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SUMMER 2014 Photo by Gretchen Hamilton

The Summit Foundation Awards Scholarships to 66 High School Graduates 87 members of the 2014 class at Summit High School were awarded more than $338,000 in scholarships on April 7, 2014. The Summit Foundation and its partners provided 57 Summit High School students with $120,600 in scholarships. Ten of the scholarships awarded by The Foundation were distributed through a joint program with Summit County Government. In addition to the scholarships awarded to Summit High School graduates, 9 scholarships totaling $16,000 were awarded this spring to students graduating from neighboring community Lake County, South Park, and West Grand High Schools. In total, $151,336 has been awarded to 2014 graduating seniors by The Summit Foundation. Since 1991, The Foundation’s scholarship program has awarded more than $2.2 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

Photo by Joe Kusumoto Grace Cottrel receives her scholarship from The Summit Foundation at the SHS Scholarship Night on April 7, 2014.

2014 Scholarship Recipients (...continued from page 1)

Summit County

Neighboring Communities

Albert/Krainz Vocational Scholarship Tyler Blackford

$16,000 was awarded to 9 graduates that attended high school in the communities of Leadville, Fairplay, and Kremmling. Those scholarship recipients follow:

Copper Mountain Resort Scholarships Daniel Proctor and Karly Rose

Lake County High School Ryan Morrison

LK Foote Memorial Scholarship Meghan Walsh McIntosh Scholarship Michael Magnuson The Merriman Family Foundation Scholarship Patrick Gruber Brad Odekirk Memorial Scholarships Calais LeCoq and Anne Parker Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Nick Cousino Summit County Garden Club Scholarship Josh Braun Summit County Rotary Club Scholarships Nikita Mamochine, Gabriela Marquez, Kyle McCormick, and Christina Montgomery Summit High Academic Opportunity Scholarships Kristin Erickson, Angela Przekota, and Freddy Sarmiento Theobald Women in Engineering Scholarship Rita Foth The Summit Foundation Four-Year Scholarship Max Ortiz Additional Summit High School Scholarship Recipients Levi Ascher Ousmane Ba Rachel Barton Duncan Biggin Megan Costello Grace Cottrell Cole Currier Daniel Daigle Erik De La Cruz Dominick DiLallo Rita Foth Kai George Davis Gidney Joel Gomez Heather Gutekunst

Hannah Hart Megan Heil Olaf Infante Megan Jorgenson Andi Laidlaw Isidra Luna Michael Magnuson Nikita Mamochine David Metzger Christina Montgomery Herson Olivares Sanchez Cristina Alexis Ortiz Anne Parker Jamie Peterson

Summit County Government Scholarships Dominick DiLallo Meg Heil Joel Gomez Dale Lockard Patrick Gruber Meghan Walsh Heather Gutekunst Madison Webster

Daniel Proctor Sabastian Ramos-Seguel Dana Rampini Kelsey Riordan Noah Sadler Micah Svenson Cinthia Valderrama Billy van der Hoeven Christopher Vangsnes Meghan Walsh Madison Webster Lillian Weldon Nicholas Wittrock Fatima Zuno Julia White Nicholas Wittrock

South Park High School Jackson Bullock Chris Carpenter Kelby Dyc West Grand High School Sarah Vance

Whitney Tatarek

Shannon Hessler Billie Margheim

Cody Volt

Always Mountain Time Scholarships In November 2007, The Anschutz Foundation and Always Mountain Time established a scholarship fund through The Summit Foundation. Through this fund in 2014, $14,736 has been awarded to 10 seniors at Summit High School and neighboring community high schools. The scholarships are awarded through their two mountain region radio stations, KSMT “The Mountain” and The LIFT FM. Scholarships have been awarded to the following students: KSMT “The Mountain” Communication Scholarship Dale Lockard Vocational Scholarship Tyler Blackford Community Connection Monthly Scholarships Cole Currier, Reena John, Melina Mueller, and Tessa Gunnin The LIFT FM Agricultural Scholarships Anastasia Cunico and Nicholas Ritschard Community Connection Monthly Scholarships Lexie Sutcliffe, Sarah Vance, Nick Wittrock, and Ariel Bowman

Photo by ZDH Design Jake Himmelman and Zak Himmelman at Zak’s September wedding at Breckenridge Golf Club.

