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SUMMER 2013 Photo by Ian Hamilton

The Summit Foundation and its Partners Award Scholarships to 76 High School Graduates 91 members of the 2013 class at Summit High School were awarded more than $323,000 in scholarships on April 1, 2013. On that evening, The Summit Foundation and its partners provided 64 Summit High School students with $133,110 in scholarships. Six of the scholarships awarded by The Foundation were distributed through a joint program with Summit County Government. Julie Chandler, mother of Nicole Chandler, stated, “Our family is eternally grateful for The Summit Foundation’s support of Nicole’s education. Your amazing generosity has reinforced Nicole’s understanding of how wonderful it has been to grow up in such a loving and giving community.” In addition to the scholarships awarded to Summit High School graduates, five scholarships totaling $7,000 were awarded this spring to students graduating from neighboring community high schools. The neighboring schools with students who received spring scholarships included Lake County High School, South Park High School, and Vail Mountain School. Since 1991, The Foundation’s scholarship program has awarded more than $2 million to local high school graduates. (continued on page 2...)

Lee Zimmerman: Executive Director Kasey Geoghegan: Director of Development Elisabeth Lawrence: Events and Marketing Coordinator Terri Johnson: Database and Accounting Administrator Wanda Creen: Administrative Assistant and Office Manager

Phone: 970 453 5970 Fax: 970 453 1423

Post Office Box 4000 111A Lincoln Avenue Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

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Summit County Albert/Krainz Vocational Scholarship Candido Estrada Business Education Alliance Scholarships Karla Martinez and Miikkalin Wickman

Neighboring Communities

Copper Mountain Resort Scholarships Shane Arnold, Karen Mrkvicka, and Alex Nolan

$7,000 was awarded to five graduates that attended high school in the communities of Fairplay, Leadville, and Vail. Those scholarship recipients follow:

NRC Broadcasting Scholarship Irving Dorantes The Merriman Family Foundation Scholarship Jessica May Brad Odekirk Memorial Scholarships Madison Gross and L’amour Johnson ResortQuest Scholarship Connor Hebert Marla Starekow Fashion Design Scholarship Jessica Langevin Dr. Oliver Stonington Memorial Scholarship George Gruber Summit County Garden Club Scholarship Sean Spainhower Summit County Rotary Club Scholarships Jane Anderson, Lauren Anzueto, Daniel Cuadrado, and Maria Puerta Summit High Special Effort Scholarships Clarisa De Niz, Cullen Hart, Carlos Hernandez, and Parisa Rafie Theobald Women in Engineering Scholarship Makayla Lorch The Summit Foundation Four-Year Scholarship Madison Gross Additional TSF Scholarship Recipients Vanessa Barrios Connor Hebert Alexandria Benes Jackson Hill Nic Berry Blake Horan Nicole Chandler Veronica Jacobi Chelsea Christianson Tim Jacobson Daniel Cuadrado L’amour Johnson Brayan Daniel Kylie Machiori Cayl Dicke Alejandra Melendez Gennessy Edwards Dakota Mendrick Lisa Evans Sara Metzger Sean Farley Lucas Michieli Evan Feldmann Charles Moll Jonah Frykholm Crystal Nichols Peter Grotemeyer Kathryn Peoples

Summit County Government Scholarships Kellie Cochran Sam Piehl Brett Huntley Wade Rosko Makayla Lorch Sydney Stein

Maria Puerta Nolan Rookey Courtney Seaboldt Kelly Secor Cesar Serrano Sean Spainhower Charlotte Truesdell Gabriel Velasquez Carly Winne Tessa Winston Hailey Wyatt Anastasia Zangari Cora Zimmerman

Lake County High School Karen Mrkvicka South Park High School Louis Clark Carly Prochazka Sam Weston Vail Mountain School Andrew Zdechlik

Summit & Neighboring Communities In November 2007, The Anschutz Foundation and NRC Broadcasting established a scholarship fund through The Summit Foundation. Through this fund in 2013, $18,336 has been awarded to eleven seniors at Summit High School and neighboring community high schools. The scholarships are awarded through their two mountain region radio stations, KSMT and LIFT 106. Scholarships have been awarded to the following students: KSMT Kellie Cochran Irving Dorantes Connor Hebert LIFT 106 Brittany Anderson Charlie Grant Dianne Kinnel

Sara Metzger Crystal Nichols

Sergio Luna Bailey Palmer Rick Ramunno

“From the Rubber Duck Race to the Golf Tournament, I know how hard everyone in your organization works all year to raise funds for scholarships. Your commitment to my higher education and to the upcoming generation is sincerely appreciated.” -Nicole Chandler

