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2013 Philanthropy Awards nominations accepted through October 11

In November, the 23rd annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day in Summit County will honor outstanding philanthropic and volunteer achievements in ten categories.  Celebrated throughout our country, National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the individuals and organizations whose contributions improve the quality of our lives, our communities, and our world.

Sponsored once again 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.  Over the past 22 years, 222 individuals, families, community organizations and businesses have been recognized for their generosity and support to our community.

In 2012, Josh Blanchard, Jen Cawley, Kimberly Kissman, Sara Metzger, Don Parsons, Laura Pless, High Country Conservation Center, Summit County Cares campaign, Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and FIRC bag ladies were recognized for their exemplary achievements.

Nominations for outstanding board members, citizens, educators, professionals, philanthropists, volunteers, youth, youth mentors, businesses and nonprofit organizations are welcome.   Nomination forms are available on this page or at the office in Breckenridge.  The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, October 11, 2013.

The recognition event will be held at Copper Conference Center on Friday, November 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Hope and Change Tax Planning Seminar scheduled for October 3

The Peaks Society of The Summit Foundation is pleased to host

Hope and Change – A Tax Planning Seminar for 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Imperial Ballroom, 4th Floor
Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Coffee and light breakfast provided at 8:30 a.m.

With the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the implementation of several key revenue raising provisions of the 2010 Health Care Act, change in taxes is a certainty for 2013.  The Peaks Society of The Summit Foundation is pleased to help you learn how you will personally be impacted in 2013.

On the morning of October 3, the tax experts from Eide Bailly, LLP will be covering the following topics and more:

-The Medicare Contribution Tax
-2013 Individual Tax Rates
-Capital Gains Taxes
-Itemized Deduction Phase Outs and Limitations
-Maximizing Charitable Deductions and Other Tax Planning Opportunities

The Summit Foundation Trustee Steve Smith will moderate the discussion.

This will be an interactive workshop using comprehensive illustrations to highlight how tax law changes will impact individual taxpayers in 2013.  The workshop will emphasize practical strategies for managing your tax liability and how charitable deductions can play into those strategies.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take the fear and apprehension out of your 2013 tax return.

To learn more about the workshop, or to RSVP, contact Kasey Geoghegan at 970-453-5970 or [email protected].



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