Alpine Bank founder receives philanthropy award

Bob Young

Bob Young, founder and chairman of Alpine Bank, has received more recognition for his philanthropic efforts.

The Colorado Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals selected Young for its lifetime achievement award. Twelve awards were bestowed as part of National Philanthropy Day.

Young was praised for a legacy of personal philanthropy, corporate citizenship and community activism. His efforts have resulted in millions of dollars of support for nonprofit organizations in Colorado, including those involved in arts and culture, civic and community activities, education, health services and youth.

Alpine Bank donated a total of more than $425,000 to selected organizations this year as part of a celebration of 50 years in business. Since the bank was founded in 1973, it’s provided a total of more than $55 million in grants, scholarships, sponsorships and other donations.