On March 29th, 250 people filled the Silverthorne Pavilion to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Summit Foundation. Guests enjoyed delicious desserts from Butterhorn Bakery, Dining Redefined, Higgles Ice Cream, Keystone Resort, and Sugar. Remarks were made by Executive Director Lee Zimmerman, current Board of Trustees President Kevin McDonald, and past Presidents Larry Beebe and Meg Lass. The lobby was filled with 30 years of memorabilia, including scrap books and all 30 years of Patron Pass medallions. The 6 Million Dollar Band performed fun 80’s hits and kept the crowd dancing with their high-energy performance. The Foundation is grateful to all who came and supported this great event. On April 30th, Which Wich and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Silverthorne donated 30 percent of their day’s sales – nearly $1,000 – to The Summit Foundation. Various businesses from throughout the county ordered lunch for their employees and the staff of The Summit Foundation delivered lunches to their respective workplaces. Throughout the lunch hours, the entire restaurant filled with Summit County locals who dined in support of The Summit Foundation. The Summit Foundation thanks Kelsey and Seth Lyons, owners of Which Wich and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Silverthorne, for their generosity in honoring our 30th Anniversary.

Scholarship Recipient Profile Jake and Zak Himmelman

The Summit Foundation | Summer 2014

Celebrating 30 Years

Identical twins Jake and Zak Himmelman have been associated with The Summit Foundation (TSF) since they arrived in Breckenridge at the age of 5, when they attended Little Red Schoolhouse and then Breckenridge Elementary School. They grew up skiing for Quantum Sports (now Team Breckenridge Ski Club) and playing golf at the Breckenridge Golf Club. While attending Summit High School they were both on the ski team and co-captains of the golf team. In conjunction with their graduation in 2002, they both received the Watson McCaffrey Golf Classic / Scott McCrea Memorial Scholarships through The Foundation. With financial support from The Summit Foundation, Jake (the older twin by 4 minutes), studied at the University of Denver and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Marketing. Jake is now a Broker-partner at Breckenridge Associates (, a local real estate company. Jake supports The Foundation through his business’ patron pass partnership. He continues to spend his free time skiing and playing golf, but also has a strong interest in playing the guitar, traveling, and fly-fishing. While reflecting on TSF, Jake said: “The Summit Foundation helped give us the means for a good education and without that we would not have been able to be here, start our businesses, and contribute back to the community. We have a sense of loyalty to this community because of what The Foundation has shown us and we now enjoy giving back.” Zak also attended the University of Denver and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Digital Media and Photography. He is the owner of ZDH Designs (, a photography and website design company with an emphasis on real estate photography. Zak is also beginning his 16th summer season at the Breckenridge Golf Club. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Breckenridge Film Festival. Zak is married to Taryn Power, the Deputy Town Clerk for the Town of Breckenridge. “I always wanted to return to Summit County to start a business here,” says Zak. “That would not have been possible without the support of TSF. The Foundation affords other kids the same opportunities that we had. Kids growing up in Summit County have a real sense of pride in the community and that is because of The Summit Foundation.” Both Jake and Zak are actively involved in The Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament. Jake has played in the tournament the past seven years and is a 3-time winner. Zak assists with the management of the tournament. Through their individual businesses, both Jake and Zak support the Business Battle Race of the Great Rubber Duck Race and recently attended the 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Photo by Joe Kusumoto

The Himmelman twins are proud to be part of a full circle of giving with The Summit Foundation. From participating in youth sports that The Foundation supported and receiving scholarships, they are now happy to contribute.

