Having grown up in Telluride, Lauren is fully dedicated to seeing the region thrive and contribute to a community that her boys will want to raise their families one day. Lauren and her family dedicate a portion of each real estate closing to local nonprofits. The Woodwards actively support Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride Mountain Club, Telluride Academy, and Pinhead Institute.
Whether you are new to town or a long-time local, it’s important to pick one or two organizations you can help out annually. Consider supporting via a financial donation or volunteer work. The Telluride region has a ton of nonprofits doing incredible work. Pick your favorite and help make a difference.
Learn more about Lauren’s favorite organizations to give back to.
Ah Haa School for the Arts
The Ah Haa School for the Arts is a dynamic art school dedicated to inspiring all people to discover, nurture, and celebrate creativity. The Ah Haa School offers year-round classes, workshops, art trips and retreats, open studios, lectures, Family Days, exhibitions and special events in Telluride. They offer an amazing variety of classes and workshops in painting, ceramics, textile arts, sculpture, stained glass, photography, acting, writing, cooking, wellness and dance. Learn more here: https://www.ahhaa.org.
Telluride Mountain Club
Telluride Mountain Club’s mission is to advocate for safe, accessible, enjoyable and respectful opportunities for human-powered recreational activities in the Telluride region, through education, awareness and collaboration. Their primary programming is new trail planning and construction, trail maintenance, via ferrata stewardship, climbing, and access to public lands. Learn more here: https://www.telluridemountainclub.org.
Telluride Academy has been committed to offering “Adventures for All” for four decades. They were founded on the belief that access to the outdoors is not a privilege but rather an opportunity that every child should benefit from. Check out their amazing kids camps and learn more here: https://www.tellurideacademy.org.
Pinhead Institute is a Smithsonian Affiliate based in Telluride, Colorado that strives to promote science-education both locally and globally. An international network of the world’s leading scientists supports our many educational programs providing unparalleled access to high-level scientific education in rural Colorado. Pinhead Institute educates and inspires children in the greater Telluride region about the wonders of science and technology. Learn more here: https://www.pinheadinstitute.org.