Our Mission Statement
MMCF supports the philosophies of Eastern Sierra pioneers, that opportunity and access to our region remains open and inclusive to all. By connecting communities and delivering programs and financial aid for youth academics and athletics, we inspire future generations to love our mountains, be the best version of themselves, and dream big.
In 2009, then Mammoth Mountain CEO Rusty Gregory, current Mammoth Mountain COO and President Mark Brownlie, and a prominent Southern California Businessman and father of a Mammoth Ski Team member, Austin Beutner, recognized the need to tie together athletes of different sports on the slopes of the Eastern Sierras. Originally, the vision was to build a multi-sport facility called the Mammoth Center for Excellence. The Center for Excellence was designed as a world-class training venue for winter sports athletes right here in the Eastern Sierras. While in the midst of a capitol campaign to fund the project, the power of connecting these communities became more apparent and the mission shifted. Instead of building a building, MMCF became focused on building our community and empowering all children in new and unique ways.
A child from Southern California comes to the Eastern Sierra and experiences freedom, responsibility, and exploration that isn't readily available in the city. A child from the small towns of the Eastern Sierra meets a new friend from Southern California and is exposed to diversity, opportunity, and culture. As we see friendships grow between children, we also see personal growth and development that has proven to serve these children far beyond the mountains of the Eastern Sierra. Providing outdoor experiences, academic inclusiveness, and unique lifelong skill sets of dedication, hard work, friendship, and an ability to dream big are what the foundation holds dear and will continue to strive for.
Our Board of Directors
Making the magic happen.
Behind all the good is a hard working and dedicated group of individuals with a passion for Mammoth Mountain, the Eastern Sierras, and the future of the area. MMCF is a highly motivated and fun group led by a Board of Directors, a Board of Trustees, and our staff.