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Scholarship Recipient Profile Justin Hollenbeck After graduation from Summit High School in 2010, Justin Hollenbeck decided to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Denver (DU) because the program offered small class sizes and a rounded curriculum. With a series of scholarships awarded by The Summit Foundation and its partners, NRC Broadcasting, and The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund, as well as other scholarship funds, Justin was financially assisted to pursue his post-secondary education at DU. Justin’s interest in Biomechanics brought him to work in the Computational Biomechanics Laboratory under Dr. Paul Rullkoetter and Dr. Peter Laz. For the past two years, Justin has contributed to research projects in the lab and has become an author on five publishable papers. His current project, Statistical Shape Modeling of the Lumbar Spine, is set to be presented at the ASME Bioengineering Conference in Oregon and is on course to be published in the Journal of Biomechanics. In another year, he hopes to continue contributing to the Computational Biomechanics Laboratory as a Masters student. Outside of the classroom, Justin is involved in Alpine Club and Kayak Club. He enjoys coming home to Summit County to ski, hike, and mountain bike. Justin is extremely grateful for the support of The Summit Foundation. With The Foundation’s support, he has been able to develop a promising career in Mechanical Engineering and make life-long friendships.

Grant and Scholarship Awards Reception June 27, 2013 On the evening of Thursday, June 27th, The Summit Foundation will recognize the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 nonprofit grant recipients as well as the 2013 scholarship awardees. The reception will be held from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Keystone Conference Center, the public is welcome. Please RSVP to The Summit Foundation by Friday, June 21st by calling 970.453.5970 or emailing


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First Tracks Morning Hosted by Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Thank you to Arapahoe Basin’s staff for turning the lifts early for our fifth annual exclusive program for The Summit Foundation donors. Over 100 of The Summit Foundation’s passholders and top donors arrived at the Basin early on March 7th to ski off Lenawee lift and in Montezuma Bowl. The Summit Foundation’s guests enjoyed skiing under blue skies for more than an hour before the mountain opened to the general public. A private breakfast followed at Black Mountain Lodge with remarks by representatives from Arapahoe Basin, Vail Resorts and The Summit Foundation. Donors continue to rave about the buffet breakfast created by Chef Chris Rybak that morning. A big thank you to Arapahoe Basin’s President and Chief Operating Officer Alan Henceroth and his staff for opening their mountain early for The Summit Foundation’s guests.

The inaugural Youth Giving Council. Top row: Morgan Courtney (10th), Rachel Fitch (10th), Valentina Blass (10th), Cait McCluskie (9th), Tom Kalina (9th) Bottom row: Claire MacMurray (10th), Meg Heil (11th), Brett Huntley (12th), Bailey Radek (9th), and Emily Carlson (10th)

The Summit Foundation Develops Youth Giving Council $10,000 in Funding Awarded in Mini-Grants In April, the newly formed Youth Giving Council at Summit High School awarded $10,000 in grants to local nonprofits and student organizations. Comprised of students from the Summit High School Leadership class, the Youth Giving Council was started in the fall of 2012 and had been the long-time brainchild of The Summit Foundation Board of Trustee Gini Bradley. The group focuses on teaching youth about philanthropy while allowing them to participate in the grant process. The Summit Foundation’s Events & Marketing Coordinator Elisabeth Lawrence and Trustee Gini Bradley led the students through creating a funding priority, developing a grant application, determining a deadline for submission, and then sharing the opportunity with local nonprofits and student groups. Groups applied to the Council for mini-grants (up to $1,500) that would have a significant impact on Summit County youth. The Council then reviewed the applications and determined their grant award amounts. Sophomore Emily Carlson said, “I like that something we are doing now can make a lasting impact on the future of Summit County youth.” All the students agreed that it was a great opportunity to give back to the community and learn about many local nonprofits.

Grant Recipients The students selected these groups to receive funds for the following projects: Photo by Butch Elich A warm and brilliant blue sky day in early March was the back drop for Arapahoe Basin’s exclusive morning for The Summit Foundation donors.


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After Prom Committee: Headline entertainment for the after prom event

Keystone Science School: Scholarships for summer day camp

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center: Youth ski/snowboard program

Silverthorne Elementary School: Cafeteria murals

Dillon Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program: New dock

Snowy Peaks High School: Welding equipment

Easter Seals Colorado: Camp Summit

Summit Advocates for Gifted Education: DeMartini goal setting event

Far View Horse Rescue: Horse stock enclosure High Country Conservation Center: Dillon Valley Elementary community garden

Summit Cove Elementary: CrossFit for Kids afterschool program Swan Center Outreach: Leadership & Sustainability with Horses program

