Fund Fest Nonprofits Announced

PrintTaos Community Foundation has confirmed the seven local nonprofits participating in this year’s Ridge-A-Thon as part of our first annual Winter Fund Fest. If you are a fan of the great work these organizations do in our community, please consider a gift to support one or more of their team members while they meet their Challenge and Fundraising goals for Ridge-A-Thon on March 18 and 19. Your dollars receive matching funds raised by the Foundation from Co-Challengers in our community and beyond. This is a big community effort to amplify giving, visibility and impact – and aside from that it’s going to be a blast.

Check them all out and find out why they are raising the ridge with TCF this year by clicking the link to their team page!

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Taos Center for the Arts
Taos Land Trust

Don’t forget they will all be presenting cool interactive activities at the base area on March 19 from 9-3 – so please come support them there and see what they have to share with the community.

Fund Fest Leverages Gifts

You may have heard that Ridge-A-Thon is expanding in an effort to make it’s appeal broader and its funding impact stronger. The Community Foundation has long wanted to make a bigger splash with our winter event at Taos Ski Valley, and this year is proving to be the perfect time to launch. For the 20th anniversary, TCF wants to get more people participating on the mountain, meaning more people talking to their friends and neighbors, and more people giving to the cause.

When a donor gives to a TCF Fund Fest Participant their gift has several impacts. First, the donation is applied to the fundraising totals of the participant they give to, making the participant eligible for awards and prizes. That donation will be designated by the participant toward the nonprofit cause they support, and then, the donation will be matched from pennies on the dollar up to 1:1 based on the volume of donations made by businesses and individuals in order to leverage the excellent fundraising work of the community.

The Taos Community Foundation Winter Fund Fest, and the Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon are all about improving Community Health outcomes in the Taos area. Taos Ski Valley is playing a major role in the initiative to expand Ridge-A-Thon’s snowsports fundraising model to include local nonprofits, families and skiers/boarders of all ages and abilities under the Fund Fest umbrella, and they are doing so as the lead Challenger for the match pool. Over the next few years, there will be more surprises to come from this weekend event, as the fun and the fundraising impact grow stronger!

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This year we are proud to announce that we will be raffling an amazing vacation package from BookTaos.com during our Ridge-A-Thon awards party on March 21 at Taos Ski Valley. The raffle is open to athletes, donors, and the public! We asked, and BookTaos.com provided an astoundingly generous package for two of both exciting and relaxing activities along with five nights’ lodging and even cooking classes all for a lucky winner and an even luckier friend!

Tickets for raffle entry will go on sale for $25 each to the public on February 20. Our athletes automatically receive up to 4 entries, based on funds received prior to March 21. Donors supporting an athlete receive a ticket for every donation to individual athletes in increments of $25, up to $100. Donation must be received before March 21 to be qualified for entry. Max 4 entries per individual to keep the playing field reasonably level.

We are thrilled with this exciting new addition to the fund-raising action, and hope that it will help us to raise even more for the Emergency Medicines Fund. You can buy your tickets now!
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The BookTaos.com Fabulously Fantastic Getaway Valued at over $5,000

Register Today

OK. It’s not too late to get those tax-deductible pledge contributions while you’re enjoying winter break. Register today to participate in the Ridge-A-Thon March 22 and 23 2013 and help Raise the Ridge for the Emergency Medicines Fund. Download your packet here or pick one up at the Taos Community Foundation.

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