What is a CoChallenger?

CoChallengers are a special group of individuals and businesses who donate matching funds to Old Bill’s. CoChallengers do not designate their gifts for specific nonprofits, and instead support the matching grants that all participating nonprofits receive. Led by Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill, who donate $500,000 annually, CoChallengers give at levels of $25,000, $35,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000, $150,000 and $250,000. These donations form the match pool, which is divided up to supplement funds participating nonprofits raise. 

In 2023, nonprofits were provided with a 66% matching grant on designated funds raised up to $30,000; organizations that raised $30,000 or more in designated gifts received the maximum matching grant of $19,740 from the Community Foundation. The match pool, created with gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill, CoChallengers and Friends totaled $5,407,117

During the 2023 Giving Season, twelve CoChallengers increased their gift and sixteen CoChallengers donated to the Old Bill’s Match Fund for the first time. In total, a record 99 CoChallengers partnered with Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill this year.

CoChallenger Video 2023

Thank You to our 2023 CoChallengers

Challenge — $1,000,000

Mr. & Mrs. Old Bill 

Double Black Diamond — $250,000

Adrienne & John Mars 

Bill Newton

Diamond Business — $100,000

Caldera + Lab+ 

Diamond — $100,000

Anonymous (2)*

Zooey & Lyons Brown 

Leslie & Chris Johnson 

Marsha & John Kleinheinz+ 

Alice & Rod Moorhead* 

Stacey & Robert Morse 

Platinum — $75,000

Susan & Joe Davenport 

Deborah & Jon Dawson 

Lannie & Bill Hoglund 

Erika Pearsall & Ned Jannotta 

Gold Business — $50,000

Graham-Faupel-Mendenhall /​Karen Terra & Bob Graham, Julie & Matt Faupel, Mack Mendenhall+ 

Gros Ventre River Ranch /​Karl & Tina Weber Charitable Fund 

Huff /​Vaughn /​Sassi /​Laurie & Mercedes Huff 

Gold — $50,000

Anonymous+

Marcia Kunstel & Joe Albright 

Laurie Andrews & Perk Perkins+ 

Christie & Jon Callaghan 

Lisa Carlin

Chris & Ross Hartley 

Kemmerer Family Foundation 

Catherine & David Loevner 

Mays Family Foundation 

Kathleen McCarragher+

The Serenity Fund* 

Seven Pines Foundation+

Dorie & Randy Smith+ 

Silver Business — $35,000

Bank of Jackson Hole 

First Republic, now a part of JPMorgan Chase 

Silver — $35,000

Val & Dick Beck 

Nancy & Dick Collister 

Mary Anne Cree, In Memoriam 

Susan Crosser Estate Memorial Fund 

Peggy & Kirk Davenport+ 

Margot Snowdon & Yves Desgouttes 

Lisa & Are Friesecke* 

Sanae Ishikawa & Richard Georgi 

Marne & Ed Holstein 

Katharine Conover-Keller & Fred Keller+ 

Gloria & Richard Kushel 

Janine & David Lloyd 

Jason Moment*

Laura & Matt Murphy 

Shirley & Paul Piper 

Caroline & Ken Taylor+ 

Janet & Bob Whitmire 

Lucy Wild & Jason Wolff+ 

Bronze Business — $25,000

Crystal Creek Capital 

Four Seasons Jackson Hole 

New West Building Company* 

Osprey Beverages

Wells Fargo

Willow Street

Y2 Consultants

Zions Bank

Bronze — $25,000

Sarah & Tim Belk* 

Erin & Brandon Black* 

Katherine & Bill Burford* 

Liz & David Chandler 

Carly & Clayton Christopher* 

Suzanne & Jeffrey Cohodes* 

Leah Missbach Day* 

Catherine & Jeff Dishner 

Nisha & Steve DuBois 

Nancy & Rolf Engh 

Julia & Thomas Ritson Ferguson 

Deirdre & Vance Griffith

Monica Erickson & Philippe Hartl 

Judy Hofflund & Tom Hansen 

Jane & Tom Hill* 

Debby & David Hopkins 

Missy & David Hoster 

John Hurley

Kate Jensen

Cindy & Evan Jones 

Elisabeth & Chansoo Joung 

Rita Zetterberg & Jim Kaplan* 

Sara & Ed Keller 

Kristin & Mike Kelly 

David Landes & Family 

Cathy Kehr & Remy Levy 

Live Oak Fund 

Tammy & John MacWilliams 

Niner Family

Julie & Hugh O’Halloran

Marge Ordway

Dakin Sloss

Patti Stancarone

KK & Jamie Streator* 

Randi Levine & Jeff Trenton 

The Trifecta Fund 

Jay Varley

Kae & Ben Wallace* 

Leslie & Jim Walter

Suzanne & John Willian 

Sasha & Mike Zolik 

Confirmed CoChallengers as of 10/​16/​2023

* indicates new, + indicates increased 

CoChallengers

CoChallenger Close Up: Mercedes and Laurie Huff

Mercedes Huff and her daughter, Laurie, have been involved in Old Bill’s in various ways since the event’s inception in 1997. Mercedes has supported Old Bill’s as a CoChallenger for the past fifteen years.

CoChallengers are a special group of individuals and businesses who donate to the Old Bill’s match pool, which is used to match the community’s designated donations to local nonprofits. Led by Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill, who donate $500,000 annually, CoChallengers give at levels of $25,000 and up.

The first Old Bill’s Fun Run took place when I was 9 or 10 years old,” Laurie remarked. I can remember it vividly. I remember participating on behalf of the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club. I was raising awareness for a nonprofit that I was a part of.”