Grant and Scholarship Awards Reception July 2nd, 2014 On the evening of Wednesday July 2nd, The Summit Foundation will recognize the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 nonprofit grant recipients as well as the 2014 scholarship awardees. The reception will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, and the public is welcome. To attend, please RSVP to The Summit Foundation by Friday, June 27th by calling 970.453.5970 or emailing


The Summit Foundation’s Youth Giving Council Awards Spring 2014 Grants

Photo by Carl Scofield

Board of Trustee Profile Andy Lewis Andy Lewis and his wife Sally have enjoyed living in Summit County for the past 11 years. They moved to Breckenridge from Pittsburgh after Andy’s retirement from Lewis-Goetz and Company, a distribution company of industrial rubber products. Retirement in Breckenridge has been a true delight for the Lewis’. Their adult children, Julie and Andrew, live in the Front Range with their spouses and children. Their families, including their six grandchildren, come to visit frequently, enjoying all that Summit County has to offer. Shortly after moving here, Sally and Andy both became active with Breckenridge Music Festival and Applause!, as well as Father Dyer United Methodist Church in Breckenridge. Several years later, Andy joined the board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). These volunteer tasks have been very rewarding, and have led to many strong friendships for the Lewis’. In 2009, Andy was asked to serve on the Board of Trustees for The Summit Foundation. Andy enjoys serving on the Grant and Scholarship Committees for The Foundation, and finds the grant process very exciting. While reflecting on the nonprofit community here in Summit County, Andy says, “The financial generosity of the businesses and individuals is remarkable, and is equally matched by donations of time, compassion, and energy to the numerous nonprofit causes, whether it be helping at food banks, improving mountain trails, mentoring children, or building a theater set. Working with a number of the nonprofits has increased my admiration for the dedication, skill, and commitment of those individuals who work for the nonprofits.” Andy and Sally both agree that Summit County is a wonderful and special place based upon the commitment level to better communities. Andy feels that working with The Foundation has enabled him to understand and relate to those who feel a sense of pride and a feeling of wanting to give back to a community that means so much to them.

In April 2014, the Youth Giving Council at Summit High School awarded $11,455 in grants to 14 local nonprofit and student organizations. Comprised of students from the Summit High School Leadership class, the Youth Giving Council was created in Fall 2012 by TSF. Since inception, nearly $30,000 has been distributed to organizations and groups that support Summit County youth. The group focuses on teaching youth about philanthropy while allowing high school students to participate in the grant process. Groups applied to the Council for mini-grants (up to $1,200) that would have a significant impact on Summit County youth. The Council, led by The Summit Foundation’s Events & Marketing Coordinator Elisabeth Lawrence, then reviewed the applications and determined appropriate grant award amounts. This is the third cycle of grant awards for the Youth Giving Council. In the interest of teaching youth about philanthropy in our community, The Foundation has partnered with Breckenridge Grand Vacations and The Summit Foundation’s ski area partners to provide support to the Youth Giving Council. Breckenridge Grand Vacations awarded a grant to The Summit Foundation to fund the Youth Giving Council. And this ski season, Vail Resorts, Copper Mountain Resort, and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area provided TSF the opportunity to sell one additional patron pass with transferable ski privileges specifically to raise funds for the Youth Giving Council.

Grant Recipients The students awarded grants to these groups for the following projects: Continental Divide Land Trust: Funding for SHS student focus groups in relation to impacts to students as a result of the Highway 9 Re-Alignment Project The Cycle Effect: Summit Mountain Challenge Race Fees for 10 or more high school female racers Dillon Valley Elementary: Classroom Document Camera Dillon Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program: One man monohull dinghy Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC): Cooking Matters class for 15 youth Friends of the Summit County Libraries: Summer Reading internship program Frisco Elementary School/Silverthorne Elementary School Counseling: Buddy Bench program Silverthorne Elementary School: Reading Recovery Intervention Program Summit Advocates for Gifted Education (SAGE): Assistance with a three-part student, parent, educator event focusing on navigating the 21st Century education system and workforce while maintaining personal balance Summit High School IT Department: “Save the Cart” program Summit High School Theatre Construction Tech Lab: Professional woodworking equipment Summit Wrestling Booster Club: Equipment scholarships Upper Blue Elementary: Reading Recovery texts for qualifying first grade students Upper Blue Elementary Faculty: Mindfulness Program for professional development Spring 2014 Youth Giving Council members included Levi Ascher, Valentina Blass, Jamie Byers, Meagan Collins, Morgan Courtney, Brian Curnutte, Diana Gasiouk, Natalie Gray, Drew Hartley, Megan Heil, Genna Hiller, Sam Hull, Blair Huntley, Tom Kalina, Joy Manguso, Cait McCluskie, Maddie O’Malley, Max Ortiz, Bailey Radek, and Josue Razo.

