Entries by Chris Knudsen


Breckenridge Grand Vacations steps up annual giving with $1.6M last year – bringing total BGV Gives support to over $15 million.

In 2023, BGV Gives impacted 192 non-profits supporting health, human services, education, arts, environment, and sports and recreation in Summit and Park Counties. Additionally, BGV’s Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program paid employees for 6,565 hours working at non-profits. BGV’s 2023 Volunteer of the Year, Jacob Budnick, said, “for me, BGV’s VTO program is an opportunity […]

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Celebrating an Exciting Year of Recognition

BGV was recognized at local and national levels this year and we could not be more grateful to our employees for embracing the culture of giving back.    Outstanding Business Philanthropy Award from The Summit Foundation Each year, The Summit Foundation recognizes outstanding community members through its Annual Philanthropy Awards. These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding […]

BGV Gives Newest Addition – Callison Strey

It’s with great pleasure that BGV Gives welcomes a new staff member to the team – Callison Strey, Community Impact Programs Coordinator. What motivated you to join the BGV Gives team, and how does the mission of the organization align with your personal values?  The strong sense of community in Breckenridge and Summit County aligns […]

BGV Gives Sponsors a One-of-a-Kind Doghouse in Dillon

This year, the Playhouse Project, a public art exhibit, took its creativity up a notch by crafting unique and specialized dog houses. These K9 Cabins were auctioned off with proceeds benefiting Summit Lost Pet Rescue, a local nonprofit dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their owners. BGV Gives has been a long-time supporter of this […]