2019 Vail Valley Foundation Annual Report

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IMPACT Annual Report 2019

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Margie Gart

Ellen Moritz

Hap Stein

John Arnold

Sheika Gramshammer

Kaia Moritz

Kristin Tang

Sam Bronfman

Nadia Guerriero

Dan Pennington

Fred Tresca

Linn Brooks

Beth Howard

Jill Plancher

Mary Webster

Susan Campbell

Al Hubbard

Michael Price

Betsy Wiegers

Charlene Chen

B.J. Hybl

David Salvin

Gary Woodworth

Alejandra Cortés

David Hyde

Ken Schanzer

Kristy Woolfolk

Mike Imhof

Susanna Shannon

de Milmo Steve Coyer

Chris Jarnot

Rod Slifer

Matt Donovan

Alexia Jurschak

Ann Smead,

Johannes Faessler

Anne-Marie Keane


Tim Finchem

Sarah Millett

of the Board

To enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley and showcase our community to a global audience through arts, athletics, and education.

Collage imagery:

Special thanks to photographers Erin Baiano, Tomas Cohen, Dan Davis, Christopher Duggan, Barry

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Eckhaus, Adam Fenton, Rex Keep,

LIFE TRUSTEES Adam Aron Judy Berkowitz

President Gerald R. Ford, In Memoriam

Marlene Boll

Harry Frampton

Bjorn Erik Borgen

Pete Frechette,

Berry Craddock Jack Crosby, In Memoriam Andy Daly Bill Esrey

In Memoriam Steve Friedman John Galvin, In Memoriam John Garnsey

Jon Resnick, John-Ryan Lockman, Rick Lohre, Zach Mahone, Brian Andrew Taylor, and

George Gillett

Kent Logan

Donna Giordano

Peter May

Pepi Gramshammer,

Eric Resnick

In Memoriam

Doug Rippeto

Steve Haber

Mike Shannon

Martha Head

Stanley Shuman

Mike Herman

Oscar Tang

William Hybl

Stew Turley

Elaine Kelton

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Susanna Shannon

Alexia Jurschak

Vilar Performing Arts Center

committee members

Sarah Millett

Alexia Jurschak,

as of January, 2020

Andy Daly

Ken Schanzer

Steve Coyer

Mary Webster

Ellen Moritz, Chair

Fred Tresca

Matt Donovan

Susan Campbell

Tina Vardaman

Johannes Faessler Tim Finchem


Kaia Moritz



John Garnsey

Chris Jarnot, Chair

Ann Smead

Jen Brown

Stephanie Novosad Ann Smead Gary Woodworth

Steve Coyer, Chair

Donna Giordano

David Salvin,

Andy Arnold

Nadia Guerriero

Vice Chair

Gina Browning

Sam Bronfman

Anne-Marie Keane

Charlene Chen

Vail Dance Festival

Bob Brown

Jeff Lamb

Andy Daly

Susan Campbell,

Margie Gart, Chair

Gina Browning

Dan Pennington

Steve Friedman

Kristi Ferraro

Alejandra Cortés

Ken Schanzer

Al Hubbard

Board Excellence

Ann Smead

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Susan Campbell Nadia Guerriero Laureen Hopkins David Hyde

Jill Plancher,

Ben Peternell

Mike Shannon

David Hyde

Vice Chair

Doug Rippeto

Mary Webster

Tim Finchem

Rod Slifer

Sarah Millett

Judy Berkowitz

Mary Webster

Sarah Millett

Kristin Tang

Rod Slifer

Priscilla Brewster

Kristy Woolfolk


Kaia Moritz

Ann Smead

Allie Coppeak

Ann Smead, Chair

Brian Nolan


Johannes Faessler

Jill Plancher

Ann Smead, Chair

Ken Schanzer

Phil Qualman

John Arnold


Sheika Gramshammer

Ken Schanzer

Susan Campbell

John Arnold, Chair

B.J. Hybl

Hap Stein

Board of Directors and

Stacey Frieder Lisa Goldman



Kristin Tang

Steve Coyer

B.J. Hybl

Alexia Jurschak

Johannes Faessler,

Gary Woodworth

Johannes Faessler

Dan Pennington

Jane Netzorg

Margie Gart

David Salvin

Senenne Philippon

Beth Howard

Stanley Shuman

Fred Tresca

Oscar Tang

Linda Waterhouse


John Arnold


Hans Berglund

Beth Howard, Chair

Mike Imhof

Steve Coyer

Hans Berglund

Chris Jarnot

Margie Gart

Alejandra Cortés

Alexia Jurschak


Ellen Moritz

Ken Schanzer, Chair

Tom Jaffe


de Milmo

Vail Valley Foundation

Betsy Wiegers

Damian Woetzel

We love it when

PLANS COME TOGETHER I remember being at the Vail Valley Foundation offices on a snowy day in late 2018, soon after we had completed a successful Xfinity Birds of Prey. On that day I saw the VVF’s culture of energy and vitality on display. Without a pause, this talented staff had emerged from the races and immediately turned to a new set of challenges and preparations with a spirit of enthusiasm that only comes from those who are inspired by a vision for the future, and who have strong belief in the importance of the mission. At the Vail Valley Foundation, we love it when plans come together. In this volume, we are proud to share with you how the plans we built together, with you, became a successful reality in 2019. Guided by community input, strong partnerships, steadfast volunteerism, and generous financial support from all of you, our VVF staff is once again at work to serve our community and raise quality of life for all. As we look back, we can say with confidence that 2019 was a year of achievement across all three branches of our mission: arts, athletics, and education. In particular, however, I’d like to make special mention of the work of our education team at YouthPower365. New strategies and structure are allowing our teachers and coordinators to thrive, helping us keep young people on the path toward