Join Us for the 27th Anniversary Great Rubber Duck Race on August 30th

Keystone Patrol Director Craig Simson briefs guests on Keystone Resort’s exclusive morning for The Foundation donors.

First Tracks Morning

The Summit Foundation | Summer 2014

Photo by Carl Scofield

Hosted by Keystone Resort Join The Summit Foundation and thousands of spectators on Saturday, August 30th near the Blue River in Breckenridge to enjoy the 27th Annual Great Rubber Duck Race sponsored by Breckenridge Grand Vacations. The Hudson Auto Source Kids Duck Dash will kick-off the three duck races at 1 p.m., as 750 ducks are dropped by Red, White, and Blue Fire 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 and Vail Resorts Echo, among others. 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, as well as additional group-oriented prizes. Be sure to check out the decorated Business Battle Ducks on display around the Riverwalk Center. You will be amazed at the creativity! And finally at 3 p.m., the Breckenridge Grand Vacations 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. Blue River Plaza will be filled with family friendly activities all day in our Duck Village, including face-painting, kids amusements, and delicious Higgles Ice Cream! Adopt your ducks now by sending in the enclosed adoption form. Ducks may be adopted online at or at various locations around Summit County beginning the first week of August. Thousands of dollars in 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 participants. Thank you to our River Spot Sponsors: Climax Molybdenum, PeakOne Surgery Center, Vail Resorts Echo, and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. 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

Thank you to Keystone Resort’s staff for turning on the lifts early for our sixth annual exclusive program for The Summit Foundation donors. More than 100 of The Summit Foundation’s passholders and top donors arrived at Keystone early on March 6th to ski Dercum Mountain and North Peak. The Summit Foundation’s guests enjoyed skiing under blue skies for more than an hour before Keystone mountain opened to the general public. A private breakfast followed at the Outpost with remarks by representatives from Arapahoe Basin, Vail Resorts and The Summit Foundation. A big thank you to Keystone Resort’s Vice President and COO John Buhler and his staff for opening their mountain early for The Summit Foundation’s guests and to Vail Resorts Echo for the sponsorship of the morning’s breakfast.

2013 Annual Report has been Published The Summit Foundation recently released our annual report for 2013. If you did not receive a copy or would like additional copies, please email or call us at 970.453.5970. 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 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 Brandon and Nationwide Argosy Solutions for providing the graphic design and printing of this report pro-bono to The Summit Foundation.


Thank You to our Long-Standing Donors for your Annual Contributions This listing recognizes donors that contributed to The Summit Foundation between January 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014 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. 30 Years of Giving Breckenridge Ski Resort 26+ Years of Giving Bank of the West Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center Breckenridge Associates Real Estate LLC Breckenridge Building Center Rick and Janis Bunchman Jan Coles Exclusive Mountain Retreats Real Estate Inc Anne Stonington West Brown Huntley Hunter Teodoru PC Jack Wilson 25 Years of Giving Breckenridge Lands LLC Gary and Phyllis Martinez Alexandra Storm 21-24 Years of Giving Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Blue River Sports Breckenridge Dental Group Breckenridge Grand Vacations Mike and Theresa Campbell Tim and Patti Casey* Ann Morrison Clement Copper Mountain Resort Robert and Nancy Follett* Hadley & Lyden, Inc. Marc and Marilyn Hogan* Joan Manley Houlton Cleveland and Evelyn Keller Keystone Resort Ann McCrerey Barry and Judith Merrill Turk Montepare and Deb Crook Thomas and Sandra Reece Richmond, Sprouse LLC Jack Roehm SharpShooter Spectrum Venture LLC Summit County Government Summit School District employee giving Cheryl Tatro Eileen Terens Western Pipeway John and Carre Warner Wilson Lass Brandon Xcel Energy Bernie and Bo Zurbriggen 20 Years of Giving Robin Ackermann Bob and Karen Barto BHH Partners & Architects City Market Peter Grosshuesch and Maureen Shields Peter and Patti Janes Bill and Karen Pelham Joseph and Chris Shackleton Charlie and Carol Simpson Storm Restaurants 16-19 Years of Giving Anonymous (1) Michael Altenberg and Libby Bortz Always Mountain Time Arapahoe Architects, P.C. Penny Banks Beaver Creek Resort Larry Beebe* and Cyril Bacani Breckenridge Art Gallery Dick and Cathy Carleton Charles L. Read Foundation Michael and Joyce Clary Colorado Activity Centers, Inc.

