Summit Giving: The Summit Foundaiton establishes Global Giving Fund |

Summit Giving: The Summit Foundaiton establishes Global Giving Fund

The Summit Foundation establishes a Global Giving Fund

As numerous community members have expressed an interest to The Summit Foundation in contributing to international causes, particularly when their friends and neighbors are volunteering for global aid-type work,

The Summit Foundation has established a fund that will allow individuals to make tax-deductible contributions to The Foundation specifically to support international work. The Global Giving Fund, which will be held within The Summit Foundation’s endowment fund, allows individuals and businesses a local giving option specifically to support global causes.

In turn, The Summit Foundation will allow Summit County residents that are completing international work to apply to The Summit Foundation for funding support.

Furthering The Summit Foundation’s vision to promote philanthropy, this Fund will not impact either donations or grants to current grantees of The Summit Foundation.

Applicants to the fund are required to: Be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that includes at least one Summit County resident, preferably a group of Summit County residents, in a specific project or services and provide services outside of Summit County to global populations that are in urgent, demonstrated need.

For more information about contributing to and/or receiving a grant from the Global Giving Fund, contact The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970.

Volunteer for a trail restoration project

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) will again be pairing up with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV) on the weekend of Aug. 22-23.

This heavily-used area in Breckenridge is in dire need of restoration to maintain its stunning beauty.

All meals, including snacks, will be provided for the weekend. Pack up the tent, grab the family or friends and head on up to McCullough Gulch for a hugely-rewarding weekend of giving back.

For more information or to register, please visit or

Advocates for Victims of Assualt volunteer training

Upcoming volunteer training starts Aug. 24. The training is five weeks long, twice a week and will prepare you to respond to domestic violence, sex assault and other trauma-related calls. Message or call for additional information: (970) 668-3906.

Free books available

Stop by Early Childhood Options between the hours of 1-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, to pick up free books. Following the EPIC Book Drive, we have lots of left over free books waiting to be read by your young children this summer. Visit Early Childhood Options, 330 Fielder Ave., Dillon.

Rally for the Cure

The fourth annual Breck Rally for the Cure returns to the beautiful Breckenridge Golf Club Monday, Aug. 24. Gather your golfing friends to form a team, or just play as a couple or a single, and join us for a great day of golf and “Play For a Cure.” Awareness is a crucial step in eliminating breast cancer forever, and, when detected early, the breast cancer survival rate is 98 percent.

This event benefits the Summit Community Care Clinic and their Breast Cancer Awareness Program and the Susan G. Komen Denver Affiliate.

The rally is a co-ed event, and the entry cost is $125 per player, this includes 18 holes of golf, cart and range balls, a box lunch and a goody bag. Hole sponsors are always welcome.

Please contact Marge at (970) 668-8751 for additional information.

Mobile food pantry returns to Summit

The Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), in partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies, will host a “mobile food pantry” at Colorado Mountain College at 107 Denison Placer Road, Breckenridge, on Thursday, Aug. 27. There are no requirements or restrictions to receive the food, which is free of charge. The mobile pantry will run from 10 a.m. until the food is gone. Participants should bring their own bags and boxes for transporting the food. For more information, FIRC may be reached at (970) 262-3888.

Teams still available for Golf FORE Education Tournament

On Sunday, Aug. 30, help support education by being a part of the Golf FORE Education Tournament at the Keystone Ranch and Golf Club, a beautiful mountain par-72 golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

The tournament, the second annual of the Education Foundation of the Summit, benefits public school students and teachers in the Summit School District. Tournament fees are $500 per team of four (or $125 per person) and includes 18 holes with a cart, lunch, gift bag and refreshments for each player.

Also available are hole sponsorship opportunities for $100, a silent auction filled with great prizes including restaurant and retail gift certificates and much more. All proceeds from the Golf FORE Education will go to support public school students and teachers in the Summit School District.