success. Additionally, the organization hosted a very successful PwrHrs Rural Afterschool Education Conference in Beaver Creek. Years in the making, the event shined a spotlight on the incredible work being done, for every child every day, by our passionate staff and educators. We look forward to the coming year, where we expect our Mountain Games project will continue to exceed all expectations and our arts and cultural offerings through the VPAC, the Ford Amphitheater, and the Vail Dance Festival will continue to be vibrant and diverse. We hope you will join us at one of our upcoming events or take part in one of our many programs. We send our heartfelt appreciation to each of you. It is your spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism that makes this community so unique.

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Chairman of the Board, Vail Valley Foundation



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2019 IMPACT STATEMENT Dear Friends, Welcome to the Vail Valley Foundation 2019 Annual Report. Within this volume you will find inspiring words, images, information and financials that together represent the collective achievements across our mission in arts, athletics, and education. You will also see something that we find perhaps most impressive of all: the names of thousands of individuals who have supported our work through donations, volunteerism, and sponsorship support. To all of you, we extend our deep and sincere gratitude.

Our impact In the arts our organization hosted 156 performances and community events at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and the Vilar Performing Arts Center, including 12 Vail Dance Festival performances. Each of our arts venues and projects has their own intrinsic character and charm. Your support has allowed us to make our valley a world-renowned destination for dance, classical, theater, rock concerts and more. Programs like STARS, Hot Summer Nights, ShowDown Town, and Community Arts Access ensure that everyone who lives in or visits our community has an opportunity to be a part of these phenomenal events and venues.


In athletics we were proud to showcase our community on the global stage via more than 670 million media impressions and 100,000 people on-site for our two major events. The GoPro Mountain Games grow by leaps and bounds each year. We are focused on maintaining the quality of the experience of each guest, athlete, volunteer, sponsor, and supporter. The same goals hold true for our Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races. Each year we host world-renowned ski champions in the only men’s FIS Ski World Cup race in America. More than one hundred million people experience our event from afar, via television, video, radio, newspaper, and internet. Investing in the youth of our valley 365 days per year through our education nonprofit, YouthPower365, yields perhaps our greatest impact of all we do, and yet the hardest to capture in a number. Tens of thousands of students have benefited from our education work over more than three decades, many of whom are now contributing to their own communities across the USA, abroad, and right here at home. The success of our youth as they move into adulthood is a direct reflection of the positive impact our hard-working staff and teachers at YouthPower365 have on our community.

We look forward to working with you all again as we head into a promising 2020. The stories we share here and throughout our Annual Report are just the tip of the iceberg. If you’d like to know more about who we are, what we do, and how you can become a greater part of it, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you. Thank you for helping us make a profound impact in our valley today, and tomorrow.

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President, Vail Valley Foundation

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attended our events, programs, and venues


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economic impact in Eagle County

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INSPIRATI Each weekday

during the school year more than 7,000 students spend a core part of their day at an Eagle County public, charter, or private school. In the classroom, the lunchroom, the hallways, theaters, and gyms, many of our next generation’s most important moments take place. The quality of these moments are often determined by how much support a student has during their out-of-school time: after school lets out, in summertime, in the precious and formative pre-school years, or in the tricky transition from adolescence into young adulthood. Only about 20 percent of a young person’s ‘awake-time’ each year is spent in the structure and support provided by our schools. In 2019, YouthPower365 ensured that, during the other 80 percent of a student’s life, more than 2,000 students could count on our support in three main areas:



• PwrUp early childhood • PwrHrs K-12 •P wrOn college and career-readiness. Our dedicated staffers work closely with local schools, teachers, volunteers, parents, individual donors, and other nonprofit organizations to ensure that, no matter what their background, a young person’s out-of-school time can be positive, uplifting, and full of the warmth and support necessary to be successful in school and in life. New strategies and structure have made 2019 one of our best. The consistency of programs, additional support for our teachers, coordinators, and continued contributions from public and private donors, and granting organizations, have strengthened our organization in monumental ways.


ION Colorado Health Foundation funding also allowed us to establish the new position of Community Integration Manager, and both our Magic Bus and PwrHrs programs are now licensed by the Colorado “As a kindergarten teacher in an area that serves Department of Health and families in poverty, I am grateful for this Human Services. We have also shifted program. Many students in my community do to working with a more not have a chance to have an academic learning geographic focus, with representatives based in each experience prior to kindergarten. The Magic Bus community in the valley. This allows students to feel confident walking in the allows our YouthPower365 teachers and students to stay door to my classroom knowing what to expect in more closely connected as their kindergarten year.” we work to positively impact ‘every child, every day’ across Rachel Lammers, Eagle Valley Elementary School all three areas of our work.


n�piration Photos by Jon Resnick and Max Phannenstiel.



