Commitment to Character – Kacy Howard

Kacy Howard
Nate Chute Foundation

Kacy Howard has been the Executive Director of the Nate Chute Foundation for the past three years, but her involvement with NCF dates back to its beginning in 1999. The passion she brings to NCF along with her prior experience working in community mental health certainly makes her an ideal fit for the role. NCF is dedicated to eliminating suicides in Northwest Montana and they do this through suicide prevention education and training in schools, for medical providers, law enforcement, and beyond. Unfortunately, Montana has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, double the national average. NCF provides their services and education free of charge which is supported by donations and fundraisers like the upcoming Nate Chute Banked Slalom & Boardercross races. The partnership between NCF and the mountain spans two decades and this weekend, specifically, is a special thing to be a part of. The race provides a platform for connection, gets people outside participating in healthy activities, and encourages vulnerability by talking about feelings and asking for help, all of which is essential for building resilience. We are so grateful to have Kacy and the NCF in our community! If you’re interested in supporting their cause you can do so here: #CommitmentToCharacter #NCF #SkiWhitefish