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2017 Ripple Effect Award Winners Change Their World

A highlight of the 2017 Base Camp Bash to benefit Cottonwood Institute is the Ripple Effect Award. The Ripple Effect Award is given each year to two outstanding students and is all about celebrating how our smallest actions, even those we can’t immediately see, can ripple out into the community to have an even greater impact. I am honored to accept… Read more »

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Don’t Miss The 12th Annual Base Camp Bash!

Spring is in the air, which means it is time to get excited for the 12th Annual Base Camp Bash to benefit Cottonwood Institute on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 6-9pm at Posner Center in Denver, CO! Why should you come you ask? Here are a few reasons: The Cause: You help raise critical funds… Read more »

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Great Divide Tap Room Beneficiary April 2017

Spring is in the air, Colorado Rockies Opening Day at Coors Field is right around the corner, and Great Divide Brewing Company selected Cottonwood Institute as one of the Tap Room beneficiaries for the month of April 2017! Great Divide will generously donate 100% of tasting size pours (not pints) to two worthy nonprofit organizations… Read more »

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Spring Staff Training at Cal-wood Education Center

Surrounded by the mountain beauty at Cal-wood Education Center in Jamestown, CO, new and veteran Cottonwood Institute instructors came together for an amazing spring staff training. We were lucky to have beautiful warm weather, sunshine and clear skies all weekend!  We spent the days learning from one another.  Upon arrival, we practiced essential camping skills, such as… Read more »

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Cottonwood Institute Welcomes Two New Board Members

Our programming isn’t the only area that has seen growth and improvement this year; we are very pleased to announce the addition of two brand new board members, Joel Frank and Jessy Clark! Joel Frank is a graduate of the Eli Broad School of Business, Michigan State University. He currently holds position as Senior Tax… Read more »