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Magic Bus Parent Mentors

Preparing children for success in school and life starts with inspiring a love of learning. PwrUp programming ignites that passion within children and families. This includes our Magic Bus mobile preschool, which provides 3-to-5-year olds with year-round instruction that develops the skills they need to be ready for school – from practicing listening, to sharing with their friends, to counting and naming colors. Because the learning comes right to their door, at no cost, the Magic Bus breaks down barriers of transportation and economics. The results have a remarkable impact: This year, Eagle County Schools’ teachers reported that 96% of Magic Bus graduates are kindergarten-ready – the highest percentage on record in more than two decades of running the program. This historic result was further bolstered by the addition of a new RV customized classroom on wheels, creating added space for learning. Parental involvement is more predictive of a child’s success than socioeconomic status. That’s why PwrUp invites families to be our partners in their child’s academic development. Last year, staff conducted three home visits per family to review their child’s progress and provide tools for parents to reinforce, at home, what their child learned on the Magic Bus. We also hosted three parent workshops last year, with record attendance. The Parent Mentors program is another family-focused component of PwrUp. Through volunteerism, these caregivers



“The appreciative smiles and warm hugs the children give me sustain me all week and remind me what is most important. I know the VVF, through the Magic Bus, is making an invaluable impact on their lives, helping them prepare for kindergarten and giving them the confidence that all children deserve.” Cynthia Pillsbury, Magic Bus supporter & volunteer

IDENTIFYING THE NEED: For an estimated 3,029 children under five in Eagle County, only 1,511 childcare slots are available – a 2:1 ratio. And according to a study by Qualistar Colorado, the annual cost of sending a child to

grow as school and community leaders, while also increasing their confidence and skill base as their child’s first and most important teacher. Parent Mentors served 31 classrooms last year with nearly 4,000 hours of bilingual instruction and mentorship. Parents also participated in 90 hours of training, and more than 75 hours of service outside the program.

preschool locally is $11,100 a year. PwrUp is providing early-learning opportunities that remove barriers of transportation and economics.

Photos by Jon Resnick.



Magic Buses in

Magic happens inside the Magic Bus. Photo by Jon Resnick.



fully-electric mobile preschool comes online in 2020


reported as kindergarten-ready


Parent Mentors in programming, impacting more than 500 children


of PwrUp families earn below the Federal Poverty Level of $25,000 a year for a family of four



Academic Soccer

COPA Soccer

Afterschool & Summer

Girl PowHER

Celebrate the Beat



When students enter elementary school they can transition IDENTIFYING THE NEED: In a into PwrHrs, our extended learning recent study, only one in ten lowprogram that combines academic income students met or exceeded support with enrichment activities. expectations in math and reading. With input from administrators and PwrHrs is improving students’ skills teachers, our staff customizes academic and attendance. curriculums to meet the unique needs of students at each school. PwrHrs boosts mastery of skills (math, reading, writing, problem-solving) through student-guided, project-based learning, leading to a strong, positive impact on students in these areas. Improved skills are further bolstered by PwrHrs’ impact on school attendance: Professor Nate Riggs of Colorado State University’s Prevention Research Center performed an impact evaluation for PwrHrs in 2017. It showed that PwrHrs students attended school more than their peers, an outcome that continues today. If students are in school, learning more often, their risk factor is dramatically reduced. Students look forward to their time in PwrHrs, drawn in by opportunities they might otherwise not have access to: international cooking, Nordic skiing, music production, unicycling, robotics, yoga, snowshoeing, archery, and team soccer, among others. The program provides healthy meals and transportation, making participation more accessible for working families. In the summer, PwrHrs transforms into a wide variety of summer camps, all of which help prevent the academic summer slide and provide safe, healthy environments during the school break.








reading growth

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of PwrHrs families

and reduced

earn below the

lunch program

Federal Poverty Level of $25,000 a year for a family of four

“I love PwrHrs. Your program has enabled me to make more of the kinds of connections with kids that I envisioned when I got into education.” Steven Schachtner, Eagle Valley High School science teacher

Photos by Jon Resnick.

The CLUB High school graduation day in Eagle County should be a time of celebration for all our families. Unfortunately, only 70 percent of local young men graduate from high school in four years – that’s 10 percent less than the graduation rate of local young women. Concerned by this achievement gap, we gathered multiple partners in the summer of 2019 to identify solutions that engage, inspire, and empower the young men of Eagle County to excel in school, at home, with their peers, and in the broader community. We met with local boys themselves, who shared their interests and needs, naming and guiding a program of their own: The CLUB (Community Lifting Up Boys). Now in its pilot year, The CLUB operates in four middle schools, reaching 20 boys in 6th and 7th grades at each site. The program spans 23 weeks and

“A lot of the young men involved got sent our way because they had expressed feeling socially isolated, and now they’ve had the ability to meet some other young men in the school and get to know them which has given them a larger social network in the school. The activities of The CLUB, like archery, have also grown their confidence, pushing them outside their comfort zones. It’s been a fun progression to watch and really inspiring!”

includes enrichment and mentorship each week.

