Since the summer of 2017, Mindy Brown has had a meaningful relationship with the staff and students of ETE. She became aware that often, students missed out on opportunities because of family needs or hardships. She connected with Cindy Shane, the ETE Counselor, and Cindy Bear, the ETE Principal to see how she could help. She and her husband Rich began by personally donating money in order to start the Sunshine Fund so we could provide assistance for student needs and to help teachers provide for students in the classroom. After her initial assistance to the Sunshine Fund and ongoing communication, she approached her family foundation, the Brown Family Foundation, to secure more financial help. Their foundation continues to provide financial assistance to the Sunshine Fund and it also completely funds the Swimming Program the school provides through the South Park Recreation Center. The Sunshine Funds has grown as more organizations and individuals continue to contribute.
"A sincere appreciation is extended to Mindy and Rich Brown representing the Brown Family Foundation for their generous support to the Park County School District. Their generous gift will go to support taking away the financial barriers of students in need of school activities and funding the elementary swimming program" Superintendent Joe Torrez
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