BRECKENRIDGE, CO (January 11, 2018)
reckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) has donated $306,375 in fall grants to 29 nonprofit organizations this holiday season, reaffirming the company’s commitment to give back to the local community. It is estimated that by the end of 2017, BGV’s total contributions exceeds $1 million, distributed between employee assistance fund contributions, donations to The Summit Foundation and other local organizations, sponsorship of local charitable events, in-kind spa certificates and in-kind lodging to a number of local charities, among other philanthropic causes. In just its second year under the leadership of BGV’s philanthropic program BGV Gives and manager Deb Edwards, the company has increased its contributions by more than 15 percent in comparison to the first year’s grant cycle.
The education sector was awarded $116,175 of fall grants, distributed among 15 organizations, while nine human services nonprofits were granted a total of $113,000. Three health organizations received $62,200, and the remaining $15,000 was allocated between two other local beneficiaries. These donations fund capital projects, special event sponsorships, programs, equipment, scholarships, educational materials, general operating support and a variety of other needs.
“Giving back to the community has always been an important part of our company and our business culture,” said Breckenridge Grand Vacations CEO Mike Dudick. “We do this not only because it is our desire, but more importantly because it is our responsibility to give back to the place where we work, live and play. Supporting organizations that provide so many important programs and services in Summit and Park Counties is critical to our residents, workers and guests.”
All grants and sponsorships are funded by BGV. During this fall grants cycle, $198,875 was funded through the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Donor Advised Fund at The Summit Foundation, while $33,000 was awarded from the Rob Millisor Heart Health Fund, and $74,500 was donated directly from Breckenridge Grand Vacations fund for sponsorships.
Created to expand the BGV’s local philanthropic efforts, BGV Gives program awards grants during two annual cycles, in the spring and in the fall. Organizations in Summit and Park Counties are eligible to apply for a grant or sponsorship at www.BGVGives.org, where they can also find additional information. Priority is given to organizations providing programs and funding in the areas of education, health and human services. This year so far, the program has awarded $526,093 in grants, a figure that does not include sponsorships and in-kind donations.
To learn more about the BGV Gives Program, please contact Deb Edwards at (970) 547-8748.
About BGV Gives:
Founded in 2016, the BGV Gives Program was established to facilitate and further extend Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ philanthropic reach and impact in Summit County and the surrounding area. Inspired by the late BGV Owner/Developer, Rob Millisor, this charitable program honors his example of service to others by supporting the local nonprofit community. BGV is excited and humbled to continue Rob’s legacy of giving through fundraising, sponsorships, grants, volunteering and in-kind donations on behalf of those in need, with a primary focus on health, human services and education. With guidance from the BGV Gives Program Manager, Deb Edwards, this program is committed to growing BGV’s local contributions and inspiring fellow community members to give more, by providing resources and opportunities to help others in need.
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