Michael Coleman, CLUB facilitator

Boys selected their own activities and challenges for this academic year, which include everything from entrepreneurship to fly fishing, and from building e-bikes to cooking. These are activities that have an innate value, but facilitators also use these personal development activities as a platform to help boys set goals for the future, identify potential college and career pathways, and increase social-emotional skills.

Photos by Jon Resnick and Adam Fenton.

Eagle County boys are:




of school than girls

suspended than girls

suicide than girls

more likely to drop out

more likely to get

more likely to die by



Dollars for Scholars Girl PowHER Camp College Internships & Mentoring

At the high school level, the

“I have been a participant, coach, and volunteer for YouthPower365 most of my life. Currently, I am a behavioral health provider providing bilingual therapy to those in need in Eagle County. YouthPower365 was one of the organizations that made me realize my passion for giving back to the community and helping

PwrOn program expanded this year to provide more others. It is an honor to be serving in the same community that saw me grow up access to resources and support that leads to high school and provided me with the education and extracurricular activities needed to graduation and college and career-readiness. Our support included 1:1 case management, group receive my Bachelor’s and Master’s of Social Work.” facilitation, and family workshops that provided Casandra Armas, former YouthPower365 participant and staff member pre-collegiate and career exploration in a positive and friendly environment. PwrOn also provided bilingual workshops for students and their parents on topics ranging IDENTIFYING THE NEED: Overall on-time from financial planning to local college student PwrOn: graduation rate for our district in 2018 was experiences; SAT and ACT prep; college visits; 74.9%, trailing behind the state average of and intensive intergenerational College and 80.7%. And a distinct gap persists within those Career Camp. total scholarships with numbers; 63% of economically-disadvantaged More than 300 students started applications 37 NEW scholarships in 2019 youth failed to graduate on time. and 190 students were interviewed for our Dollars for Scholars program, with $190,000 being awarded. It’s one of many ways we are inspired to help the in Dollars for Scholars young people in our community. After all, many of them scholarships awarded first came to us at a very young age - some were even students on the Magic Bus. We have helped them along every step of the way, so it makes sense that we do everything we can to help them students reached once again as they ‘power on’ into healthy, rewarding, adult lives.






Photo by Jon Resnick.

“This was a great opportunity, it was a once in a lifetime experience. It helped me a lot, it was unforgettable.” Mailyn, participant in a PwrOn’s

PwrOn prepares students for college and career-readiness Photo by Tom Cohen.

job shadow program

Photos by Dan Davis and Jon Resnick.



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RIPPLE EFFECT In 2019, YouthPower365 hosted the PwrHrs Rural Afterschool Education Conference at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek, Nov. 13-15. It was a conference unlike any before – one that we discovered a strong need and desire for among our peers in the rural afterschool education professional world. The conference allowed rural and resort educators from around the nation



the opportunity to ‘connect, collaborate, and create,’ and to build a network of afterschool professionals who face similar challenges in rural, mountain, and resort communities throughout our nation. It also allowed 40 of our own YouthPower365 students to share their perspectives and have their voices heard. For communities like Del Norte, Colorado, or Brooks, Texas, it can be difficult to find resources to provide quality afterschool care. In other areas, afterschool programs have yet to get off the ground. Through learning sessions, keynotes, and facilitated discussions, afterschool professionals in attendance were able to build

a network of colleagues who face similar challenges. It also allowed YouthPower365 to share stories of our own success here in Eagle County, and establish a leadership role for Eagle County as a center for positive change in this arena. The Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365 has a decades-long track record of building relationships between public and private schools, individual donors, businesses,

granting organizations, and community organizations. Our work helps ensure that all young people in Eagle County have a place to go, after school, where they can feel safe, find mentorship, take on new challenges, take care of their health, and find the inspiration and support necessary to pursue a better life. The end result is stronger communities here, and a positive ripple effect for all.

Artist Malgosia Kostecka of Grove Consultants International created a remarkable series of ‘graphic recordings’ of the PwrHrs Rural Afterschool Education Conference. These visual representations of the content and discussions were digitized and distributed to participants. Above, the event’s ‘Rural Afterschool Roadmap.’



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EXCELLEN When the lights

go low, and the last spectators take their seats, a hush often falls over the Vilar Performing Arts Center. In that silent increment before a performance begins, the venue itself has a moment to shine. More than 32,720 people experienced such a moment at the VPAC in 2019, almost all of whom likely took time to admire the intricate craftsmanship of the venue’s wood trim and paneling, the comfort of the acousticallycalibrated seating, and the pin-drop precision of the sound design.


