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Summit Giving: The Summit Foundation presents financial controls workshop for nonprofits

Financial Controls Workshop created for nonprofits

Join The Summit Foundation for a discussion and workshop on financial controls for nonprofit organizations. The workshop will be moderated by Wally Ducayet, a retired partner with Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC. A panel of experts, in auditing and accounting, will provide best practices for nonprofit employees and board members for strong financial controls. The free workshop will be held at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12. The workshop is for nonprofit executive directors, bookkeepers, administrative support personnel, treasurers and board members (including board presidents). The workshop will cover internal financial controls, the roll of the treasurer, fiduciary responsibilities of nonprofit board of directors, audit and 990 tax return necessities and financial governance.

Fly Fishing Film Tour benefits Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

The eighth annual Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) will take place Thursday, Feb. 12. The event will be held at the Silverthorne Town Pavilion beginning with a silent auction at 5 p.m. and introduction of the films starting at 7 p.m. All proceeds will be directed to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports disabled military personnel. Healing Waters has been helping active and reserve individuals since 2010, providing fly-fishing education, trips and equipment at no cost. To learn more about the group, visit its website at Tickets are $12 and available in advance through Blue River Anglers (970) 668-2583, The Colorado Angler (970) 513-8055, Cutthroat Anglers (970) 262-2878 and Mountain Angler 800-453-4669. Tickets will be available at the door for $15.

Choose a horsey valentine and donate to Swan Center Outreach

Pick out a rescue horse from Swan Center Outreach to be your valentine. Go to Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply store in Silverthorne and choose a heart hanging from the tree in the front. Each heart represents a horse at the Swan Center Outreach, a local nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected horses. Each heart ornament has a wish list attached, with items needed to keep the center running. Purchase items in the shop, buy a giftcard or contribute to the donation box. The tree will be up through the end of the day Saturday, Feb. 14. To learn more about the Swan Center, visit

Book signing benefits Friends of USAR in Colorado

French Kiss gift and bookshop at 226 S. Main St. in Breckenridge will host a book signing Saturday, Feb. 14, from 2-4 p.m. “Fortune’s Horizon,” by Breckenridge author Andrea K. Stein, is the first in a series of historical romances featuring Colorado High Country rescue professionals on the covers. There will be a door prize of a gift basket of Valentine treats. The author will sign copies and share Valentine’s Day chocolate. Two percent of sales will go toward Friends of USAR in Colorado, volunteer rescue dog handlers and trainers who work with FEMA.

Domus Pacis Family Respite seeks volunteers for meal preparation

Food for Families Friday takes place in Frisco, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place. Help create meals to nourish families on a cancer journey by allowing them time to relax and enjoy their respite week in Summit County. Join for the fun, meet some new friends and warm some tummies. Domus Pacis provides the recipes, ingredients and containers. You provide your time and a desire to make a difference. Bring an apron if available, a way to tie back or cover your hair and closed-toe shoes with non-slip soles. Donations of ingredients and food storage supplies are gratefully accepted for this project. To learn more about Domus Pacis Family Respite visit

Powdr’s “Protect Your Playground” grant program to fund ideas to protect local recreation spaces

Copper Mountain’s parent company, Powdr Corp., a resort owner and active lifestyle company, announced the return of Protect Your Playground, an environmental grant program funding individuals with ideas to protect their local environments. Powdr has committed $40,000 across its properties in grant funds for the second year in a row. Protect Your Playground was created to develop solutions for environmental issues that affect natural playgrounds and communities. Applicants can request up to $2,500 in funding. Grants are reserved for individuals — no money will be rewarded to nonprofits or corporations. All applications must be submitted by March 1, 2015, at Applications will be reviewed by members of Copper Mountain’s “Green Team,” who will narrow down submissions to their top choices. Grant winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. For information, visit

NRO presents an intimate evening with Stephen Tavani

Join the National Repertory Orchestra for an intimate violin concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Blue River Fine Art Gallery in Breckenridge, featuring Stephen Tavani, NRO’s 2014 concertmaster. Enjoy an elegant evening filled with music, art, mingling and wine. Seating is very limited, so don’t delay — get your tickets today. Reservations can be made by calling (970) 453-5825 or online at

Eagles Tribute Concert benefits Domus Pacis

On Saturday, March 7, come to the Riverwalk Center for a tribute to the Eagles, to benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite. Flash back to such great hits like “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane” with Colorado’s very own The Long Run. The group, known for its authentic renditions, includes Steve Weinmeister, lead singer for the ‘70s multi-platinum band Firefall. The proceeds from the night will benefit Domus Pacis’ mission of providing weeklong respites in Summit County for families going through cancer. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $40 for VIP, and can be purchased online at or For more information contact Vince at (970) 547-4745.

Summit Thrift & Treasure needs volunteers

Summit Thrift and Treasure on Airport Road in Breckenridge is looking for volunteers. Help sort donations and organize the store. Hours are flexible. Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. People who volunteer 10 hours a month qualify for $40 in store vouchers. Contact the store directly to set up times to volunteer, (970) 423-6444. Summit Thrift & Treasure benefits the parenting and emergency assistance programs of FIRC.

Wild About Colorado volunteers needed

The Continental Divide Land Trust seeks volunteers in helping to plan the 2015 Wild About Colorado Art & Outdoor Festival taking place Thursday, July 23, to Saturday, July 25, in Breckenridge. CDLT is currently seeking planning committee volunteers for the following positions: volunteer coordinator(s), activities coordinator, advertising/marketing assistants (can be done remotely), art sale coordinator(s) and more. If you are interested in participating or for more information, contact Rachel at (970) 453-3875 or

Habitat for Humanity ReStore need donations

The ReStore is Habitat for Humanity’s local furniture thrift store. Donate household furniture and decorative items to the ReStore in Silverthorne to support Habitat building projects. If you have gently used furniture and decorative items, please consider donating them to Summit Habitat for Humanity. Call (970) 423-7445 for free pick-up of your items.

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