Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz donates $650,000 to Programs Throughout Summit County

PARK CITY, Utah. — Earlier this month, Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz and his wife Elana Amsterdam announced they were donating $3.3 million in relief funds and grants through their Katz Amsterdam Charitable Trust and Foundation to be distributed among nine mountain communities where the company owns and operates ski resorts. According to a press release, organizations throughout Summit County are slated to receive a total of $650,000.

Here’s how the fund distribution will shake out:

CONNECT Summit County will receive $125,000 specifically to support its Peer CONNECTions program.

The Park City Community Foundation (PCCF) will receive $200,000 earmarked for its Community Response Fund, an initiative that helps support the community in times of need such the current pandemic.

PCCF will also receive $200,000 to distribute through sub-grants for school-based and early childhood therapy services within the Summit County Health Dept’s Early Intervention program, bilingual therapy services organized by Jewish Family Services, substance use prevention programs through the county’s Communities that Care initiative, addiction recovery and re-entry programs through Summit County’s Healthy Living Clubhouse, as well as PCCF’s behavioral health system collaboration programs.

The University of Utah will receive $125,000 dedicated to “expand[ing] the behavioral health program to provide culturally responsive services to the Latinx community.”

Read about the other mountain communities receiving funds in Vail Resort’s press release.

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