“This hall…these sounds…it’s

like candy for me playing here. Few halls of this size are as warm and generous.” Chris Thile, Punch Brothers




There is another side to the venue that many cannot see. It’s a time when other kinds of talent are on display: the efficient professionalism of the house crew, or the whisk-smart movements of the load-in. In the hours before a show, the professionalism of the staff creates a buzz throughout the building, a hum of activity, creating a kind of symphony all its own. The literal incarnations of ‘buzz’ and ‘hum,’ however, will not be heard in the moments before a show at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. That’s thanks to a newly-installed sound system, digitally retrofitted and as finely-tuned as a Stradivarius violin, which emits crystal-clear sound and, perhaps more impressively, no detectible buzz or hum even when the high-power system is turned on. The new system is one of many improvements at the VPAC in 2019, all part of the venue’s continued pursuit of excellence. The VPAC has long been known for the innate beauty of its European-inspired architecture and the warm comforts of its proscenium design, but it is not a venue to be satisfied with the status quo, and is constantly, and creatively, adapting to the changing landscape of the performing arts world. For evidence of this disposition, look no further than the newly-remodeled May Gallery Patron Lounge. The May Gallery now features a contemporary mountain design by Laureen Hopkins Interior Design complete with Swarovski crystal chandeliers and new luxury seating. The bar area has been revamped

and an open floorplan invites conversation and perusal of the rotating art show on display. Such an exceptional space invites intimate performance – and so it is that the “Salon Series” welcomed select artists for entirely unique, personal performances in the May Gallery beginning this year. The Salon Series will also carry the VPAC experience beyond the walls of the venue and into private homes, where the VPAC will book and host artists in the rarefied settings of patron residences. It’s one of many ways the VPAC has an impact that reaches beyond its physical structure. Take, for example, the positive impact of the STARS program (Support The Arts Reaching Students) which provides exposure to the arts for more than 8,000 local students each year. Also of note, the new 'Alcove' upper-lobby bar, which not only provides a new spot for refreshments, but also features Colorado and local businesses, giving area entrepreneurs the opportunity to expose a new audience to their crafts. These are only a handful of examples that show how the positive impact of the VPAC begins on stage and resonates outward in new and creative ways each year. It’s no wonder this beloved venue is also a vibrant center of community.

excellence Photos by John-Ryan Lockman and Jon Resnick.



At the Billy Strings show, many joined the dancing in the orchestra pit. Photo by John-Ryan Lockman.






Twelve full-time staff members and 104 volunteers hosted a wide-array of events and performances at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in 2019. Among the highlights, a rockin' "Rock of Ages" Broadway-series performance, an 83rd

“This place feels more like a small group going out

Howie Mandel, comedian

Buddy Guy (including birthday cake); a broadcast performance from the fantastic family show from Cirque Goes to Hollywood; beauty in action from BalletX as they revealed a World Premiere from choreographer Nicolo Fonte; and a sold-out performance from legendary comedian Jay Leno. Not to mention Abba Mania, Billy Strings, a special, free, Memorial Day showing of the WWI film They Shall Not Grow Old, a spectacular year for Underground Sound, several performances from local performing arts organizations, and so much more. These are only a few of the pinnacle moments during the year that speak to the quality and diversity of the VPAC’s programming as well as it’s special role as a community center – truly achieving

“I can truly say that playing at the Vilar Performing Arts Center this year was one of the highlights of my touring schedule. It’s hard to find a better sounding venue. Everything about the VPAC is top-notch. They create an unforgettable experience for both the concert goer and the artist alike.”


ticketed visitors


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birthday celebration for the legendary

popular NPR’s ‘From the Top’; a

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days of operation

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dance performances


classical performances



pop, rock, blues or bluegrass performances


family, student, or community events


Underground Sound performances

comedy performances

Trace Bundy, musician

the venue’s mission and raison d’être.

Photo by Jon Resnick.



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EXPRESSIO It is difficult to pinpoint a moment

when the 2019 Vail Dance Festival reached its pinnacle. In a way, the quality of the season was expressed in its very first notes, played by the highly-expressive Juilliard student jazz band that welcomed everyone on opening night from their side-stage in the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater’s social courtyard. Those first notes were a delight, a surprise, something new and fantastic that elicited curiosity. They were ideal tones to indicate the excitement and exploration that continued, and expanded, throughout the two-week Festival. They also indicated just how much the Festival had grown in its many offerings beyond the main stage: In the mornings, Festival Forums took deep dives into the hearts and minds of choreographers, musicians, and dancers. Throughout the day, the central Manor Vail campus and rehearsal space buzzed with a million interactions, with fine-tuning, and re-visioning, paired with an energetic exchange of ideas. In the evening, breathtaking performances put exclamation points on the day’s work while Fringe Events, Master Classes, Dancing in the Streets, parties, and social events fueled a Festival that left



lasting impressions on everyone who took part. If a few notes of upbeat jazz on opening night signaled the promise of everything the Festival could become, then the night of Aug. 3 offered a masterful delivery on that promise. It was a night when the bicoastal collaboration between San Francisco’s Alonzo King, his dancers, the New York City Ballet, and jazz maestro Jason



