by Vince DeRose | December 17, 2021 | Blog

HAPPY HOLIDAYS – 2021

PEAK Leading the Way to Community Engagement

The PEAK Team would like to thank our customers, partners and employees for another positive and successful year.  Together, we have witnessed and been a part of new expectations, new perspectives and opportunities for untold growth.  2021 for PEAK marked a significant milestone, as we celebrated our 30th Anniversary.  We are humbled, honored and full of appreciation for all the individuals who have had a hand in our journey…thank you 

Beyond “business”, PEAK works diligently and proactively to be engaged in our Denver communities.  We are a proud Colorado company and literally wear it on our sleeves!  In fact, last month, PEAK was recognized as one of the 50 most Community-Minded Companies in Colorado (The Civic 50 Colorado) for the third year in a row. 

Our greatest focus for our engagement, participation, volunteerism and gifting has been directed towards the education and sustenance of our children.   We are active throughout the year working with and mentoring local High School students who are interested in technology and engineering career paths.  Since 2009, PEAK has awarded the KIPP Scholarship, a $10,000 scholarship and new laptop to a graduating senior pursuing a STEM degree from KIPP Denver Collegiate High School.  In 2021, we stepped it up and awarded two scholarships! 

Yet, the single cause that we are the most passionate about is one that simply should not exist, Childhood Hunger in Denver.

 Some disturbing numbers:

  • 1 in 11 Coloradans struggle with hunger
  • 1 in 7 kids in Colorado are unsure where they will get their next meal
  • 596,150 Coloradans are food insecure
  • 55,000 kids in the Denver Metro area qualify for the free or reduced school lunch program

For the 2nd year in a row PEAK has re-directed our corporate holiday gifting to help stamp out childhood hunger in our community by making an in-kind donation to Food for Thought Denver.

Food for Thought is a Denver-based organization that is making a big difference in its efforts to eliminate weekend hunger for children in our local schools by providing PowerSacks each Friday of the school year.  Each PowerSack has 9-13 items, enough to feed a family of four 2 meals.  Food for Thought is a 100% volunteer organization and today is servicing 53 schools in the Denver area.

You are Invited to Participate (Join us on Friday Mornings)

Team up with PEAK to help feed our children.  Every Friday morning of the school year, PEAK Team Members join other volunteers to Pack PowerSacks.  Rain or shine, we show up.  Food packing offers a hands-on experience with a minimal time commitment and offers a phenomenal workout to start your day!

If you are interested in learning more, or would like to join us, please contact your local PEAK Team Member and they can help you get involved!

 

PEAK & Food for Thought

https://www.peakresources.com/peak-resources-and-food-for-thought/

 

PEAK’s Community Support

https://www.peakresources.com/our-community/

 

Food for Thought

https://foodforthoughtdenver.org/

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vince DeRose is the president and CEO of PEAK Resources. He was one of the original founders of the company in 1991 and was named President in 1996 and CEO in 1998.

Vince sets the tone as PEAK’s visionary, and engages daily with business partners, customers and PEAK team members.  While typically focused on strategy and customer-facing execution, he also devotes significant energy to managing internal growth and operational transformation.

As a huge advocate of the power of the ecosystem, Vince has extensive experience with channel programs and execution as well as end-user transaction structure, financing and negotiations. He has a broad range of technology experience in various industries including healthcare, finance, manufacturing and state and local government.

Vince’s experience also includes 9-years on the IBM North America Business Partner Advisory Council, several years on IBM’s Power Advisory Council and as a charter member of VMware’s Partner Advisory Council.

Vince DeRose

Vince DeRose

President and CEO