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Letters to the Editor, Nov. 14-17, 2015

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Summit Land Conservancy appreciates Live PC Give PC support

Editor:

The Board and Staff of the Summit Land Conservancy would like to heartily thank everyone who participated in Live PC Give PC 2015. This is an incredible festival for local nonprofits that is only possible because of the generosity of this community and the dedication and hard work of the Park City Community Foundation.

We would like to thank the Summit Land Conservancy’ matching grant donors: Backcountry.com, Glenwild Community Association, Park City Sunrise Rotary, and local resident Linda Des Barres. We’re also grateful to the local celebrities who let us "dress up" photos of them in our social media campaign, which you can see on our Facebook page. We also know that our in-house marketing efforts are minor in comparison to the coverage from the Park Record and KPCW.

And thanks to each of the 499 people who cast a vote for local open space.

We also offer congratulations to all the other nonprofits, who we know worked hard, planned, got up early to wave signs, and stayed up late to watch the final results. We all benefit from these organizations that keep Park City green, vibrant, grooving, and healthy.

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Finally, we offer a deep bow of gratitude to the Board, staff and volunteers at the Park City Community Foundation who work so hard to make Live PC Give PC a huge success.

Debi Scoggan, Board President

Summit Land Conservancy

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Applause for Live PC Give PC

Editor:

Hats off to the Park City Community Foundation for its stewardship in hosting the incredibly successful fifth annual Live PC Give PC day of giving on Nov. 6. And, a standing ovation to the 86 nonprofits that rallied supporters to a record-breaking cumulative tune of more than $1.3 million to support the good works of this community. The ROI this will have on helping our local nonprofits move their missions forward will be impressive!

The advertising company I founded more than 26 years ago has a long tradition of supporting brands that make a difference. So naturally, this special day has been a perfect fit for us. These past three years, we’ve been proud to sponsor Live PC Give PC, and more importantly, use our time and talents to help further the cause.

It was an honor to work with the PCCF to spread awareness and increase participation. Plus, we had fun doing it! How many other chances would we have to "kid-nap" fellow sponsor Backcountry’s famous goat mascot and hold him ransom for the company’s participation? Or photograph our favorite places around town for social media? We didn’t just better the effort; it made us better, too — and I’m sure many of you feel the same.

What we all saw happen on Nov. 6 was magical. It’s really no surprise Conde Nast Traveler readers named Park City one of the top best small cities in the U.S., and soon after, the "Friendliest City in America" too. Park City really is the whole package.

Over the course of the next year we will see the many programs supported through Live PC Give PC play major roles in making our community so livable and lovable. We ask that the momentum created from this special day of giving not end here. Please save the date, Nov. 4, 2016, and make plans to get involved!

Tim Riester, President, RIESTER

Park City