Alan and Susan Cohen Bob and Terry Craig Ed and Anne Crane Chuck and Wanda Creen Mike and Betsy Cuthbertson Don Dankner and Susan Propper Bob and Christine Dickemper 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 Fred and Susan Forman Maryann Gaug Jerry and Marge Gavenda* Kasey Geoghegan* George J. Gruber Construction, Inc. Reginald and Pamela Gray Rick and Susie Grossman Nick and Anne Hackstock Robin Hadley Jim and Judy Heinze Lee and Peg Henry High Country Healthcare, P.C. John and Maggie Hillman Jack and Karen Hynds Joe and Mary Lee Irwin William and Claire Jacobson KYSL - Krystal 93 FM Land Title Guarantee Company of Summit County Steve and Pat Larson Barry and Fran Lazarus Robert and Susan Lee C.H. and Laurie Maguire John and Tonda McArthur McCrerey Construction, Ltd. Robert Ricci and Theresa McGraw Frank Mencin Kathy Neustadt E.J. and Sandy Olbright Rossetter Foundation Allan and Marcia Schutt Tony and Cathi Snyder Summit Daily News Joey Terriquez Robin and Patricia Theobald Jack and Pat Thomas Title Company of the Rockies Town of Silverthorne TV8 Vail Mountain Vail Resorts, Inc. Bill Wallace Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Wildernest Property Management, LLC Bob Winsett Photography John and Kristina Wood Wyndham Vacation Rentals Tachi and Leslie Yamada 15 Years of Giving Marilyn Beebe Bill and Sandi Bruns Columbine Hills Concrete, Inc. Cary and Marsha Cooper* Doc and Ann Cornwell Wiley and Patricia DeCarli Don and Diana Dettmering Hap Dobbs Tony and Barbara Flitcraft Follett Corporation Fred and Ellen Fulkerson Tim and Ann Gagen* Suzanne Greene Grover and Maidee Hope Bill and Cheryl Jensen

Elmer and Doris Koneman Thomas Neils Jim and Tina Oberheide Dave and Marilyn Raymond Christine Roe Richard and Ellen Rozehnal Ski Country Resorts Jack Taylor and Ann Marie Damian* John and Pat Taylor Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Ed and Patty Wahtera Jack and Wendy Wolfe 11-14 Years of Giving Anonymous (5) James and Sue Aiken Robin Albert Allman Drywall, Inc. Alpine Bank Olin and Åsa Armstrong Elvin and Susan Arrance Ed and Joan Barksdale Kevin and Karin Batchelder Dick and Linda Bateman Don Benovitz and Martha Fagan Benson Mineral Group, Inc. David Bittner and Janice Vliet-Bittner Stan and Betsy Black Keith and Barbara Bond Bernie and Judy Bottomley Bill and Marilyn Brown Phillip and Janelle Brown Tom and Claire Brown Glen and Lisa Brozovich Art and Marilynn Burger Frederick Bush, Jr. Howard and Sue Carver* Chris and Jennifer Cawley John and Katie Champoux Dayton and Anne Marie Chapin Don and Sandy Chisholm Mark and Donna Clark Colorado Premier Resort Properties Steve and Kathy Corneillier Currie Craven Richard Croteau Daniels-Houlton Family Foundation Thomas and Pamela Daugherty Thomas Davidson Robert and Carolyn Deal Ross and Heidi Worth Dickstein Joyce Dierauer Terry and Toni Drabant Richard Dunn Family Foundation Eide Bailly LLP Everist Materials, LLC Fatty’s Pizzeria, Inc. Rich and Marty Ferris John and Jean Fitzgerald Gerry and Annette Fricke Thomas and Sally Fry Tom and Patty Fry Larry George and Karen Wyatt Phil and Barbara Gibbs Kerry Gibson Real Estate Bill and Susy Gillilan Linda Ginsberg Michael and Rosemary Ginzberg Roy and Linda Goodwin Bob and Elly Gordman* Jim and Kathy Grotemeyer* Henry and Jan Gruver Paul and Deborah Hage Jim and Laura Hahn Jean Hammes Tom and Aggie Hand Jon and Lisa Hans Peder and Noel Hansen