Thank You to our Long-Standing Donors for your Annual Contributions This listing recognizes donors that contributed to The Summit Foundation between January 1 and December 31, 2012 and totals the number of years of contributions to The Summit Foundation. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. We apologize if omissions or errors occurred and appreciate any corrections brought to our attention. 26+ Years of Giving Bank of the West Breckenridge Associates Real Estate LLC Breckenridge Ski Resort Jan Coles Exclusive Mountain Retreats Real Estate Inc Anne Stonington West Brown Huntley & Hunter, P.C. 25 Years of Giving Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Breckenridge Building Center Rick and Janis Bunchman 21-24 Years of Giving Alpine Rock Company APC Concrete Company Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center Blue River Sports Breckenridge Dental Group Breckenridge Lands LLC Bob and Kathy Buettner Tim and Patti Casey* Copper Mountain Resort Robert and Nancy Follett* Hadley & Lyden, Inc. Bill and Joan Houlton Cleveland and Evelyn Keller Keystone Resort Gary and Phyllis Martinez Ann McCrerey Barry and Judith Merrill Thomas and Sandra Reece Richmond, Sprouse LLC SharpShooter Spectrum Venture LLC Alexandra Storm Summit County Government Cheryl Tatro Eileen Terens Western Pipeway John and Carre Warner Wilson Lass Xcel Energy 20 Years of Giving Breckenridge Grand Vacations Jack Roehm Bernie and Bo Zurbriggen 16-19 Years of Giving Robin Ackermann Brownell Bailey Penny Banks Bob and Karen Barto Beaver Creek Resort BHH Partners & Architects Gordon and BJ Briner Mike and Theresa Campbell Dick and Cathy Carleton Charles L. Read Foundation City Market Ann Morrison Clement Colorado Activity Centers, Inc. Ed and Anne Crane Don Dankner and Susan Propper Jack and Mary Jo Dippel Robert and Nancy Downey

Kim Dykstra-DiLallo Greg and Sharron Finch FirstBank of Summit County Bruce Fitch and Gini Bradley Peter Grosshuesch and Maureen Shields Rick and Susie Grossman Nick and Anne Hackstock Jim and Judy Heinze High Country Healthcare, P.C. John and Maggie Hillman Marc and Marilyn Hogan* Jack and Karen Hynds Joe and Mary Lee Irwin William and Claire Jacobson Peter and Patti Janes KYSL - Krystal 93 FM Joe and Bethany Lambrecht Land Title Guarantee Company of Summit County Steve and Pat Larson Nancy Macey C.H. and Laurie Maguire McCrerey Construction, Ltd. Robert Ricci and Theresa McGraw Frank Mencin Turk Montepare and Deb Crook Kathy Neustadt NRC Broadcasting E.J. and Sandy Olbright Bill and Karen Pelham Rossetter Foundation Allan and Marcia Schutt Joseph and Chris Shackleton Charlie and Carol Simpson Tony and Cathi Snyder Basil Stetson Storm Restaurants Summit Daily News Summit School District employee giving Robin and Patricia Theobald Jack and Pat Thomas Town of Silverthorne TV8 Vail Mountain Vail Resorts, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Wildernest Property Management, LLC Bob Winsett Photography John and Kristina Wood Tachi and Leslie Yamada 15 Years of Giving Michael Altenberg and Libby Bortz Jeffrey Bork and Patrica Lavin Breckenridge Art Gallery Michael and Joyce Clary Chuck and Wanda Creen Mike and Betsy Cuthbertson Bob and Christine Dickemper Fred and Susan Forman Kasey Geoghegan George J. Gruber Construction, Inc. Reginald and Pamela Gray Robin Hadley Lee and Peg Henry Barry and Fran Lazarus John and Tonda McArthur Joey Terriquez

Title Company of the Rockies 11-14 Years of Giving Anonymous (4) Robin Albert Allman Drywall, Inc. Alpine Bank Arapahoe Architects, P.C. Olin and Åsa Armstrong Elvin and Susan Arrance Randy and Deborah Bangham Ed and Joan Barksdale Dick and Linda Bateman Larry Beebe* and Cyril Bacani Marilyn Beebe Don Benovitz and Martha Fagan Benson Mineral Group, Inc. David Bittner and Janice Vliet-Bittner Stan and Betsy Black Keith and Barbara Bond Bill and Marilyn Brown Tom and Claire Brown Bill and Sandi Bruns Art and Marilynn Burger Frederick Bush, Jr. Mark and Donna Clark Alan and Susan Cohen Colorado Premier Resort Properties Columbine Hills Concrete, Inc. Cary and Marsha Cooper* Doc and Ann Cornwell Currie Craven Wiley and Patricia DeCarli Don and Diana Dettmering Ross and Heidi Worth Dickstein Joyce Dierauer Hap Dobbs Terry and Toni Drabant Richard Dunn Family Foundation JoAnn Dufty Eide Bailly LLP Mark and Blanch Emore Everist Materials, LLC Fatty’s Pizzeria, Inc. Rich and Marty Ferris Tony and Barbara Flitcraft Follett Corporation Gerry and Annette Fricke Thomas and Sally Fry Tom and Patty Fry Fred and Ellen Fulkerson Tim and Ann Gagen* Maryann Gaug Jerry and Marge Gavenda* Larry George and Karen Wyatt Phil and Barbara Gibbs Bill and Susy Gillilan Linda Ginsberg Roy and Linda Goodwin Bob and Elly Gordman* Suzanne Greene Jim and Kathy Grotemeyer* Henry and Jan Gruver Rich Holdman and Millie Hamner Tom and Aggie Hand Phil Harris Lex and Mitzie Hawkins Robin Henley

