Steve was recently named to the Mountainfilm board and was quickly voted on to its governance committee, becoming Chairman of the Board in 2018. Steve is thrilled to be working with the MF and looks forward to applying his skill set to participate in the successful continuance of this beloved and inspirational festival. Mountain Film takes place annually in Telluride every Memorial Day weekend in addition to a year long schedule for its acclaimed national and international tour. www.mountainfilm.org
THE MOUNTAINS TO DESERT CHARITY BIKE RIDE
Every September Steve participates in the Mountains to Desert bike ride – a fundraiser for Just For Kids Foundation. The race is a one day, 133 mile road ride beginning in the Town of Telluride and finishing in Gateway, Colorado. The 150 participant race consistently raises over $50,000 a year. Steve has continually been a leading fundraiser for this annual event. To learn more about Just For Kids Foundation visit www.jfktelluride.weebly.com.
TELLURIDE SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
Steve was Vice President of Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club prior to his two children being born. TSSC is a non-profit organization providing regional youth competitive skiing and snowboarding programs. Their “mission is to instill and nurture a passion for all snow sports along with developing character, discipline and desire, which encourages young athletes to reach their highest potential.” To the benefit of the community, TSSC works with the regional schools and offers a 6 week ski and snowboard physical education program. Although Steve no longer sits as Vice President, he plans to reengage as a board member as his children approach ages to join the club. He currently is an active fundraiser for TSSC. To learn more about TSSC visit www.tssc.org.
STEVE BUTTS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
As a fundraising event for TSSC (Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club), Steve chairs the Steve Butts Memorial Golf Tournament. This tournament is an annual memorial event honoring long time friend and founder of Telluride Properties, Steve Butts.
THE AH HAA SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
Steve is a Board of Trustee for the Ah Haa School for the Arts. Founded in 1990, the Ah Haa School provides an environment that encourages “ah haa” moments for every artist at any age or level of experience. The school offers year-round programming for all ages taught by local and international instructors, exhibitions, art abroad programs and visiting artists workshops. To learn more about the Ah Haa School visit www.ahhaa.org.
ONE TO ONE MENTORING PROGRAM
Stephen Cieciuch has supported One to One in the past as a member of the Board of Trustees and both he and his Executive Assistant, Anna Wilson, have served as mentors. One to One provides mentoring experiences for regional children, ages 5-17. To learn more about One to One visit www.onetoonetelluride.com.