One Valley Many Voices

Founding Donors

Kudos to those who had the vision!

The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley came about from the merger in 2007 of two community foundations serving Gunnison County – one located in Gunnison and on in Crested Butte.  Together as the CFGV we serve the same communities, nonprofits and causes.  We’ve increased our assets, our grantmaking and our nonprofit and community programming.  We are, of course, grateful to our current donors and we want to celebrate the early visionary major donors to each of the original organizations’ endowments.

Charter Donors  – Early in the history of the Gunnison Area Foundation   

Dick and Donna Bratton
Community Banks of Colorado
Community First National Bank (now Bank of the West)
John L. Cosentino
Sandra J. Cosentino
Joel* and Janet Fennern
Margarett Furey
Gunnison Bank and Trust Company
Anne, Gary and Catherine Hausler
Gerald and Kathy Lain, Today Realty
Forrest Wm. Lorrick
Jack Moorhead
Bobbie and Jim Pike
Kim and Joe Puchek
Rickenbaugh Cadillac/Volvo
Lois and John Roberts
Valerie and Fred Schmalz
Lee and Polly Spann
Elnora Smith*/Nancy and Galen Houston
Nancy and Dan* Tredway
Julie and Ron Watson
Western Horizon Resorts, Jim and Cleo Loken
The Wilson Family
Rocky Mountain Television (In-Kind)
Almont Resort (In-Kind)
Three Rivers Resort (In-Kind)

Endowment Donors – Early in the history of the Crested Butte Community Foundation

Fred and Sue Berry
Dan and Nancy Chapman
Don and Beverly Clark
Gus and Karen Comiskey
Tim and Christe Fretthold
Anne Hickman*
Anne Lamkin Kinder
Jack H. and William M. Light Charitable Trust
Withrow Meeker
George and Phyllis Mitchell
Herb* and Jerre Paseur
Robert and Mary Pickering
Julia and Andy Shoup
Bob and Ann Simmons
John and Haden Spencer
Mike and Carolyn Stone