Al and Terry Hershey William and Irma Lou Hirsch Chuck and Katy Hirt Joseph and Jean Hodges Bruce and Barb Hodson Frank & Louise Holmes Trust Grover and Maidee Hope Pat Hutson* and Peggy Bartko Kathleen Jacoby Jerry and Janie James Bill and Cheryl Jensen Skip and Terry Jewett Kevin Johnson Tim Westerberg and Gayle Jones-Westerberg Bob and Marj Julian Ray and Betty Keith Robert and Margot Keith Elmer and Doris Koneman Glen and Georgia Kraatz Dennis and Lyn Krueger Mike and Kay Kullas Sam Kuller Hans and Sandy Kuschnerus Tim and Karen Mack Robbins Manley Lynette Margolis Dick and Joanne Masica* Mary McCann McCrerey Fine Homes, LLC James and Pamela McGuire Kent and Mary McHose John and Connie McKeague John Miller and Linda Hauley Tatsiana Miller Rob and Amy Millisor Steve and Bernita Moul Bill and Karen Musolf Thomas Neils Roman and Olha Nowakiwsky Jack and Aleene Nyquist Jim and Tina Oberheide Doug and Patricia Pare Nick and Barbara Payne Louise Perkins Potts Family Jack and Cathy Prenner Dick and Jan Putnam Dave and Marilyn Raymond Larry and Beth Reavis ResortQuest International Inc. Byron Rice Christine Roe Randy and Sandy Rolf Steven and Patricia Roth Richard and Ellen Rozehnal Roy and Fran Savarick John and Donna Schubert Priscilla Schwartz Steve Shepard Ski Country Resorts Steve and Sandee Smith James and Maree Sneed Martin and Maxine Solomon Richard and Gene Sosville Jim and Rebecca Spearot (continued on page 6...)

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11-14 Years of Giving (continued) Bruce and Judy Spinney Pat Spitzmiller Summit Association of Realtors J. L. Sutterley, Architect, P.C. Robert and Sharon Swartz Harold and Janet Tague Gail Taylor Jack Taylor and Ann Marie Damian* John and Pat Taylor Town of Breckenridge Jim and Marty Trisler Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Scott and Jody Vargo Loren and Wendy Vawser Stephen and Linda Venturoni Ed and Patty Wahtera Bill Wallace Eric and Ann-Mari Westerhoff Charles and Linda White Larry Willhite Mike and Traci Wodlinger Jack and Wendy Wolfe Ken and Linda Wright Christine Yuhas 10 Years of Giving Anonymous (1) James and Sue Aiken Kevin and Karin Batchelder Bernie and Judy Bottomley Barbara Brandt Phillip and Janelle Brown Glen and Lisa Brozovich Ronnie and Molly Bureta Howard and Sue Carver* John and Katie Champoux Dayton and Anne Marie Chapin Don and Sandy Chisholm Steve and Kathy Corneillier Dan and Barb Corwin Richard Croteau Daniels-Houlton Family Foundation Thomas and Pamela Daugherty Robert and Carolyn Deal John and Jean Fitzgerald Kerry Gibson Real Estate Michael and Rosemary Ginzberg Paul and Deborah Hage Jim and Laura Hahn Jean Hammes Jon and Lisa Hans Peder and Noel Hansen Bob and Linda Hrycaj Frank and Myra Isenhart Laura Johnson Dick and Mary Anne Johnston Steven Jonas Keystone Symposia Connie Lewis William Lindblom Dave Matthews Gary and Jan McDavid Sandy Mortensen Rick and Diane Pajot Roger and Suann Paluska