When Laurie returned to Jackson after college, she decided to join Mercedes by participating in Old Bill’s as a CoChallenger. Mercedes and Laurie recognize the importance of the legacy they are creating by supporting the community’s nonprofits through Old Bill’s.

It’s important to lead by example,” Mercedes said. When people see that we are participating in Old Bill’s, they might be inspired to get involved too. It’s an excellent way to learn what’s really going on in the community.”

Giving back to the Jackson community is a family value that Laurie and her husband, Collin Vaughn, are hoping to instill in their daughters. Our girls came to Old Bill’s in a stroller last year,” Laurie commented. We hope they will continue being
involved and supporting this event for years to come.”

Total Funds Raised to Date

$256,660,433

CoChallengers

Thanks to CoChallengers...

  • Nonprofits receive 100% of designated contributions and pay no administrative fee to participate
  • Over 200 organizations enthusiastically cooperate in a unified fundraiser
  • A portion of the match pool provides additional grant funding for nonprofits throughout the year via the Community Foundation’s Competitive Grants, Youth Philanthropy, and Micro Grant programs
  • Old Bill’s continues to grow, with 1 in 3 households in Jackson participating!

Friends of the Match

$5,000 — $15,000

Anonymous (2)

Mickey Babcock

First Western Trust

Chuck Fleischman

Foley Inc.

Caren & Jeff Hendren

HUB International Limited

Christiane & Mark Ladd

Irene & Alan Lund

Christine Watkins & John Nixon

Janet & Bill O’Neil

PURE Insurance

Suzanne Salzmann Memorial Old Bill’s Endowment

$1,000 — $4,999

Anonymous

Pegi & Kent Bernard

Catherine & Bill Bradford

Mary & Ken Burdin

Jane Hopkins Carey & John Carey

Karen & Jim Coleman

Jan & Chuck Davis

Christine, Skyler & Art Denton

Susan Dong & Arne Johanson

Carrie & Jake Ellkins

Great Northern Coffee Company

Lisa Nesbitt

Melanie Nussdorf

Janet & Bill O’Neil

Persephone Bakery

Story Clark Resor & Bill Resor

Terry & Bert Romberg

Tina & Ernst Sack

Jane & Nelson Schwab

Patty & Dan Starr

Linore & Jim Wallace

Karen Wilbrecht

Sue & Buck Woodford

$100 — $999

Anonymous (2)

Lucinda Abbé & James Warner

Barbara & Bill Adams

Rebecca & Andrew Apfelberg

Carolyn & Jim Augé

Jessica & Ryan Basconcillo

Patti Berlin

Beyond Broccoli LLC

Blue Bear Investment Group, LLC

Lea Bonnecaze & Ian Levenson

Anne & Clay Bradley

Amy & Herb Brooks

Bridge Financial Management

Mary & Ken Burdin

Theresa & Jim Burnside /​CopyWorks

Shari & Mark Byerly

Stacey & Rob Caesar

Betsy Casselman-Porter

Jeanie & Mark Clark

Tracey Clay

Linda & Tim Cohane

Laura Lynn Davenport

Carolyn & Mark Dewing-Hommes

Susan & Paul Divjak

Coker Ellsworth

Jim Facer

Elaine Garrett

Peg Gilday & Maho Hakoshima

Connie & John Hansen

Molly & Jim Harris

Barbara & Chris Hoeft

Becky & Ted Kimmel

Jeff Kopkey

Jeannine Lanoux & James Rees

Erin & Matt Lusins

Bev & Ed McIlnay

Robin & Peter Moyer

Suzanne Rees & Ray Nakakura

Nancy Nickel-Resor

Padmaveda LLC

Biba & Jon Parker

Nancy & Bruce Pasfield

Philanthropy By Design, LLC

Lisa & Scott Pierson

Lindsey & Steve Rainier

Lucy & Toby Rankin

Annie & Travis Riddell /​Jackson Pediatrics

Carolyn, Alex, Gwen & Andy Ripps

Elisabeth Rohrbach

Rowe CPA Group LLC

Maggie & Brian Schilling

Adria & Jeff Stines

Jane Squires

Betty Terrill

Teton View LLC

Pauline Towers-Dykeman

Berniece & Harold Turner

$1 — $99

Anonymous (6)

Barbara & Gerald Aronowitz

Geneva Chong & Dave Barnett

Adrienne Benson

Elizabeth Cogburn Birnie & Brendon Birnie

Helen Bishop

Bison Wealth Management

Diane & Henry Black

Kelsey & Hank Brehm

Hilary & Marty Camino

Becky Chambers

Cindy Corona & Eduardo Rodriguez Carrillo

Shawn & Mike Daus

Kim Day & Jim Kleine

Barclay Dexter, Case, Jonathon & Jeremy Hopple

Johnny Fifles

Maryellen & Don Frank

Nicole & Robert Foster

Gwenn Gilday

Allyson Gunsallus

Dawn & Scott Hale

Carol & John Harkness

Chelcie Jonke

Becky & Tom Jordan

Sarah Kain

Sherrie Lyn Koye-Jonassen

Kristina & Heath Lawson

Diane & Michael Lenich

Oriana & Dave Madeira

Amy & Forrest McCarthy

Allison & Dave Monroe

Bryan Moran

Flicka Scott & Ernie Wampler

Jenny & Danny Shervin

Katie & Thomas Smits

Robert Spiers

Robert Takazawa

Warren Van Genderen

Leslie & Mark Wright

Katie Ziem

 


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