The Community Foundation of Teton Valley is pleased to announce that Claire Vitucci has been hired to serve as the new Marketing and Administrative Assistant for the foundation. Vitucci brings a wealth of marketing and systems experience that she is excited to utilize towards benefiting the community at large through the Community Foundation’s supporting role in Teton Valley. She is equally enthusiastic to work closely with local nonprofits to advance their important work and influence positive change locally.
“This role serves as a meaningful insert into the community I love and admire. I am excited to be part of such an illustrious team and look forward to marketing, sharing and supporting the many benefits of Teton Valley’s nonprofits and the generosity of our community members’ volunteerism and philanthropy.”
Vitucci graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula in 2002 with a B.F.A. in Photography and a B.A. in French. While much of her youth was spent in Teton Valley, she returned to put down her own roots in 2008. In her free time, she enjoys making art and recreating outside with her daughter and friends.
Additionally, the Community Foundation of Teton Valley is pleased to announce that Kacey Karstens has joined their team in the newly created position of Tin Cup Challenge Coordinator. Karstens worked closely with administration on the Tin Cup last year and is thrilled to be an integral part of the execution of this year’s 10th anniversary giving period and community celebration of generosity.
“I am so excited to be part of this year’s Tin Cup Challenge! I know I have very large shoes to fill. It will be really hard this year without Dawn, but I am honored to take on this position and help raise much needed funds for the nonprofits who do such wonderful things in our valley.”
Karstens graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula in 2011 with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. In 2013, she moved to Teton Valley to begin her teaching career. Karstens has spent the last two years teaching kindergarten at Driggs Elementary. In her free time, Karstens appreciates hiking, backpacking and cross-country skiing with her husband and dog. She also loves to cook and host meals for friends and family.
About the Community Foundation of Teton Valley
The mission of the Community Foundation of Teton Valley is to improve lives through the power of generosity. It seeks to achieve its mission by empowering donors, championing local nonprofits, promoting a culture of giving, and serving as a catalyst in addressing critical community needs. The Community Foundation hosts the Tin Cup Challenge, an annual fundraiser that in just nine years has raised $9.5 million for Teton Valley nonprofits. For more information, please visit www.cftetonvalley.org or call the office at (208) 354-0230.