Terry and Teresa Perkins Michael and Mary Jo Roal Jim and Rosanne Shaw Donna Siemro Stuhr & Associates, LLC Terry Sullivan Bob and Nancy Swett Barry and Maureen Westerland Kevin and Connie Williams Karen Woodrow 6-9 Years of Giving Anonymous (6) A Pane in My Glass The Aaron Company Kaira Adam Mark and Polly Addison Jim and Jenny Alfaro Murray and Marlene Altman Glenn and Lynn Amstutz Laura Anderson Apex Mountain Homes, Inc. Michael and Barbara Arbuckle Russell Strauch and Kathleen Armour Evan and Allison Arrington Avalanche Physical Therapy Michael Babnik and Vera Dawson Chris and Dawn Banas Sterling and Nancy Barclay Ed Barnes Mark and Candace Barnes Carol Barrons and Martin Strull Woody and Hollyanna Bates Dick and Kathie Becker Bruce and Sally Beerup Robert Berry and Colleen Briscoe Brad and Tracey Beverlin Barrett Blair Jodie Boyd Pamla Brekel Heath Brewer Randy and Mary Brooks Brian and Susan Brown Susie Brown Wayne and Mollie Brunetti Jay Brunvand John and Kerry Buhler Mark and Tracy Burke Jeff and Lucinda Burns Dale and Patricia Butler James and Barbara Calvin Russ and Judy Camp David and Divya Cantor Tony and Mary Carosa Chris and Jennifer Cawley centennialbank Ann Chambliss Jeffrey Chinnock Paul and Diane Chodkowski Hilary Chu Cimarron River LLC Donald and Carol Clark Dennis Clauer Scott and Jennifer Cleary Jack Cochran Chris and Deb Coles

Comcast Spotlight Frederick and Linda Cooper Gene and Jo Copeland William and Donna Corbett Isabel Cordoba Terri Cotter Gary and Mary Cary Coughlan Larry and Janet Crispell John and Mary Jo Culver James and Julie Curnutte Heidi Daetwyler Mark Daley Thomas Davidson Amie Davis Keith and Tana Davis Leslie Davison Joan De Graaff Jason and Amanda Deem Benjamin Dengerink Nancy Denham Rolf and Judy Dercum Kirk Dice Jerry and Cheri Divine J.D. and Lynn Donovan Nick and Linda Doran Downstairs at Eric’s Rick Drennen Wally and Maggie Ducayet Mike and Anna Dudick Kevin and Sandy Dycus Jerrie Easterly Chris and Myra Eby Rick and Shawna Emarine Thomas and Donna Emmick Sam and Gala Eppstein Miguel and Mary Espinosa Melody Feldman Buck and Mary Jo Finley Tim Finnigan Trisha Forman Scott Fortner and Susan Quinn-Fortner Frederic Printing Company James and Martha Freeman Barb Galvin Ken and Jane Gansmann Vincent and Irina Garner The Samuel Gary, Jr. Family Foundation Brad Smith and Heather Gerhart Robert Gibbs Leigh Girvin Robert and Judy Girvin Juan Ortiz and Jenniffer Gonzalez Bill and Marianna Goslau Chuck and Dyann Gray Jerry and Joanne Green Griffis Group of Companies LLC Robert and Deborah Griffith Brad and Kathryn Grohusky John and Sheila Groneman Marc Haaland Rick and Linda Hague* Jim and Jeanie Hammond Don and Jeanette Hansen Tony and Annie Harris John and Diane Hatfield

Matt Hayden Michael and Hannah Hayes Helmer & McElyea, LLC Alan Henceroth and Kay Kirkland Ralph and Margaret Henderson Martin and Ruth Hertzberg James Hesse and Iva Katz-Hesse Leigh Hierholzer High Country Custom Impressions High Country Lodge Keith and Peggy Hiller Tom and Gigi Hillyer Dick and Sue Hodges Abraham and Amy Hoffmann Holly Holden Ron and Cheryl Holland Rick Holman Eddie and Molly Hood Bruce and Donna Horii Ryan Huff and Patricia Day Chad and Diane Huffman Bob Cunningham and Dianna Hulbert Jeff Huntley Steve Huyler Hyder Construction Inc. Jeff Hyman Interiors By Design LTD Robert Jacobs Brent and Terri Johnson Daniel and Kate Johnson Joe and Kristy Johnson Jeanette Jones Gerry Bird and Sharon Jones-Bird Gregory Jordan Joyce Family Lucy Kay Phil and Julie Kazimier Stuart and Mary Lou Keenan Annette Kelly Jennifer Kermode Keystone Neighbourhood Company Fred Kinat and Diane Jaynes Don and Jane King Jon Kirkpatrick Bonnie Kirschenbaum Merle and Kellene Klocke Dave and Cyndi Koop Peter and Erika Krainz Fred and Candia Kruse Terry Kryshak Dennis and Julie Lacerte David and Meg Lass Marian Lauterbach Darryl and Molly Lee Paul and Janet Lee Jean Leeper David and Donna Lennon Letofsky & Dombrowski Michael and Sandy Levine Ed and Jami Levy Mont and Karen Levy Andy and Sally Lewis* Gib and Lisa Lewis Gary and Marilyn List Brian and Kathy Lorch Chris Luberto

