Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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.