For information regarding sponsorship, to register a team or donate a silent auction item contact Karen-Jo Dolamore at (954) 292-3972, or Kyle Spencer at (970) 468-7231,, or visit Registration costs $500 per team of four (or $125 per person). Hole Sponsorship: $100.

4-H F-150 raffle tickets

Last chance to win the 4-H 2015 F-150 truck raffle and support Summit County 4-H STEM programs. F-150 raffle tickets are available at Alpine Banks in Frisco, Dillon, Copper Mountain until Friday, Aug. 28. $5/ticket or 5 tickets for $20. Contact your local CSU Extension/Summit County 4-H at (970) 668-4142 or for truck details visit:

Drawings for the truck and cash prizes on Sept. 26 — need not be present to win. Thank you for supporting kids in Summit County 4-H programs.

CASA of the Continental Divide to host new volunteer training

Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Accepting applications for training beginning Sept. 15-26 in Dillon.

Thirty total hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and two Saturday sessions. Learn how to advocate for abused and neglected children in your community. Training covers a variety of subjects surrounding this field.

Volunteers will observe a court hearing with active CASA volunteers. Visit for application. For more information, call (970) 513-9390.

Grant funds available

Summit County Senior Citizens, Inc., is accepting grant applications from organizations that have programs benefitting senior citizens in Summit County. Program development applications are, also, welcome. Grants are made based on financial need and the value of the program to seniors.

Monies are from the proceeds of the annual Rummage Sale and Silent Auction and other senior fundraisers. For information contact Summit County Seniors, (970) 668-2940 or e-mail Electronic submission of grant applications will be most appreciated to

Applications may, also be mailed to P. O. Box 1845, Frisco, CO 80443 or brought to 0083 Nancy’s Place (Summit County Community and Senior Center). Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 18.

Out of the Darkness community walk

Join us for the Summit County Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Outlets at Silverthorne (309 Rainbow Drive) at 10 a.m.

Proceeds benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Learn more at

Theater Managers needed at Breckenridge Film Festival

Do you love film? Do you love volunteering? The Breckenridge Film Festival needs dedicated and trustworthy volunteers to oversee venues and to screen films during the Sept. 17-20 festival. Theater managers and projectionists must have some level of technical experience. Due to the nature of the volunteer post, a small stipend is provided. Inquire at with subject line: Theater Manager. Interested in general volunteer opportunities? Email to find out more.

Fatty’s Golf Extravaganza

At 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, get three friends and some costumes, sign up for a team, sponsor a hole and enjoy a great day of golf and fun at the 10th annual Fatty’s Golf Extravaganza at the Breckenridge Golf Club. All proceeds from this year’s event go to support the Summit Rugby Club and the 7-time defending State Champion Lady Tigers. Currently ranked #5 nationally, the Tigers are looking to improve on the 2014 campaign and have National Championship aspirations. Lunch is sponsored by and provided by Park and Main. Dinner sponsored by Breckenridge Associates. There is a $25,000 Hole-in-One Contest, prizes for all teams and a silent auction. Registrations for teams can be made at Fatty’s or by visiting

Local firefighter will feature in charity calendar

The 2016 Colorado Firefighter Calendar Debut Party was held at the EXDO Event Center in Denver on August 15. Seventeen Colorado firefighters heated up the runway as the 2016 winners were revealed. Lake Dillon Fire Rescue’s own Andrew Segura made the cut. Segura will kick things off for 2016 as December 2015. Proceeds from calendar sales and related events benefit the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Center and Burn Camps Program. Calendars can be purchased for $20 at

Domus Pacis Family Respite photographer and massage therapist volunteers

Are you a great people photographer or a massage therapist looking for a way to give back? Provide either care givers or cancer patients who are in Summit County a special treat of relaxation, perhaps the first time in a long while through massage. Or take photos of the families, many with young children, using our beautiful mountains as a backdrop, and capture memories of their time here through photographs. You provide your time and a desire to make a difference. Contact or call (720) 273-0245. Want to learn more about Domus Pacis Family Respite? Visit

Make a meaningful contribution by donating your gently used device

Keystone Science School serves the local and regional communities by engaging them in outdoor science programs. We are looking for donations of gently used, late-model: digital cameras, iTouchs, and/or iPhones to help instructors document learning and fun while in the field with students. Keystone Science School is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. Please call Kendra at (970) 455-4234, or email with questions and/or donations. Thank you for your support.