Robert and Susan Magrino Thomas and Erin Major John and Karen Mason Mark and Laureen Mason Sandra Mather Traci Matlock Craig and Lailla Matthews Courtney and Bo Mauzy Maverick Sports Promotions William and Laura Maynard Robert McAllister McCullough Foundation Kevin and Cindi McDonald* David McEnery Kellen McGinnis Jim and Kelly McShane Jonathan de Sola Mendes Sandra Menefee George Merriman Barry and Wendy Meyer Erroll and Sue Miller Greg and Crystal Miller Michael Millisor Scott and Lori Mitchell Jay and Miggy Monroe Bill and Bonney Moody Dick and Vicki Morgan Lynne Mosbaugh Tanya Muller Clark and Sandy Nicklas Thad and Lisa Noll Gail O’Malley Jack and Pam O’Neil David and Gail Ordun Chris and CJ Ornes Tim and Carolyn Orwick Bonnie Osborn Rick and Pam Oshlo Greg Oswald Don Parsons PeakOne Surgery Center, LLC Robert and Ann Pena Brian and Karen Perkins Lorin Phalin Jim and Anne Pinion Roy and Joyce Piskadlo Bob and Deborah Polich Jesse Porter Bill and Cindy Putnam Milton Rasberry Jeff and Nancy Ray William and Suzanne Reed Michael Rifkin and Maura McCarthy Rockridge Building Company Rocky Mountain Media, LLC Gary and Susan Rodgers David and Karen Rothrock Mary Rovira Filiberto Saldivar and Lucila Graciano Jon and Nancy Sawvell Allison Saxe Fred and Barbara Schiller Frank and Jen Schrage Bob and Jayne Schultz Daniel Seaberg Steven and Karen Shackles

Terri Shaw Kevin and Stacy Shelden Cindy Sherve Steve and Hollis Shumway Siloam Stone, Inc. Doug and Nancy Sims Merritt and Martha Singer Roger and Martha Sippel Ashley Smith Brian and Jane Smith Kevin and Monika Smith Bob and Lynn Solomon Aris Sophocles, Jr. Mark and Carolyn Speese John Spierling Matthew A. Stais, Architect, PC Stan Miller, Inc. Pat and Paula Stanton Stinky and Karen Steinbrink Karen Stephens Norm and Renee Stoller David and Betty Street David Stroeve Summit Community Care Clinic Inc. Summit County Builders Association Summit Medical Center Emily Suuronen Steve and Kathy Swanson Kathy Tavares Bruce and Mary Lou Taylor Team Evergreen Bicycle Club, Inc. Donald and Susan Telage Scott Thomas Colin Timm Gregg and Molly Tompkins Richard and Kimberly Tramontana Mark and Jacquelynn Truckey Amy Trujillo Charles and Eleanor Tyler Valdoro Development, LLC Brad Vitale Jack and Edde Walker Patrick and Ann Wallace Amy Lou Waters Ellie Watson Chip Webb Bill and Donna Wehner Aric and Becca Wilkerson Charles and Elaine Williams Dean and Ann Winslow Terry Wolford Blair and Peggy Wood John Woods, Jr. Brian and Karen Wray Hans and Mary Jane Wurster Xcel Energy Foundation Matching Program Joe and Joyce Yob Keith and Amy Young 5 Years of Giving Anonymous (2) Drew and Sarah Adkins Rae Anderson* The Anschutz Foundation Melany Arnot

Chris Atwood B&B Custom Carpentry LLC Tom and Karen Bailey Josh and Jennifer Barchers Sandi Beard Steve Bednarski Chris and Halle Belby Laurie Best Keith Bilisoly Dick and Chris Bochan Kathryn Bogert Alicia Boles-Fry Nicole Bortot Brendan and Olena Brack Glenn and Kelly Brady Breckenridge Ski Enterprises, Inc. Catherine Brosius Tobias Bruning Burke & Riley’s Pub Linda Burnett Linda Bush and Terra Lee Barbara Campbell Stuart Carlisle Brian and Margaret Carlson Ed and Alison Casias Tom and Kathy Castrigno Rick and Barb Cole Colorado Mountain College Colorado Mountain News Media Blaise Colt Concord Servicing Corporation Preston and Diane Cooper Rolando and Paulina Cuadrado Jeannie Dalrymple Susan Davis M.A. Deen Denman Consulting Bruce and Laura Dickinson Jamie Dicks Michael and Lori Dwyer Jerry and Laura Dziedzic Brian and Beryl Edney Robert Ehlert The Everist Company Paul and Pinki Faux Nancy Fegley Paul Finkel Britton Fossett Martin Gall Rob Ginieczki Bonnie Guthrie John and Karen Hackett Tom Hackett Tom and Chris Hall Michael and Pam Hanley Jason Hart HealthONE Charles and Lorri Heuck Valerie Hildreth Jeff and Renea Hill Larry and Charlotte Hill John and Jenny Hindorff Mike Hipps and Sandra Willis Ron Hochmuth Gary and Julie Hodges Tod and Mary Caroline Hunt

