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Community

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The Markovich family believes that being part of the communities in which they operate is a intrical part of Summit’s success. “You can’t just take from the community as a business owner, you have the responsibility to give back” states Dale Markovich Owner & CEO of Summit Beverage. Summit has made a financial impact on over 150 organizations in Western Montana, which makes Summit and its employees feel vested in the community. We have made pledges to the following categories:

 

  • 24 Community Service Organizations

  • 14 Health & Hunger Organizations

  • 19 Art & Education foundations

  • 23 Athletics foundations

We will continue to expand our reach to other organizations in the future. We applaud and encourage other businesses to get involved and make a difference!

  • The Markovich Family Foundation has given $73,000 in grants in 2023 and over $200,000 in donations and sponsorships from Summit Beverage.

  • The Markovich Family Foundation focuses on giving to 4 specific areas, Art & Athletics, Community Service, Education, and Health & Hunger, all of which positively impact the areas in which Summit operates.

  • Some highlights of this year included 5-year grant commitments to the YMCA’s new building in Missoula, Missoula Downtown Associations revamp of Caras Park, the new  Rec building on the University of Montana Western campus in Dillon, Whitefish Community Foundation, and continued support to the Flathead Valley Community College.

  • All foodbanks in our territories continue to receive yearly grants to help fulfill the ever-growing need of food insecurities.

  • With our education focus this year we gave grants to not only universities, but also local school districts.

  • We continued grants for arts and athletics covering everything from Little League Baseball to the Garden City Ballet. 

Art & Education

  • Kalispell School District Education

  • Whitefish School District Education

  • Flathead Community College

  • Project Whitefish Kids

  • Reading Opens Your World

  • Garden City Ballet

  • Montana Tech

  • The University of Montana

  • The University of Montana – Western

  • Butte Central High School

  • Butte High School

  • Missoula Sentinel High School

  • Missoula Art Museum

  • Missoula Children’s Theatre

  • B.A.S.H.

  • Odyssey of the Stars

  • Rialto Theatre

  • Mike Mansfield Center

  • World Museum of Mining

Community Service

  • Whitefish Community Foundation

  • Flathead Valley Land Trust

  • Flathead County Sheriffs Posse

  • Missoula Downtown Association

  • Missoula Chamber of Commerce

  • Butte Chamber of Commerce

  • Anaconda Chamber of Commerce

  • Seeley Chamber of Commerce

  • Dillon Chamber of Commerce

  • Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce

  • Watsons Childrens Shelter

  • Our Lady of the Rockies

  • Kiwanas

  • Shriners

  • Pig Bowl

  • Center for Alcohol Policy

  • Missoula Economic Partnership

  • Youth Homes

  • Missoula Volunteer Fire Department

  • Missoula County Sheriff’s Association

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Rotary Club

  • 4-H

  • Butte Celebrations

Health & Hunger

  • Kalispell Food Bank

  • North Valley Food Bank

  • The Nurturing Center

  • MDA

  • ST Judes Children's Hospital

  • American Diabetes Association

  • American Heart Association

  • American Cancer Society

  • Jaydn Fred Foundation

  • St Pats Foundation

  • Hospice Ball

  • Chicks and Chaps

  • United Blood Services

  • Children’s Miracle Network

Athletics

  • Colt Anderson Skill Camp

  • National Turkey Foundation

  • Ducks Unlimited

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

  • Trout Unlimited

  • Big Sky Bassers

  • Owl Research Institute

  • Clark Fork Coalition

  • Butte YMCA

  • Missoula YWCA

  • Butte American Legion

  • Mount Sentinel Little League

  • Mount Jumbo Little League

  • Northwest Little League

  • Mile High Little League

  • Special Olympics

  • Play Ball Missoula

  • Grizzly Scholarship Association

  • University of Montana Rodeo Team

  • Missoula Maulers

  • Montana Skate Park Association

  • Elite Bull Connections

  • Butte Sports Hall of Fame

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