Letter: Grand Foundation Board & Staff and Grand Gala Committee
June 7, 2016
A Grand Thank You!
The 15th Annual Grand Gala, held May 7 hosted 350 guests at the High Lonesome Lodge at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. Guests moved throughout the lodge filled with tempting silent auction items, live music and delicious dining. The event proved successful raising over $100,000 to help improve the quality of life for residents and guests in Grand County. Proceeds directly benefit Grand County non-profits through Grand Foundation grants and programs. Each year the Grand Gala Committee chooses secondary beneficiaries to receive grants from the Grand Gala funds raised. This year, the Middle Park Fair & Rodeo was the chosen recipient as they are celebrating their 100th Year Anniversary. The Grand Gala Committee also awards scholarships to graduating High School seniors from Grand County. Students who exemplify outstanding community spirit, a strong sense of volunteerism and philanthropy are chosen to receive a Grand Gala Scholarship.
The Grand Foundation and Gala Committee owe a debt of gratitude to the sponsors, donors, volunteers and owners and staff of Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, who help direct the flow and success of this event each year. Without their support and dedication this event would not be possible. A very special “Thank You” goes out to everyone who took part in this years event.
Grand Foundation Board & Staff and Grand Gala Committee