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BRECKENRIDGE – The Summit Foundation presented $252,070 to local nonprofit organizations Friday at its semi-annual grant reception at Beaver Run Resort. The foundation awarded 27 grants to Summit, Park, Chaffee and Lake County nonprofit organizations.Art and cultural organizations received a total of $33,400; health and human service agencies $76,400; educational organizations $54,059; environmental organizations $34,388 and sports $33,776. Additionally, the Foundation presented $20,684 to five nonprofit organizations located in Park, Lake and Chaffee counties.Thirty-nine newly graduated seniors from Summit, Lake, West Grand and Buena Vista High Schools and the Vail Mountain School also were recognized, receiving $82,000 in scholarships provided by the foundation, $10,500 from the Summit County government, $5,000 from the Theobald Family and $1,000 from the Watson McCaffrey Golf Classic, a memorial in the name of Scott McCrea. Each of the scholarships will be used to assist in supporting the students’ post-secondary educational plans at a variety of institutions throughout the country.Including these grants and scholarships, the foundation has given more than $4.64 million to 167 organizations and 289 high school students since 1986.Also acknowledged at the reception were departing trustees Dick Carleton, Ron Rozga and John Wood; and recently elected Advisory Board members Tim Gagen and Marge Gavenda. Marilyn Hogan, the 2002-2003 board president, was honored for 10 years of board service to the foundation.Established in 1984, The Summit Foundation is a community/public foundation. The Foundation is governed by a 19-member board of trustees and 13-member advisory board.June 2002 Grant AwardsArt & Culture? Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival – a grant to fund a free concert performance at the Silverthorne Pavilion? Breckenridge Festival of Film – funding to support the Year-round Children’s Film Program and for projector and film rental for the 2002 Festival? Children’s Summer Art Workshops (in conjunction with the Summit County Optimist Club) – a grant to purchase materials and supplies for the art workshops. The Eileen and Paul Finkel Advised Fund provided funding for this project.? Frisco Arts Council – funding to purchase benches and trash receptacles for a new public park in Frisco on land adjacent to the Frisco Post Office.? Summit County Arts Council – support for “Focus on the Child: Art as Expression” program to be presented to students at each Summit County Elementary School during the 2002-2003 school year. Artists will work with middle and high school students at the schools. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund.? Summit Mountain Community Fair – a grant to support activities at the 2002 FairHealth & Human Services? Central Mountains SAFE KIDS – a grant to support a new program in Summit County to purchase car seats and establish three car seat safety checkpoints.? League for Animals & People of the Summit – funding to support the various spay and neuter programs in Summit County. Additional funding is provided by the Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund and the VickChem Advised Fund.? Summit County Rescue Group – a grant to purchase a variety of rescue and communication equipment and support for volunteer rescue training. Additional funding for this program is provided by the VickChem Advised Fund.? Summit County Water Rescue Team – funding to purchase scuba regulators and to improve volunteer training through the swift water rescue certification courses. Additional funding for this program is provided by the VickChem Advised Fund.? Summit Youth Services Center – funding to support the continuation of the programs offered at the Summit Youth Services Center at Summit High School to include English and non-English speaking students who need physical and mental health services.? TAME Foundation – a grant to sponsor the care and maintenance of five horses used in the therapeutic riding program. Funding also provided by the Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund.Education? Carriage House Early Learning Center – a grant to support a scholarship fund, staff training and to provide assistance for classroom therapy programs. Funding also provided by the Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund.? Fredy Bear Scholarship Fund at Summit School District – matching funds to provide scholarship support for Summit School District Elementary students to participate in the Winter Activity Program.? Frisco Elementary School – a grant to assist in the creation and construction of an outdoor classroom to be used by the school district and the community. Funding also provided by the Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund.? Summit County Preschool – a grant to improve the child-care facility to include classroom enhancements for improving child-care services and safety as well as an outdoor storage shed.? Summit School District – funding to support the implementation of the Safe Communities/Safe School Plan at each of the district’s six elementary schools and at the middle school.Environment? Colorado Fourteeners Initiative – a grant to support an all-volunteer project to improve and restore a hiking route on Quandary Peak and to install an information kiosk at the new trailhead. Funding also provided by The Eileen and Paul Finkel Advised Fund.? Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado – a grant to support volunteer trail projects in Summit County and Leadville this summer to include a re-route of the Guller Creek Trial near Copper Mountain and the construction of an ADA-accessible trail in the Hayden Meadows Recreation Area in Leadville.Sports? Dillon Yacht Club – funding to support implementation of a junior sailing program on Lake Dillon for youth 8-18.? Summit Figure Skating Club – a grant to purchase practice ice time for club members.? Team Summit – a grant to purchase video cameras, purchase a cargo trailer to transport equipment safely to practices and races, support the need-based athlete scholarship fund and support for the Summit Cup Race Series.Good Neighbor Grants? Ark-Valley Humane Society – a grant to assist in the capital campaign to construct an isolation area for sick and/or contagious dogs and cats. Funding also provided by the VickChem Advised Fund.? Upper Arkansas League of Women Voters – funding to support the non-partisan Voter Education Project, designed to increase voter education and participation in the political process.? Full Circle of Lake County – a grant to support the Full Circle Mentoring Project to allow mentors and youth to participate in seven group activities throughout the year.? Small Steps Childcare Center – funding to support the establishment of a new infant/toddler day-care center in Leadville.? Park County Vision 2020 – a grant to fund the production of an Early Childhood Resource Guide and to support creation of the K-3 After School Program and for the expansion of the 4th/5th grade summer recreation program. Funding also provided by The Eileen and Paul Finkel Advised Fund.2002 Senior Scholarship Recipients? $97,500.00 Awarded to 38 students at Summit High School, Vail Mountain School, Buena Vista High School, Lake County High School and West Grand High School. Additionally, $1,000 was awarded to two students through the Watson McCaffrey Golf Classic/Scott McCrea Memorial Scholarship program.Kelly Ahern, Rebecka Birch, Lindsey Bohrer, Kimberley Bowman, Nathanael Brown, Bethany Buchanan, Kevin Carlberg, Jamie Dunning, Amy Farrell, Dylan Finn, Jenna GeissMegan Gilligan – In County Resident/Out of County SchoolDan Gorman – Buena Vista High SchoolKari Greenly, Bre GriffinAmanda Groneman – The Theobald Family for EngineeringJake Himmelman – Scott McCrea Memorial ScholarshipZach Himmelman – Summit Foundation and Scott McCrea Memorial ScholarshipNicole Holland – West Grand High SchoolKelsey HorineEmily Hornback – Four-Year Scholarship Award WinnerMegan Kincaid, Lauren Le Tourneau, Ross LungerTodd Martinez – Summit High School Valedictorian & Boettcher Scholarship Award WinnerKelly Moberly, Andrea NaftzTamara Nowakiwsky – Summit High School Salutatorian, Dr. Oliver Stonington Memorial and National Merit Scholarship Award WinnerEmilia Pannomarew, Linda RobbinsJarod Roberts – Lake County High School ValedictorianErin Sain, Michael Samuels, Betsy Sodaro, Vanessa St. John, Erin Van Gundy, Meagan Wade, Lisa Wallace, Stephanie Wilson


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