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Archive for May, 2011

Jennifer Stein joins The Summit Foundation

A 14-year resident of Summit County, Jennifer Stein has joined The Summit Foundation as Events and Marketing Coordinator. Jennifer spent the past year and half as Event Coordinator at High Country Conservation Center (HC3) and as Communications Coordinator for the Continental Divide Land Trust. In addition, Jennifer has also been attending the University of Denver completing a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and working on a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management.

Jennifer moved to Summit County in 1997 and has worked in multiple positions throughout the community. The majority of her time has been spent as Assistant Manager at Carvers Ski Shop in Breckenridge. The variable pace environment and expected high quality of customer service allowed Jennifer to perfect her customer service skills and develop a passion for assisting customers and creating meaningful client interactions.

During her time with High Country Conservation Center, Jennifer learned the variable traits of nonprofit jobs. She ran all administrative office duties, while planning annual events, maintaining HC3’s retail space, coordinating volunteers, creating advertising media, and implementing new fundraising plans. Jennifer’s time at HC3 grew her relationships with County and municipal governments, local businesses, and other community nonprofits. These new relationships gave her an expanded appreciation for the amount of people working to improve life in Summit County. She is very excited to join The Summit Foundation and increase her role in supporting all those working to create better quality of life in our community.

“The Summit Foundation is thrilled to have Jennifer as part of The Summit Foundation team and appreciative of the contacts, experience and creativity she brings,” said Executive Director Lee Zimmerman. 

The Summit Foundation hosts several fund-raising events, including the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Annual Golf Tournament, scheduled for June 11th and 12th at Breckenridge Golf Club; Mountain Art Gathering, scheduled for July 21st through 23rd at Warren Station in Keystone; and its cornerstone event, The Great Rubber Duck Race on Saturday September 3rd.  On average, more than $200,000 is earned annually through The Summit Foundation’s long-standing events.  In addition, a portion of the entry fees from events like Keystone Neighbourhood Company’s 2011 Wine and Jazz Festival, Breck Crest Mountain Marathon and Summit County Parade of Homes benefit The Summit Foundation.

The Summit Foundation encourages community members to be sure to introduce yourself to Jennifer at one of The Foundation’s events this summer.



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