Copper Mountain Resort and Lake County Community Fund renew $400,000 community support campaign

Copper Mountain Resort and the Lake County Community Fund announced the renewal of a four-year $400,000 endowment campaign — the Campaign for Lake County — on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

After launching the campaign in 2019, the partnership has been extended for an additional four years. Starting in 2024, the resort will provide a challenge gift that will match up to $200,000 to secure a strong, sustainable future for residents of Lake County communities.

A portion of the gift will support the Lake County Community Fund endowment, a permanent fund to support sustainability for Lake County. Additionally, $100,000 will be allocated to support youth-oriented nonprofit organizations dedicated to outdoor adventure education and lifelong Alpine sports development, as well as environmental causes, through the Community Fund’s grantmaking program. 

Copper’s partnership with the Lake County Community Fund is part of a broader corporate social responsibility platform known as Play Forever. It was established by POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. and is the resort’s commitment to protecting the environment and supporting its community.  

Lake County is an integral part of the regional community, supporting both the Summit and Eagle county economies.

During the past four years, 21 Copper Mountain grants totaling $100,000 have been awarded to Lake County nonprofit organizations focusing on outdoor education and environmental causes including Get Outdoors Leadville!, the Cloud City Conservation Center and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, among others.

The campaign also added $200,000 to Lake County Community Fund’s endowment fund over four years through Copper’s initial donation and subsequent annual matches from Lake County Community Fund.

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