The Summit REALTORS® Foundation
The Summit REALTORS® Foundation was established in 2021 with a mission to educate, nurture and fund our mountain and REALTOR® communities.
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When you donate to the Summit REALTORS® Foundation,
your funds will go directly to local organizations like the ones on this webpage.
＊Recent donation recipients are listed below.＊
The Summit County Library Foundation originated in 1990 as a nonprofit corporation focused on fundraising on behalf of the three branches of the Summit County Library (SCL). The Library Foundation’s mission is to serve as an advocate for the SCL System and to provide financial support beyond the library’s normal operating expenditures, when unanticipated needs arise, and for capital projects.
The Library Foundation has been given the task by the Board of County Commissioners to raise $1,000,000 of the $4.1 million cost of the Main Library remodel and the North Branch expansion and remodel. As of the writing of this grant, the Foundation has raised $562,234. Summit REALTORS’ donation is important in meeting the one-million-dollar goal. Most of the money would go toward the North Branch expansion.
The 2019 Census figures show that Summit County has shown a 10.8% increase in population since 2010. Many of the permanent residents live in the Silverthorne area or frequent its businesses. The Pad and Bluebird Market are two completed projects that showcase the town's vision. The North Branch Library is located in the core of this "re-imagined Silverthorne". The plans for the library will showcase this vision with access from the Blue River Bike Path. An outdoor reading deck will integrate the outdoors with the library. North Branch will be at the heart of this rapidly growing, vibrant community.
The goals of these building improvements are:
- to meet the growing and changing needs of our communities by providing more spaces for all ages to meet, work, create, and learn through a variety of programming and events
- to increase access to the internet and technology
- to provide quiet and varied spaces for studying and reading
- to provide a safe place for children and teens to participate in activities and programs in dedicated rooms for both age groups
This building campaign will ensure that the Summit County community will have a library that will serve as a literary, educational, and technological community resource for decades to come.
The Summit REALTORS® Foundation has donated $1000.00 to support the Summit County Library Foundation.
Each school year, The Peak School invites the community to support the students, faculty, and school mission with a gift to The Peak Fund. This fund directly supports the learning and activities that happen every day, including improvements to programmatic offerings and enhanced outdoor education opportunities.
Like most independent schools, The Peak Fund directly supports the school’s operating budget each year and, like most schools, tuition does not cover the total cost of educating a student each year. That is why they look to the generosity of our parents, grandparents, community members, corporate and community foundations, faculty, and staff to reach our annual goal.
The Summit REALTORS® Foundation has donated $1,825 to purchase two new science tables for the high school and one classroom set of binoculars to support our teaching outside of the classroom.
Through individualized learning and responsive mentoring, Colorado Learning Connections inspires, guides, and empowers students and families.
As Summit County, Colorado’s only nonprofit independent community learning center, CLC strives to ensure that every student has access to the academic support they need to succeed and thrive. CLC’s individualized education services include:
- 1:1 Tutoring
- Enrichment and intervention
- Home school and elite athlete support
- Test preparation
- College consulting
- Small group programming
CLC’s longest running program is the Opening Opportunities Scholarship Program (OOSP), which offers free or discounted services to underserved students on a sliding fee scale. OOSP was created to support students in achieving their unique academic goals, from attaining grade level competency, improving comprehension in a specific subject, to pursuing an accelerated course of study, or getting accepted into a specific university, OOSP can help every student succeed on their own terms.
With the Covid Pandemic continuing to compromise Summit County students’ learning, access to individualized academic support has never been more crucial. Donations to Colorado Learning Connections directly support student success in the classroom and beyond.
The Summit REALTORS® Foundation has donated $1500 to support the efforts of CLC.
The Summit Tigers Mountain Bike Team is a competitive cross country high school team racing in the Colorado High School Cycling League since 2010. They are loosely affiliated with Summit High School and most of their athletes attend SHS. They also have had riders from The Peak School, Snowy Peaks, South Park High School as well as homeschoolers. They have had several state champions: 3 sophomore girls, 1 sophomore boy, 1 jv girl, 1 jv boy and 1 varsity girl. "We have won too many North Conference, Yampa Region and State Championship medals to count and we have placed 3rd behind the Boulder and Fairview behemoth teams several times," said Team Director, Marla Dyer-Biggin. "We are small, but mighty!"
This year, their goal is to purchase a race gear trailer to haul team tents, weight bags, race racks, tables and water cooler to all the races and to store this equipment over the winter. "We have a fundraising goal of $5000," said Dyer-Biggin. "Breckenridge Associates Real Estate generously started us toward this goal with $1500. SAR has also committed to donating $1000."
Thank you for your support!
Your Neighbors Need Your Help!
More than 1,000 homes burned as a result of the fast-moving Marshall and Middle Fork Fires in Boulder County that began on December 30, 2021.The Marshall Fire has been declared the most destructive fire in Colorado history.
The CAR Foundation will provide housing relief funds to victims and asks for your help to support our neighbors in crisis. This is a safe way to help fire victims - all contributions collected will provide housing-related relief funds to those impacted by this devastating fire.
Donate today to help those affected by the Marshall and Middle Fork Fires in Boulder County. Thank you!!
The Annual Summit After Prom event is held as the Prom Dance is closing and provides a party for students to come and enjoy food, games, music, a casino, and the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes. Most importantly, we give our youth a choice for a safe, drug and alcohol-free ‘party’ atmosphere for them to continue to enjoy their special night with their friends and classmates.
"Because of the last two years of either ‘no event’ or ‘very restricted event’, we are hopeful to rebound with a party that provides a lot of exciting, engaging activities and that we draw a larger crowd of kids to enjoy an evening together in a safe and substance-free environment," said Catherine Kirkwood Smith, Chairperson of the Summit High School/Snowy Peaks High School After Prom Committee. "Our youth are bombarded with messages and temptations regarding alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs in Summit County, but After Prom is a safe and fun alternative for Summit High teens."
After Prom is solely supported by grants and donations, and Summit Realtors has become a strong partner through a generous $1000 donation for the past two years. "This year, like many Non-Profit organizations, we are faced with higher costs to hold our event at a time where we are passionate about increasing attendance and needing more funding to do so," said Kirkwood Smith. "Our fundraising goal in these last few weeks before Prom is $1000 to help us cover additional games, snacks, drinks, and of course, more Chick-Fil-A—the teen crowd favorite! We are so grateful for the support of our community in our efforts to support our teens with healthy, safe options for hanging out and having fun."
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