H A U T TH O YO YOU TO YO T O S S T N K K A S N Board of Directors K H A T N H HA YOU T YOU TO YO O T O T NKS ANKS THAN A H T U H O T YOU Y O Y O T O TO NKS T ANKS THAN A H T U H O T YOU Y O Y O T O TO NKS T ANKS THAN A Mission H T U H T YOU O U Y O Y O TO NKS T KS TO THAN A N H A T U TH O YOU KS TO N T O A Y H KS KS VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION Andy Arnold John Arnold Hans Berglund Judy Berkowitz Jenn Bruno Susan Campbell Steve Coyer Jack Crosby Andy Daly Ron Davis Bill Esrey Johannes Faessler Tim Finchem Harry Frampton Pete Frechette Steve Friedman
John Garnsey Margie Gart Donna Giordano Sheika Gramshammer Martha Head Michael Herman Al Hubbard B.J. Hybl Mike Imhof Chris Jarnot George Johnson Alexia Jurschak Kent Logan Doug Lovell Peter May Kaia Moritz
Brian Nolan Bobby Patton Michael Price Eric Resnick Douglas Rippeto Dick Rothkopf Ken Schanzer Mike Shannon Stanley Shuman Rod Slifer Ann Smead Hap Stein Kristin Tang Fred Tresca Stewart Turley Betsy Wiegers
Directors Emeritus Adam Aron Marlene Boll Bjorn Erik Borgen Berry Craddock John Galvin George Gillett Pepi Gramshammer Steve Haber William Hybl Elaine Kelton Oscar Tang
VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION
The Vail Valley Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley by providing leadership in the arts, athletics, and education.
H A U U T H T O YO YOU TO YO S T K O S S T N K K Passing A S N the baton K H A T N U H A T U O H YOU Y O Y O S T O K T TO NKS ANKS THAN A U H T U H O T YOUA Y O Y O S T O K T S TO NKS ANK THAN A U H T U H O T YOU Y O O Y T O S T O K T TO NKS ANKS THAN A H T U H T YOU O U O T Y O S Y O K T TO NKS KS TO THAN YOU A N H A T U TH O YOU KS TO O YOU N T T O A S S Y H K K KS After 35 years as Chairman of the Board at the Vail Valley Foundation, Harry Frampton is stepping down as of December 29, 2016. In this year’s Annual Report, we asked our Chairman to share memories of his time in the position, as well as his view of where the organization is headed in its future.
t my very first board meeting, we started about 10 minutes late. At the time, President Gerald R. Ford was on our board and he pulled me aside and said, “Harry, you really should start these board meetings on time.” In the 70 or more meetings we’ve had since then, we’ve never once started late. It’s just one example of how influential President Ford has been to the Vail Valley Foundation. He brought credibility, and wisdom, but he also cared very much about what we were doing. He never missed a meeting—he was always there. We have accomplished so much, and had support from so many, in the past 35 years that it is difficult to encapsulate it all on these pages. What I can say, as I pass the baton to Ann Smead, and as I look at the work being done by Mike Imhof and the staff at the Vail Valley Foundation, and the ever-growing support that our community shows for our mission, is that I’ve never been more optimistic about the Vail Valley Foundation, or for its potential to make the valley a better place. Perhaps nothing was more enjoyable about being Chairman than working with our Presidents and CEOs: Ceil Folz, John Garnsey, Bob Knous, John Horan-Kates (our first) and Mike Imhof (our current). Each of them brought something different—and valuable—to the organization, and we have been very fortunate to have a consistently talented staff throughout the years. In working with all these folks, I always provided my own way of framing our mission: To elevate the spirit of the valley in arts, athletics, and education by bringing three groups together: individuals, businesses, and the government. It’s this special place in the community which allows us to think big, be bold, and take on projects that no one else would. A few seminal moments in our history stand out to me. The three Alpine World Ski Championships were tremendous successes, which really came from the vision of people like
Pepi Gramshammer, Bill Brown, and John Garnsey. I remember when Bob Knous called one day soon after the Iron Curtain fell, letting us know we had the opportunity to bring the Bolshoi Ballet to town. Now, almost 30 years later, the Vail Dance Festival puts us at the center of the dance world each year. Another major moment was the construction of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, which had stalled out in 1986. We took over the project, raised the funds by bringing individuals together with public and private institutions, and we created a space that is now iconic to the valley. Since then we’ve done five major renovations, each one elevating the venue to a new height— and I think that’s reflective of our attitude that we can always improve, always get better. In education, the emergence of YouthPower365, in particular the PwrHrs programming, has been transformational for our community. Together with other organizations like Walking Mountains, the Vilar Performing Arts Center’s STARS program, and our public and private schools, we’ve created an incredible educational environment for our young people that will pay dividends far into the future. More than 6,000 children attend the STARS events at the VPAC, and this venue has become a special gathering place for everyone living in, or visiting, Beaver Creek. The challenge we face going forward is not to rest on our laurels. This community is maturing, it is coming out of its development phase, and this can sometimes produce a natural tendency to sit back and coast. I would hope that we continue to try new things, take risks. Some will work and some won’t, but let’s not play small ball. Let’s aim for the fences. And while we look for that next big thing, let’s remember—if we find it, that’s great. If we don’t, what we are doing now is phenomenal, and we can still think big and innovate in our current programs to find success. What I love about this community is that we are always getting better. We’re never satisfied. Let’s keep it that way.
Clockwise from upper-left: Susan and Harry Frampton at the 2015 Black Diamond Ball. Harry, Susan, President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford. President Bill Clinton, President Ford, John Garnsey, Harry Frampton and Jack Nicklaus play golf on the Vail Golf Course while a Secret Serviceman looks on from the background. Harry at the first Birds of Prey bib-draw ceremony in 1997.
Harry Frampton Chairman of the Board, 1981-2016 Vail Valley Foundation
H A U U T H T O YO YOU TO YO S T K O S S T N K K NKS Ann A N H A T Smead U H A T U O H YOU Y O Y O S T O K T TO NKS ANKS THAN A U H T U H O T YOU Y O Y O S T O K T S TO NKS ANK THAN A U H T U H O T YOU Y O O Y T O S T O K T TO NKS ANKS THAN A H T U H T YOU O U O T Y O S Y O K T TO NKS KS TO THAN YOU A N H A T U TH O YOU KS TO O YOU N T T O A S S Y H K K KS A CONVERSATION WITH
Q: Ann, this coming year will mark your first as Chairman of the Board for the Vail Valley Foundation. How did you first become involved with the organization? A: My late husband, Joe, and I first became involved in the early 1990s in support of the Vail Valley Foundation’s “Success at Six” program. By the mid-1990s we had become “Friends of Vail,” and I soon began to truly value the depth and breadth of the programs of the Vail Valley Foundation. As I appreciated the impact of the organization’s work, I was delighted to be invited to join the board in 2004.
Q: What values do you bring to the role, and where do you see the organization heading in the future? A: First, I would like to recognize that the Vail Valley Foundation is very fortunate to be in a position of stability, strength, and heritage that is a direct result of the leadership and vision of Harry Frampton. With the strength of our staff, our community, and the many people who have contributed time, money, enthusiasm and expertise, we are in a position to build and grow this legacy. Our values will lead us to seek excellence in everything we do in support of our mission. With this in mind, the VVF will work, as we always have, to improve upon the quality and impact of every aspect of our programming while exploring new ideas for the future. Q: How would you characterize the Vail Valley Foundation’s role in the community? A: Most importantly, we are an organization that provides services to the community. As the valley evolves, and its needs and opportunities change, the VVF has always been able to change as well. Successful organizations cannot be rigid in their thinking – they must be thoughtful and remain open to possibilities. The VVF should have a plan but not be paralyzed by it; we should be willing to take risks without being reactionary, and we should look to our ever-changing community, as we have done in the past, to inform our direction. It is a very exciting time to be a part of this wonderful organization and our valley.
Ann Smead Chairman of the Board Vail Valley Foundation
H A U T H T O YO YOU TO YO T S K NKS TO ANKS THAN H Mike Imhof A T U O H YOU Y O Y O T O TO NKS T ANKS THAN A H T U H O T YOU Y O Y O T O TO NKS T ANKS THAN A H T U H O T YOU Y O Y O T O TO NKS T ANKS THAN A H T U H T YOU O U Y O Y O T TO NKS KS TO THAN A N H A T U TH O YOU KS T N T O A S Y H KS K T A CONVERSATION WITH
Q: Mike, one of the main tenets you’ve brought to your role is a renewed spirit of partnership with other groups, individuals, governments and businesses within the community. Why has this been important to you? A: I think the philosophy of partnership has always been there and is really central to the founding structure of the organization. Since its inception, the Vail Valley Foundation has been in a unique position to bring the community together to take on international-scale events, solve big problems, initiate special projects, improve education for our youth and raise the quality of life for all of us. However, we never accomplish this alone. It takes great partnerships to ensure that what we do is sustainable. The common thread of all our work, and what the reader will see in this year’s Annual Report, is that it is really thanks to the community around us, thanks to YOU, that we’re successful in our mission.
Q: What have been some of the highlights for you, and key developments for the VVF over the past year? A: The opportunity to work with Harry Frampton this past year was an absolute highlight for me. His vision and leadership of the VVF over 35 years has been of immeasurable value. A key development for the organization this past year was our proposal, and subsequent withdrawal, of the KAABOO entertainment event. The event was in lock-step with our mission and we believed the project was in line with the goals of the community we serve, but we soon realized that it was not an event our community was ready for at this time. The experience has definitely made us more intelligent about how we approach new projects for our community, and we are excited about new opportunities on the horizon. YouthPower365 continues to hit the cover off the ball, and our growth this past year was very strong. Our expansion plans and goal to serve every child, every day, 365 days per year, is attainable and we are making great progress. This past year, we also saw the most successful GoPro Mountain Games in history, we celebrated 10 years of brilliance at the Vail Dance Festival under the artistic direction of Damian Woetzel, and our Vilar Performing Arts Center had an amazing year of bringing an incredible collection of performing arts to life in our community. We’re also very excited to welcome Ann Smead to her new role as Chairman of the Board, Duncan Horner to his role of Executive Director at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, and Lee Jones to his role of Vice President of Membership & Development. It is simultaneously a new team, yet one populated with familiar faces. On the inside and out, the Vail Valley Foundation is doing extremely well, which I credit to the inimitable talent of my colleagues, and the gracious community, donors and partners who support us.
Mike Imhof President & CEO Vail Valley Foundation
Learning, powered up W
hen the final bell rings at the end of the school day, there are still several more hours before most parents will be off work. Amid the sea of colorful backpacks, thousands of kindergarten-to-8th graders throughout Eagle County make their way to get a healthy snack and start their YouthPower365 PwrHrs afterschool academic and enrichment programs. Within minutes, smiles appear as children step into a caring afterschool environment and take part in fun, effective, skill-building activities. Unfortunately, that end-of-day bell is also a division bell. For every child who is currently in our programs, there’s another waiting for their opportunity to take part. While some go into a world of learning and growth, others go into a world of uncertainty. The afterschool hours, and how they are spent, can be determinative in a child’s future. Of course, learning begins long before a child steps foot in a kindergarten classroom. Fortunately, our ‘PwrUp’ programs are better than ever. This year, we raised funds for two new Magic Buses. Our Parent Mentor program also allows us to take a two-generational approach to learning so that every child, and every parent, is kindergarten ready and equipped to be positively engaged throughout their educational journey. In Eagle County we have done so much, but we can do more. This year we’ve been engaged in the ‘Every Child, Every Day,’ campaign, which sets the goal of providing programming for every child that wants or needs our services. We have expanded to every public school, we are expanding our high school programming, we’ve raised pay for teachers who work in our programs, and strive every day to make sure our students are getting the highest level of instruction available. In cooperation with Eagle County Schools, Vail Valley Partnership, and Colorado Mountain College, we’re designing and piloting high school internship and apprenticeship programs that will ensure that every child will graduate career and/or college ready. Creating a better learning environment for our children requires support from all corners of the community. As we head into our 20th year, we send thanks to you: the teachers, the students, the families, the parent mentors, the coaches, the generous donors, our organization’s founders, and our partners in the community. Thank you for helping us expand services and improve lives.
U 6 O 3 Y WER O P PO H outh ower T H U T O Y YOU 5 6 3 R365 Y 3 E R W WE O W P O H THP H T U U O YO U 5 6 3 65 YO 3 5 R 6 E ER3 R W E O OW P H T UTHPO T O U Y O BY THE NUMBERS:
Number of students served annually
Parent Mentor volunteer hours served
Annual hours a typical YouthPower365 child spends in programs
Individual children served by YouthPower365 programs to date
Represents our aspiration to serve every child every day
Contact hours in summer programs
Percent of Eagle County public schools with YouthPower365 programming
Percent YouthPower365 teacher pay raise
YOU THE EDUCATOR
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YouthPower365 students play tug-o-war during PwrHrs at Gypsum Elementary School. Photo by Caleb Chicoine.