*recognizes members of The Peaks Society – individuals who have named The Summit Foundation as a beneficiary in their estate plan.

Interval International, Inc. Michael and Kelley Jensen Gary Johnson Linda Kasprsyk Kelly Keefer Joe and Chong Keenan Katherine King Eric and Joy Klein Frank Klinger and Diane George Christopher Knudsen Michael and Jeaniene Kurth Joseph and Penny Lammert Joe Large Robert and Kelley Lau James and Angela Leibold Michael and Debra L’Estrange Fred and Linda Lord Laurence and Martha Mackie Tom and Darlena Marmins Catherine Maybury Trish McNerny Arturo Higuera and Delfina Merino Bill and Lisa Middlebrook Rich and Carolyn Miller Adele Morano Glenn and Jan Mueller Michael Murdoch Kathleen Neel Neils Lunceford, Inc. David and Tamara Nelson Pete and Susana Novembre David Orlak Christian and Mary Pappas Todd and Lisa Pasquin Charles and Debra Pitman Noah and Amy Priegel Yvonne Psaila Lee Ramirez Republic National Distributing Company James Roath Eloy and Sheila Rodriguez-Martinez Michael Rosenfeld Bob and Jane Rutherford Leo and Jane Sands Marc and Joelle Schlesinger Gwyn Schmude Joseph and Sharon Schoeffield Kristian and Amy Slaugh Joe Ben Slivka William and Heidi Sodetz David and Marnie Stelzer Barbara Strauss Leticia Tenorio Brett and Amy Tomlinson Town of Frisco Ron and Linda Uhle United Parcel Service Mark and Sarah Vaine Dot Vanderbeck John and Ginny Vietti Tom and Marge Vitalone Aubree Wagner Victor and Donna Weiler Ford and Lorie Williams Steve and Laura Wilner Lee and Sue Zimmerman

2012 Annual Report has been Published

Photo by Bob Winsett Wally Ducayet is known for his daily walks through the Breckenridge town streets with his yellow lab, Holly.

Board of Trustee Profile Wally Ducayet Wally Ducayet grew up in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and began skiing as a youth. He and his family started coming to Summit County to ski in the early 80’s. When it came time to retire, there was no other choice besides Summit County. Wally and his wife Maggie became permanent residents on High Street in Breckenridge in 2002. They have four children and five grandchildren scattered across the country. Summit County has become a great place for the family to gather and visit. Wally, a CPA, is a retired partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). While he spent his entire career with PwC as an International Tax Specialist, the family lived in Buffalo, Paris, Chicago and Houston before arriving in Summit County. “Much like the small resort town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts where I grew up, I found the friendliness and community atmosphere of Breckenridge and Summit County quickly made me feel at home,” Wally says. “When I was a youth, the daily trip to the Post Office was the place to see friends and neighbors on a regular basis. Some things never change.” Often accused of “flunking” retirement, Wally spends much of his time volunteering with many of Summit County’s nonprofits. In addition to serving on The Summit Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Wally is a Director, Treasurer and Past President of the Breckenridge Music Festival, Director and Treasurer of Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, and Treasurer of St. John’s Episcopal Church. For many years he volunteered with the BOEC Adaptive Ski Program. Not to be outdone, Maggie is the Founder and Executive Director of Summit in Honduras, a local nonprofit devoted to improving health and education in small rural towns in Honduras. Summit in Honduras is currently building its fourth school. Wally also serves as a Director. “Since joining The Summit Foundation Board in 2012 I have gained a much stronger appreciation of the support it provides to the community,” Wally noted. “The fact that last year The Summit Foundation provided $1.7 million to the local community is just incredible.”

The Summit Foundation recently released our annual report for 2012. If you did not receive a copy of the annual report, or if you would like additional copies, please call us at 970.453.5970 or email We welcome the opportunity to distribute our latest annual report to newcomers to the community, as well as to clients and friends of our current donors. In addition to recognizing The Summit Foundation’s many donors and volunteers, the report is a great representation of all the work of the nonprofit organizations in our mountain communities. You might consider making additional copies of The Summit Foundation’s annual report available in your business to represent your support to our community. Thank you to Wilson Lass and Nationwide Argosy Solutions for providing the graphic design and printing of this report pro-bono to The Summit Foundation.

