|Sky Foulkes - President
Michael Cobb - Secretary
Laura Mullen - Treasurer
|Tammy Mosher, Executive Director|
Michael Cobb • Bob Fries • Kimet Hand • Rick Hube • Carl Williams
In 1996, a small group of community-minded individuals shared a common love for the Stratton Mountain community and joined together with a goal to enhance the quality of life of their friends, neighbors, and visitors.
The Stratton Foundation was formed to support local non-profit organizations that enhance opportunities for all working, living, and playing in the mountain community. Over time, the Foundation has realized its mission and raised and contributed over $600,000 in grants to local organizations.
The Foundation's success depends on the generosity of its members, both individual and corporate, area businesses and service organizations, sponsors, and the Stratton Mountain Resort. We could not be successful without the dedication of our many volunteers who give freely of their time, talent, and financial resources. Volunteers are instrumental in the organization of community-building events where supporters have fun together while raising the level of relationships and financial support.
Merit belongs to the tireless work of Kimet Hand and to many generous donations. We have a very fine collection of documents, photos, and paintings that recall and celebrate the contributions of community leaders since the founding of Stratton Mountain. We are grateful for all donations, from the single matchbook or old lift ticket or season pass, to a complete collection of annual reports or old trail signs.
Donations of memorabilia and any and all things Stratton are most welcome. Please contact Stratton Archives coordinator Kimet Hand at 802-297-4111 or email@example.com and be sure to visit the 50th Studio in Stratton Village to hear the exciting plans for Stratton’s 50th anniversary, kicking off with a spectacular Columbus Weekend in 2011 including a real honest to goodness Stratton Tyrolean Evening with the Stratton Mountain Boys.
Visit the Stratton Mountain 50th Anniversary website: http://www.stratton.com/50th
To learn more about the Stratton Archives Collection, click here.
The Stratton Foundation honors the people who have contributed to the vitality of our community and have furthered the foundation's mission.
Mr. Herbert Smith was the son of Hattie and Nelson Smith. He was educated at the South Londonderry grammar school at the Four Corners, graduated from Richford Vermont High School and attended Leland and Gray Seminary in Townshend.
Mr. Smith spent his young life in lumber manufacturing with his father and brother, Nelson. After the death of his father, the two brothers founded Smith, Inc.
"Tink" Smith the stout Vermonter with a ubiquitous cigar was an avid golfer. Frank Snyder, a savvy New York businessman, was an ardent skier. From a meeting emerged the unique plan to join a major ski area with a golf course. Stratton had all the makings of a superb year-round resort. Smith secured land for the resort by trading about 5 acres of prime forest for every acre at the base of Stratton Mountain, at that time owned by International Paper. Tink was the main driver of getting the Stratton Golf Course built; he loved those early machines and was very involved in construction of both nines.
Mr. Smith served as president and CEO of Stratton for many years. Kay Smith, Tink's wife, started the Stratton Arts Festival and along with Tink, was the energy behind the Chapel of the Snows. As a couple, they both did a lot for the Stratton community.
Tink died Wednesday, January 31, 1996 at the age of 80.
We at the Stratton Foundation continue to name a tournament in his honor, in the tradition of enjoying a beautiful day at the Stratton Golf Course, and in the spirit of making our community a great place to live, work...and PLAY!
We are a 501 C3 Non-Profit
Tax ID # 04-3343551
We Accept Corporate Matching Gifts