YOU THE GRADUATE
PwrUp early childhood education programming takes a two-generational approach to learning for children in need so that every young child (0-5 years old) and every parent is kindergarten ready and equipped to be positively engaged throughout their educational journey. Parent Mentors Learn Through Play Magic Bus Kindergarten Scholarships
YOU THE PARENT
PwrHrs K-12 programming empowers youth to achieve their potential through engaging academic and enrichment opportunities.
PwrOn career and college programming supports youth in their pathway toward post-secondary education and career opportunities.
PwrHrs Afterschool PwrHrs Summer Girl PowHER Celebrate the Beat Anti-bullying Academic Soccer COPA Soccer KidSTRONG Sowing Seeds
Internships Apprenticeships Mentorship Community Coaches Dollars for Scholars Scholarships
5 U 6 YOWER3 WER POUTHPOHPO T O U Y YO OUT 5 6 3 R365 Y 65 Y 3 E R W WE ER O W P O H THP HPOW T U U O YO UTHP 5 6 3 65 YO YOU 3 5 R 6 E ER3 365 R W E O OW WER E P W TH UTHPOHPOW THPO UTHT U O O U O Y Y O Y 5 “From my internship, to the scholarship I was awarded, YouthPower365 has been instrumental to me not only developing the skills necessary to acclimate to collegiate life, but also to afford the opportunity to attend Lewis and Clark College. My experience with the Vail Valley Foundation and YouthPower365 has been amazing—there’s no way to overstate that.” — Cole Harris, 2016 YouthPower365 intern and scholarship recipient
“YouthPower365 has made Eagle County a model for what can happen when a school system and a supportive community come together to find solutions. For our students, our teachers, and our parents –YouthPower365 is showing what can be accomplished when all of us pull in the same direction for our children.” — Jason Glass, Superintendent and Chief Learner, Eagle County Schools
“Girl PowHER has taught me to get up and help make a change in this world. I believe I have a chance to change my life by working hard to get into college.” — Beyonce, 14-year-old YouthPower365 student
Estrella finds her center during break-time on the Magic Bus. Photo by Shane Kendrick.
YOU THE CHILD
Audi Birds of Prey and EverBank America’s Winter Opening
Racer ready in 3…2…1… I
t may seem simple to mark the precise moment when the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup race begins. Nerves crackle through racer number one as he loads into the gate. The clock stands at 0:00, the starting wand is struck, cowbells ring and the most exciting downhill ski race in the world is under way. In truth, the races begin long before that moment arrives. Sometime in October or November, the first snowflakes fall upon the 34° steeps of the second-fastest course on the World Cup tour. Bit by bit, inch-byinch, the Talon Crew begin their award-winning work to shape the course that is rated number one in safety by an independent survey of World Cup athletes. In Beaver Creek Village below, the preparations for EverBank America’s Winter Opening come just like the snow: in flurries. This festival has brought a new level of enjoyment and animation to race week, bringing new fans into the sport of ski racing and illuminating the post-race atmosphere. From concerts at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, to the all-new Beers of Prey seasonal tasting, to athlete appearances at the highlycompetitive (and equally entertaining) kettle curling competition, the EverBank America’s Winter Opening has already become the premier place to kick off winter in the Rockies. When the Vail Valley Foundation first brought the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships to town in 1989, it helped put the valley on the international map. Again during the 1999 and 2015 Championships, the world focused its attention on the drama, the successes, the heartbreaking defeat and the amazing personal stories that make ski racing fans so passionate about their sport—all of it happening right here in Colorado. In 2016, our beloved World Cup race week was canceled due to weather conditions. It is only the second time in 50 years of World Cup ski racing in Vail and Beaver Creek that this has occurred. Fortunately, we held a successful EverBank America’s Winter Opening, and are looking forward to the 2017 FIS Audi Birds of Prey World Cup race week Nov. 28 to Dec. 3. Through it all, our valley’s commitment to World Cup ski racing is a testament to our ability to unite behind big ideas. It’s thanks to you: the Talon Crew, the volunteers, the athletes, coaches, media, partners and businesses in the community, sponsors, and our dedicated staff, that we can proudly note that we have been named the number one overall stop on the World Cup tour by the same athletes who have the courage and tenacity to step into that starting gate, and strike that wand, on Beaver Creek mountain each year.
YOU THE FAN
D A R I Y B PRE I F Creek W OBeaver S ’ A C G I N R I Eski racing N E P A O R PREY OF TER O N I W BIRDS S ’ G A N ERIC AM OPEN P R E F T DS O S ’ R I A B ERIC AM OPEN R R E P T F BY THE NUMBERS:
Athlete ranking of the Beaver Creek venue.
Miles of A-net
Downhill course record by Daron Rahlves, USA, Dec. 5, 2003
Maximum racer speeds, in mph
Estimated spectators each year
$2.2 MILLION Community economic impact
Members of the media on-site *Based on 2015 Audi Birds of Prey
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YOU THE RACER
From page 11: Andrew Weibrecht charges down the 2015 Audi Birds of Prey World Cup downhill course. Photo by Jonathan Selkowitz. Below: Beaver Creek comes alive during fireworks at the EverBank Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winter Opening 2015. Photo by John Ryan Lockman.
YOU THE MEDIA
D A R I Y B PRE INTE S F D W R A’S O CA’S I B G I C N R I I E PEN MER A O R PREY PENI Y E F O R O TER OF P N I W BIRDS WIN S ’ G A N ERIC ING AM OPEN REY P R E F T DS O WIN S ’ I R I A B B ERIC ING R N E M A OPE EY A WINT BIRDS R R G E P T A’S N F EY I “The snow is money the whole way so you really have to charge hard, and everyone else is charging hard, too. If you want to win here, you have to risk something.” –Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR), 2015 Birds of Prey Downhill Gold Medalist
“I’ve done the World Cup and the World Championships here. The American snow is a little bit special, I would say it’s a little bit aggressive. I love it so much to be here, the slope is really cool. Definitely, going to America is my best trip of the year.” –Victor Muffat-Jeandet (FRA), 2015 Birds of Prey Giant Slalom Silver Medalist
“Beaver Creek has long been a showcase to global media of ski racing in America, with the iconic Birds of Prey race course and passionate fans helping to elevate the U.S. Ski Team’s athletes to their highest level. Vail/ Beaver Creek has become an epicenter of media coverage from being a part of the debut of the World Cup in 1967, to playing host to three World Championships, and serving a role in developing future stars through local club programs like Ski & Snowboard Club Vail.” –Tom Kelly, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association
Talon Crew members prepare the Super G course during the 2015 Audi Birds of Prey World Cup race week. Photo by Curtis Ghent.
YOU THE TALON CREW
GoPro Mountain Games
To rise up, and then climb higher T
he 2016 GoPro Mountain Games may have been one of the most sensational, active, exciting and entertaining summer weekends this valley has ever known. From Vail Village to Lionshead, from the town of Eagle to the town of Red Cliff, the GoPro Mountain Games got tens of thousands of people on their feet to ring in summertime in memorable fashion. More than 3,300 athletes signed up and took part. More than 67,000 people (and a whole lot of dogs) watched the action and strolled through the streets. The rivers were running high, the sun was shining, and ‘pros and joes’ competed side by side in more than 30 separate events. This year was also our 15th anniversary. What began with a grassroots idea to merge athletes, art, music, and mountains in 2002 has now become one of the best all-around mountain experiences available anywhere in the world. In 2016, we expanded into Lionshead, added very popular yoga sessions, and introduced a mountain bike enduro in Eagle. We also saw tremendous passion from participants, not least the disc golfers, who sold out hundreds of spots in less than 36 hours. To top it all off, an historic crowd filled the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for a Stephen Marley concert (with special guests Bonfire dub), to create the most energetic concert atmosphere in Mountain Games history. This event is on the rise and ready to climb to new heights in 2017. More concerts at the Amphitheater, a souped-up Ultimate Mountain Challenge, and a few eye-opening new events are on the slate for the 16th year of the GoPro Mountain Games. In a world where many events are cut-and-paste, the Mountain Games stand alone as a true one-of-a-kind experience. It’s thanks to you: our municipal and federal partners, our actively engaged sponsors, and our sport specialists and respective federations, that we can successfully host this event each year. It’s thanks to you the athlete who trains each day to be ready for the event, you the volunteer who gives your time to help, and you the musicians and artists who entertain all throughout. It’s thanks to every paddler, runner, cyclist and doglover; every slackliner, yogi, disc chucker and beat-dropper, that people around the world can circle their calendars for early June and say, “Yea…that one’s shaping up to be the best weekend of the year.”
YOU THE SPECTATOR
A O G M TAIN T N N UGOPRO OU M O S Mountain M EGamesMES GA GAME A N I G A TAIN N I N A U UNT N O U M S MO O E M MES M M A S G AME M G A N IN G G A T N NTAIN T U N O U BY THE NUMBERS:
Athletes competing in two or more events
$7.2 MILLION Community economic impact
Live recording sessions with Jam in the Van
Nights of free concerts
A N I TA NT U O O M S E ES AM A G N IN A T N NTAI OU U O M SM E M M GA N I A T S
Kayakers collide during the legendary 8-ball championships at the 2016 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail. The event has grown to become one of the best all-around mountain experiences available anywhere in the world. Photo by Logan Robertson.
YOU THE ATHLETE
Below: Kids’ activities are a big part of what the GoPro Mountain Games are all about. Photo by Logan Robertson. On page 17: ‘Yoga Girl’ Rachel Brathen elevated the yoga experience at the GoPro Mountain Games in 2016. Photo by Zach Mahone.
YOU THE FAMILY
A O G M TAIN AIN T N N T U OU N U M O ES MES M S MO E A S M G GA E M A N I A TAIN G GA N I N U UNTA TAIN I N O U M S MO UNTA O E M M MES U O M A S G AME ES M M G A N IN G GAM A T N NTAIN AIN T U N O U S “Each year the DockDogs community worldwide votes on which event out of over 230+ events is the event of the year. For the last two years in a row the GoPro Mountain Games has won this title—hands down. — Grant Reeves, DockDogs CEO
“For us, the GoPro Mountain Games embodies what we are all about as a brand…people coming together to enjoy the outdoors and pursue their passions—whatever those may be. The Mountain Games has something for everyone, whether they are participating in one of the many events, watching the competitions, or just enjoying the breathtaking Colorado views, Mountain Games has a unique atmosphere that includes everyone from the top level pros to the average-joes.” — Rick Loughery, Sr. Director of Global Media Relations, GoPro
“The GoPro Mountain Games is our marquee event, a perfect celebration of everything Outside represents. It’s the ideal venue for us to showcase our brand and have a long weekend of fun with readers, fans, and fellow sponsors. It’s one of those rare events that’s a great fit for us on multiple levels.” — Sam Moulton, Marketing Director, Outside Magazine
YOU THE WEEKEND WARRIOR
Vail International Dance Festival
A choreography of moments A
s the clock approached 7:30 on the evening of August 8, 2016, a form of improvisational choreography settled over the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. In the box office, attendants twirled past one another as they filled last-minute seating requests. At the gates, ushers rang their bells, places were taken, and latecomers whisked into the venue and hustled toward their seats. A bouquet of flowers improbably found its way to a ballerina’s dressing room. An intern, his immaculate black tie fluttering in the air behind him, dashed some much-needed thing toward Borgen Family Patrons Plaza. Slowly, a hush came over the crowd. NOW: Premieres had arrived, and the audience prepared to see something they’d never seen before…in fact, something that no one had ever seen before. New works in dance are among the many extraordinary elements of the Vail International Dance Festival that have come alive under the guidance of Artistic Director Damian Woetzel. In 2016, we celebrated 10 years of Damian as Director—and many more years of his participation in the event as a dancer. We also celebrated highlights from the past 10 years at the extraordinary Vail Dance Festival: ReMixNYC over four November nights at New York’s City Center. New York was as much in awe this November as we are each summer. The New York Times called the event, “Action-packed, stylistically eclectic and with deluxe casting,” and proclaimed that we are, “...lucky to live in times that produce creations and performances of this ilk.” This wealth of artistic riches is something we enthusiastically share in New York—and right here at home. From free dance events in the community, to our Community Arts Access program, to the free lawn tickets we provide for children each year, we have devotedly sought to eliminate socio-economic barriers and introduce audiences of all ages and backgrounds to the beauties of dance. As we head toward our 29th year in 2017, we do so with the wind at our backs. Our successes are a tribute to your lasting support of the Festival, and your trust in our process. It’s thanks to you: the donors and dancers, ballerinas and balletomanes, ambassadors and accompanists. Thanks to the volunteers, interns, ushers and investors...bravo!
