19th Hole Concerts Raise $13,125 for Archuleta County Nonprofits
August 2, 2023 – Pagosa Springs, CO – This summer’s 19th Hole Concerts at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club raised a record-breaking $13,125 for five Archuleta County nonprofits, with each nonprofit receiving a grant for $2,625. The recipient organizations were Aspen House & Aspen Services, Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Springs Instrumental Music Society, Upper San Juan Search and Rescue, and Veterans Memorial Park.
This year generated the largest grants in the eight-year history of the concerts, raising nearly $3,500 more than last year — a 35% increase. The 19th Hole Concerts featured a different local music talent at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club on Thursday evenings in June, with one concert re-scheduled for July due to inclement weather. The cover charge for each concert was a $10, and all proceeds are pooled and distributed evenly to the five selected nonprofits.
“This is one of my favorite summertime events we facilitate,” says Joseph Kuzma, Community Outreach Manager for the Community Foundation. “It is such a pleasure to enjoy some gorgeous Colorado evenings with breath-taking views at the golf club, while seeing the community come out to support our featured organizations.”
The Community Foundation and its Archuleta Committee organize the grant review and planning process. Corporate sponsors cover event expenses, allowing all proceeds collected at the door to be granted directly to the nonprofits. This year’s sponsors include the Pagosa Springs Golf Club, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Bank of Colorado, Best of Pagosa Realty, Growing Spaces, and Two Old Crows Gallery.
“Our Archuleta Committee does an outstanding job helping to coordinate these events,” adds Kuzma. “We always welcome new volunteers to assist in organizing this grant opportunity, so please reach out if you are interested in joining our team.”
The Community Foundation is the hub of philanthropy for Southwest Colorado, connecting people, ideas, and resources for the benefit of all who live here. The Foundation works with donors and nonprofits to create plans that will make a positive impact on our community. For more information on expanding the culture of giving to meet the needs of our region, visit swcommunityfoundation.org or call 970-375-5807.