The Summit Foundation strives to inspire donors, build partnerships and mobilize resources to support community organizations in Summit County (and the surrounding communities) that foster health & human service, education, art & culture, sports & recreation and environmental stewardship.


Archive for September, 2012

Philanthropy Award Nominations now being accepted

Do you know someone, a business or nonprofit organization that has truly made a difference by their volunteer or community activities?  The Summit Foundation is currently accepting nominations for The Summit Foundation Philanthropy Awards.

In November, the 22nd annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day in Summit County will honor outstanding philanthropic and volunteer achievements in ten categories. Sponsored this year by Wells Fargo Bank and Climax Molybdenum, 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 demonstrate why we all feel so blessed to spend time in Summit County and be a part of the activities of the charitable organizations.

Nominations are being accepted in recognition of outstanding philanthropic and volunteer contributions in ten categories.  The categories are Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Board Member, Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Professional in a Nonprofit Organization, Outstanding Youth, Outstanding Youth Mentor, Outstanding Citizen, Outstanding Nonprofit Organization and Outstanding Business.

Applications are available from The Summit Foundation Office, any Wells Fargo Bank Summit County location, and this page on The Summit Foundation website.  This is your opportunity to recognize and thank those who have demonstrated outstanding support and community involvement.

Congratulations to Duck Race Winners

Thanks to the thousands that entered and attended our 25th annual Great Rubber Duck Race.

Over 8,300 ducks were entered in the great rubber duck race, a sell out of 750 ducks swam in the kids duck dash and a record 191 ducks participated in the business battle duck race.  In addition, the creativity was astounding in the 64 entries in the business battle duck decorating contest.

Please click on the following links for
Kids Duck Dash Winners 
Business Battle Duck Race Winners 
Great Rubber Duck Race Winners 

Congratulations to Duckstor Erik Dorf and all the Duckstors at Vail-Summit OrthopaeDUCKS for their “bone-in duck” entry that was voted the best decorated duck.

And congratulations to David Woodruff and family who won and will cherish the 25th anniversary playhouse giveaway.

While final expenses are yet to be determined, we know that the 25th anniversary of The Summit Foundation’s Great Rubber Duck Race raised a RECORD amount of funds for The Foundation and all the nonprofit organizations and students we serve. Thank you to every donor, volunteer, and community member for the support.



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