Philanthropist is one of those LARGE Greek words that conjures up images of old millionaires sitting in their study, writing checks to the “poor,” but philanthropy is simply a word to describe someone’s “love of humanity.” While most Steamboat’ers would never call themselves philanthropists, the truth is, a good majority of them are just that.
This year, during Yampa Valley Gives Day, local residents donated over $738,000 for local non profits. Our beautiful valley is full of engaged community members that encourage and inspire each other to get involved and support local projects and non-profits. The philanthropic spirit of Northwest Colorado is infectious. I personally have witnessed folks of all ages get involved with one non-profit only to branch out and support two or three more.
The Steamboat Dream is currently involved specifically with Impact 100, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado, Integrated Community, The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club, and The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund.
These five non-profits are doing a tremendous job making life in the Yampa Valley possible for thousands of people, but they are not doing it alone. The abundance of impactful non-profits in Steamboat Springs is eye opening when you consider the size of our hometown.
The Steamboat Dream started a new community support initiative in 2017. Our program seeks to inspire a new wave of local philanthropy, by donating company profits. It feels so good to give back. We believe that taking the first step towards philanthropy is all you need to foster a life full of generosity, full of “love for humanity.”
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