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Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation

Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation

Our Mission

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation is a non-profit, volunteered-based, organization dedicated to support and advance the general welfare and prosperity of the greater Glenwood Springs, CO are so that its citizens and all areas of the community may prosper and lessen the burden of local and state governments. Particular emphasis shall be given to those areas and programs that impact a community’s quality of life, including economic, civic, cultural and educational development.

Specific Purposes

  • To support the operations and mission of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association by serving as a vehicle to administer and underwrite civic, cultural, and educational programs through fundraising and grant writing initiatives in order to help lessen the burden of local and state governments.
  • To support and administer community programs including cultural and educational awareness of promoting quality of life in the greater Glenwood Springs, CO area.
  • To support and administer public/private sector initiatives for economic and community development, as well as addressing workforce and educational issues confronting the community.
  • To support and administer other community-based initiatives for the public benefit of the community as directed by the Board of Directors from time-to-time.

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Available Funds

ATHENA Leadership Fund

The ATHENA Leadership Fund provides monetary support to the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association so that the GSCRA can annually recognize an ATHENA and ATHENA Young professional. Nominations are solicited and an ATHENA sculpture is awarded to an individual in the community who meets specific criteria.

The ATHENA Leadership Award was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment – qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model. The Award is unique in both scope—local, national and international—and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman —or man— who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Leadership Award Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives.

 


 

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Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship and Leadership Fund

Contributors to the Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship and Leadership Fund will be recognized (if desired) in advertising (where appropriate) and at events associated with the program including: volunteer day, fashion show, leadership day and at the official “Crowning of Miss Strawberry Days” at the Main Stage at Sayre (Strawberry Park) Park Friday evening of the Strawberry Days Festival.

The Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship and Leadership program provides an opportunity for local high school girls to earn substantial scholarships to help pay for post-secondary education. Beginning in 2019, program participants will also take part in mentoring and leadership activities with previous recipients of the ATHENA & ATHENA Young Professional awards. All participants will earn a certificate through ATHENA International-Becoming ATHENA/Elevating My Voice.

A limited number of participants will be accepted into the program each year based on an application process and scholarships will be awarded in varying amounts to four young women at the conclusion of the program. Scholarship recipients are selected based upon leadership skills exhibited during the program, volunteerism, poise, and representation as a community ambassador.

 


 

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Business Kick Start Fund

This fund provides annual scholarships for membership in the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association to small startups, sole proprietors and non-profits. Businesses and organizations are afforded the opportunity to build name recognition and rapport with other businesses in the community providing a great stepping stone to business success.

General Fund

No specific fund will be earmarked.

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By leveraging charitable giving the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation provides a vehicle to connect the best business minds with the community’s innovative thinkers to help solve important community challenges. The foundation aims to underwrite civic, cultural and educational programs through fund raising and grant writing resources that are only available to foundations.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation is a 501C-3 affiliate of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and makes it easy to give back to the community through various fund types in a tax-advantaged way.

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In honor of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s 100th Anniversary, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation seeks 100 donations of $100 or more (100 for 100). Donors to this inaugural fundraising campaign will be recognized as legacy donors of the foundation.

For more information or to donate, Contact Angie Anderson at 970.945.0784.