Lake Dillon Theatre Company Thanks to funding support from The Summit Foundation, the Lake Dillon Theatre Company (LDTC) is able to provide 12 scholarships to our 2013 summer Youth Theatre Workshop. This annual arts-based educational program enhances youth’s social acuity and cognitive engagement skills through the preparation and presentation of the performing arts. This summer, our Youth Theatre Workshop presents The Glee Project, Heroes and Villains, The Little Mermaid, and School House Rock Live.

Photo by Patrick Paden

Join us for the 26th Anniversary Great Rubber Duck Race on August 31, 2013 We are happy to be celebrating 26 years of rubber duck racing! Join us and thousands of spectators on Saturday, August 31st near the Blue River in Breckenridge to enjoy this cornerstone event sponsored by Grand Lodge on Peak 7. The Kids Duck Dash will kick-off the three duck races at 1 p.m., as 750 ducks are dropped from the Adams Street Bridge into the Blue River. More than 40 prizes for the kids race are being donated by Peak-A-Boo Toys, Vail Resorts Echo, and other businesses. The second of the three races begins at 2 p.m. from Main Street Station. FirstBank of Summit County is sponsoring this Business Battle Duck Race, where little yellow swimmers purchased by local organizations and businesses will compete for a private group snow cat experience on Chicago Ridge, among other group-oriented prizes. And finally at 3 p.m., the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Great Rubber Duck Race will send nearly 10,000 little quackers from Main Street Station streaming for the finish line at the Riverwalk Center. Fabulous prizes will be awarded to a minimum of the top 50 ducks, including a week-long vacation at a destination chosen by the winner. Adopt your ducks online at or at various locations around Summit County beginning the first week of August. Thousands of dollars worth of prizes will be awarded... even a prize for the slowest duck. This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, board members, staff, and of course all of our duck race participants. Thank you to our River Spot Sponsors: Climax Molybdenum, PeakOne Surgery Center, Vail Resorts Echo, and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics.

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Nonprofit Profile

Additionally, The Summit Foundation is allowing the LDTC to fully present two music concerts as part of our annual Sunset at the Summit Concert series, which entertains over 30,000 patrons annually and directly enhances the quality of life for our community through the presentation of live music. Because of support from The Summit Foundation, we are excited to bring back summer favorites Kahuna Beach Party, and we look forward to introducing our community to the amazing Manuel Molina Latin Combo. Finally, through support from The Summit Foundation, the LDTC is able to continue to produce quality musical theatre for young audiences, impacting over 2,000 individuals and families. Our original family musicals offer a shared cultural experience that families can discuss and enjoy together while teaching life lessons about empathy, social responsibility and reinforcing the importance of imagination and creativity to children. This summer’s GOLDEN is the world-premiere family musical that reveals what happens when the village mischief-maker Goldilocks pushes too many personal boundaries, resulting in a comical intervention from her friends and neighbors. The LDTC could not fulfill its mission of community impact through the performing arts without the support and partnership of The Foundation. We look forward to an exciting season of cultural experiences for our community.

Help us make this a race to remember by signing up to sponsor, volunteer or donate a prize. Call 970.453.5970 or email Elisabeth at

Photo by Chris Alleman Hysterical History of the Trojan War, Youth Theatre Workshop 2012.


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The Mission of The Summit Foundation The Summit Foundation strives to inspire donors, build partnerships, and mobilize resources to support organizations in Summit County (and the surrounding Communities) that foster Health & Human Service, Education, Art & Culture, Sports & Recreation, and Environmental Stewardship.

Calendar of Events June 8 & 9 26th Annual Golf Tournament, Breckenridge Golf Club June 27 Grant and Scholarship Awards Reception, Keystone Conference Center

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76 Scholarships Awarded to High School Graduates

Scholarship Recipient Profile: Justin Hollenbeck

The Summit Foundation Develops Youth Giving Council

Thank you to our Long-Standing Donors

Board of Trustee Profile: Wally Ducayet

Nonprofit Profile: Lake Dillon Theatre Company

Keep up with The Foundation through Social Media Find the latest volunteer needs, upcoming event details, and photos from our recent events by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

August 31 26th Annual Rubber Duck Races, Breckenridge September 1 Breck Crest Mountain Marathon September 21 & 22, 28 & 29 Summit County Parade of Homes October 11 Philanthropy Award Nominations Due November 22 23rd Annual Philanthropy Awards Reception, Copper Conference Center

The Summit Foundation Summer 2013 Newsletter  

The Summit Foundation Summer 2013 Newsletter

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