L I L I A A V AL V E V I F TVail CE N A A International D DDanceVA L I Festival V AL TIVAL S E E F F CE N C A N D L DA I I A V AL VA A V I T S FESTIVF CE ANCE D D L IL L VAI L A V I ESTIVA E F F E E BY THE NUMBERS:
Nights of dance
Million dollar economic impact
Percent of audience came specifically for the Festival
Commissioned world premieres
Free community events
Students enrolled in PopHop camp
YOU THE DANCER
L IV T S E CE AN IL VA VAL I T ES FE CE AN D L I VA L A V ST FE C N A D AIL L VIV E C T S E IL DANVAL
Stephanie Rae Williams and Daâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Von Doane of the Dance Theatre of Harlem perform When Love at the 2016 Vail International Dance Festival. Photo by Erin Baiano.
YOU THE CHOREOGRAPHER
Clockwise from left: Tiler Peck & Robert Fairchild perform Limón’s Suite from Mazurkas during the International Evenings of Dance program of the 2016 Festival. Ron Prime Tyme Myles high-fives new dance fans at Jookin’ in the Streets. Lil Buck, Michelle Dorrance and Robert Fairchild perform 1-2-3-4-5-6. Photos by Erin Baiano.
YOU THE AFICIONADO
L I L I A A V AL V STIV E V I F T CE NCE N A A D D VAIL L I A V AL TIVAL STIVAL S E E F E F CE F E N C DA L DAN IL DAN I A V AL VA AL VA V I T S FESTIVFEST CE ANCE ANC D D L IL L VAI L VAIL A V I ESTIVA STIV NCE A E F L D F E A L E I V “Supporting the Vail International Dance Festival provides an opportunity to bring incredible talent and culture to the Vail Valley. Whether we are watching a traditional ballet or a contemporary premiere, the Festival invites attendees to engage with the dancers in the most beautiful of all venues. It is an opportunity for our family to support the arts and contribute to what makes Vail such a special place to live.” — Sarah Johnson, Gold Dress Circle member
“Working as a coordinator in the volunteer ambassador program for the past three summers has been an amazing experience. I have been able to engage in the behind-thescenes side of performing and participate in the hard work that goes into producing the Festival, all while getting the unique opportunity to get to know many of the dancers.” — Colby Wilson, Ambassador Coordinator
“Our inaugural year for Community Arts Access outreach program exceeded expectations. It was especially gratifying to see our participants’ excitement watching the performances, sharing the experience with their families, and the gratitude expressed in being able to attend. I am deeply honored to be able to give our community this opportunity.” — Cathy Heller, Community Arts Access program manager
Richard Villaverde and Andrea Yorita, of BalletX, perform The Last Glass at the 2016 Festival. Photo by Erin Baiano.
YOU THE PATRON
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Beneath the village, a hidden treasure O
Alexia Jurschak, VPAC Committee Chair
Duncan Horner, Executive Director
n a quiet evening, on the rare occasion when no show is on the schedule, the silent Vilar Performing Arts Center is an impressive sight to see. The stage is blank as a canvas, the seats arch away in 23 perfect, crescent rows, and the detailed Bavarian design and craftsmanship of the theater quietly resonate with a performance all their own. Watching the theater come to life is even more impressive. The first load from the 9,400-pound freight elevator initiates a whirlwind of activity. More than 15,000 pounds of equipment is artfully arranged to exact specifications for each new show, while as many as 55 stagehands bring big names in music, comedy, opera, theater, dance, Broadway, and more to a performance space that uniquely balances intimacy with production quality at the base of the slopes in Beaver Creek Village. Throughout the years, the VPAC has brought a diverse range of world class entertainment to the valley while also providing a regional cultural center. Through its STARS program, students are exposed to the palpable joy of experiencing the arts live and in person. A wide array of events, movies, guest speakers, and the Global Energy Forum keep the theater buzzing year round. In 2016, the Vilar Performing Arts Center community entered a new chapter in its history. Early in the year, Alexia Jurschak stepped into the role of Chairwoman for the VPAC. In November of 2016, former Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Vail Valley Foundation, Duncan Horner, was promoted to the role of Executive Director. The timing is perfect. The 2017-18 winter season will be the theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20th, and the VPAC community has much to celebrate. Thanks to a strong team, a committed board, incredible donors, and a supportive community, the VPAC will continue to cultivate the cultural enrichment that has become a primary charactaristic of life in our valley.
YOU THE UNDERWRITER
A I L I V FORM R E E C PVilarRTS E A P Performing GArtsICenter R A L R VING AR A M L R R VI E G T N N RMI O V F R TER I N E C FORMT R E P S CEN T R R E A AR P S L T I R V GA N R I A M IL BY THE NUMBERS:
Average shows and events annually
Seats in the theater
Number of STARS performances annually
Number of young people who attend STARS annually
Pounds, the weight of the grand drape
Drinks served annually
I E T N E O F R E CE S T R PE AR RTS A G R A L I V G IN R E T R O F R EN S CR S R T R A E L P A I R ING ER V ORM-
Chris Isaak performs at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Aug. 7, 2016. Photo by Dan Davis.
YOU THE PERFORMER
Vail Youth Ballet Company performs the Nutcracker Suite, presented by Vail Friends of Dance, at the Vilar Performing Arts Center December, 2015. Photo by Brian Maloney.
YOU THE USHER
A I L I V FORM NTE R E E C P RTS RFO E A P G ILAR TS CE R VING AR R PE A S M L T R R VI R A E G T N N RMI ILAR O V F R TER ING N E C FORMTER R E P S CEN FOR T R R E A AR P S CEN L T I R V G A PER ARTS ILAR N R V I G M A R R N M L I E I O “It’s easy to become engrossed in the incredible performances that take place inside the Vilar Performing Arts Center and forget where you are. The quality of the theater, the very high level of talent that comes to the stage, you almost expect to walk out the theater doors and onto the streets of a major metropolitan area. Instead you walk right into Beaver Creek Village—it’s really something special that I don’t believe has an equal anywhere else in the world.” —Nancy Gage, Grand Patron and Underwriter
“Our show is just made for venues like the Vilar Performing Arts Center. It’s a really intimate theater, which I love. I love being close to the audience. It’s our kind of place.” —Clint Black, country music legend
“That (VPAC) is a really great venue…a tight little room, really cool.” —Keb’ Mo’
“The VPAC is one of our main attractions to living in the Vail Valley. Nine years ago as my wife and I began planning a family, we had to make hard decisions about where we were going to live. As we ranked our reasons for staying in the valley the VPAC was in our top 5.” —Timothy R. Haley, VPAC Volunteer
The national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Producers visited the VPAC February 23, 2016. Photo by John Ryan Lockman.
YOU THE AUDIENCE
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
A Town Center “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” –Ludwig van Beethoven
n those moments when we’re fortunate enough to experience music in the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, perhaps as accompaniment to a graceful performance at the Vail Dance Festival, or emanating from an orchestra during Bravo!, or billowing from the Marshall stack of a talented rock artist at the Crazy Mountain Brewery Hot Summer Nights, it’s easy to understand what Mr. Beethoven had in mind. Certain places lend themselves to hosting artistic events or public gatherings. At one particular bend in the river, with ski slopes to one side and the Gore Range to the other, the early Vail community soon found a town center. What began as an ad-hoc performance facility and communal-event grounds in the town’s earliest days became the iconic Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in June of 1987. Since then, the venue has undergone five major renovations and hundreds of smaller upgrades. In its most recent incarnation, it is now home to a covered social courtyard which serves to welcome guests, honor President and Ms. Ford, and host community speakers and events. In 2017, we celebrate 30 years of art, music, dance, symphony, speakers, graduations, ceremonies, and community at the Ford Amphitheater. During those 30 years we’ve seen big names like Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, we’ve saluted our nation at the annual Fourth of July concert, and we’ve listened in awe as the New York Philharmonic filled our valley with music to match our natural scenery. Perhaps, then, it’s fitting to mention another Beethoven quote: “The barriers are not yet erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, ‘Thus far and no farther.’” This quote does a fair job of encapsulating the mentality at the Ford Amphitheater, where each year is a new opportunity to continue the beautification, care, and enhancement of this iconic facility; to allow artists the space to explore new expressions in performance; and to continue to be a place where our community comes together. For this, we send thanks to you: the staff at the Ford Amphitheater, our soundmen and stagehands, the musicians and guest speakers, the artists and dancers, the generous donors and patrons, the architects and builders, the groundskeepers and gardeners, the young children in the audience, their parents and grandparents, and everyone who plays their role, onstage and off, in making this venue the extraordinary place it is today.
YOU THE SYMPHONY
R D E R G R. FO A D E LGerald H T R. Ford I H P R Amphitheater M RALD H T E I G MPH D A L D GERA H P R E D AM A R R O R GE P E T M A RD A R E O F ER G M T A E ORD A F . R EATER R ITH . FO BY THE NUMBERS:
Number of attendees at Hot Summer Nights
Number of attendees in 2016 total summer season
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Vail International Dance Festival events held
Golf cart rides given
Hamburgers and cheeseburgers sold
New flowers planted
D R E T A OR F . R AT HE . F R D HE T I H R. D L A TH I H P D L A R H MPR GE A RD H T
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The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is a gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Photo by John Ryan Lockman.
YOU THE ARCHITECT
I T N HO MER WDO M U S TS SHO HOT N H W G TO H G I N WN MER OW M D U S HOW OT SU S H S T OWN HTS T G I N ER N N W M O M WD T SU O O H S H S S T N H W G I O T ER N TOW N M M DOW MER M W S U S O S T T Eagle Town Park comes alive during the final Bonfire Brewing ShowDown Town concert of the 2016 season. Photo by John Ryan Lockman.
YOU THE COMMUNITY
Free Summer Concerts
A bold idea that’s built to last A
t first, it seemed like a radical concept: offer live concerts to the public, free of charge. Why? Because life is simply better when you can enjoy a free concert with friends and family once in a while. That’s all there is to it. Thirty years later, free concerts are a staple of life in our mountains. Come one, come all, come enjoy free summer concerts on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Vail Valley. In 2017, the Vail Valley Foundation celebrates the 30th anniversary of Crazy Mountain Brewery Hot Summer Nights, and we plan to do it in style. More music, bigger names, and a phenomenal lineup have 2017 shaping up to be the best yet at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. It’s a big year for anniversaries. In Eagle, we also celebrate 20 years of the Bonfire Brewing ShowDown Town free summer concert series at the Eagle Town Park and Centennial Stage. It takes bold ideas to create something new, and it takes community support to make it last. As we celebrate these milestones in our concert series, we also send thanks to the people, artists, sponsors, underwriters, and municipal and private-sector institutions who partner with us in this endeavor. It’s thanks to you that we are able to host weekly summer shows, throughout our valley, that all of us can enjoy…at a price that’s hard to argue with.
Music lovers of all ages are welcome at our free summer concert series. Photos by John Ryan Lockman.
YOU THE LOCAL
Global Energy Forum
Global Energy Forum Returns to Beaver Creek for Sixth Year T
he Vail Valley Foundation is honored to once again host the Global Energy Forum at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, January 26-27, 2017. Now in its sixth year, the Forum has become widely known as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mini Davosâ&#x20AC;? on energy and will once again feature stimulating conversations about our energy future, including policy implications of the new U.S. presidential administration. Founded and chaired by Jay Precourt, the annual event is presented by the Global Energy Forum Foundation in partnership with the Stanford University Precourt Institute for Energy and the Stanford University Precourt Energy Efficiency Center. Approximately 100 students from leading North American colleges and universities join an exciting roster of distinguished government officials, corporate energy executives, leading research scientists, investors, entrepreneurs and journalists. The growing list of speakers at the 2017 Forum include, among others: Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Colorado Cary Funk, Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Group Cesar Emiliano Hernandez Ochoa, Undersecretary for Electricity, Mexican Ministry of Energy Gitane De Silva, Senior Representative of Alberta to the U.S. Doug Suttles, President & CEO, Encana Brad Holly, Senior Vice President, Anadarko Chris Brown, President, Vestas Americas Jacqueline Hinman, Chairman & CEO, CH2M Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund Colin Robertson, Columnist, Toronto Globe and Mail
YOU THE SPEAKER
Photos by Zach
Annual Financial Reports T
he diagrams offer two ways of looking at the Vail Valley Foundation revenues, both of which equal $21,270,293. *Fiscal year 2016 financials listed are non-audited, internally-generated numbers.
