High West Distillery Hosts The Park City Foundation (Nov 1, 2009)


PCF Recognizes Donors with Celebration on Nov. 19


PARK CITY, Utah (November 2009) – As High West Distillery and Saloon prepares to open its doors and become a vibrant part of Park City’s Old Town, High West is proud to host The Park City Foundation, Utah’s first community foundation, for its first donor and volunteer recognition celebration.

“High West is pleased to be able to host Utah’s first community foundation for this special celebration,” said David Perkins, High West Distillery founder and owner.

“This reception is really a ‘thank you’ for all those that have supported us in our first two years,” said Trisha Worthington, PCF executive director. “In particular, we are recognizing our Save Our Snow volunteers and supporters, donor advisors (individuals and families who hold donor directed funds with PCF), Community Pass supporters and partners (representatives from participating local ski resorts and golf clubs), our board members, Community Fund supporters and others.”

The Park City Foundation focuses on three areas: resource development, grant making and community leadership.

PCF’s asset building program serves as an alternative to setting up a private foundation. The Foundation works with families, businesses and nonprofits to help manage their philanthropic dollars through donor-directed funds. PCF encourages all to consider endowing funds so that community support is available in perpetuity.

Through its Community Fund, PCF awards grants annually through a competitive process for local nonprofits. The grants committee comprises of six PCF board members who review all applications and make granting recommendations. All recommendations are reviewed and approved by the full board. All money in the Community Fund is raised through support from PCF’s major donors, board members and the Community Pass program, which offers ski and golf passes for an $8,000 contribution.

The Foundation’s third area of focus is community leadership. PCF is committed to leading new community initiatives, which are decided by the community based on current issues and needs. Save Our Snow, an initiative launched earlier this year to bring awareness to climate change is the Foundation’s most recent example. Worthington noted PCF will conduct an assessment of community needs to determine its next initiative.

“In our first two years, the Park City Foundation has granted more than $500,000 to the community and launched the Save Our Snow initiative,” said Worthington. “This could not have been possible without the support of local businesses, donors, volunteers and nonprofits. We’re so thankful to the community for embracing our efforts, and High West, a fabulous addition to Old Town, is the perfect place to celebrate our success and thank our supporters.”

To found out more about The Park City Foundation, visit the web at www.theparkcityfoundation.org.

About High West Distillery & Saloon

High West Distillery & Saloon is Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870 and the World’s only Ski-in Gastro-distillery.  We are located at exactly 7000’ at the base of the Town Lift in the heart of Old Town Park City.  Our home is a renovated 100-year-old livery stable and a Victorian mining era home, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

We invite you to visit and sample our small batch, mountain-crafted spirits including the award winning High West Rendezvous® Rye, named one of Malt Advocate’s “Top 10 Whiskies of 2008”, and High West Vodka 7000’® the world’s only vodka made from oats.  You may also join us on an educational tour where you will see and learn how whiskey is made.

Our Saloon is a very quaint, family friendly, full-service restaurant and bar where visitors can refuel on nouveau western fare next to our hand hammered 250-gallon copper pot still.  Our old building has several wonderfully decorated rooms ideal for private parties ranging from 10 to 180 guests. For more information and to find where to buy High West products near you, please visit www.highwest.com.