As the cool air sweeps down the mountains and onto the plains, and the leaves fall gently to earth, the year draws to a close. We are thankful for much at Shadowcliff in 2015. Each one of you helped to make this year a success. From the warm smiles of first time guests and the hugs of our returning friends, to the donations of time, talent, and legal tender, your support propelled us forward through a year of change. Read one for more details or click here to make your annual contribution now.
We established a new leadership model in which our off-site Executive Director, Hillary Mizia, focused on building long-term organizational success while our on-site General Manager, Karen Bellina, ran the in-season daily operations. In years past the Executive Director lived on-site and was deeply involved in the daily operations; this new model focuses on the health of Shadowcliff as a mission-based organization, not solely as a destination.
We furthered the work of our mission to collectively create a climate for a restorative world by exploring new partnerships with a number of organizations and key leaders throughout Grand County and the Front Range. These new connections are forging wonderful partnerships and leading to a positive impact on our local and regional community.
We continued the legacy of connection at Shadowcliff by welcoming 75 volunteers in May, many wonderful new friends and several dedicated returning friends. Our amazing seasonal staff was full of familiar faces- a rarity in seasonal employment- and saw the addition of some great new folks.
We Heard You!
Many of you gave us open honest feedback this season. Your desires for improved sleep quality, upkeep to our buildings that enhances the rustic charm, and continuing the warm, personal approach that includes affordable prices, have helped us to shape our plans for 2016. We will be:
- Obtaining new test mattresses for the 2016 season! We are currently seeking out the right organic mattress manufacture with whom we can partner for a total sleep quality overhaul.
- Seeking out sponsors for our Signature Shadowcliff programs to allow for scholarships and lower program fees, resulting in a greater diversity of attendees.
- Making necessary improvements to the lovingly built lodges, such as a new roof on Rempel.
Make a Contribution
Your gift of financial support will help us carry out these actions and more. As a 501c3 organization, your contribution is completely tax deductible. A gift of at least $100 affords you the Friends of Shadowcliff status, providing you the very first opportunity to make reservations for the 2016 season! Whether made in smaller monthly donations or in one gift, we appreciate your generosity.
Want to know more about your donation options?
From donation amounts that bring your early booking privileges to car donations to supporting our programs as a sponsor, underwriter, or with a scholarship, we have a range of choices for you. Learn more here.
You are each vitally important to Shadowcliff, a special place sustained by its relationship with a caring and committed group of friends. With warm regards,
Lance Woodbury, Board President