Functional n Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,560,207 n Other Program Revenue . . . . . . . . $496,100 n Sponsorships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,571,898 n Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,704,630 n Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,453,385 n In Kind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,476,701 n Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,372 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,270,293
Programmatic n Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,440,019 n Cultural Programming. . . . . . . . . $6,961,785 n Athletic Programming . . . . . . . . . $3,928,175 n Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,067,037 n Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $396,576 n In Kind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,476,701 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,270,293
Programmatic n Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($1,308,924) n Cultural Programming. . . . . . . . ($6,836,367) n Athletic Programming . . . . . . . . ($4,231,415) n Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($2,909,528) n Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($3,003,168) n In Kind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($2,476,701) Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($20,766,103) Net Income. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $504,190*
CapEx & Bond Payment. . . . . . . . . ($280,623) Net Contribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $223,567
YOU THE INVESTOR
H A U U T H T O YO YOU TO YO S T K O S S T N K K NKS LeeAJones A N H T U H A T U O H YOU Y O Y O S T O F K T TO NKS ANKS THAN A U H T U H O T YOU Y O Y O S T O K T S TO NKS ANK THAN A U H T U H O T YOU Y O O Y T O S T O K T TO NKS ANKS THAN A H T U H T YOU O U O T Y O S Y O K T TO NKS KS TO THAN YOU A N H A T U TH O YOU KS TO O YOU N T T O A S S Y H K K KS A CONVERSATION WITH
or 11 years, Lee Jones wore many different hats for the Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365. In September of 2016, Lee became Vice President of Membership & Development at the Vail Valley Foundation. We asked him to share some of his memories, and ideas, with us.
Q: You’re originally from Manchester, England. What brought you to the Vail Valley? A: I came here in 2001 while waiting to start a new job in Australia. I planned to stay 6 months! Immediately I could tell that there was something about this place—I felt like I belonged here. I’ve been to around 50 countries, but the way I was treated by the people here, and the strong sense of community, just made me feel that this was the place I was supposed to be. The more time I spent here, the more I felt that this was a community that I wanted to give back to. I started coaching soccer, and that’s how I became involved in YouthPower365. Q: What is it about the Vail Valley Foundation that makes it a special organization? A: The people. Every person who gives their time, treasure or talent to be a part of our arts, athletics and education efforts is considered a part of this organization, and we appreciate every one of them. Being the vehicle that mobilizes a community to benefit its constituents is truly the most special part of what we do.
Q: You were a central figure at YouthPower365 for the past 11 years. Was it difficult to make the transition to Vice President of Membership & Development? A: It was the right thing to do, and the right time. I am very pleased and honored to take on this new role, where I seek to continue to make a greater positive impact on the young people in our valley. The Vail Valley Foundation is really an expression of the volunteer spirit and generosity of this community, and I find it very gratifying to work directly with the people who make it all possible. Q: What are some of the guiding principles you bring to your new role at the Foundation? A: I’ve always believed in two things: hard work and investing in people. The people I previously mentioned work hard to make this community a better place to live, and we are very proud of being part of that. We believe we invest in the people of this community, and we are hopeful and grateful that they invest in us, too.
Lee Jones Vice President of Membership & Development Vail Valley Foundation
YOU THE VOLUNTEER
THANKS TO YOU 2016
VOLUNTEERS Vail Valley Foundation and VPAC Volunteers Donna Abbruzzese Bob Abrams Teri Abrams Jenni Adams Helga Adasz Larry Agneberg Nancy Alexander Mary Alldredge Bob Allstadt Paul Amos Beth Anderson Grace Anderson Andi Andersson Nicholas Andrejko Linda Angeloni Ann Antonius Susan Armitage Christina Arrigoni Edgar Arroyo Donald Artico Susan Artico Silas Axtell Gretchen Babcock Gabe Baccary Lisa Baccary Paul Backlund Ashley Bailey Bob Baker Susan Baker Andrew Bakert Barbara Baldrey Shary Balius Kathie Ballah Michael Balster Jane Barber Lynne Barker Sarah Barry Steven Barry Paul Bates Doris Beitling
Rick Beitling Lorrayne Bell Sarah Bell Gay Bellrichard Jim Benson Chapin Benway Phil Berg Charles Bertrand Kay Bertrand Alyssa Berube Thomas Bethke Kathryn Biggs Kathryn Birch Mike Bisner Greta Blamire Gary Blanch Brian Blood Pat Blood Brooke Bobela Nanci Bolton Francis Bompard Mike Bond John Bottomley Holly Bouchard Lois Bowen Barbara Bower Norman Bowles Judy Bowman Mary Boyd Jack Bradbury Jennifer Bradbury Peter Brandrup Dana Braun Joerg Braun Rita Braun Gayle Braunholtz Anne Breckheimer Kyreeana Breelin Cherie Breeman Beth Bridges
Janet Bro Lindsey Broach Jeanette Brown Melinda Brown Lois Brown Vi Brown Lorraine Brown-Bassett Lisa Brueggemeier Jacek Buczynski Peter Bugbee Tim Burch Anhony Burns Andie Bush Brian Bybee Roxanne Bybee Gene Bygd Alexandra Caffrey Carol Calinoff Althea Callaway Cliff Callaway Craig Cambria Ryan Cantrell Bruce Carey Jay Carlson Lise Carnes David Carson Judy Carson Sara Carvis Jim Castillo Claire Caswell Chris Cerimele Annie Cerovich Janet Cerovich Paul Chadwick Adam Chambers Joan Chambers Chuck Chandler Karen Chandler Kathy Chandler-Henry
Jim Chapin Lynn Chapin Alicia Chavez Daniel Chayes Eugene Cheong Caleb Chicoine Gordon Chicoine Tenie Chicoine* Jim Childers Rece Chilton Susan Chipman Joyce Chizmadia Blair Christiansen Holly Clark Susan Clark Richard Clubine Chad Cobb Peter Cobos Amy Cochran* Bill Coffin Jane Coffin Holly Cole Rick Collier Sandy Collier Mark Colman Wendy Congleton Karen Conklin Mark Conlon Zach Cooley Rand Coolman Kathleen Cope Sylvia Copeland Dorothy Corlin Bones Corsetti Katherine Costa Crystal Cowden Brendon Cozier Fred Craft Becky Crawford Carl Crawford
Jim Crine Pamela Crine Alan Crocker Brent Crouch Brian Culp Anne Cuny Mikayla Curtis Christine Cutler Diana Cutler Ali Cypcar Rob Dahl Heather Damon Ingrid Dampier Janet Daniels Rose Daniels Stephen Daniels Charles Dark Alex Davis Bill Davis Elizabeth Davis Randi Davis Wink Davis Rachael Davison Sara De Iraola Marianella De Sola Alexa Dean Charlotte DeChant Katie Deck Dale Decker Kathy Dee Dillon DeMore Marianne Desmarais Elfi DeVaney Doris Dewton Shyam Dhruv Jamie Diaz DeDe Dickinson Carol Dickman Bob Dienst Jocelyn Dienst Sydney Dietz Elizabeth DiJulio Tom Dimelow Mike Dineen John DiToro Abby Dixon Charlie Dobberstein Alex Dobos Don Donnalley Judy Donnalley John Donovan Michael Donovan Deb Douglas Jim Dowling
Cole Downing Brian Doyle Dudley Duel Loren Dumont Olivia Dwyer Deb Earl Ellen Eaton Judy Edeen Terry Ellstrom Yvette Emmer Dana Erickson Jessica Esparza Patrick Espy Horst Essl Janelle Evans Tom Evans Merry Ewing Karen Eyrich Kathy Fagan Ann Faison Sandy Faison William Farris Linda FergusonMuldowney Gordon Ferris Nicholas Fickling Bob Finlay Eleanor Finlay Phyllis Finlay Buzz Finn Gordon Finnegan Patrick Finnegan Julie Fischer Bill Fisher Sara Fisher Sadie Fitzgerald Ashley Forche Alicia Ford Chip Ford Reed Ford Amy Fordham Max Forgensi Steven Formica Brian Forsline Deborah Forsline Michael Forster Andrew Forsyth Lew Fowler Patricia Foxwell Nathan Free Karen Frei Kirk French Yvonne Fromm Beth Frommer
Laura Fuller Peggy Fuller Cindy Gagnon Gabriela Gallegos Shannon Gallegos Suzanne Gallegos Ann Gallo Jaime Gallo Sam Ganow Richard Garcia Greer Gardner Howard Gardner Jack Gardner Serena Gardner Krysta Gardner Shankland Vicky Garnsey Lulu Garton Henrietta Gaspard Gary Gauger Ilene Gauger Sandy Gaylord Tom Gaylord John Gee Hannah Geisman Joyce Gelo Carolyn Gentling Lorilee George Netia Gerken Don Gerstein Helen Gerstein Bradley Ghent Curtis Ghent Keith Giglio Linda Gilles Sarah Givens John Glover Jeremy Gobeli Dan Godec Sue Godec* Henry Goetze Nancy Goetze Susan Gold Don Goldberg Tristand Golden Eric Goldman Jeffrey Goldschmidt Milly Goldstein Marcette Gordon Nick Gorski Sandy Goss Jilly Gossett Calley Gottbehuet Robert Gouterman
Shiela Gouterman Mary Graebel Melanie Grangaard Richard Granzow Colleen Gray Cappie Green Jim Green Scott Green Lisa Greenberg Claire Greenblatt George Gregory Pat Gregory Alicia Gresley Edward Gretsch Fred Gretsch Susan Gruber Todd Grubin Richard Gruss Tom Gulden Hedy Gurrentz Sabrina Gurtner Michael Guy Kitty Gwathmey Ned Gwathmey Lynn Haas Merry Haas Jim Haeffner Karen Haeffner Christian Haeuserman Molly Haley Ryan Haley Timothy Haley Jane Hall Wyatt Hall Robb Hamina Patricia Hammon Christine Hamrick MacKenzie Hanna Gordon Hardenbergh Faye Hargreaves Patti Harkreader Dillon Harlan Rick Harrison James Hass Anne Hatch Mary (Scooter) Hathorn Charlie Hauser Robert Hay John Hayden Blair Hayes Elizabeth Haymes
Ross Haymes Stephanie Hays John Hayward Patricia Hedlund John Helmering Deanna Henry Richard Herbert Terresa Herbst Scott Hershman Brandon Hesser Marlene Heston Tom Heston Bob Hickey David Hickey Nancy Hickok Tamara Higgins Erika Higgins Bryonny Hiland Jan Hiland* Gerry Hill Kelly Hillencamp Matt Hillery Sarah Hoban Thelma Hoessler Steve Holden Kevin Holderness Dan Holman Paula Holman Tyler Hopkins Robinette Hoppin Kristen Horn Dave Horne Chris Hoss Mary Houston Sherry Houston Chip Howard Rick Howard Audrey Howell Brian Hoyt Linda Hryckowian Alice Huang Bill Hubbard Fritz Hubbard Bob Huff Rolf Hufnagel Barbie Huggenvik Mark Huggenvik Gina Huggins Pam Hughes Patrick Hughes Christie Huidekoper Mike Hurst Rita Hurst Anca Ignat
Rosalie Isom Jay Ivison Don Jackson Jan Jackson Jake Jacobson Harry Jaffe Elizabeth James Patie Jansen Katie Janus Emma Janusz Debby Jasper* Harry Jasper Nancy Jastatt-Juergens PJ Jenick Candice Jenkins Cheryl Jensen Karen Johns Brent Johnson Drew Johnson Eric Johnson Jay Johnson Reese Johnson Sarah Johnson Susan Johnson Cindy Jones Russ Jones Ruth Jones Carl Juergens Matthew Kamper Siegfried Kampl Kevin Kanzler Howard Kaplan Mary Sue Katz Elizabeth Keay Ben Keck Kevin Keelan Joshua Keen Rachel Keith Eric Kelley Emilie Kelly Keith Kelly Kim Kelly Alex Kendall Rebecca Kennedy Karen Kern Joanna Kerwin* Angela Kettinger Becky Kieler Mike Kieler Kasey Kingham Rex Kingham Jeff Kingston Jack Kinnear
YOU THE VOLUNTEER
H A U U T H T O YO YOU TO YO S T K O S S T N K K NKS A N Nancy & Mauri H A T U H A T U Nottingham O H YOU Y O Y O S T O K T TO NKS ANTKS THAN A U H T U H O T YOU Y O Y O S T O K T S TO NKS ANK THAN A U H T U H O T YOU Y O O Y T O S T O K T TO NKS ANKS THAN A H T U H T YOU O U O T Y O S Y O K T TO NKS KS TO THAN YOU A N H A T U TH O YOU KS TO O YOU N T T O A S S Y H K K KS VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR
he Nottingham name has been associated with the local community for more than a century. Keepers of the ranch that filled the valley in the area now known as Avon, the Nottinghams have a long legacy of contributing to the community around them, even as decades of change have re-made and redefined Eagle County. In 2016, Mauri and Nancy Nottingham were given the Vail Valley Foundation’s “Volunteer of the Year” award. The couple received the award at a ceremony at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater during the Vail International Dance Festival in August 2016—the perfect setting for the occasion, not least because Nancy volunteered in the first year of the Festival. Mauri Nottingham was born in Avon on the Nottingham Ranch in 1930. Nancy and Mauri met at the University of Colorado Boulder and were married in 1956. In 1968, they became well known in Vail as owners of the Talisman Lodge near the International Bridge (where One Willow Place is located now). Mauri was very active as a gate keeper and FIScertified starter for Nor-Am and World Cup ski races. By the 1989 World Championships, he was lead gatekeeper for the event. In an era before personal computers, Mauri built, developed and coded a computerized inventory system for Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Ski Swap—the first of its kind—and later developed a bar-code and tagging system that was well ahead of its time. These were only some of the innovative contributions he made to the community in Vail. In the early ’90s, Mauri founded “We Recycle,” the valley’s original recycling program. He has volunteered for the Eagle Valley Community Fund’s Rummage Sale since the early ’80s, and he volunteered each year for the Eagle River Clean-up and annual highway clean-up. Nancy has been an unfaltering volunteer across a wide spectrum of activities, but she has a special fondness for her work with the Rummage Sale, which used to be known as the “Vail Sale” when the idea was first hatched in 1964. Nancy continues to volunteer more than 1,000 hours per year to the EVCF Rummage Sale effort, the proceeds of which are distributed to local nonprofits, schools, teams and other charitable organizations. Nancy has also served as a 4-H leader, was on Eagle County School District’s first District Accountability Committee, helped found Battle Mountain High School’s first PTA in 1984, and was an active member of Caring For Kids in the early 2000s. She is also still a volunteer usher at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. For Nancy and Mauri, volunteer work is a part of their life—and always has been. Today’s Eagle County has a spirit of volunteerism about it, and Mauri and Nancy are among those who clearly deserve credit for establishing that culture early on, and encouraging those around them to take part in building a better community as well.