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

Phil Harris Lex and Mitzie Hawkins Robin Henley Al and Terry Hershey High Country Custom Impressions Michael Hillman William and Irma Lou Hirsch Chuck and Katy Hirt Joseph and Jean Hodges Bruce and Barb Hodson Rich Holdman and Millie Hamner Frank & Louise Holmes Trust Bob and Linda Hrycaj Pat Hutson* and Peggy Bartko Frank and Myra Isenhart Kathleen Jacoby Kevin Johnson Laura Johnson Dick and Mary Anne Johnston Tim Westerberg and Gayle Jones-Westerberg Bob and Marj Julian Raymond Keith Robert and Margot Keith Keystone Symposia Glen and Georgia Kraatz Dennis and Lyn Krueger Mike and Kay Kullas Sam Kuller Hans and Sandy Kuschnerus Andy and Sally Lewis* William Lindblom Tim and Karen Mack Robbins Manley Lynette Margolis Dick and Joanne Masica* Dave Matthews Mary McCann McCrerey Fine Homes, LLC Gary and Jan McDavid 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 Jack and Aleene Nyquist Chris and CJ Ornes Rick and Pam Oshlo* Rick and Diane Pajot Roger and Suann Paluska Doug and Patricia Pare Nick and Barbara Payne Louise Perkins Terry and Teresa Perkins Potts Family Jack and Cathy Prenner Larry and Beth Reavis Byron Rice Michael and Mary Jo Roal Randy and Sandy Rolf Rich and Maryann Rowley Terry and Debra Ruckriegle Roy and Fran Savarick Allison Saxe John and Donna Schubert Jim and Rosanne Shaw Steve Shepard Donna Siemro Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Steve and Sandee Smith James and Maree Sneed Martin and Maxine Solomon Richard and Gene Sosville Jim and Rebecca Spearot Bruce and Judy Spinney

10 Years of Giving Anonymous (1) Glenn and Lynn Amstutz Michael and Barbara Arbuckle Susie Brown John and Kerry Buhler Russ and Judy Camp Roger and Jeanne Christensen Cimarron River LLC Frederick and Linda Cooper Dan and Barb Corwin Heidi Daetwyler Mark Daley Keith and Tana Davis Barb Galvin Ken and Jane Gansmann Leigh Girvin Don and Jeanette Hansen Matt Hayden Steve and Cathie Hill Dick and Sue Hodges Holly Holden Gerry Bird and Sharon Jones-Bird Charles Lenzmeier and Valerie Williams Gary and Marilyn List McCullough Foundation Barry and Wendy Meyer Bill and Bonney Moody Clark Nicklas Bob and Deborah Polich Gary and Susan Rodgers Filiberto Saldivar and Lucila Graciano Jon and Nancy Sawvell Fred and Barbara Schiller Frank and Jen Schrage Gene and Daphne Schroth Kevin and Monika Smith Mark and Carolyn Speese John Spierling Bob and Ann Springer David and Betty Street David Stroeve Steve and Kathy Swanson Gregg and Molly Tompkins Charles and Eleanor Tyler Valdoro Development, LLC Jack and Edde Walker Patrick and Ann Wallace Amy Lou Waters Terry Wolford John Woods, Jr.

