BGV Welcomes Spring Grant Applications

BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO (March 20th, 2017) – Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2017 Grant Cycle until April 1st, 2017 through their philanthropic program, BGV Gives. Grants will be awarded in May of 2017.

BGV Gives is a Community Giving Program designed by BGV to support the nonprofit agencies serving Summit and Park Counties through fundraising, sponsorships, grants, volunteering and in-kind donations on behalf of those in need, with a primary focus on health, human services and education.

BGV awards grants during two annual cycles, giving applicants the ability to choose the most appropriate cycle. The spring deadline falls on April 1st and the fall deadline is October 1st of each year. Please note that there are two applications: one for requests of $1,000 or less and in-kind donations, and another for requests over $1,000 and up to $20,000.

Applicants are asked to review the following BGV Gives Funding Priorities prior to applying:

  • The funding request directly benefits the residents of Summit and/or Park Counties with special priority given to programs that support health, human services and education.
  • Other funding priorities may be supported from time to time, as determined by the owners and the leadership team.
  • There is a documented need for the program or service that the grant will support.
  • The funding request can be used to leverage other support for the program.
  • There is a measurable benefit of the grant funded program to the community.
  • The grant request must be cost effective.

Applicants should also be aware of all BGV Gives Funding Guidelines and Restrictions, which outline that BGV generally doesn’t provide funding for direct grants or scholarships to individuals, political organizations, religious outreach activities, endowments and research projects. The program asks that completed applications be submitted in PDF format no later than April 1st via email to dedwards@breckgv.com. For inquiries regarding grant eligibility and applications, please visit BGVGives.org or contact Deb Edwards at (970) 547-8748.

In addition to BGV’s giving efforts this spring, BGV Gives will be hosting The 2nd Annual Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk on June 10th. To learn more about the RAM Walk, please visit www.robmillisorwalk.com.

 

ABOUT BGV GIVES

Founded in 2016, the BGV Gives Program was established to facilitate and further extend Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ philanthropic reach and impact in Summit County and the surrounding area. Inspired by the late BGV Owner/Developer, Rob Millisor, this charitable program honors his example of service to others by supporting the local nonprofit community. BGV is excited and humbled to continue Rob’s legacy of giving through fundraising, sponsorships, grants, volunteering and in-kind donations on behalf of those in need, with a primary focus on health, human services and education. With guidance from the BGV Gives Program Manager, Deb Edwards, this program is committed to growing BGV’s local contributions and inspiring fellow community members to give more, by providing resources and opportunities to help others in need.

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Work Hard, Play Harder: Find the Perfect Career in Breckenridge

Most of us BGV employees ended up living amongst these gorgeous mountains in pursuit of adventure, leaving hopes of a career behind. We were willing to give up traditional lifestyles, choosing instead to focus on living for the moment. We did so gladly. We understood that happiness is achieved through experiences that can’t always be encountered from behind a desk. We kissed our hopes for a career goodbye because we thought that was the compromise we had to make in order to live and play in Summit County. And, it seemed worth it, at least for a short while.

But, what if we told you that you can have your cake and eat it, too? That’s right! You CAN grow your professional career, all while living out your dreams in beautiful Breckenridge. How? Work for Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV). It really is that simple.

BGV is known as the employer of choice in Summit County, consistently distinguished as a Top Workplace by the Denver Post and recently named as the Best Place to Work by the Summit Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. BGV has just over 500 employees, almost 200 of which have been with the company for a significant amount of time. Career longevity is strong at BGV.

With 68 employees having worked at the company for three to five years, 81 employees having worked at the company for five to ten years, and 30 employees having worked at the company for over 10 years, the proof is in the pudding (or, the powder). In case you weren’t aware, those are extremely impressive statistics for this seasonal resort town!

How does BGV manage to not only hang on to employees but get them excited to go to work every day? According to Guest Services Supervisor, Julianna Nopson, “BGV goes above and beyond when it comes to taking care of their employees! When you are a part of BGV, you truly feel like a part of a big happy family who really cares about each other!”

BGV has two full-time employees dedicated to training staff on the BGV culture and it makes a Grand difference. The company embraces an inverted pyramid leadership style, making the executive leadership team approachable and supportive to any level employee. Everyone at the company is treated as an equal, even by the Owners/ Developers, Mike Millisor and Mike Dudick, who know the majority of their 500 employees by name. There are many other reasons that members of the BGV family stick around for so long, but you’ll have to learn more about that in your interview! Apply today at BGVjobs.com.