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Juniper Strong by Penny Otwell for the Hamilton Family

Jeff Hamilton Legacy Fund

The Hamilton Family, with the invaluable support of family and friends, and in partnership with the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, has established this fund to honor the commitment, imagination, and fearlessness with which Jeff lived his life.  


To recognize individual community members’ commitment, imagination, and fearlessness by supporting their limitless potential.


To provide six yearly awards to local individuals in the following categories: 

  • Art

  • Music/Writing

  • Winter Olympics (one award per four years)  

  • Medical Care

  • Trade School-bound 

  • Community Impact 


Our Juniper Awards recognize individuals for their commitment, fearlessness, and imagination. The monetary gifts will alleviate financial limitations and enable recipients to engage boldly on their paths. A Juniper tree that grows fearlessly out of granite is able to do so because of its strong roots. Investing in individuals, the roots of our Truckee-Tahoe community, and helping them pursue what they love, reinforces our collective resilience and beauty. 

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