Our staff has extensive philanthropic knowledge and experience, and we are committed to serving our community in the best way possible. We know the unique needs and strengths of Summit County and are experts at engaging our donors to make a difference, working with our nonprofit partners and convening people to address and resolve community needs.


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Jeanne Bistranin

Executive Director


Megan Adamson profile image

Megan Adamson

Community Programs Manager


Fran Blumenfeld profile image

Fran Blumenfeld



Kate Cowdery profile image

Kate Cowdery

Development Program Manager


Chad Covell profile image

Chad Covell

Finance Director


Suzanne Lifgren profile image

Suzanne Lifgren

Marketing Manager


Kristin Williams profile image

Kristin Williams

Development Director


Ashley Zimmerman profile image

Ashley Zimmerman

Events Manager


Kelly Cochran profile image

Kelly Cochran

Administrative Associate


Our Board of Trustees are community leaders who are personally involved and dedicated to The Summit Foundation. In addition to providing strategic direction, our Board offers hands-on evaluation of grant requests, review and selection of our scholarship recipients and leadership for our special initiatives and other community efforts.

Board of Trustees

Andy Aerenson profile image

Andy Aerenson

Retired Attorney

Chris Banas profile image

Chris Banas

Medical Device Executive, Entrepreneur

Cindy Bargell profile image

Cindy Bargell

Attorney, Visani Bargell LLC

Jim Beckmann profile image

Jim Beckmann

Retired Business Executive

Brian Binge profile image

Brian Binge

Vice President of Technology, Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Josh Blanchard profile image

Josh Blanchard

Summit County Commissioner

Nick Brinkman profile image

Nick Brinkman

Market President, FirstBank Summit County

Tony Byrd profile image

Tony Byrd

Superintendent of Summit School District

Tony Cammarata profile image

Tony Cammarata

Director of Planning and Development for Arapahoe Basin

Jen Cawley profile image

Jen Cawley

Director of Operations, Mi Casa/Hearthstone

Luella Chavez-D’Angelo profile image

Luella Chavez-D’Angelo

CEO of Colorado Inclusive Economy

Jody Churich profile image

Jody Churich

COO at Breckenridge Ski Resort

Don Dankner profile image

Don Dankner

Retired Attorney

Steve Deppe profile image

Steve Deppe

Consultant, S.L. Deppe & Associates Corp.

Mike Dudick profile image

Mike Dudick

CEO, Owner/Developer, Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Shannon Haynes profile image

Shannon Haynes

Assistant Town Manager, Town of Breckenridge

Peggy Hiller profile image

Peggy Hiller

Chief Executive Officer, PSIA-AASI

David Hughes profile image

David Hughes

Retired Partner, Ernst & Young

Meg Lass profile image

Meg Lass

Retired Marketing Executive

Dustin Lyman profile image

Dustin Lyman

President & General Manager, Copper Mountain Resort

Julie Magliocchetti profile image

Julie Magliocchetti

Co-owner, Key to the Rockies

Robbins Manley profile image

Robbins Manley

Executive Sales Agent Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Julie McCluskie profile image

Julie McCluskie

State Representative, Colorado

Emily Messegee profile image

Emily Messegee

CFP, Wealth Manager

Tony Pestello profile image

Tony Pestello

Owner iFurnish

David Preaus profile image

David Preaus

Owner, Creative Cabinetry

Barbara Rankin profile image

Barbara Rankin

Cornerstone Real Estate Rocky Mountains

Kelly Renoux profile image

Kelly Renoux

Director of Employee Experience at Copper Mountain Resort

Loli Respini-Pollard profile image

Loli Respini-Pollard

Director of Human Resources, Vail Health

Mike Schilling profile image

Mike Schilling

Sergeant, Summit County Sheriff's Office

Steve Shapiro profile image

Steve Shapiro

Corporate Executive & Community Volunteer

Chris Sorensen profile image

Chris Sorensen

Vice President and General Manager of Keystone Resort

David Stelzer profile image

David Stelzer

Retired Business Executive

Nell Wareham profile image

Nell Wareham

Manager, Strategic Community Development Climax Mine

Jack Wolfe profile image

Jack Wolfe

Broker Associate, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty