Bright Future Foundation is humbled and proud to announce that we have been selected as finalist in 4 of the Vail Valley Partnership’s Annual Success Awards 10 categories. The 19th Annual Success Awards recognizes businesses and individuals who have excelled over the past year and acknowledges their hard work and dedication as the best in the Vail Valley. Join us in celebrating our nominations in Best Place to Work, Business or Organization of the Year, and Community Impact Award-Organization.
Best Place To Work
Finalists in this category foster collaboration, promote a culture of flexibility, demonstrate leadership in diversity and inclusion, provide learning opportunities, and promote wellness and wellbeing, and community service.
In a year when so much of the narrative has been around the “Great Resignation” and the burnout of frontline workers, Bright Future Foundation is proud and honored to be a finalist for “Best Place To Work”. As a community service focused and driven organization, we know that our staff is the critical core of our mission. We continue to work with staff to identify professional growth opportunities as we continue to employ and empower women of diverse backgrounds in leadership positions. Bright Future Foundation maintained over 92% retention and added additional staff members ensuring strong employment rates when the county, state, and country were experiencing otherwise. Bright Future Foundation’s commitment to continuously being the best place to work for our employees allows the organization to make futures bright for survivors and their families effected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking in Eagle County.
Business or Organization of the Year
Organizations nominated in this category contribute to the economic vitality and quality of life in the Vail Valley through ethical business practices, leadership in diversity and inclusion, professionalism, and strong community involvement.
Bright Future Foundation embraces a multicultural framework that is inclusive to all community residents impacted by domestic/family violence and/or sexual assault. Many of the survivors we work with represent underserved populations and are survivors of complex trauma. Our programs reflect our values of fairness, equity, and cultural sensitivity. Bright Future Foundation believes that it is both an honor and a duty to advocate on behalf of social justice. Through our programming, we attempt to gain an understanding of the individual client’s lived experience, beliefs, values, and unique experience of the world. We believe that understanding the impact of culture, race, ethnicity, and spirituality are essential factors in both assessment and treatment of domestic and sexual abuse. Furthermore, our organization believes that it is vital to understand the limitations of standard interventions, conceptualizations, and assessment measures in work with underserved populations. It is crucial to continuously evaluate how our programs, interventions, or curriculums can increase sensitivity to multicultural issues. Thus, we continuously elicit feedback from our clients, as well as community leaders. Bright Future Foundation believes that inclusiveness increases our ability to provide effective and culturally sensitive services to our clients.
Community Impact Award- Organization
This award is given to an organization that demonstrates strong community involvement with special emphasis on collaboration and leadership in diversity and inclusion.
Collaboration is at the core of Bright Future Foundation’s mission delivery. A major goal of our service provision is to increase survivors’ awareness of community resources including other organizations, businesses, and government resources. With a steadfast commitment to serve survivors with dignity, Bright Future Foundation staff, volunteers, and Board are constantly seeking community collaboration opportunities to better serve the most vulnerable members of your community.
These honors are a testament to an exciting year of Bright Future Foundation and a steadfast commitment to making futures bright for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking. Last year, we served over 875 survivors and their families through our wraparound services including the opening of our new emergency shelter, BrightHouse.
Bright Future Foundation’s Development Manager, Grace Anshutz, CFRE, has also been selected a finalist for Young Professional of the Year.
We are honored to be nominated alongside so many other amazing businesses and organizations in the Vail Valley. Bright Future Foundation extends our sincerest gratitude to the Vail Valley Partnership and to our staff, donors, Board of Directors, volunteers, community, and clients who make these honors possible.