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Key Criteria and Practices

The Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation is a non-profit resource for alpine industry professionals seeking orthopedic medical care.


Mission Statement

To financially assist alpine guides, patrollers, or instructors who require surgery in order to continue their careers.

Our Practices

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.

Key Criteria

  • 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.

Featured Testimonial

"KBF support has helped immeasurably through two knee surgeries and rehab. The doctors are world-class and the staff at Howard Head knowledgeable and helpful. The Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation has been exceptional: attentive, caring, and always available to help with any questions. I’m extremely grateful and appreciative for KBF help and support and look forward to resuming my career in snowsports instruction and guiding."

- Lowell Hart

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