YOU THE VOLUNTEER
Ron Kitchell Lexie Klasing Jim Kleckner Ben Kleimer Jim Kleimer Janet Kleinhardt Tom Kleinhardt John Kleinman Nancy Kleinman Bill Knaus Charlene Koegel Brian Kolzow Jenn Koscelnik Ron Koscelnik Bode Kostik Alden Kostick Alexander Kostick Yuri Kostick Kathi Kotula Laura Koue Serena Kozusko Liz Krezowski Ben Kulavanijaya Marlene Kunkel Carl Kurt Judy Kurt Allen Kvidera Christine Labadie Eva Labine Chris Lai Robert Lambert Carter Large Alexa Larson Janifer Larson Monique Lathrop Marion Laughlin Don Laughlin Amy Laurent Tom Lawlor Amy Lawrence Diana Layman Patti Lazarus Karen Lechner Bitzie Lee Christopher Lee Dawn Lee Jim Lee Duane Lepeska Teri Lester Lonnie Leto Philip Levy Sherri Lewis Trish Lewis Dave Lieberman
Joel Lieberman Carol Lincoln Grant Lindstrom Florence Linet Joby Linet Dyann Linger George Linger Robert Linn Cindy Linzmeier Melody Loar Kim Lockhart Cholpon Lord Justin Lottman Mary Lowman Matt Luby Halsey Lucas MaryLamb Lucas Nicole Lucido Tom Ludwig Susan Lueders Thomas Lundeen Peter Ma Greg Macik John Maclellan Hank Mader Olivia Maggi Andrea Malagon Matthew Malone Maurice Mandel Pete Maniaci Maryann Manion Nicholas Mans Liam Mattison Melanna Marcellot Daniel Marchetti Jeffrey Matthes Mike Matthews Tana Matthews Helen Mayes Marlene McCafferty Marcia McCalden Tom McCalden Marian McDonough Louise McGaughey Camryn McGrath Carol McKown Marla McLane Jon McLaughlin Carole Ann McNeill Karissa McNiven Sophie Mellsop Jeanmarie Mendesh Fritz Merizon Whitney Merriman
Stephanie Merritt Mary Anne Metternick Herb Meyring Kathryn Middleton Martha Milbery Scherezada Milfeld Ellen Miller Greg Miller Pat Miller Quinn Miller Marcia Millikan Tammy Millington Isabel Miscio John Moebius Shay Momiroff Arlene Montag Dustin Montano Pat Montgomery Grace Moody Ronald Mooney Sue Moore Cameron Morgan Joe Morrill Susan Morrill Bobbi Morrison Marvin Morrison Lexi Mossman David Mott Sue Mott Jan Moyes Mark Murphy David Murray Terri Nagel Susan Narduzzi Gail Nash Felicia Nassi Tammy Negomir Dawn Nelson Elaine Nelson Rob Nelson Nikola Nemcabin Lisa Nerio Rita Neubauer Theresia Neuman Janet Newman Suzette Newman Skip Nichamin John Nichols Jim Nielsen Joyce Nielsen Linda Nielsen* George Nimmo Claire Noble
Talon Crew members prepare the 34-degree slopes of the Birds of Prey Downhill course. Photo by Curtis Ghent. Patrick Noll Joel Norell Sean Norris Beth Notis Nancy Nottingham Bill O’Brien Reggie O’Brien Darrel Ochs Thomas O’Connell Ginny Oldenburg Wally Oliveira Makoto Ono Shaina Oppenheimer Karin Oquinn Kevin O’Rourke Phyllis Owens
Tom Owens Ron Ownby Music Pace Patti Pack Blaine Palmer Karen Palmer Andrea Parkinson Allison Parrish Jim Pefanis Steve Penrose Gregory Pent Janet Perdzock John Perdzock Clementine Perkins Samantha Perkins Gary Pesso
Nils Peterson Todd Peterson Taylor Petrowski Kent Pettit Nancy Pettit Lindy Phannenstiel Max Phannenstiel Amy Phillips Thea Piccone Gina Pickle Jeff Pieper Greg Pike Christina Piquette Shawn Poe Tom Pohl Deb Poole
Kaylee Porter Kim Porter Ashley Poulson Brad Powers Gail Powers Jeri Powles Steve Powles Mary Pownall Herb Pozen Steve Prawdzik* Amber Prince Herb Prince Maddy Prince Scott Prince Colleen Pruss Merlon Pusey
Olivia Pyke Mike Quinlivan Alisa Rader Alina Rainsford Annette Ramer Silvia Ramirez Howard Rapson Patti Rasmussen Johnny Rauzi Melinda Ravsten David Rawlings Jensen Rawlings Hollie Reidy Helga Rein Mike Reisinger Jozef Remsik
Jeff Rhodes Carl Richardson Carole Richardson Ronald Richardson Kenny Rindy Cathy Roach Logan Robertson Jeanne Robinson Tim Robinson Todd Roehr Mark Roman Gerald Rose Nancy Rose Rayma Rose Kent Rose Peter Rosenberg
Ann Rosenwald Paul Rosenwald Tina Rossi Val Rossman Sabrina Rostkowski Jerry Rowe Laurine Rowe Jim Rowland Patti Ruback Ron Ruback Herb Rubinstein Thelma Rubinstein Trent Ruder Miguel Ruiz Phillip Ruschmeyer Tom Russo*
YOU THE VOLUNTEER
Justin Ryan Lenka Sage Bonn San Diego Sandee Sander Nancy Sandberg Leah Sandberg Jim Sanders* Kristina Sappenfield Venelin Sariev George Saunders Nancy Saunders Mike Sawatzki Dick Sawyer Katherine Sayre Gwen Scalpello Lisa Schafer Peter Schafer Scott Scherer Carol Schimmer Reiner Schlimbach Candice Schmidt Julie Schmidt William Schmitt Bev Schneiter Jason Schon Lucy Schram Andrea Schroeder John Schultz Bill Schulz Eula Schulz Lois Schwager Bernie Schwartz Bobbi Schwartz Jon Schwartz Stephanie Schwartz Les Seely Stefan Seigmann Christine Sena Bob Senn John Serba Michele Serine Chad Sewell Tom Shaheen Ricki Shaw Sherlin David Shearon Jean Shearon Dan Sheffield Mara Sheldon Ricki Sherlin Steve Sherlin Furba Sherpa Charlie Sherwood Scott Shick
Charlotte Shollenberger Chad Shoulders Matt Shoulders Judson Shoup Jeff Shroll Karen Shupe Christina Siemonsma Mikey Silbermann Teak Simonton Cayla Simpson Nedree Simpson Buddy Sims Carolyn Sipes Jim Sipes Bart Skidmore Jack Skjonsby Eric Slagle Elizabeth Small Robert Small Daryl Smith Diane Smith Haruko Smith Jim Smith Kim Smith Loren Smith Shirley Smithson Ben Sommers Morgan Sommers Jerry Sorensen Carol Wolff Sowers Alissa Spaniol Tom Spaniol Karen Spearing Bree Spell Jason Spencer Charlotte Springer David Staat Edward Stapf Jill Stautner Margaux Stavney John Steiert Don Stevens Kim Stevenson John Stewart Dean Stockdale Kathryn Stoffers DL Stone Darlene Stookey Quinn Strauch George Streeter Anastasia Striegnitz
Todd Strom Ron Strong Meghan Struve Jason Strykowski John Stutzman Elizabeth Sullivan Jeff Swanson John Swanson Maria Szczecina Kathie Talbot Jay Taylor Mark Taylor Carri Tedstrom David Tepoorten Matthew Tepoorten Claire Thayer Dawn Theelke David Thomas Vonda Thomas Kai Thompson Rita Thompson Janice Tonz Brenda Torres Carlos Torrijos Deborah Travers Shelby Tulk Talia Tyler Brianna Unsworth Ann Valenti Betsy Van Beek Steve Van Beek Loy Van Vleet Ruth Van Vleet Joseph VanHarn Barbara Vaughn Melvin Vaughn Cloe Vega Jaan Vehik Cathy Verlinde David Verlinde Rose Verlinde Scott Verlinde Debbie Vernell Hank Vernell Bonnie Vesey Jack Vesey Cynthia Vickers Frank Vilece Megan Vilece John Vincze Jillann W. RichardsonRohrscheib
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PJ Walder Rocky Walder Sophia Walder Steve Wallace Karen Walter Kathy Walter Thom Walter Bob Warner Christian Waszak Sarah Watson Mary Watts Valerie Watts Petra Weber Molly Webster Albert Weihl Susan Weihl Cybele Weilbacher Howard Weisman Margot Welch Norm Welch Grace Wellwerts Laura Wenninger Scott Wessner James Weston Warren Wettlaufer Brendan White Leila White Maria White Nate White Lon Whitman Charlene Whitney Jeanne Whitney Grace Whittle Helene Wieting David Wikman Megan Wilder Gary Wilke Bert Willemse Ann Williams Bruce Williams Jeremiah Williams Mary Clare Williams Mike Williams Patrick Williams Bob Willloughby Joan Willloughby Andre Wilner Colby Wilson Jean Wilson Marty Wilson Richard Wilson Erica Winter Tom Winters
Emma Wodlinger Carole Wolff-Sowers Dean Wolz Linda Wolz Murray Wood Chip Woodland Barrett Woods Jeff Woods Kara Woods Parker Woods Sheena Woods Aidan Woodworth Camryn Woodworth S. Alison Worl Allison Wright Chiara Young Concetta Young Andrew Zaback Jack Zacks Franz Zarda John Zavodsky Gregg Zeliff Bill Zeller Kirsten Zeller* Dora Zhu Diane Ziegler Michael Ziegler William Zuehl *These volunteers graciously dedicate countless hours of their time to volunteer for ALL Vail Valley Foundation events and coordinate other volunteers.
