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Buddy Program’s 50th Anniversary 

Expanding Mentoring Programs to Glenwood Springs


We are thrilled to announce that, in addition to the continuation of all we are currently doing, we are expanding to offer all our programming to youth and families in Glenwood Springs. To accomplish this, the Board of Directors has launched a $2.25 million 50th Anniversary Impact Campaign to fund increased costs for the first three years of this effort.

Thanks to the generosity of our leadership donors, the campaign total has already reached $1.8 million. These donors are invested in the value of mentoring to empower the youth of the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.

Evaluations demonstrate that 100% of youth involved in these programs improve in at least one of the goal areas of social acceptance, healthy risk attitudes, interest in school, and healthy relationships.


This is accomplished through our professional, skilled Mentor Program Coordinators, hundreds of adult and high school-age volunteer “Big Buddies”, and through collaborations with three local school districts, Pitkin, Eagle, and Garfield County Departments of Human Services, area non-profits, and the generosity of donors and sponsors.

Campaign Donors:


Sarah Clark and Mark Iola


Becky and Mike Murray, Gail and Lenny "Boogie" Weinglass, Goldsmith Family Foundation,

Linda Vitti and Clancy Joe Herbst, Price Foundation, Mona Look-Mazza and Tony Mazza, Erika and Karim Souki


Alpine Bank, Erin and Doug Becker, Andrew Cader, Foundation for a Stable Childhood,

Lauren and Michael Sorochinsky


Charlie Hopton, Douglas Elliman, Muriel and John Eulich, Jon Foley and Jeff Grinspoon


Jennifer and Simon Elliot, Mary and Mark Gould, Lindsay and Mark Gould Jr., Amanda and Bret Hirsh,

Hannah Mann, Marilee and Greg Rippy 


Alpine Bank Colorado River Valley, City of Glenwood Spring, Jennifer Engel, Marian, and Leonard Lansburgh,

Wagner Rentals


Dana Presutti, DanaStone, Glenwood Springs Rotary, Michelle and Jared Goldberg, Alexandra Hughes.

Alex Kendrick, Tammy and Tom Kenning, Palomino Development, LLC, Tamara and Brian Shaver,

Gina and Andrew Turchin
$999 and below

Skye Weinglass, Jessica and Matt Owings, Norma Canchola 

View the Campaign Cabinet 


Read the Campaign Newletter

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