One Dollar at a Time, Tahoe Businesses Raise $1 Million for Tahoe Fund
Donations support the Tahoe Fund’s efforts to improve the Tahoe environment for all to enjoy
TAHOE CITY, Calif. (April 6, 2021) – Building new trails. Maintaining existing ones. Creating healthier forests. Supporting programs that get more kids outdoors. Helping to take care of Tahoe. Encouraging greater stewardship. The Tahoe Fund’s $1 for Tahoe program is making a big difference by offering a way to give back to Lake Tahoe one dollar at a time. Guest driven donations, collected by partner resorts, restaurants and other local businesses, have now surpassed the one million dollar mark.
“We are blown away by the support local businesses and their patrons have shown for Lake Tahoe,” said Amy Berry, Tahoe Fund CEO. “This milestone shows how small acts of kindness of just $1 can have a huge impact. We are beyond grateful to our business partners for helping us collect these donations.”
The $1 for Tahoe program was started to harness the passion of visitors and residents to help care for Tahoe’s extraordinary environment. Participating local businesses collect dollars from their guests through their purchases of lift tickets, hotel accommodations, food and drink, and other items. Donations collected are then contributed to the Tahoe Fund’s efforts to support hiking and biking trails, watershed restoration projects, environmental stewardship programs and so much more.
“I am proud that Vail Resorts has been a supporter of the Tahoe Fund since its onset and I look forward to our continued partnership,” said Deirdra Walsh, vice president and general manager of Northstar California Resort. “Guests who visit Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood have the opportunity to donate through a variety of ways, and we provide those contributions to the Tahoe Fund. We’re fortunate to operate within the Tahoe Basin and support all efforts to preserve our wonderful natural environment.”
$1 for Tahoe partners include: Alpen Sierra Coffee, Bar of America, Big Blue Adventure, Blue Angel Cafe and Catering, Caliente, Edgewood Tahoe, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, Julia Szendrei Jewelry, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Lakeside Inn and Casino, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Lake Tahoe Yoga, Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, Native To This Place, Northstar California Resort, PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, Raley’s, Riva Grill, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Tahoe Exclusive Vacation Rentals, Tahoe Getaways, Tahoe South, West Shore Cafe, and Winter WonderGrass.
Watch here to see how far your $1 for Tahoe can go.
Learn more about the $1 for Tahoe program and the Tahoe Fund at www.tahoefund.org. If you are a business who is interested in joining the $1 for Tahoe program, please contact Amy Berry at email@example.com.
About Tahoe Fund
The Tahoe Fund was founded in 2010 to work with the private community to support environmental improvement projects that restore lake clarity, enhance outdoor recreation, promote healthier forests, improve transportation and inspire greater stewardship of the region. Through the generous support of private donors, the Tahoe Fund has leveraged more than $3 million in private funds to secure more than $50 million in public funds for more than 40 environmental projects. The projects include new sections of the Lake Tahoe Bikeway, restoration of watersheds, removal of aquatic invasive species, forest health projects, public beach improvements, and stewardship programs. Learn more at www.tahoefund.org.