On Wednesday evening, the Community Foundation of Teton Valley hosted the much-anticipated 16th Annual Tin Cup Challenge Awards Ceremony. This beloved community event brought nonprofit leaders, donors, and volunteers together to celebrate the successful results of the 2023 Tin Cup Challenge.
After heartfelt acknowledgements of the significant contributions of the Foundation’s Board, staff, challengers, and volunteers who support the success of both the Tin Cup Challenge Giving Period and Event Day annually, the Community Foundation’s Executive Director, Bonnie Self, announced results to an anticipatory crowd, “This year, we had our most successful Tin Cup Challenge yet, breaking records once again and raising an astounding $2,826,791!”
This year’s total funds raised reflects a 13% increase over last year. Gifts from Business & Community Challengers, Friends, and Supporters aggregate the Challenger Fund, totaling $1,100,668 – which is an increase of 12% over last year. Designated gifts raised by participating nonprofits brought in an amazing $1,726,123, which is an increase of 14% over last year.
Inspired donors totaling 1,412 gave during this year’s Tin Cup Challenge – meaning that one in four Teton Valley households participated in charitable giving through the 2023 Tin Cup Challenge. In sixteen years, the Tin Cup Challenge has raised $23.6 million for the health and well-being of Teton Valley, a community of 12,000+ residents.
Self stated, “These impressive results demonstrate the value and importance of local nonprofits. I am humbled to be part of this effort. Thank you for walking alongside the Community Foundation to help Teton Valley become an even better place to live, work, and play.” The celebration continued as nonprofit representatives picked up their grant checks that included a 55% Matching Grant for the first $25,000 in funds each participating nonprofit raised during the Tin Cup Challenge Giving Period.
Challengers and nonprofits gathered, as one community, to celebrate the successes of the 16th Annual Tin Cup Challenge. The event was both inspirational and engaging – providing a unique opportunity for nonprofit champions to mingle and celebrate their collective success. Celebrating together creates shared joy for the positive impacts this fundraiser has on our community annually.
The palpable gratitude felt during the Awards Celebration is due to the overwhelming support of 279 Business and Community Challengers, 16 Friends of the Challenge, 11 Supporters of the Challenge, and 5,650 designated contributions to 60 participating nonprofits. Without the nonprofits that work tirelessly in our community or the unwavering support of our committed donors, the landscape of Teton Valley would be vastly different than it is today. The health of our community is dependent upon the success and vitality of our local nonprofits. Thank you to the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole for their partnership and to everyone that made the 16th Annual Tin Cup Challenge our most successful event to date. Together, we continue to elevate lives through the power of generosity.