Alpine Banks Young earns congressional honor |

Alpine Banks Young earns congressional honor

Aspen Times Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado
Bob Young, chairman of Alpine Bank, recently learned from Alexandra Yajko, CEO of the Colorado Mountain College Foundation, that he'd been recognized in the U.S. House of Representatives as a result of being named a 2008 Benefactor of the Year by the Council for Resource Development. Photo Ed Kosmicki

GLENWOOD SPRINGS Bob Young, chairman of Alpine Bank, was recently recognized in the U.S. House of Representatives.The recognition is a result of Young being named a 2008 Benefactor of the Year by the Council for Resource Development. Earlier in the year, Young learned that he was one of 10 benefactors across the United States and Canada chosen to be honored in 2008. He was selected to represent the councils Region VIII, after being nominated by Colorado Mountain College. Region VIII encompasses Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan. At a recent board meeting for Glenwood Springs-based Alpine Bank, Young learned of the congressional recognition when Alexandra Yajko, chief executive officer of the Colorado Mountain College Foundation, surprised him with a framed certificate and letter signed by Congressman Mark Udall. In part, the letter said, The contributions that you have made on behalf of community colleges are most impressive and worthy of special recognition. Your dedication to serving and developing community college professionals is an important community service. The Council for Resource Development is the only professional organization concerned exclusively with fundraising for two-year colleges. Through education, advocacy and mentoring, the council supports professionals and develops leaders engaged in community college resource development. The council, an affiliate organization of the American Association of Community Colleges, serves more than 1,600 members.The 10 award recipients were honored at a benefactor awards banquet in Washington, D.C., in November.

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