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Alpine Winter Foundation Fund announced at Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE and#8212; Lisa Dobey, president, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation and Mary Tilden, president, Alpine Winter Foundation, are pleased to announce the formation of the Alpine Winter Foundation Fund at TTCF. This fund was created with the transfer of $1,650,000 into the new fund.

The Alpine Winter Foundation was established by a group of Sugar Bowl Ski Resort homeowners in March, 1961. Its purpose is to preserve the environment and promote health, recreation, education, and safety in the Tahoe-Donner area of California. It started 50 years ago with a $1,000 donation. In 1972, the Foundation became the owner of the Sugar Bowl Magic Carpet through a bequest from Jerome Hill. The Foundation subsequently sold the tram to the Sugar Bowl Corporation.

Over its 50 years of operation, grants have been made to many organizations including The Sierra Club, Tahoe Forest Hospital, National Ski Patrol, Placer County Sheriffand#8217;s search and rescue team, Sugar Bowl Ski Team Foundation, Trust for Public Lands, seed grant for the Tahoe Rim Trail Fund, Donner Summit Fire Department and Excellence in Education.

Over the past 10 years, the Foundation has granted $713,000 to local organizations. This amount includes $176,000 for scholarships at the Truckee High School for graduating seniors. Currently applications are being accepted for the 2011 college scholarship in the amount of $28,000. Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation is pleased to welcome aboard the Alpine Winter Foundation and appreciates the vote of confidence its Board of Directors demonstrated by establishing this fund.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com