Flat-headed businesswoman and philanthropist Victoria Livschitz donates $ 30,000 in poker winnings to local charities
WHITE FISH, Mont., November 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Resident of whitefish, Montana Victoria livschitz, recently donated $ 30,000 to two local nonprofits: the Glacier Institute and the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation (FVSEF).
A successful serial entrepreneur, Livschitz moved to the Flathead Valley area last October to set up the headquarters of his new MontanaRightOnTrek, an outdoor recreation tech startup whose mission is to make outdoor adventures more accessible to everyone.
“I fell in love with Montana the moment I got there, ”said Victoria. In addition to the breathtakingly beautiful landscape, she discovered a vibrant business community and an “extraordinary” talent pool for high-tech and traditional industries.
The donation comes from Victoria’s recent take of six World Series of Poker events in Las Vegas. “Poker is a relatively new hobby for me,” she continued, “and I didn’t expect to be this deep in so many events. I had a lot of fun, but I don’t play. in poker to make money. I am delighted to be able to use these winnings and use them for the causes that fascinate me by supporting local organizations that make the great outdoors accessible to everyone. ”
The Glacier Institute, the official educational partner of Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest, will receive $ 15,000. They plan to use half of the donation to strengthen their youth education program, and the other $ 7,500 will be assigned to their Restoration Big Creek Capital Campaign, an initiative to renovate a historic guardhouse where they run their youth program.
“It’s a really big deal for us, not only to get money that we can use for our mission, but knowing that we have the support of our community tells us that we are doing something right,” said Anthony Nelson, executive director of the Glacier Institute. “It’s something special when a nonprofit can partner with a for-profit organization that has conservation and education in mind, and it’s clear that Victoria is extremely passionate about the outdoors and break down the barriers to get out. This is one of the main objectives of the Glacier Institute as well. Thus, our missions align in several ways. “
In addition to his more recent donations, Livschitz worked with the Glacier Institute last year when RightOnTrek donated equipment and food rentals for one of the Glacier Institute’s youth summer camps, and to the in the future, she hopes to partner with local businesses and other nonprofits to develop educational, digital and physical programs, which will teach people a range of skills necessary to enjoy safe and secure outdoor recreation. responsibly.
The other $ 15,000 will go to the FVSEF to help continue its mission of promoting athletic, academic and personal excellence among the youth of the region through educational and competitive ski and ski racing programs.
“We are a non-profit organization and rely heavily on donations and sponsors to help offset program costs for our participants,” said Hilary lindh, FVSEF Program Director and Head Coach. “We are really excited about this sponsorship and believe it is a perfect fit for our families. We believe RightOnTrek will be a great resource for our families wherever they choose to recreate.”
Livschitz looks forward to more poker battles in the future. “Poker is an exciting intellectual challenge and stress relief. Being able to use the winnings for charity is a great motivator to study and compete harder,” she said with a laugh.
Media contact: Wyatt anthony, Senior Outdoor Recreation Public Relations Specialist at RightOnTrek. [email protected] (860) 271-9858