RMMFI Is Climbing Machu Picchu!

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This summer, 6 RMMFI community members are climbing Machu Picchu to raise money and awareness for our entrepreneurs. We want to show the world that everyone deserves access to financial means and education–and the chance to build the life they’ve always dreamed of.

Find out how you can support the journey and learn more about the climbers below!


Ways to Support

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Charity Ascent: A Hike with a Cause

Join Transworld Business Advisors in supporting local small business while hiking, networking, taking a Friday off (shh…), and cheersing with some craft beer. 100% of proceeds will be donated to RMMFI and the Colorado Business Development Foundation.

When: Friday, August 9, 9am-2pm

Where: Shanahan Ridge Loop Trail 2847 Tincup Circle Boulder, Colorado 80305

Register here.


Meet the Climbers

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Jess: Jess is the Operations Manager at RMMFI. She enjoys drinking rosé all year round, climbed Kilimanjaro during our first Elevating Entrepreneurship trip, and loves not only working for RMMFI but getting to continue supporting the work in different ways.

Carl: Carl (aka Jess’s brother) does improv and is becoming quite the marathoner: he’s competing in the Helsinki marathon in May! Carl works for Swarthmore College in Philadelphia, PA. Carl supports students in their innovation and leadership journeys and is contemplating becoming an entrepreneur himself!

Lee: Lee climbed Kilimanjaro on our first trip, as well. She is amazing at math and can solve any problem you try to stump her with. She’s also been known to jump in her car and drive cross country on a moment’s notice. Lee works for Core Contractors, a local start-up roofing company that has grown exponentially.

Rachel: Rachel and Jess became friends 3 years ago over their love for all things Scandinavian. Rachel works for CU Boulder as their Restorative Justice Coordinator in the RJ program. She is passionate about bringing people together. She also has many a side hustle, including quilt making and jean repair.

Brenda: Brenda is RMMFI’s Development Director and is excited to explore all Peru has to offer! Brenda is also a competitive darts player. Brenda has all different color Danskos and, when not raising millions of dollars for RMMFI, she is probably at the Denver Film Festival.

Renee: Renee is Brenda’s wife. She has dabbled in marathoning in the past but mostly spends her weekends playing competitive darts with Brenda. She works works in auto damage and started her own pet sitting/dog walking business last year.