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Play Forever & Copper Environmental Foundation

Play Forever

At Copper Mountain Resort, we intend to Play Forever. We believe there is nothing better for the soul than to live a balanced life full of adventure, and we want future souls to have the same opportunities we have today. This means that we have a responsibility to do all we can to keep Copper Mountain and the amazing recreation opportunities it provides around for future generations to enjoy.


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The main focuses of Play Forever split between Environment and Community. 






Local Relief



Copper Environmental Foundation (CEF)

The Copper Environmental Foundation (CEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the environmental sustainability of Copper and the surrounding areas. CEF will support (through directly funding) environmental projects and programs in Colorado’s Summit and Lake Counties. Environmental projects that promote sustainability through education, scientific research, or community-based initiatives will be the focus of the organization.


The CEF was founded in 2007 by Copper employees with a broad mission to support environmental programs in Summit and Lake Counties. The Board of Directors determined that a focus on youth environmental programs would be the best way to target these funds within the community during 2008 and 2009. Employees voluntarily contribute through tax-deductible donations from their paychecks, and Copper matches their donations at 100%. All funds collected are distributed through grants to local organizations during an annual grant cycle during the spring. Organizations may apply for funding, and all grant applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors to determine which programs will be funded during each grant cycle.


The CEF’s Grant History:

From 2008 - 2017 the Copper Environmental Foundation, thanks to the generous donations of employees and the match by Copper, has granted over $250,000. These grants included projects such as Girl Scouts overnight Keystone Science School trip, Keystone Science School Education in Action, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District Youth Stewards Program, High Country Conservation Center- Energy Explorers program, Summit County Pre-School - How does your garden grow educational program, and Cloud City Conservation Center - Composting and Recycling education program.

Board Members:

Steve Misch  (IT Business Analyst)

Kim Casey (SRS Director)

Jeff Grasser (Play Forever Manager)

Melanie Steele (Employee Experience Manager)

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