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Archive for September, 2011

Nominations available for 2011 Philanthropy Awards

nominations accepted through October 14th

In November, the 21st annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day in Summit County will honor outstanding philanthropic and volunteer achievements in ten categories.  Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, the evening is one of the most emotional and fulfilling events that The Summit Foundation hosts each year.  The achievements of both the nominees and winners are truly amazing and demonstrate why we all feel so blessed to spend time in Summit County and be a part of the activities of the charitable organizations.  Over the past 20 years, 202 individuals, families, community organizations and businesses have been recognized for their generosity and support to our community.  The event will be held at Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center in Breckenridge on Friday, November 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Nominations for outstanding board members, citizens, educators, professionals, philanthropists, volunteers, youth, youth mentors, businesses and nonprofit organizations are currently being accepted by The Summit Foundation.   Nomination forms are available through the link below or at the office in Breckenridge, 111A Lincoln Avenue. 

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, October 14, 2011 at The Summit Foundation’s offices in Breckenridge.

Nomination form for the 2011 selection.

Guidelines and Nomination Form for the 2011 Community Collaboration Award.

Volunteers needed to staff Parade of Homes

Join us for the annual Summit County Parade of Homes. This premier home tour takes place September 17 & 18 and 24 & 25. The Parade highlights local builders, new technologies and styles, interior designers, architects, and more. A portion of each entry fee benefits The Summit Foundation. In exchange for this beneficary amount, we staff volunteers at five tour homes. Volunteers greet attendees and exchange tickets and receipts for wristbands. As a benefit for volunteering, volunteers receive free entry to visit the Parade homes for all four Parade days.

Volunteers may staff a home in Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne or Dillon, depending on your preference. Here is a link to the online version of Mountain Living magazine. The Parade edition lists featured homes on page two. We are staffing those homes marked with an asterick.

Volunteer shifts on the respective Saturdays and Sundays are:  
9:45am – 12:15pm
12:00pm – 2:30pm
2:15pm – 4:30pm

A small overlap has been built in between shifts to allow earlier volunteers to orient those arriving for new shifts. Once both volunteers feel comfortable, the earlier volunteer may head out to enjoy the rest of the Parade!

The Foundation also seeks one or two volunteers to help with logistics and to replenish supplies at Parade homes at the end of each day. Most likely this shift will run from 4pm to 5pm and only visit one or two homes in an adjacent community.

Please contact Jennifer or Chris if you are interested in volunteering or if you have questions. You may also reach us by calling the office at 970-453-5970.

Thank you!

Parade of Homes to benefit The Summit Foundation

Summit County Parade of Homes will be held the weekends of September 17 & 18 and 24 & 25.

The Parade highlights local builders, new technologies and styles, interior designers, architects, and more.  A portion of each entry fee benefits The Summit Foundation.  For a view of the homes in this year’s tour, open Mountain Living’s magazine.



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