Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation thanks ski areas
When asked to conjure up images associated with ski resorts, chances are community giving may not come instantly to mind. However, Lisa Dobey, CEO of Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation would like to change peoples image. People just dont realize how much our local ski areas contribute to the community, Dobey explains. This year through the sale of the Community Ski/Ride passes we raised $100,000. That revenue goes directly to support our mission of building philanthropy in the region.Ski resorts in the region have contributed to the Community Ski/Ride Pass for nine years. By providing these key operating dollars, Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation has been able to build a strong philanthropic community. Ski resorts give so generously to many nonprofit organizations that benefit our community. And, by giving to the Community Foundation, they are leveraging their donations thousands and thousands of times over, says Dobey. In the nine years we have offered the Community Ski/Ride Pass, TTCF has been able to accomplish so much. TTCF has stewarded more than $12,000,000 in grants to organizations that benefit our residents and visitors during this time.Each year the regions ski areas donate lift tickets for its the Foundations popular and transferable community ski/ride pass. Two passes per resort allow two people to ski or ride the same day or one person two different days. The Foundation sells 300 passes at $369 each. Essentially, that breaks down to $15 per day, which is a great value.Skiers and riders have an opportunity to experience Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood Mountain Resort, Boreal Mountain Resort, Mt Rose, Northstar-at-Tahoe, and Sugar Bowl. Nordic skiers were not forgotten as Tahoe Cross County, Tahoe Donner Cross County andamp; Downhill and Royal Gorge contributed passes as well. Additionally, sledding fun was available at North Tahoe Regional Park and Granlibakken.Its been a tremendously successful program, notes Dobey. Its popular for people who enjoy sampling a variety of our regions resorts. Plus, the fact that its transferable allows for flexibility.Local merchants also jumped on the bandwagon. Mumbos Mountain Outfitters, Pacos Bike and Ski, Porters Sports and Tahoe Daves Skis and Boards offered free demos, services and discounts.Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation was established in March 1998 with a $1 million donation from William Hewlett. Since that time, Hewletts dream has been joined by thousands of permanent and part-time residents who are committed to strengthening the community through philanthropy. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has stewarded more than $12 million into local organizations working to improve the community and now has assets of $15 million. For more information, log on to http://www.ttcf.net or call (530) 587-1776.
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