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The Summit Foundation presents year-end awards

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COPPER MOUNTAIN – The Summit Foundation presented grant awards Wednesday to local nonprofit organizations at its annual holiday reception sponsored by Myriam Enterprises at the Copper Mountain Resort Conference Center. With more than 225 people in attendance, 42 organizations were presented $454,548, bringing the total grants and scholarships awarded in 2005 to $930,148. Since 1986, a grand total of $7,754,610 has been awarded to 217 community organizations in support of 1,224 program and projects. At the Wednesday evening reception, art and cultural organizations received a total of $50,600; health and human service agencies received $246,124, educational organizations received $83,010, environmental organizations received $14,900 and $42,000 was awarded in the sports category. The foundation also presented $17,914 to five nonprofit organizations located in Leadville and Fairplay.The foundation took the opportunity to recognize various individuals and businesses for their long time dedication and commitment to The Summit Foundation. Five, 10, 15 and even 20-year donors were acknowledged for their continuing support of the foundation. The four ski areas in Summit County, along with Winter Park, Vail and Beaver Creek, were recognized for their long-time partnership with the organization. Special acknowledgement was awarded to Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain and Keystone for 15 years of support to the foundation. Foundation board members were acknowledged and recognized for their ongoing service and commitment. Several new members to the advisory board, including Kathy Grotemeyer, Alan Henceroth, Rick Oshlo and Gary Rodgers, were introduced and welcomed to the foundation. Bob Craig was acknowledged and thanked for his 15 years of service on the advisory board and board of trustees. Also acknowledged were 5-year board members Valerie Williams and Larry Beebe.