Breckenridge Grand Vacations given state philanthropy award
Breckenridge Grand Vacations was recently awarded for its charitable efforts and culture of giving.
The resort company — which developed and operates Gold Point Resort, Grand Timber Lodge, Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and the new Grand Colorado on Peak 8 — won the 2015 philanthropy award for outstanding large business from National Philanthropy Day, a project of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Colorado chapter.
The annual award is given to a Colorado company with more than 100 employees that shows dedication to building a philanthropic culture in its organization through charitable support and by urging employees to seize opportunities that benefit the community.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized with this award,” said Rob Millisor, one of the three developer/owners of Breckenridge Grand Vacations. “My partners and I have always believed in giving back to the community that we’ve called home.”
Millisor and his partners, Mike Millisor and Mike Dudick, strive to exemplify the values of civic service and have said they take pride when their employees do the same.
The company has donated about $4.8 million to nonprofits in the last 10 years and about $300,000 in annual cash contributions. Recent local contributions include $250,000 to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco and $500,000 for the restoration of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center. In May, the company donated $1 million toward an endowment at The Summit Foundation.
“As our success grew, we felt even more committed to supporting Breckenridge, and our recent endowment to the Summit Foundation will ensure that support well into the future,” Rob Millisor said.
The company’s employees often give through paycheck deductions for various local nonprofits, which totaled almost $40,000 in 2014. Employees also participate in a voluntary employee-assistance fund, which raised $39,000 last year and helped multiple employees with unexpected expenses that totaled $29,000, volunteer with many nonprofit projects and sit on nonprofit boards.
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