Tenth Mountain Division Foundation, Inc

Your investment will support veteran programs for career transition and adaptive sports programs, 10th Mountain archive and artifact preservation, Academic scholarships;:Descendant and post graduate Military History and numerous projects that support the preservation of the legacy of the 10th.

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Outdoor Experience and Education

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children (4-12 years)
Disabled
Military
Veterans
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE
Outdoor Education
The Foundation supports a variety of organizations that provide unique outdoor experiences based on the legacy of the 10th Mountain. A focus for the Foundation is the growing inventory of veteran outdoor industry career training opportunities. Program partners include NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), PSIA-AASI (Professional Ski and Snowboard Association), 10th Mountain Alpine Group (Climbing), Move United Warfighter Program, STRIDE Wounded Warrior Program and Weston Backcountry Level I Avalanche Training.
10th Mountain Division Hut Association www.HUTS.org
Each year a portion of the special 0th Mountain Division Foundation License plate funds supports 10th Mountain Division Hut Association. Thee funds are used to defray assist school age children to experience a winter hut trip. TMDHA maintains a system of 34 backcountry huts in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, connected by 350 miles of suggested routes.
OUTDOOR INDUSTRY
Engage Outdoor Recreation industry product partners to develop 10th Mountain branded products that provide a revenue sharing opportunity that support outdoor education programs. Current partners include Icelantic Skis, Weston Backcountry and Deviation Skis.

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Evidence of Program's Success

New in 2022 - TMDF has recently formed a partnership with Project Healing Waters to provide our disabled veterans with educational and experience opportunities in the area of fly tying and fishing. Expanding our options for helping the healing process of our veterans.
1 - Scholarships for certification through Professional Ski and Snowboard Association - , $5,400 available annually for up to 12 scholarships.
2-Thank you very much to you and the Tenth Mountain Division Foundation for supporting an injured warfighter at the 2019 Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge, Colorado this past December. Among the 80+ injured warfighters who participated was retired Army 1st Lieutenant Cameron Kerr who earlier this year reached the South Pole: https://www.summitdaily.com/news/olivero-disabled-sports-usa-ski-spectacular-participant-trains-in-breckenridge-for-expedition-to-south-pole.
3- Josh Jeperson, retired Navy Seal and Silverton Avalanche School held a one-of-a-kind veteran Avalanche Level I course to foster this group. We believe in continuing the legacy of the 10th Mountain Division that built the base of the outdoor industry, and integrating a framework to continue aiding transitioning service members to a fulfilling civilian life. "Now come on all you ridge runners, get the lead out!" Note:- TMDF is in the process of creating both a level I and level II course.
4- Working with funding partner to endow scholarship with NOLS - National Outdoor Leadership School - will support veterans in to obtain an Outdoor Certification for Outdoor Education career.

Collections and Public Resources

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Military
Teachers
Veterans

Description

COLLECTIONS & PUBLIC RESOURCES
Preserve, maintain and improve collections of artifacts, writings and ephemera, and improve public access to these collections. Principal partners include the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center at the Denver Public Library, History Colorado, 10th Mountain Division Living History Display Group, and collaborations with museums across the county focused on honoring the military and outdoor recreation industry.

A 10th Mountain Division Foundation team is nearing completion of the replacement of of damaged interpretive signs at Camp Hale, the historic training grounds of the 10th. Additional projects identified in comprehensive Interpretive Plan for Camp Hale are being considered for implementation at this time. Speciafically an audio tour in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.

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Evidence of Program's Success

1 - Worked with History Colorado and advocated for the establishment of an assistant curator for Military History and Heritage to complete the inventorying and cataloging of the 10th Mt. division artifact collection. Position was nationally advertised and filled in the winter of 2020. The Anschutz Foundation was History Colorado's funding partner.

2 - Metcalf Archeology Consultants approached the Foundation to support their efforts in a comprehensive archeological survey of Elk Ridge above Camp Hale - where the WWII 10th Mt. Division trained. The Foundation approved matching funds for the initial planning grant for the survey and taken the lead to identify funding partners for matching grant funds of upward of $80,000 for the actual survey. This project is the final archeological effort to uncover the full context of the training area.

Monuments and Memorials

Class

General Code 

Beneficiaries

General population
Military
Teachers
Veterans

Description

MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS
Support monuments and memorial projects and events
that honor soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division, from
Tennessee Pass where the WWII fallen are honored each
Memorial Day, to the North Country Honors the Mountain
in Watertown, NY, the American Cemetery in Florence, Italy,
and in the Italian villages where the Division fought in WWII.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The main accomplishment for this program this year was the production of a professional quality video of the Memorial Day ceremony at the Tennessee Pass Monument since COVID prevented an in person event
again.
Secondarily, the Monument Team Leader has been vital to establishing a memorial bench and interpretive plaque and sign project initiated with community members in the Alpennine Mountain villages of Italy where the 10th fought in WWII.

Identifying professional assistance to inventory, map and assess all significant 10th Mountain Division monuments and memorial through out the world.

Scholarship Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Military
Veterans
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description


SCHOLARSHIP
The Foundation provides scholarship awards for undergraduate and graduate academic studies and oversees the Charles A. and Loyola M. Murphy Endowed Scholarship for the Study of Military. In addition, the Foundation contributes annually to the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division KIA scholarship fund.

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Evidence of Program's Success

2020 Scholarships Award include:
2 - 10th Mountain Division Foundation Forever Undergraduate scholarship -$5,000 each
1 - Murphy Graduate Studies in Military History Scholarship - $5,000
$10,000 was contributed to the 10th Mountain Division National Association Killed in Action Scholarship Fund.

Murphy Scholarship winner presented a doctorate level presentation to the Foundation Board at the October3, 2021 Annual Meeting

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