Tsunami relief continues
July 29, 2005
Snowmass Samaritans Richard and Susan Goodwin have matched local contributions, totaling $20,000, to the tsunami relief efforts in southeast Asia. Originally acting as an anonymous donor, the Goodwins have made themselves visible with their announcement that they will still match donations up to another $10,000 to the tsunami efforts.A portion of the Goodwins’ match, which was managed by Alpine Bank, was included in $140,000 of collected donations sent to UNICEF by Alpine Bank in early February.Anyone wanting to continue in the support of efforts for the southeast Asia cleanup and reconstruction may bring donations to any Alpine Bank location.• Cory Reno of Aspen was named to the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List for the spring 2005 semester. Cory is a senior majoring in psychology.• Laurie Sasser, Aspen High School class of 1998, graduated in May from New York University with a master’s in finance. She was a 2002 graduate of the University of Vermont, and spent the following year as a legal translator for De Meo and Associates in Rome. She has accepted a position with Portman Holdings, an international real estate investments firm, in Shanghai, China.• Mason & Morse Real Estate in Carbondale has chosen Rene French as this year’s recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. The brokers and staff contribute to a scholarship fund each year. Rene will use this gift to continue her studies in architecture at CU-Boulder.• Sean Trotter, son of James and Linda Trotter of Aspen and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a freshman at the Holderness School in Plymouth, N.H., has been named to the school’s fourth quarter high honor roll, posting an academic average of better than 85. Sean also worked in the school’s on-campus student jobs program and played on the junior varsity soccer and varsity tennis teams.