Breckenridge Grand Vacations Receives 2015 Philanthropy Award
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Recently, Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) received the 2015 Philanthropy Award for Outstanding Large Business at the 25th annual event—National Philanthropy Day Colorado.
National Philanthropy Day is coordinated by the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Each year, the philanthropy award is provided to a company that goes above and beyond to build a philanthropic culture within their organization. These businesses typically participate in charity events, and support their employees involvement in the community. In order to qualify for the large business award, the organization must have 100 or more employees.
Rob Millisor, one of the three Developers/Owners of Breckenridge Grand Vacations, shared, “We are extremely honored to be recognized with this award. My partners and I have always believed in giving back to the community that we’ve called Home. As our success grew, we felt even more committed to supporting Breckenridge, and our recent endowment to the Summit Foundation will ensure that support well into the future.”
Rob Millisor, along with his partners Mike Millisor and Mike Dudick, are extremely dedicated to philanthropy groups and charitable organizations. In the past decade, Breckenridge Grand Vacations donated over $4.8 million and provides at least $300,000 per year.
In 2014, the organization provided $250,000 to the St. Anthony Medical Center in Frisco and $500,000 towards the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center (BGVCC). With the help of BGV and the Summit County community, this historic building has been restored to house new meeting spaces, a movie theater, a public library, and a coffee shop. This year, BGV has donated $1 million towards the development of a BGV endowment at The Summitt Foundation.
BGV also makes it easy for their employees to donate to charity. Millisor explains, “BGV employees participate in the company giving culture via direct deductions from pay checks (which totaled almost $40,000 in 2014). Additionally, employees participate in giving to the voluntary Employee Assistance Fund, which raised $39,000 in 2014 and helped multiple employees with unexpected expenses to the tune of $29,000.”
In addition to monetary contributions, BGV also supports a variety of community projects. BGV employees have volunteered countless hours towards nonprofit projects. Many BGV executives also sit on local nonprofit boards to improve the community.
See below to learn more about Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ charitable efforts: