is expected that you will notify members of your group in the event of inclement weather resulting in the change of operating hours (or closure) at the Tim Gill Center.
You can buy a brick of the Tim Gill Center for Public Media. But you're not just supporting a building. You're providing a free collaboration and event space for nonprofit organizations, training for citizen and student journalists and equipment to help tell stories that would otherwise go untold.
- 200 bricks needed to develop and provide community training programs to educate and engage potential citizen journalists
- 400 bricks needed to provide a hands-on media lab to facilitate the work of citizen and student journalists
- 720 bricks needed to put three public media journalists through cutting-edge cross-platform content training workshops provided by the Knight Foundation
- 2,000 bricks needed to operate the Tim Gill Center for Public Media for one year
I am reaching out to share with you some exciting news. The Gill Foundation announced on July 17 that they are gifting the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado building (located at 315 E. Costilla St. in Colorado Springs) to Rocky Mountain PBS to create an innovative, unprecedented collaboration. This generous gift is valued at approximately $1.3 million and is the largest private donation in the 56-year history of our organization.
This catalytic investment enables Rocky Mountain PBS to establish the "Tim Gill Center for Public Media" - an exciting initiative led by Rocky Mountain PBS to bring together 21 organizations throughout Colorado, including the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Radio Colorado College KRCC 91.5FM, Pikes Peak Community College, Pikes Peak Library District, and the Rocky Mountain Community Radio group's 16 public radio partners around the state to create cross-platform content, increasing our collective impact, and linking higher education with public media to arm students with the requisite skills to thrive in the new media environment.
This building has served as a community gathering place for citizens and organizations to engage in meaningful dialogue and to work together in common purpose to build a better community, and a better Colorado. We will honor the historic significance of the building by keeping open as public meeting space the "Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado Community Room," as well as other public meeting spaces in the building beginning in September. Our commitment to this collaboration is also reflected in the dedication of additional staff to this important initiative and the naming of Amanda Mountain as executive director of the Center.
The transformation of public media in general and Rocky Mountain PBS in particular depends on a radical reformation to serve the informational and educational needs of a changed civil society. This investment from the Gill Foundation offers us an opportunity to create such change.
We seek to be immersed in the community, on air, online and in person in order to serve the community. The Tim Gill Center for Public Media will be that place for collaboration, innovation and engagement in Southern Colorado and beyond.
Please join us in celebrating this important milestone.
Doug Price, President and CEO
Rocky Mountain PBS