Moran came together onstage for the world premiere of The Personal Element. Moran told The New York Times that he and King wanted, “...to dig deep together, and that’s what this allows.” It’s a quote that summarizes much about the Vail Dance Festival, where dancers, choreographers, painters, photographers – artists of all kinds – come together each year in a unique location, made possible by the unflagging support of patrons, partners, volunteers, and our community, that allows for the comfort, space, and time required to “dig deep.” Digging deep requires risk, and 2019 was most definitely a year of risks. No one knew, early in the calendar year, how the daring combinations of musicians, choreographers, and dancers would come together on stage. No one knew if the centralized Manor Vail campus and in-town rehearsal venue would illicit sparks or strengthen bonds. The joy and excitement of the Festival is partly found in such risks, followed by the comraderie that emerges when everyone involved puts their heart and soul into making such lofty visions a reality. In 2019, thanks to the unification around the Festival core vision from everyone involved, and aided by just a dash of good luck, every risk worked. Together, we created hundreds of beautiful moments, both large and small, that have left a lasting impact more profound than the sum of its parts would suggest.

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New York City Ballet

I’m about as a musician that I honestly carry with me throughout the rest of the year.” Caroline Shaw, Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer

Photos by Erin Baiano and Christopher Duggan.

World Premiere of Thousandth Orange, choreography by Tiler Peck. Photo by Christopher Duggan.



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PERFORMA Entire books have been

written about one of architecture’s greatest tricks, or at least one of its most sought-after outcomes, which is the ability for a building to blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. It’s a lofty goal, one that is exceedingly difficult to accomplish, but it comes with great reward. On a bend on the river, nestled perfectly against a sloping hillside, there are very few places on earth that achieve this mission more adeptly than the iconic Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, now heading into its 34th year of providing one of the most beautiful performing arts spaces imaginable. Inspired in its shape by the amphitheaters of antiquity, yet timeless in its modern lines, it requires a trained eye to notice that, also like Rome, the Ford Amphitheater was not built in a day. Since the venue held its opening ceremonies on June 27, 1987, the venue has undergone six major renovations and many other smaller upgrades and additions.


Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater


MANCE The evolution of the physical space has paired perfectly with the flourishing of the cultural offerings within. Since day one, the Vail Dance Festival and the Hot Summer Nights free concert series (both projects of the VVF), and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival have called the Ford Amphitheater home. Each of these events has been brightly woven into the tapestry of Vail’s summertime success, and together they draw tens of thousands of people, and contribute millions, to the Vail economy each year. Economics aside, the venue’s immeasurable impact can also be poignantly expressed in more intangible terms: as a valued gathering place for Vail’s tightly-knit community; where graduations, community events, and memorials create lasting bonds and memories each year. This year, in 2019, we hosted the Celebration of Life for the legendary Pepi Gramshammer – a day that exemplified this critical role of the Ford Amphitheater in the valley. Throughout its history, the Ford Amphitheater has hosted big-name artists from time to time, but it wasn’t until 2018 that a new partnership between the Vail Valley Foundation and AEG Presents helped make such shows a regular occurrence.

These performances meet the expressed desire – discovered in countless community surveys and stakeholder discussions – to continue to make Vail a leading destination for entertainment in the Rockies. Taken together with the entire season’s offerings of dance, classical, and community events, one can begin to see just how colorful a spectrum of performing arts the venue is capable of providing. This broad spectrum, together with the venue’s destination-worthy appeal, has led the Vail Valley Foundation to move away from the Whistle Pig Vail moniker, which once housed the VVF/AEG co-produced events. Instead, we will let the intrinsic beauty of the Ford Amphitheater, and its wide selection of summertime offerings, lead the way. Together with this new approach will come a refreshed logo and brand identity for the venue, something that borrows from the Ford Amphitheater’s rich history even as it sets us on footing for the many promising years to come.

ormance Photos by Toni Axelrod and Barry Eckhaus.

“We work in music venues of all shapes and sizes, but what I love about the

Ford Amphitheater, besides that it’s a

beautiful place, is its people. Everyone

is very hard-working, accommodating, and has a positive attitude.” Chris Villanueva, Production Manager, AEG Presents



The 23’x10’ digital screen has enhanced the experience at the Ford Amphitheater. Photo by Dan Davis.


Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater


events held


total attendees


tickets issued


Pacifico beers served


Hot Summer Nights free concerts


headliner shows from VVF & AEG Presents:

teve Martin & S Martin Short

Trey Anastasio Band (2 nights) Steve Miller Band with Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Bon Iver Gary Clark Jr. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

“The Vail Valley Foundation, and our entire community, was so amazing, filled with energy and love for Pepi. Thank you for making Pepi’s Celebration of Life at the Ford Amphitheater unforgettable.” Sheika Gramshammer, First Lady of Vail


nights of free concerts at GoPro Mountains of Music


Bravo! Vail events


Vail Dance Festival

“Each year the return of Bravo! Vail to the Ford Amphitheater is a return ‘home’ for all of us. Its beauty provides an ideal backdrop for our performances, and I can’t imagine a more inviting location for musicians and concert-goers alike.” Caitlin Murray, Executive Director, Bravo! Vail Music Festival


Photos by Jon Resnick and Zach Mahone.




