Vail Valley: Framptons win Reach for the Peak award
VAIL VALLEY -The Gore Range Natural Science School has given its 2010 Reach for the Peak award to longtime Vail Valley locals Susan and Harry Frampton. The award will be presented on Aug. 21st at a dinner the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek. The Framptons are longtime supporters of environmental learning and the Science School, said Markian Feduschak, the school’s executive director.”Theirs was one of the first gifts that allowed our founder, Kim Langmaid, to open the doors of the school with a summer science camp in 1998,” Feduschak says. “Their philanthropy and personal involvement has reached many organizations throughout the Vail Valley.” A former elementary school teacher and a native of South Carolina, Susan Frampton served on the Bright Future Foundation as board chairwoman for three years and continues to be an active board member. The Bright Future Foundation aids abused women and children in Eagle County. She is also a former board member of the Family Learning Center, a day care facility for pre-school children, and a member of the Arts in Public Places board in Vail. For six years, she volunteered on a weekly basis at Red Sandstone Elementary School teaching English to children who have difficulty reading and writing. She served on the board of Vail Mountain School. Susan also headed the social committee for the Vail Valley Foundation during the 1989 and 1999 World Championships.Harry Frampton is managing partner of East West Partners. A Clemson University graduate, he started his career with the Sea Pines Company on Hilton Head Island and served as a member of the Sea Pines Company Board. In 1982 he became president and CEO of Vail Associates. In 1985 he started East West Partners, a resort development company based in Beaver Creek. He is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and past chairman. He is presently chairman of the board of the Vail Valley Foundation and has served in this role for 28 years. Harry has been recognized as the Citizen of Year of Vail and Citizen of the Year of Beaver Creek. In 2004 he was recognized as the outstanding real estate developer in Colorado by the University of Colorado, and in 2005 received a similar award from the University of Denver. Harry was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame in February 2008. He is a member of the board of directors for the United States Ski & Snowboard Team Foundation.Held every two years, Reach for the Peak was initiated six years ago and is the science school’s largest fundraiser. Past recipients of the Reach for the Peak Award include Kathy and Erik Borgen, Argie and Oscar Tang and Molly and Jay Precourt.For information about the Reach for the Peak tribute to the Framptons, contact Natalia Hanks at 970-827-9725 ext. 30 or email@example.com.