Tools for Effective Philanthropy for Families and Individuals

The Summit Foundation | Summer 2014

Pat Spitzmiller Stuhr & Associates, LLC Summit Association of Realtors J. L. Sutterley, Architect, P.C. Robert and Sharon Swartz Bob and Nancy Swett Harold and Janet Tague Gail Taylor Town of Breckenridge Jim and Marty Trisler Scott and Jody Vargo Loren and Wendy Vawser Stephen and Linda Venturoni Eric and Ann-Mari Westerhoff Barry and Maureen Westerland Bryan and Sue Whitcomb Don and Karen White Charles and Linda White Gary Wilkinson Larry Willhite Kevin and Connie Williams Mike and Traci Wodlinger Karen Woodrow Ken and Linda Wright Hans and Mary Jane Wurster* Christine Yuhas

Peaks Society Workshop Featuring Bruce DeBoskey is July 31st On the morning of Thursday July 31, nationally recognized, Colorado-based philanthropy expert Bruce DeBoskey will lead a workshop to help you achieve more effective, meaningful, and joyful family and personal philanthropy. Incorporating tools and lessons from 21/64 (, Lynne Twist’s “The Soul of Money”, Tracey Gary’s “Inspired Philanthropy”, Bolder Giving ( and The DeBoskey Group’s extensive experience working with individuals and families, Bruce will help answer the following questions: What values inspire me to be philanthropic? What causes and issues am I most passionate about? • What is the difference between being a donor and a philanthropist? • How can I get my family more involved in philanthropy? • How do different generations view their role in the world? • How can I pass more than money to my heirs? • How do I find the best nonprofit partners with whom to work? • How much should I give to charity? • •

As the workshop will be interactive, donors are encouraged to bring their spouse and family members to work through these questions together. Donors in attendance will be provided Motivational Values Cards from 21/64. Hosted by The Peaks Society of The Summit Foundation, the workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday July 31 at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge. Space is limited, so RSVP’s are encouraged today. To RSVP, or to learn more, contact Kasey Geoghegan at 970.453.5970 or Bruce DeBoskey, J.D., is a Philanthropic Strategist with The DeBoskey Group (, a consulting practice he founded to help individuals and families, businesses and foundations design and implement thoughtful philanthropic strategies and actionable plans. Bruce is the author of a regular monthly column “On Philanthropy” which appears in the Business Section of the Sunday Denver Post and is distributed digitally to millions of readers worldwide. Bruce served for nearly nine years as the Anti-Defamation League’s Mountain States Regional Director, and before that, as a Colorado trial lawyer for 25 years. He holds a B.A. from Indiana University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is married and the father of four boys, ages 26 to 5.

“It is rare to find someone who combines a deep technical understanding of the field of philanthropy with personal experience, passion, and soaring inspiration – but that is exactly who Bruce DeBoskey is and what he does when he delivers a keynote address. Whether he’s talking to a room of seasoned professionals, sophisticated donors or those coming to explore the ever-evolving world of philanthropy, Bruce leaves his audience informed, motivated and ready to do even more to make an impact. It’s always a professional and personal privilege to be in his company.” -Christine Benero President and CEO, Mile High United Way


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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 7 & 8 Breckenridge Grand Vacations 27th Annual Golf Tournament, Breckenridge Golf Club July 2 Grant and Scholarship Awards Reception, Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge

What’s Inside •

66 Scholarships Awarded to High School Graduates

Scholarship Recipient Profile: Jake and Zak Himmelman

Board of Trustee Profile: Andy Lewis

The Summit Foundation’s Youth Giving Council Awards Spring 2014 Grants

Thank you to our Long-Standing Donors

Peaks Society Workshop with Bruce DeBoskey

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.

July 31 Peaks Society Workshop, Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge August 30 27th Annual Rubber Duck Races, Breckenridge August 31 Breck Crest Mountain Marathon September 20 & 21, 27 & 28 Summit County Parade of Homes November 21 24th Annual Philanthropy Awards Reception, Keystone Conference Center

The Summit Foundation Summer 2014 Newsletter  

The Summit Foundation Summer 2014 Newsletter

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