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre seeks volunteers

Your Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is experiencing a grand nomadic adventure as our beloved space is being renovated. Even so, we are active and performing! If you feel drawn to the theatrical and support awesome creative performance, come volunteer with the Breckenridge Backstage. For more information, contact This is a perfect time to join an enthusiastic group who are dedicated to live theater.

Art loving volunteers wanted

Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee (SCAEC) is looking for people to help solicit artists, coordinate displays and generally serve on the committee with their time and talents. The SCAEC is responsible for coordinating public arts displays in Summit County, most specifically The Art Forum in the County Commons Library. The committee meets once a month. If you’re interested in being a part of the SCAEC or would like more information, please email

ummit Historical Society seeks volunteers

Are you interested in history, or are you eager to share the heritage of Summit County with visitors? The Summit Historical Society is looking for volunteers to be guides at the 1883 Schoolhouse Museum, Myers cabin and the Honeymoon cabin located at 403 LaBonte St. in Dillon. The museum is open to Tuesday, June 16 through Saturday, Aug. 29. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Two-hour shifts are available for those of you with very busy schedules. A script is provided. For more information, contact Christy at or (970) 468-2207.

onate to Advocates for Victims of Assault

Advocates for Victms of Assault is in need of diapers, size newborn to five along with wipes. Call Tracie at (970) 668-3906 for additional information or to drop off.

Thank you to Old World Painting

Advocates for Victims of Assault, Inc. would like to thank Old World Painting and Sherman William’s for their generous donation of time and paint towards re-painting our safe house. It is challenging for a small nonprofit to be able to afford maintenance projects such as painting without the support and donations from businesses like Old World Painting and Sherman Williams. We are so grateful to have a freshly painted house for our clients to come to. You are what makes our community so special. Thank you.

Thank you from Father Dyer Church

Father Dyer Church thanks the Copper Triangle cycling race for their generous donation of grapes, bananas, apples, bagels, muffins and cookies for the Community Dinner and Food Pantry programs. The weekly Sunday evening dinners are serving an average of 70 people and the Food Pantry serves a monthly average of 521 clients Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Thank you for your community support.

Vacancy on the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District Board of Directors

The Lake Dillon Fire Protection District (LDFPD) is accepting letters of interest for a pending vacancy on its Board of Directors. The term of office will be until the next regular election in May 2016. The new Director will be sworn in at the Sept. 15 Board meeting. Interested applicants are required to be a registered elector in Colorado and a full-time resident or a property owner within the LDFPD boundaries. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors on Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. at LDFPD Station #10, 401 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne. The Board of Directors will interview interested applicants in early September. Letters of interest must be received by Sept. 1, addressed to the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District P.O. Box 4428 Dillon, CO 80435. For more information please call Chief Jeff Berino at (970) 262-5104 and visit

SCHA seeks advisory board members

The Summit Combined Housing Authority (SCHA) is seeking individuals to fill at least three open positions on its volunteer advisory board. Persons must be able to devote two to four hours per month (on average) to SCHA board meetings and other associated functions. SCHA is looking for this board to provide informed input regarding current events and their effects on local housing issues from various industries such as: Insurance, property management, school district, healthcare resources, etc. Please direct your letter of interest to SCHA Executive Director, Jennifer Kermode, and drop them at the SCHA office 110 Ski Hill Road in Breckenridge, or email it to by Aug. 25.

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