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Celebrating nonprofits

Dear Editor:

This week is Colorado Nonprofit Week! Its purpose is to celebrate all the amazing programs that nonprofit organizations make available. Nonprofits depend on donors and couldn’t provide programs without the generous support of many people.

I would like to take a moment to thank the Aspen Community Foundation for all the donations and guidance they have provided to the Aspen Youth Center (AYC).

Since 1987, AYC has been awarded $399,975 in grants from the Aspen Community Foundation and from those who have donor advised funds within the foundation. Aspen Community Foundation was involved with the efforts of creating Aspen Youth Center since the very beginning.

A significant donation from the foundation helped us purchase a building that housed the youth center. Our continued partnership with the Aspen Community Foundation has allowed us to create programs that encourage youth to connect with each other and learn new skills in a supportive, safe environment. Additionally, these funds have made it possible for the Aspen Youth Center to provide youth scholarships to participate in our programs and field trips. Their financial assistance has been invaluable.

Thank you to the staff, board and donors of the Aspen Community Foundation. Our community is lucky to have you!

Sarah Visnic

Executive Director, Aspen Youth Center