Key Criteria and Practices
The Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation is a non-profit resource for alpine industry professionals seeking orthopedic medical care.
To financially assist alpine guides, patrollers, or instructors who require surgery in order to continue their careers.
The Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation provides an unbiased determination of a candidate’s eligibility for financial assistance. Evaluation of financial circumstance, professional memberships, career history, future career intentions, and injury treatment plan are primary factors in the assessment of eligibility. All arrangements will be determined on a per case basis to best provide for a successful outcome that allows for a limitless return to an alpine career.
- Career threatening injury (chronic or acute).
- Documentation supporting career and/or career intent within the guiding, patrolling, or instructing organization.
- Medical expenses related to injury would present a considerable financial hardship.
"I am extremely grateful to the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation for all of their support and the manner in which everything was handled. The level of treatment and care provided by everyone involved in my case was exceptional. I could not have asked for anything better. Sustaining an injury that requires surgery can certainly present challenges above and beyond what we all experience in daily life, however, I was able to receive treatment very quickly and return to work in a very short period of time. The entire experience and positive outcome, has had a major impact on my life going forward and I can’t thank you enough. "
- Marc Dube