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1/17/2013 Sixty-six non-profits to share $253,000 from Spirit Campaign

Donations have continued to stream in to the 2012 Custer County Community Spirit Campaign, and the total amount to be distributed to local non-profits is now $253,139. That’s a five and a half percent increase over last year’s total of $240,000, and the most ever received in the campaign’s nine-year history.

Approximately 700 donors contributed more than $216,000 to the campaign, which ran from mid-November to Dec. 31. Those funds were matched with more than $37,000, of which $20,000 came from the Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation, $10,000 from long-time partner the Anschutz Foundation of Denver, and more than $7,000 from individual contributors.

Individual contributions ranged from $10 to $16,000.

Sixty-six non-profit organizations headquartered in Custer County, or providing direct services here, will benefit from the campaign. Donors specify one or more non-profits to receive their contributions.

The top recipients include the San Isabel Land Protection Trust ($27,851), the Wet Mountain Fire Protection District ($19,642), Custer County Search and Rescue ($16,616), the Hospital District and Clinic ($12,130), and the Westcliffe Center for Performing Arts ($10,890).

This year, the contributions will be mailed to the non-profits. Those checks are expected to be mailed by Feb. 1.

Here’s a rundown of the non-profits and the amount each is expected to receive, rounded to the nearest dollar. The numbers include both the donated amount as well as the matching amount:

– 4-H Extension, $825

– All Aboard Westcliffe, $5,412

– American Legion Boys State, $625

– Animal Advocates, $1,163

– Ben Kettle Scholarship Fund, $366

– CART, $305

– Custer County Ambulance Corps, $4,529

– Custer County Cares About Cancer, $942

– Community Sharing Center, $8,898

– Custer County Conservation District, $446

– E 911, $122

– Custer County Historical Society, $445

– Custer County Medical Foundation, $1,077

– Custer County School Choir, $30

– Custer County Search and Rescue, $16,616

– Custer County Senior Center, $1,311

– Custer County Sheriff’s Dept., $812

– Custer County Transitions, 

Magic  Moments, $420

– Cliffs Commercial District, $738

– Cross D Bar Recreation Foundation, $2,684

– Custer 20/20, Club America, $9,495

– Dark Skies, $4,488

– Dundee Memorial Park, $3,353

– Eagle Summit Ranch, $774

– Excellence in Education, $8,467

– FFA, $122

– Friends of Beckwith Ranch, $3,390

– Friends of Custer County Library, $3,462

– Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway, $244

– Geyser Gateway Park/Rest Area, $335

– High Altitude Garden Club, $256

– High Country Recycling, $1,284

– High Mountain Hay Fever Festival, $2,077

– Historic Willows School, $1,183

– In Concert, $5,788

– KWMV Radio, $9,349

– Lighthouse Pregnancy Center, $5,298

– Mission: Wolf, $3,694

– Operation Uplift, $1,195

– Outdoor Buddies, $6,993

– Paca Peace Ranch, $4,992

– PAWSitive Reaction, $1,353

– Pet Project WMV, $1,778

– Ranch of Hope, $5,865

– San Isabel Land Protection Trust, $27,851

– Sangre de Cristo Hospice, $3,067

– Sangres Art Guild, $2,059

– Silver Cliff Museum, $3,050

– Southern Colorado Space Museum, $1,066

– Sustainable Ways, $1,332

– The Bluff project, $6,225

– VALI Assisted Living, $8,921

– Valley Parks & Rec Youth Center and Old Schoolhouse Quilters, $452

– Volunteers for Change, $511

– West Custer County Library District, $4,498

–Westcliffe Center for Performing Arts, $10,890

– Wet Mountain Wildlife, $2,153

– Wet Mountain Fire Protection District, $19,642

– Wetmore Community Library, $2,798

– Wetmore Fire Fund, $3,337

– Wetmore Historical Society, $335

– Wetmore Volunteer Fire Dept., $4,383

– Wet Mountain Valley Community Services/Rotary Van, $948

– Wet Mountain Valley Hospital District/Community Clinic, $12,130

– Wet Mountain Valley Rotary Foundation, $4,011

– Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club, $482

 

 
 
 
 
 
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