TOWN For 23 years, ShowDown Town

in Eagle has been a place to gather, see old friends, be with family and live ‘the good life’ in the Colorado Rockies. For anyone who wants to see the spirit of the Town of Eagle come to life, ShowDown Town is the perfect place to do it. It’s also a place where up-and-coming bands can take the stage and show their stuff. Many of the valley’s now-beloved acts had some of their first gigs at ShowDown Town. It’s a place where the VVF can support not only a quality experience for everyone involved, but also help cultivate the music scene in the central Rockies. It’s one more way that we support quality of life, via the arts, throughout Eagle County. In 2019, the series featured seven artists: • The Runaway • Kendall Street Grooms Company • Treehouse Sanctum • The Dip • The Vegabonds • Shovelin Stone • Ten Years Gone We look forward to announcing next year’s lineup in spring, 2020, as we partner with the Town of Eagle and multiple community sponsors each year to continue this cherished downvalley tradition.


“ShowDown Town is where our community comes together to connect in summertime. We are grateful to our partners at the Vail Valley Foundation for all that they do to make this event happen. It’s a great example of why Eagle is such a great place to live.” Brian Hall, Special Events Manager, Town of Eagle





free concerts

estimated attendance

likely/very likely to return

community sponsorships

Neighbors and friends gather at ShowDown Town on summertime Thursdays in Eagle. Photo by Jon Resnick.



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VICTORY When Tommy Ford (USA) crossed

the finish line at the Xfinity Birds of Prey Giant Slalom, it triggered an eruption from the crowd like nothing the race had seen in years. It was volcanic, almost, as it burst outward. It was a roar that echoed down the mountains into Beaver Creek Village, into the Vail Valley, out to the world, and into the permanent lore of Audi FIS Ski World Cup history. That morning Tommy Ford, 30, had won a first run of a World Cup Giant Slalom for his first time. Pressure reached its peak at the start of run two – but Ford remained calm, focused, meditative. He glided seamlessly through the course, transitioning from gate-togate with mastery, emitting zero sign that he carried the collective weight of all the nation’s bottled-up hopes and dreams on his skis. He skied without fear, he skied beautifully, and he skied his way into U.S. World Cup history, becoming the first American man to win since Ted Ligety in 2014. Ligety was not far behind Ford, in 11th, a result that helped the American men to ten impressive top-25 finishes over the weekend: Travis Ganong (6th, Super G); Ryan Cochran-Siegle (18th, Super G & 6th, Downhill & 23rd Giant Slalom); Steven Nyman (17th, Downhill & 24th, Super G); and Jared Goldberg (22nd, Downhill).


Xfinity Birds of Prey

Tommy Ford photo by Alexis Boichard, Agence Zoom.

“Tommy Ford electrified U.S. ski racing with his GS victory, and we saw fantastic results from all our racers. The Vail The Xfinity Birds of Prey takes This also place on American soil, but it is creates intense Valley Foundation leads a world-class a fundamentally international competition race here, they are truly a valued enterprise. The global impact from to step into the the event can be measured in many limelight. Switzerland, partner, and I think there is part of it ways: perhaps the most striking is perhaps more than any other where the culture of excellence embedded through media exposure, where it nation, had much to cheer for: They saw victory in the Super G brings television views from more from the incredibly talented up-and-comer Marco Odermatt, in this race helps inspire everyone, from than 100 million in more than 32 and a win in downhill from perhaps the best skier on the World course workers to volunteers to athletes, nations. Many thousands came Cup circuit, Beat Feuz. Norway, France, and Austria also had to view the event in person, too, phenomenal weekends, taking the remainder of podium spots. to perform at their highest level.” creating the largest crowds in recent As each top-finisher recounted their runs at the post-race press Tiger Shaw, President, memory. In addition, 135 on-site conference, they all had similar positive comments to share with the United States Ski and Snowboard members of the media (and more media: that the course, the atmosphere, the overall experience at watching from afar) delivered tens Xfinity Birds of Prey is among the best in the world. of millions of engagements through It’s a well-earned reputation. FIS Ski World Cup traditional and social media. All of it, collectively, gives racing began in the Vail Valley in 1967. Since 1983, “It is always such a pleasure to ski the the world a view into the wonders of the Vail Valley has consistently hosted top-tier our Rocky Mountain community. races, including three FIS Alpine World Ski Birds of Prey. That upper section of the Championships in 1989, 1999, and 2015, and Birds Super G is my favorite section of any of Prey since 1997. It takes the collective work of a well-bonded community to build a legacy of race on the World Cup. Winning at this kind, and we are grateful to our volunteers, home in front of that crowd with friends supporters, fans, and partners: the FIS, United States Ski and Snowboard, Vail Resorts, the Beaver and family around is surreal.” Creek Resort Company, Beaver Creek Resort, Tommy Ford (USA), Champion, Xfinity, TIAA Bank, and many more, who all who 2019 Xfinity Birds of Prey Giant Slalom come together to make this global event a reality each year.

victory Photos by Rick Lohre.



