Youth Foundation gets new director |

Youth Foundation gets new director

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado

EAGLE-VAIL ” The Youth Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that provides activities and after-school programs for children, has appointed Jim Allen as its new chairman.

Allen is a longtime local resident and chairman/CEO of the Vail Valley Jet Center. He contributes a background in business, strong collaborative skills and will help create partnerships with business, government and the nonprofti sector, Foundation officials said.

The organization also announced it has appointed Eagle County Schools Superintendent Sandra Smyser to its board of directors.

“As the pressure of current economic times impact our resort community, nonprofits face many interesting challenges as well as terrific opportunities to affect change.” said Susie Davis, executive director of the Youth Foundation. “We look forward to a successful year at The Youth Foundation and welcome our new board members as they guide us in our important work. We also thank former board leaders, Richard DeClark and Stacy Mengedoth for their tireless efforts for many years on behalf of children throughout our community.”

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