YouthPower365 Volunteers COPA Coach Miguel Alvarez Alondra Bastardo Alberto Beltran Jesus CamuĂąez Kevin Cannel Miguel Casas Javier Carbajal Sandra Chavez Emily Chavez Luis Corral Victor Cortes Alejandra Elizalde Armando Espinoza Brian Fierro Ramon Fierro Erick Garcia Jessica Gonzalez Jill Kammurer Jose Lopez Tony Luevanos Ricky Luevanos Edgar Luevanos Juan Carlos Macias Jerry Martinez Esmeralda Mejia Bryan Morales Daniel Montes Victor Rios Jared Rodriguez Polo Rodriguez Antonio Rojas Lizbeth Ruiz Armando Soto Erick Solis Jose Serna Jesus Torres Junior Valladarez Danielle Webb Brisa Zubiran
Data Entry Christina Cheesman Lily Ludewig Jill Sinding
Girl PowHER Fashion Show Vanessa Lyons
Amanda Precourt Candace Riden Monica Sanchez Jill Sindling W Salon
PwrHrs Music Education Alec Mauro Emily Zeigler
Girl PowHER Jessica Ballentine Mike Christenberry The Cos Bar Patricia Ferguson Elena Gorgeouses Mind Springs Health Lauren Pasquale Kathryn Regjo
Magic Bus Judy Kurt Louise Willimann
Parent Mentor Program Marisela Arce Daisy Arvisu Veronica Barron Blanca Cabral Claudia Cabral Ana Maria Casas Carmen Castillo Guadalupe Cordova Guadalupe DeLara Raquel Delgado Diana Flores Gladys Garcia Veronica Garcia Carolina Guzman Leticia Guzman Erika Juarez Miriam Karbasi Emma Lazalde Neysi Loera Olga Loera Noelia Lujan Angelica Macias
Adriana Maldonado Marisol Martinez Veronica Martinez Lizeth Mendoza Maria Elena Mendez Consuelo Meraz Horalia Meraz Guadalupe Montes Perla Morales Maria Omilba Rodriguez Mayra Orona Selene Ovalle Luz Pedroza Joana Puebla Maria Elena Ramirez Beatriz Rascon Bibiana Rivero Maria Elva Rosales Amparo Ruiz Maria Serna Yolanda Silva Natalia Sisneros Karely Vega
PwrHrs Noah Anderson
Star Dancing Gala Justin Berk Cole Harris Jan Hiland Jessica Kisker Will Nolan Kacee Picot Creighton Stephens W Salon
Sowing Seeds EVES PTA BCES PTA EES PTA Nicky Asselin Amber Barella Joel & Jean Cummins Meredith Deem Hannah Goldberg Kyle & Sarah Hoiland Elke Kaiser Kristen Kreutzer Emily Larsen Katie Leibig Bethany Lindall
Kelly Liken Lucila Tvarkunas
Turkey Trot Erik Garcia John Halloran Jim Sanders Kelsey Sanders Reeve Sanders
PowHER Up for Success Alecz Adams Lisa Babb Carrie Benway Alyssa Berube Martha Brassel Elizabeth Britten Brenda Buglione Susie Davis Erica De Longpre Carrie Fell Delphine Gennisson Elena Georgouses Julie Herr Jan Hiland Jenny Hocht Michele Huyke Rosalie Isom Yvonne Jacobs Stephanie Johnson Missy Lacey Ali Kelkenberg Erin Kelly Elaine Kelton Jill Lammers Jennifer Law Jen Masno Trudy Matarese Amber Moran Gentian Nuzzo Court Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien Kathryn Regjo Kim Risi Tammy Schiff Yvonne Schwartz Tricia Swenson Mia Vlaar Aja Vogelman Lorraine Wachendorfer Susan Wagenknecht
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SPONSORS 3M Company 5280 Magazine Access Commercial Real Estate Adidas Outdoor Agave Restaurant AirheadSUP Akinz Aksels AKZ Paddle Company Allegria Spa Alpine Bank Alpine Collision Alpine Party Rentals AmericInn Lodge and Suites Antlers at Vail Arrigoni Woods Bagito Beam Suntory Beaver Creek Metro District Beaver Creek Resort Company Beaver Creek Resort Properties Beaver Creek Sports Beaver Creek West Big Agnes Big O Tires Bike Magazine BioLite Blue Buffalo Blue Sky Mortgage Boa Technology Body Wrappers Bonfire Brewing Boom Movement Boulder Organic Buff Bullfrog Sunscreen Canoe & Kayak Magazine Camping With Dogs Campo di Fiori Chipotle
Christie Lodge Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies Christy Sports Chums/Beyond Coastal Cirque Mountain Apparel Climbing Magazine Colorado Mountain Express Columbia Comcast Cable Corp./ Xfinity Confluence Outdoor Constellation Wines Cordillera Costa Del Mar Costco Wholesale Crazy Mountain Brewery Creekside at Beaver Creek Cricket Trailers Croakies Dean Johnson Management Dental Arts of Eagle Denver Regenerative Medicine Destination Resorts Vail DockDogs Dogtopia Frontrange Domio Donna Giordano DT Swiss E.f(ec) Eagle County Paramedic Services Eagle Ranch Fitness Club Eagle’s Nest Outfitters East West Resorts ECOXGEAR Eddie Bauer Eden Florist Eisbar Elevation Outdoors
Elevation Resort Residences ELEVENPINE Evalectric EverBank Evergreen Lodge at Vail Evolv Sports Eye Pieces of Vail FedEx FirstBank FITS Sock Company Five Ten Flight For Life Colorado Freshies Game Creek Video G-Form Giant Bicycle Goal Zero GoPro Gorsuch LTD Go RVing Gosling’s Rum Green Elephant Juicery GrindTV Guayaki Yerba Mate Hamboards Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli HEKA Energy Drink Helly Hansen HiDow High Country Copiers High Fives Foundation High Sierra Sport Company Honey Stinger Hotel Gasthof Gramshammer iHeart Media ION Bracelet Isopure Jaybird Sport Jean Richmond & Horst Essl Jamie Wolf Jewelry Jim Beam Joshua Tree Skin Care
Kaiser Permanente Kaleidoscope Productions Klean Kanteen Klymit Kokopelli Raft Co. Kora Korbel California Champagne Krave Jerkey Kush Climbing Kyocera KZYR 97.7 FM L.L. Bean La Sportiva La Tour Lahlah Designs Lakota River Guides Land Title Guarantee Company Lander Larkspur Restaurant Leashes by Liz Leki LifeProof LifeStraw Lodge at Avon Center Lodge at Lionshead Lonestar Security Manor Vail Lodge MHM & CO.Alition MillerCoors Moe’s Original BBQ Motorola Solutions Mountain Communications Native Eyewear Nepal’s Kitchen Nestle Water Nicky’s Quickie Nite Ize NOLS Noodle & I NUUN Hydration One Wheel Optimum Events Orvis Osprey Packs Outside Magazine Packraft America Pac-Van Pakems Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Pazzo’s Pizzeria
Gear Town is a major attraction at the GoPro Mountain Games. Photo by Dan Davis.
PepsiCo Food Service Perch Vail & Grey Salt Pocket Disc Point6 Polk BOOM PowerShares QQQ Precision Construction West Premier Mortgage Resources Princeton Tec Qloom Bikewear R & H Mechanical Rams-Horn Lodge re-fuel by Digipower Reliable Racing Supply Resqwater Proactive Recovery Rhino-Rack Rislone RLN Consulting Rock & Ice Ruffwear Sacred Rides New Zealand SAFE K9 Transports SeasonFive Sierra Sage Simba Run Sitzmark Lodge
Ski Podz Skratch Labs Slackline Industries Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate SOL Paddle Boards Sonnenalp Hotel of Vail Sportsinsurance.com Squash Blossom Squirt Lube Starbucks Starting Hearts SteamMaster Restoration & Cleaning Summit MRB Holdings, LLC SUP Magazine Superfeet SYNC Performance Synergy Center for Wellness Tamrac TAXA Tec Labs Tenkara The Charter at Beaver Creek The Denver Post The Enthusiast Network The Gallegos Corporation
The Red Bulletin The Steadman Clinic The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Thule Tony Gulizia, Inc. Town of Avon Town of Eagle Town of Vail Trail Runner Magazine Trango Trek Bikes Trek Light Gear TriggerPoint Tudor Watch U.S.A. TV8 Vail/Beaver Creek United States Ski and Snowboard Association The UPS Store US Bank US Forest Service Utivity Vail Daily Vail Gourmet Popcorn Vail Integrative Medical Group Vail International Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Co.
Vail Mountain School Vail Racquet Club Vail Resorts Vail Resorts Retail Vail Valley Getaway Vail Valley Jet Center Vail Valley Mountain Bike Assoc. Vail Valley Pharmacy Vanworks Vibram USA Volvo North America Voormi Warrior Dog Foundation Western Rise Western Slope Beverage Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Westwind at Vail White Horse Solutions Wigwam Will Comerford/State Farm Insurance Winnebago Xero Shoes YETI Coolers YoColorado Zehren and Associates Zuke’s
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H A U U T H T O YO YOU TO YO S T K O S S T N K K DONORS A S N K H A T N U H A T U O H YOU Y O Y O S T O K T TO NKS ANKS THAN A U H T U H O T YOU Y O Y O S T O K T S TO NKS ANK THAN A U H T U H O T YOU Y O O Y T O S T O K T TO NKS ANKS THAN A H T U H T YOU O U O T Y O S Y O K T TO NKS KS TO THAN YOU A N H A T U TH O YOU KS TO O YOU N T T O A S S Y H K K KS THANKS TO YOU
The donor lists that follow represent supporters who gave gift(s) to the Vail Valley Foundation between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. Thank you to all of our loyal donors.
We have carefully reviewed the names that are listed. However, if you find an error or omission, please accept our apologies and contact us at 970.777.2015 ext. 5951 so that we may correct our records.
Donor Listing Key
^ Denotes Deceased
The Millennium Club recognizes those who, over the course of their lifetime, have made gifts to the Foundation of $1,000,000 or more. We sincerely thank these members for their philanthropic commitment. Anonymous Beaver Creek Metro District Beaver Creek Resort Company Judy & Howard Berkowitz Bloomberg Philanthropies Marlene & John Boll Kathy & Bjorn Erik Borgen Joyce Mollerup & Robert Buckman Ann Smead & Michael Byram Amy & Steven Coyer El Pomar Foundation Julie & Bill Esrey Susan & Harry Frampton Pat^ & Peter Frechette Rose & George Gillett Donna Giordano Martha Head Karen & Michael Herman Lyda Hill Vicki & Kent Logan Leni & Peter May
Molly & Jay Precourt J. Douglas Rippeto Mary Sue & Michael Shannon Oscar Tang Family Town of Vail Vail Resorts EpicPromise Alberto Vilar Betsy & George Wiegers
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The VVF’s Education Legacy Award recognizes individuals who have given gifts of $1,000,000 or more over their lifetime to educational programs administered through YouthPower365. We are sincerely appreciative of their dedication. 2016 recipients: Kathy & Bjorn Erik Borgen Ann Smead & Michael Byram Oscar Tang Family
Vail Valley Foundation Visionary Circle
The Vail Valley Foundation Visionary Circle recognizes those individuals who have included the Foundation in their estate planning. We are extremely grateful for their commitment. Anonymous (2) P. Richard Bauer Margo & Roger Behler Ann Smead & Michael Byram Holly & Tim Finchem Ceil & Steve Folz Susan & Harry Frampton Linda & John Galvin Cheryl & Robert Gary Jean Graham-Smith Anne & Donald Graubart Neal Groff Family Jeanne & Jim Gustafson Robert Hernreich Clairlee & Bob Hirsch Jill & Loyal Huddleston Marlene & Ben Krell Vicki & Kent Logan Dora Beatty & Peter Macdonald Dr. Barry J. Mankowitz Sherry & George Middlemas Ed O’Brien Martha & Terry Allen Perl J. Douglas Rippeto Margie & Charles Steinmetz Mary & Paul Webster
Annual Giving: The generous support of our donors enables us to enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley by providing leadership in arts, athletics, and education. While many of our donors choose to designate their dollars to a specific area, such as our Annual Fund, Vilar Performing Arts Center, Vail Dance Festival or YouthPower365, the list below reflects overall combined giving to all areas of the VVF mission.
