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Community Foundation of Teton Valley celebrates $1.5 million in donations to Tin Cup

August 28, 2018

Members of Seniors West of the Tetons, Bruce Mason, Deborah Parsons and Carol Lichti react to receiving their non profit award at the annual Tin Cup Challenge awards party last Friday.

Last Friday night the Community Foundation of Teton Valley hosted the 11th Annual Tin Cup Challenge Awards Party at the Wildwood Room in Victor. This community event brought nonprofit leaders, donors, and volunteers together to celebrate the results of the 2018 Tin Cup Challenge.

According to a press release issued by the Community Foundation on Monday, this year’s total is almost a 3 percent increase over last year’s total. The Tin Cup Challenge earned $1,577,563 in donations this year. Additionally, a record 1,067 donors were inspired to give during this year’s Tin Cup Challenge. In 11 years, the Tin Cup Challenge has raised almost $12.7 million in donations.

The celebration continued as nonprofit representatives picked up their checks that included a 50 percent matching grant for funds raised during the Tin Cup Challenge giving period, up to the cap of $25,000 for each nonprofit.

The heartwarming gratitude felt during the Awards Party is due to the overwhelming support of 185 Challengers, 63 Friends of the Challenge and 1,067 designated gifts to 46 participating nonprofits. Without the nonprofits that work tirelessly in our community or the unwavering support of our committed donors, the nonprofit landscape of Teton Valley would be vastly different than it is today. The health of our community is dependent upon the health and vitality of our local nonprofits. Thank you to everyone that made the 11th Annual Tin Cup Challenge our most successful event to date - together we continue to elevate lives through the power of generosity.

For more information, please visit www.cftetonvalley.org or call the office at (208) 354-0230.

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