Vail Resorts has announced that the Company’s CEO Rob Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, founder of Elana’s Pantry, have made personal contributions totaling $2 million to 12 local nonprofit organizations in the communities where the company operates.
Here in Summit County, Utah, Park City Community Foundation deeply appreciates receiving a $250,000 donation from Mr. Katz and Ms. Amsterdam, which will support PC Tots in opening a second extended-day early learning center. This will significantly expand the number of children in Park City’s workforce who receive quality, affordable daycare and early childhood education. The additional center will focus on meeting the growing need for subsidized daycare, especially for children from six weeks to three years old.
Upon learning of this generous gift, Carol Loomis, board president for PC Tots said, “We are proud and grateful that this will allow more parents to return to the workforce confident that their children will be in a safe, stimulating environment.”
Park City Community Foundation provided early seed money for PC Tots to move forward with its first center, through the inaugural Women’s Giving Fund Grant in 2015. Having Mr. Katz, Ms. Amsterdam, and Vail Resorts join the Community Foundation as a collaborative partner will enable PC Tots to reach more families much more quickly than anyone would have anticipated. High-quality, affordable childcare is still a huge need in our community, and this helps take another critical stride toward meeting that need.