In the story links, donors share their philanthropic visions and tell how the Community Foundation helped to give each vision a voice. These are stories of compassion and commitment for others – a dedication to the arts, education and environment. There are stories of parents inspiring children and neighbors caring for each other. In every story there is a selfless act of love.
We are in awe of all who have dedicated their lives to achieving their dreams. At the Community Foundation, we look to a future where visions have voices and hope is contagious.
List of 2009 Donors to the Community Foundation List of 2008 Donors to the Community Foundation List of 2007 Donors to the Community Foundation List of Donors to the Economic Response Initiative Read More
Philanthropy in Jackson suffers from several myths – false impressions held by those who perhaps have not yet delved deeply into the world of local charity: Myth #1: Nonprofit activity is... Read More
Vast open spaces, striking natural beauty, wildlife and a western culture combine to make Jackson Hole truly unique. We want to preserve the extraordinary aspects of our valley. While we... Read More
I vividly remember the tears welling up in my friend Orv Krieger's eyes. Orv, 70 years old, pleaded with me to help him start a mentoring program after visiting a... Read More
We don't compete in Old Bill's Fun Run, but every year we come out on top – and so does everyone else in town. Old Bill's Fun Run embodies the spirit... Read More
Ted. If you knew him, you can't think of him without smiling. His laugh, his exuberance and his total lack of moderation are legendary. Ted first immigrated to Brooklyn, New... Read More
The underlying quality of life is embedded in the diversity of our population, but everyday we come closer to losing what we value most. Fire fighters, police officers, teachers, nurses... Read More
My father was my hero. Whenever I could, I was seated next to him while he made his deliveries. I was about seven years old on the winter afternoon when... Read More
Our mother, Peggy Rose Schneider, had a passion for Jackson Hole that extended beyond the natural beauty of the Snake River and the Tetons. She cared deeply about the well-being... Read More
I had been delivering meals to Edith, one of our seniors, at her home for about three to four months. She was 88 years old and I was often the... Read More
We believe the goals of education should be to inspire wonder and a lifelong love of learning. Many of us can remember a teacher who enriched our lives. These extraordinary... Read More