$250,000—$150,000 Karen & John Arnold Bloomberg Philanthropies Kathy & Bjorn Erik Borgen Ann Smead & Michael Byram Amy & Steven Coyer Oscar Tang Family The Colorado Health Foundation
Joyce Mollerup & Robert Buckman Eagle County Schools Pat^ & Pete Frechette Karen & Michael Herman Amanda Precourt Vikki & Michael Price J. Douglas Rippeto Mary Sue & Michael Shannon Betsy & George Wiegers
Anonymous Heidi Beale Bacca Foundation Kelly & Sam Bronfman Doe Browning Jeff & Susan Campbell Elizabeth DesCombes Julie & Bill Esrey LeeAnn & Jeffrey Ettinger Peggy Fossett Susan & Harry Frampton Donna Giordano Rick Hayes Martha Head Diane Pitt & Mitchell Karlin Betsy & Mark Kogan Leni & Peter May Kaia & Misha Moritz Sherri & Robert L. Patton, Jr. Molly & Jay Precourt
Amy & James Regan Sara & Eric Resnick Tony Grampsas Youth Services
Alpine Bank Phyllis & Steve Anderson The Anschutz Foundation Libby Anschutz Patricia & Sergio Arguelles Jody & John Arnhold Ann Newman & Andy Arnold Donna & Donald Baumgartner Beaver Creek Resort Company Buell Foundation Susan & Dale Benditz Judy & Howard Berkowitz Marlene & John Boll Randi Borgen Jeanne & Joe Brandmeyer Priscilla Brewster Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Lisa Tannebaum & Don Brownstein Patsy & Pedro Cerisola Charitable Foundation of the Vail Eagle Valley Rotary Club Colorado Mountain College Foundation Angela & Peter Dal Pezzo Renee & Todd Davison Susan & Gordon DesCombes Marijke & Lodewijk DeVink Barbara & Thomas Dooley Jane & Reed Eberly Maggie & David Eickholt El Pomar Foundation Stephanie & Larry Flinn
Nancy Gage & Allan Finney Fredman Family Foundation Gallegos Corporation Margie & Tom Gart Georgia & Donald Gogel Lisa & Bruce Goldman Lyn Goldstein Sheika & Pepi Gramshammer Jeanne & James Gustafson Viviana & George Handtmann Judy Hart Angelo & John M. Angelo^ Georgia & Robert Hatcher Heather & Glenn Hilliard Kathy & Al Hubbard Mr. & Mrs. H. Anthony Ittleson Susu & George Johnson Alexia & Jerry Jurschak Cynnie & Peter Kellogg KSL Capital Partners, LLC Ruth & Sidney Lapidus Tara & Robert Levine Vicki & Kent Logan Nicole & Steve Lucido Patricia & Frank Lynch Shirley & William S. McIntyre Michele & David Mittelman Amanda & Neal Moszkowski Vicki & Trygve Myhren Marjorie & Philip Odeen Jean & Raymond Oglethorpe Senenne & Marc Philippon Jill & Kevin Plancher Mary & Steven Read Nancy & Donald Remey Carolyn & Rick Renaud Maru & Jorge Rojas June & Paul Rossetti Annie & Richard Rothkopf Lisa & Kenneth Schanzer Helen & Charles Schwab Helen & Vincent Sheehy Sydney & Stanley S. Shuman Rupinder Sidhu Jean & Phil Smith Sue & Martin Solomon Margie & Charles Steinmetz William Sterett, M.D. Bill Stolzer Sarah Nash & Michael Sylvester James W. Taylor
Denise O’Leary & Kent Thiry Deborah & Fred Tresca Debra & Ken Tuchman Laura & Keith Tucker Linda & Stew Turley Vail Resorts, Inc. Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Barbara & Richard Wenninger Kristy & Bill Woolfolk
Anonymous (4) Holly Adams Barbie Allen/ James C. Allen Charitable Foundation Mary Ellen Anderson Shannon & Todger Anderson Sheldon D. Andrew & Jeffrey D. Byrne Marilyn Augur Beaver Creek Property Owners Association Jane & Robert Berry James Bigos Brooke & Jon Erik Borgen Vicki & Dr. Garry Boxer Lori & Bob Brown Mary Beth & Phil Canfield Kathy & James Cargill Castellini Family Foundation Charitable Foundation of the Edwards Rotary Club Kay & Thomas Clanton Carol & Thomas Corr Liz Cronin Lucy & Ron Davis Debra & James Donahugh East West Partners Margaret & Thomas Edwards Pam & Ernest Elsner Diane & Brad England Cynthia Engles Trish Fillo Betsy & Jesse Fink FirstBank Craig J. Foley Nancy & Mark Foster Joan Francis Laura & William Frick
Frieder Family Elizabeth & Michael Galvin Diane & Tom Gates Anita & Steven Gilbert George Family Foundation Suzie & Larry Graveel Terri & Tom Grojean Dr. Thomas Hackett and Ms. Kim Soffer Malo & John Harrison Linda & Milledge Hart Kiwi & Landon Hilliard Kenton Hopkins Sarah & Christopher Hunt Kathy & William Hybl Kaye & Bud Isaacs Jerome Robbins Foundation Sue & Rich Jones Nancy & Bill Jordan Roberta & Michael Joseph Elana Amsterdam & Robert Katz Elaine & Art Kelton Shelby & J. Scott Key Carol & Geof Kirsch Patty & Bill Kleh Marlene & Ben Krell Wendy Williams and Noel & Ben Kullavanijaya Almudena & Rodrigo Lebois Sue & Jim Liken Sidney E. Frank Foundation, CO Fund Nancy & Richard Lubin Kristin Tang & Mike Marston Beth & Larry Mathis Jean & Tom McDonnell Richard McVey Carolyn & Gene Mercy Sarah & Peter Millett Alejandra & Tomas Milmo Drs. Toby & Mort Mower Richard "Chupa" Nelson Jane & Skip Netzorg Kristen Nostrand Carla Bossi-Comelli & Marco Pecori Peed Family Pam & Ben Peternell Sissel & Richard Pomboy Gretchen & Bob Ravenscroft
Janet Pyle & Paul Repetto Rella & Monroe Rifkin Suzanne & Bernie Scharf Elaine & Steven Schwartzreich Kerri & Steven Siegel Janis & Ronald Simon Harvey Simpson Elizabeth & Rodney Slifer Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Nancy & John Snyder Stephanie & David Spina Janet & James Stanard Marilyn & James H. Steane II Brooke & Hap Stein Mark & Becca Stupfel Marjorie A. Swig Jon & Nancy Tellor Family Foundation The Steadman Clinic, LLC The Women’s Foundation of Colorado Catherine & James Tobin Town of Avon Treasurer of Eagle County Colorado Vail Valley Cares Vail Valley Medical Center Amy L. Roth, Ph.D. & Jack Van Valkenburgh Linda & Stephen Waterhouse Mary & Paul Webster Laura & Stephen Wehrle Joan & William Weiant Pamela & Steven Wexler Joan Whittenberg LaDonna & Gary Wicklund Gena Whitten & Robert Wilhelm Jan & Greg Winchester The Mary Wolf Family
$9,999—$5,000 Anonymous (3) Ric Almas J. Alberto Arias Anschutz Family Foundation Dierdre & Ronnie Baker Barbara Baldrey Marcine & Michael Balk Pam & Richard Bard Beverly Barnes
Annie & Daniel Berce Terre & Jack Bergman Tina & Melvyn Bergstein Jacqueline Berkshire Berkshire Hathaway Judith & Gresham Brebach Noelle Brock Barbara & Christopher Brody Cathleen & Dave Bullen Norma & Charles Carter Jill & Thomas Chinn Donae Chramosta Dorothy & Bill Cohen Kelly Liken & Rick Colomitz Nicole & Michael Conroy Barbara & John Corness Country Club of the Rockies The Sherrill Family Foundation–Debbie & Skip Courtney Patty & Jim Cownie Charitable Fund Joel Cox Shirley & Thomas Day Arlene & John Dayton Jane DeNunzio Katherine & Peter Dolan Suzy & Jim Donohue Irene & Jared Drescher Eagle Valley Home Builders Association Andrea Eddy John & Lynn Egan Lois & Stephen Eisen Patricia & Steven Erlanger Amy & Vernon^ Faulconer Cookie & Jim Flaum Laurie & Warren Florkiewicz Barbara & Paul Flowers William E. Ford Aleene & James Fraser Dawn & Stephen Friedman Paula & Gerald Friesen Linda & John Galvin Grace & Stephen Gamble Katherine George Holly & Ben Gill Andrea & Michael Glass Marvin Naiman and Margery Goldman Family Foundation Marshall Gordon Laura & Morris Gottesman
Rebecca & Stuart Green Kari & Richard Gyde Vera & John Hathaway Kathy & Jim Haymaker Deborah Wittman & Rik Heid Jean & William Hellegas Ray Albert Heller Anne & Jim Hillary Rebecca & Roy Hillenburg Clairlee & Bob Hirsch Debbie & Pat Horvath Heather & Jim Hughes Rossie Carter Hutcheson & John Hutcheson John Jaran Jared Polis Foundation Cheryl & Bill Jensen Sarah & Tait Johnson Karen & James Johnson Marlene & Robert Josefsberg Ceci & John Keck Maidee & Arnold Kirkeby Daney & Lee Klingenstein Jennifer & Curtis Krizek Kathy & Frank Kyle Alexandra & Robert Linn Irmgard & Charles Lipcon Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Lippincott Diane & Louis Loosbrock Ann & John Martin Alison & Tim McAdam Hilary & Patrick McDonald Carolyn & Rollie McGinnis Clare & Brian McGowan Carol & Don Meyer Liz & Luc Meyer Paula & Jeffrey Miller Ellen Mitchell Sammye & Mike Myers Wendy & Skip Nichamin Eric Noreen & Suzi Hill Dorothy & Henry Norton Sally & Don O’Neal Joanne & Jeffrey O’Neill Lisa & John Ourisman Marlys & Ralph Palumbo Diane & Roy Parrott Karen & Marc Peperzak Martha & Terry Allen Perl Polly & Mark Peterson Joanne Posner-Mayer Suzy & Phil Quigley Wendy & Paul Raether
Lynn & Brian Ranelle Anne Roberts Susan & Gary Rosenbach Alysa & Jonathan Rotella Nancy & Robert Samit Nancy Sands Stacey Sapp Pamela & Frank Saxton Shaeffer Hyde Construction Pixley & Ken Schiciano Carole Schragen Elana & Kenneth Schwartzreich Lisa Dennis & Gavin Selway Deborah & Jim Shpall Pamela & Richard Smith Debbi & Charles Smith Carol & George Solich Caren & Albert Stahmer Mary Lynn & Warren Staley Jarona & Bill Stevens Genie & Robert Stine Lynne & Pat Sullivan Edwin Swinford Dhuanne & Douglas Tansill Michelle & Craig Taylor Patti & Cliff Thompson Melisa Rewold-Thuon & Albert "Chico" Thuon Sanford Treat United Way of Eagle River Valley US Bank Vail Mountain School Vail Valley Business Women Vail Valley Surgery Center Barbara & Kyle Vann Elizabeth Vincent Bonnie Vogt Martin Waldbaum Lisa & Mark Walsh Janis & Roger Ward Michael Watters Toni & Michael Williams Mary Clare & Bruce Williams Judy & Bob Wilner Margaret & Loyal Wilson Linda & Donald Winter Betty & Michael Wohl
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David Adams Brenda & Joe Adeeb Jill Landman Alfond Alpine Party Rentals LLC Roxanne & Ed Anderson Christina & Balz Arrigoni Martin Atkin & Reid Balthaser Christian Avignon Georgia & Tom Barnett Marcella & Robert Barry Robert Behar Barbara & Jack Benson Alix & Hans Berglund Bolwell Family Adriana & David Bombard Kathleen & Robert Bond Margo Boyle Covell Brown Diane & Jeff Brundage Robin & Thomas Burch Carolyn & Gary Cage Susan Catalano Tokuko & William Chapin Yvonne Chen Catherine Jones Coburn & Russell Coburn Susan & Gordon Coburn Patti Shwayder-Coffin & Steve Coffin Holly & D’Arcy Cole Arlene Harris & Martin Cooper Linda & J. Berry Craddock Rebecca & Joseph Crosbie Robert J. Croteau & Karen A. Nold Brenda & Thomas Curnin Julie & Michael Current Lisa Dillon Eaglebend Affordable Housing Corporation Richard Ellis Kristi & Craig Ferraro Campbell Frey Larry Fulton & David Vogel Miriam & Morris Futernick Vicky & John Garnsey Jennifer & Richard Geisman Helen & Russell Gies Lisa & Jerry Greenberg Doris Dewton & Richard Gretz Pamela & David Gross
Andrew Gunion Sandi & Ron Haddock Stephanie & John Hanson Mary & J. Bruce Harreld Michelle & Bobby Head Debra Herz Lorraine & Harley Higbie Kristel & B.J. Hybl Sally & Kyle Hybl Alex & David Hyde Kathleen & Michael Imperi Amanda & Thomas Jaffe Shelly & Chris Jarnot Raydean Acevedo & Walter Jenkins Kathi & Stanley Jones Kaiser Permanente Mary Sue & Stephen Katz Barbara & Timothy Kelley Colleen & Allen Kirkley Justin McNulty & Brad Korell Barbara Trebbi & Michael Landry Stephanie & Rod Linafelter Janie & Bobby Lipnick Philip Livingston Carol & Douglas Lovell Elaine & Jeffrey Lovell Deborah & Dan Luginbuhl Gail & Jay Mahoney The Malloy Family Marion & Terence Martin Barbara & Richard Massman Marcia & Tom McCalden Linda & James McDonald Ingrid & Sean McGinley Heather & J.P. McInerny Helen McIntyre Nancy & Robert McLeod Diane & Paul McNamara Larned A. Waterman and Paul S. Mesard Kay & William Morton Linda & Michael Mossman J.R. Musser Karen R. Nagel Jack Neal Richard Neill New England Foundation for the Arts Malia & Jay Nobrega Rosanne & Gary Oatey Priscilla O’Neil
Jane Schoen & Sam Portman Ronnie & William Potter Georgia & Robert Pourchot R.A. Nelson LLC Kathi Renman & Jim Picard Michael Ritchie Ann Darby & Kevin Roop Krizia & Michael Routh Sue & Michael Rushmore Ann & William Sacher Erik Sale Rochelle Hanley & Shirish Shenolikar Brenda Baden & Stephen Smith Patricia & H. Smith David Sondheimer Nancy Alexander & David Staat Deana & Gerald Stempler Carly & Christopher Tanis Susan & Robert Tartre Judith Taylor The Vail Jazz Foundation, Inc. Robin & Tim Thompson Argie Ligeros & Patrick Tierney Tim Tyler Vail Valley Academy of Dance Vail Valley Soccer Club Kathryn & Leo Vecellio Anne & Robert Verratti Heather & Randall Viola Jacqueline & Norman Waite Allison Krausen & Kyle Webb Susan & Albert Weihl Mindy & Gregory White Tina & David Wilson Ellen & James Wiss Dacia & Gary Woodworth Rosalie Wooten Barbara & Peter Wright
$2,499—$1,500 Anonymous (2) Stephanie & Kelly Adair Jayne & Paul Becker Jan & David Behler Margo & Roger Behler Pamela & Brooks Bock
