Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Summit Foundation Awards Grants

The Summit Foundation Board of Trustees has awarded $413,904 to 45 nonprofit agencies in Summit, Park, Grand, Lake and Eagle Counties in December.

Over its 22-year history, a total of $8,578,279 has been distributed in the form of grants and scholarships. Established in 1984 by the Breckenridge Ski Area, The Summit Foundation is a community, public foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents and guests of Summit County and neighboring communities.

The main vehicle for the Foundation's fundraising efforts is a transferable ski pass provided by Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Keystone Resort, Winter Park and Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts. Additional funds are raised from a variety of annual special events including the Summit Foundation Hockey Classic, Mountain Art Gathering, the Summit Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament, the Summit County Parade of Homes and the Rubber Duck Race. Additionally, funds were raised for the Foundation through events at Copper Mountain Resort and by Serenity Spa in the Fall.

For additional information about contributing, grants, volunteering or for the Foundation's upcoming event schedule, please call (970) 453-5970 or visit the web site at www.summitfoundation.org.

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