Foundation makes final payment for the Glenwood Springs Community Center pool |

Foundation makes final payment for the Glenwood Springs Community Center pool

John Gardner
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Photo Courtesy 2 Rivers Community FoundationWith a check from Alpine Bank for the Community Center pool are, from left, back row: Glenwood Springs Alpine Bank branch president Bill Sanderson; Glenwood Springs Mayor Bruce Christensen; Glenwood Springs city manager Jeff Hecksel; and Rec Director Tom Barnes; front row: Terri Miller, 2 Rivers Community Foundation; Marilee Rippy, 2 Rivers Community Foundation; Lyndee Carlson, Alpine Bank; and Rec Center aquatics coordinator Taylor McDonald.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Terri Miller presented a check to City Council for $53,175 Thursday night. The payment capped the nearly $850,000 raised to pay for the Aquatic Center at the Glenwood Springs Community Center through the Two Rivers Community Foundation.

“After eight years it is a relief to wrap up the LAP [Let’s All Pledge Campaign] with this check to the city,” Miller said.

Miller is the past president of the Two Rivers Community Foundation, a local foundation that, for the past four years, has provided the administration, management and means for donors to make tax-deductible donations to LAP. Miller was also the chairwoman of the LAP Campaign.

The capital campaign, headed by Miller, started in 2001 to raise money for the pool at the Community Center. And Miller said that it was a testament to the community.

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“To me this is the perfect example of what a small community can accomplish when they come together to meet a common goal,” Miller said.

“The aquatic center has been a tremendous asset to the Community Center since it opened in 2005,” Miller said. “It will be a wonderful thing for our community for years to come.”

The group raised more than $820,000 in cash contributions and $24,000 of in-kind donations. The campaign was finalized with the final payment of Alpine Bank’s pledge of $25,000, bringing the local bank’s total contribution to more than $100,000, the largest corporate donation received by the campaign.

In all there were 257 donors, ranging in amount from $7 to the more than $100,000 from the McKinley Family Fund.

The city of Glenwood Springs presented Miller with a commemorative plaque thanking her for her years of diligent work with the project.

“It only seems appropriate, and it’s not nearly adequate enough, that we recognize all the work that you have done,” said Glenwood Mayor Bruce Christensen. “I truly think that this would not have happened without the work that you did.”

Contact John Gardner: 384-9114

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