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Deborah & David Boillot Rebecca & Howard Braverman Amy & Terence Britton Christine & George Burns Janis & Bill Burrow Kathryn & David Campbell Nancy & Vito Cangelosi Kaye Summers & Dan Carpenter Caryn Clayman Patrice & John Cogswell Virginia Kraft Payson & David Cole Colorado Mountain College Mary Ellen & Stanley Cope Maureen & David Cross Lucinda & Andrew Daly Mary Ellen & Bob Darretta Reg & Michelle Del Ponte Kara Horner & Spencer Denison Jacqueline Deveric Paulette & Gil DiGiannantonio Julia & Simon Dixon Carol & Greg Dobbs Chrissy & Dan Doyle Eagle Valley Community Fund Kathleen & Jack Eck Dorothy Distelhorst & Karl Edgerton Jerilyn Berardi & Steven Erickson Marty & John Farrell Diane & Larry Feldman Wendy & Alan Feldman Erika & Matt Fitzgerald Terry & John Forester Shawnna & Graham Frank Christopher Galvin Greer & Jack Gardner Rose & George Gillett Maryalice Cheney & Scott Goldman Kelly & Michael Gottlieb Vivien & Andrew Greenberg Alison & Michael Greene Neal C. & Nancy E. Groff Susan & Murray Haber Rita Haddow Roslyn & Ralph Halbert Amy & Richard Hammett
Rebecca Hernreich Patricia & Lawrence Herrington Margo & Paul W.R. Hields Cathy & Graham Hollis Susie & Wes Horner Terrie & Doug Ideker Ellen & Michael Imhof Karin & Dean Johnson June & Peter Kalkus Patti & James Kemp Kathy & Neal Kimmel Ann & William Lieff Jane & Tod Linstroth Tina Nielsen & Andrew Littman Gretchen & Charles Lobitz Dora Beatty & Peter Macdonald Susan & John W. Madden III Leslie & Chuck Madison Katy & Randall Marcus Marjorie Marks Nancy & Ron Marshall Nancy & Matt McKenna Edward McMillan Patricia & Charles McMunn Janet & John Meck Laura Awazu & David Moromisato Kim & Timothy Muffley Hazel & Matthew Murray Allison & Frank Navarro Patricia Pacey & Charles Neinas Todd and Martha Nicholson Fund of the Nicholson Family Foundation Courtney O’Brien Susan Stearns & Frank O’Loughlin Mary Beth & Charles O’Reilly Thomas Piercy Jackie & James Power Andrea Markezin & Joel Press Arlene & Robert Rakich Cherryl Hobart & Martha Rehm Michael Reisinger Resort Books Ann & Ronald Riley
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Andrew Robinowitz Judy & Kenneth Robins Nancy & Robert Rosen Sarah & Bill Ross Barbara & Howard Rothenberg Phillip Ruschmeyer William A. Russell III Stacy Sadler Lisa & Ken Schapiro Nancy Wolk & David Schlendorf Leroy and Connie Schmidt Family Foundation Ann & Barry Schmitt Gayle & Douglas Schwartz Irene & Fred^ Shen Thomas Shoup Nancy & Stanley Singer Timothy Slattery Slifer Designs Kelley & James Smith Sole Sisters, Inc. Colleen & John Sorte Stewart Title Jamie & John Stone Sweet Basil The Colorado Trust Mark Tuttle Vail Summit Orthopaedics Tina & Steve Vardaman Diane & Marshall Wallach Jill & Robert Warner Jan & Stephen Watson James Wear Tiffany & Mark Weinreich Marie & Daniel Welch Western States Arts Federation Teresa & Paul Wible Megan & Nick Wilder Melinda & Stephen Winn Amy Woodworth Nicole Folino & Bob Yost
$1,499—$500 Anonymous (3) Doug Abel Sandra & Larry Agneberg Debby & Bill Akers Judy Alexander Lori & Larry Allen Martha Brassel & Chris Anderson
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his year, the prestigious 2016 Vail Valley Citizens of the Year Award has been awarded to Mary Sue and Mike Shannon. The Shannons arrived in Vail in 1985 and immediately became immersed in the artistic, cultural, and athletic programs that are now mainstays of the community, and have generously supported valued Vail Valley Foundation programs like the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Success at Six and the Alpine World Ski Championships over the years. “We came here like everybody, for the snow and the promise of a job early on in our 20s… now we have three generations of family involved,” said Mike. “Vail has a history of young dreamers who fall in love with the place, then stay and help build the next generation.” Mike Shannon has served on the Vail Valley Foundation Board of Directors since 1985, and was the President of Vail Associates at the age of 27. In addition to his Board Chairmanship of KSL Capital Partners, he also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Vail Valley Medical Center and Vail Health Services. Mike and Mary Sue have been tremendous supporters of all of the Vail Valley Foundation’s projects. They played a critical role in the creation and subsequent remodeling of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, they have long been patrons of the arts via their support of the Vilar Performing Arts Center and the Vail Dance Festival, and they have contributed generously to the growth of the Foundation’s education programming. Along with their work via the Vail Valley Foundation, Mary Sue and Mike have been committed to philanthropy in healthcare, environment, education and other areas as well. They both serve on the Mayo Clinic Global Advisory Council and support its Center for Regenerative Medicine. They were also instrumental in establishing regenerative medicine research in Vail through the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Both Shannons have been involved in the successes of many Vail Valley area philanthropic efforts such as the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Walking Mountains Science Center, Castle Peak senior center, St. Patrick’s Church, as well as many other local organizations. As strong advocates of early childhood education and the involvement of parents in a child’s cognitive, social and emotional development, the Shannons also focus on their deep-rooted education philanthropy, in part by supporting the Foundation’s YouthPower365. The Shannons’ immediate family includes son Tim Shannon and daughter-in-law Susanna Johnson Shannon; granddaughter Mary Adair and grandson George, who live in Denver; their daughter Kelly Shannon, who lives in Chicago; and daughter Kerry Shannon-Pearson and son-in-law Robbie Pearson, of Darien, Connecticut. We congratulate them on a lifetime of philanthropy and service.
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At the 2016 Star Dancing Gala in July, we honored the first recipients of our Education Legacy Award, recognizing those who have helped YouthPower365 get started and who are integral in helping to bring us to where we are today. Our first annual Education Legacy Award recipients are:
The Borgen Family
The Borgen family have been residents of Vail since 1966. If there is a person who epitomizes the phrase, "Realizing the American Dream," it is Bjorn Erik Borgen. As a 12 year old, he emigrated from Norway to the small town of Strum, Wisconsin, where he learned English and flourished under the individualized attention and opportunities available to him through the local public schools. He received a scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin, later completed his MBA at Harvard Business School and went on to a very successful career in entrepreneurship and investment. Erik and his wife, Kathy, have three children: Kaia, Randi and Jon-Erik, and 10 grandchildren. The entire Borgen family makes charitable giving a priority, with a focus on educational projects. The Borgen family has given more than $3 million to Vail Valley Foundation educational initiatives, making it possible for students in Eagle County to be afforded opportunities that are otherwise out of reach. Their commitment to the future of children in Eagle County is inspirational.
Ann Smead and Michael Byram
Not long after receiving this award in July, 2016, Ann was named the Vail Valley Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incoming Chairman of the Board. She also served on the Board of the Vail Mountain School, where she was Board Chair from 2014-16, and where her four granddaughters attend. Prior to retiring in 2006, Michael was the president and CEO of the University of Colorado Foundation. Ann and Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal investment of their time and passion, in addition to their financial gifts, make them a wonderful model for giving in our community.
The Tang Family
The Tang family have been enjoying the Vail Valley community since 1970. Originally from Shanghai, Oscar and his parents were forced to flee China in 1949 at the end of the Chinese civil war. He was sent to school in the United States at the age of 11, eventually attending Phillips Academy, Andover. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Yale University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. Oscar, his wife, Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang, his four children and 11 grandchildren, are committed to the transforming role that education, art and culture can play in enhancing the position of underserved children. Oscar and his family have set an example for philanthropy in our community and beyond and encourage others through leadership in education.
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Mike Imhof, President & CEO Heidi Elzinga, Assistant to the President & CEO
Membership & Development
Lee Jones, Vice President of Membership & Development Kristin Morgan, Director of Membership & Development Carrie Benway, Director of Development, Education Beth Pond, Development Officer, VPAC Emily Sessler, Development Manager Taylre Derby, Development Officer Gretchen Swanson, Development Officer Lindsey Breed, Development Coordinator Erin Hall, Development Administrator Olivia Snider, Grant Writer
Finance & Administration
Bob Ford, Chief Financial Officer Erica de Longpre, Assistant Director of Finance Dionne Drugan Brown, Office Manager Helen Gies, Senior Accounting Manager Gail Russell, Accountant Stefanie Price, HR Director Brian Muller, IT Director Kevin Rowe, IT Manager
Sales & Sponsorship
Melisa Rewold-Thuon, Executive Director of YouthPower365, Vice President of Education Lauren DesCombes, Director of Operations Peter Barclay, Assistant Director of PwrHrs Bratzo Horruitiner, Program Manager Laura Watkins, Program Coordinator Deb Dutmer, Magic Bus Manager Kendra Cowles, Early Childhood Coordinator Maria Calvo, Home Visitation Coordinator Magdalena Lopez, Magic Bus Coordinator Brittany Kinney, Girl PowHER Coordinator Nicole Bentzoni, PwrHrs Coordinator Jeff Corn, Strategy and Research Manager
Dave Dressman, VP of Sales & Sponsorships Greg Bloom, Sponsorship Sales Director Jessica Stevens, Sponsorship Sales Director Sacha Kostick, Sponsorship Account Manager
Marketing & Public Relations
Tom Boyd, Director of PR & Communications Maggie Bevan, Marketing Manager Ruthie Hamrick, Marketing Manager, VPAC Alix Miller, Marketing & Digital Media Manager
Vail Dance Festival
Damian Woetzel, Artistic Director Martha Brassel, Director of Development Martin Nieves, Senior Operations Manager
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Duncan Horner, Executive Director Charlotte Muir, Theatre Director Erik Brown, Technical Director Aja Vogelman, Assistant Technical Director Dean Davis, Facilities Manager Kim Hannold, Manager of Artist & Community Relations Beth Pond, Development Officer Lauren Gary, Box Office Manager, VPAC & GRFA Chris Whitney, Food & Beverage Manager
Scott Bluhm, Senior Director of Operations Mac Garnsey, Director of Operations Jen Mason, Director of Operations, GRFA Julia Salerno, Senior Lodging & Operations Manager Erin Kelly, O perations Manager, Competition & Logistics Lisa Babb, Hospitality Manager
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Global Energy Forum
Vilar Performing Arts Center summer season
NOVEMBER 27– DECEMBER 3
Black Diamond Ball
EverBank America’s Winter Opening & Audi Birds of Prey World Cup race week
Bonfire Brewing ShowDown Town free concert series
YouthPower365’s Dollars for Scholars scholarships awarded
Vilar Performing Arts Center winter season
JULY 29–AUGUST 12
GoPro Mountain Games
Vail Dance Festival
YouthPower365 summer PwrHrs programming
YouthPower365’s Very Young Composers
YouthPower365’s Dollars for Scholars picnic
YouthPower365’s COPA soccer programming
Crazy Mountain Brewery Hot Summer Nights free concert series
Star Dancing Gala
Vilar Performing Arts Center Underground Sound
YouthPower365s PwrHrs school-year programming
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Vilar Performing Arts Center programming YouthPower365 programming