Beat Feuz (SUI) earned gold in the legendary Xfinity Birds of Prey Downhill. Photo by Alexis Boichard, Agence Zoom.


Toast of the town With so much to celebrate for so many, the Beaver Creek Village festivities reached new heights at the 2019 Xfinity Birds of Prey. A refreshed lineup of live music in Beaver Creek Village anchored a fun-filled weekend, including a

Sunday mornings, free skating sessions on the ice rink, fireworks, Warren Miller movie showings at the VPAC, a highly-successful silent disco, and more.

a quintessentially-Colorado celebration of sports and culture. Many cheers were heard, and many toasts were

of Prey weekend: The Beers of Prey event, now in its fourth year of offering limited-edition and seasonal brews, sold out. For those who were lucky enough to get one of the commemorative Beers of Prey tasting glasses, we recommend you





than 32 nations*


Tommy Ford’s winning time in the GS


top-25 finishes for U.S.



on-site members of the media


total volunteers


hours of total volunteer

Men’s Ski Team

raised. This is probably a contributing factor to one other item of note at the 2019 Xfinity Birds


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The combination of activities created a festive atmosphere in the Village that was just right for

economic impact

warm Welcome Party at the Coyote Café, athlete signings, ‘Bloodies and Bluegrass’ Saturday and


time contributed


states represented on volunteer team

* Numbers based on 2018 totals, tabulated by rights-holding agency InFront

hold on to it. Next year at race time, and for many years to come, you can raise that special glass and toast victory to friends, good times, and the day Tommy Ford conquered the legendary Birds of Prey.

“Birds of Prey serves as a cornerstone event for Beaver Creek and bolsters business in Beaver Creek Village. Everyone in the business community and beyond comes together to support this great event, the quality and execution of it is something that we can all be proud of, and it creates a strong, positive, ripple effect for all of us.” Brian Nolan, President, Beaver Creek Merchants Association

Photo by Rick Lohre.



Epicente� o�

ACTION As anyone who has

experienced it can attest, life in a mountain town has a particular kind of magic. In summer, this magic takes a new form. It connects all mountain-lovers to the land around them, and to one another, no matter where they are from: Europe, Japan, South America, the Sierra Nevadas, or right here in the center of the Rocky Mountains. Each June, here in Vail, we are fortunate to become the epicenter of the mountain world. The GoPro Mountain Games have become the leading celebration of mountain sports, music, and lifestyle. Overflowing with activity, pumping with youthful energy, this event hosts athletes, onlookers, and mountain-lovers from around the globe. In its 12 years as a project of the VVF, it has become a firmly-established bucket-list item for any outdoor enthusiast and a must-attend event for everyone in the outdoor industry. In a mimicry of mountain living itself, the GoPro Mountain Games provide a nearlyoverwhelming slate of activities, gear, conversations, events, and celebrations surrounding


GoPro Mountain Games


cycling, trail running, slackline, climbing, whitewater, yoga, fishing, concerts, and, of course, all kinds of canine comradery during its four-day span. To say the 2019 Mountain Games were a success would be an understatement. More spectators than ever before came to revel in a weekend that is free to watch, that is packed with giveaways and gear, and that includes three nights of free concerts with six burgeoning bands at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. The end result is an event that has a resoundingly-positive impact across a wide range of metrics for everyone who is a part of our mountain community. Yet it was the dogs, not for the first time, that stole the show in 2019. The Dog Town venue build in Lionshead, now in its second year, was a success, drawing thousands to the DockDogs® Big Air, Extreme Vertical, Speed Retrieve, and Dueling Dogs competitions hosted there. Hundreds more competed in the Rocky Dog Trail Run, and took part in or watched the dramatic K9 Super Wall competition. Looking ahead to 2020, there are already loads of enthusiastic ideas being shaped and vetted as we whittle down to the deserving few that will help us take the next steps forward for this event. As an example, the loss of World Cup Climbing in 2020, due to the Olympic year, provides an opportunity to open up citizen and youth climbing offerings even as we continue to host a major, national climbing event. The Mountain Games will also benefit from a reinvigoration of the Golden Peak venue, which will lead to superb quality in activity throughout the event footprint: from the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater to Golden Peak, to Vail Village and Lionshead. It’s all part of creating a quality experience for everyone who competes, attends, supports, or sponsors the GoPro Mountain Games. Our vision to be the best all-around mountain experience available anywhere in the world extends to our traditional and social media as well. Our partnerships with Outside Magazine, OutsideTV, as well as GoPro, our cornerstone partners, and all of the 140+ attending media, help expand the reach of the Mountain Games beyond the boundaries of our valley and onto the digital devices of tens of millions worldwide, showcasing our valley in the global spotlight. Just like the mountains themselves, the GoPro Mountain Games have a magic all their own. It's something you have to experience to believe, and we look forward to sharing that experience with the world, once again, in 2020.

action Photos by Zach Mahone, John-Ryan Lockman and Andrew Taylor.



The Lionshead Dog Town venue is on the nose. Photo by Zack Mahone.




days of planning

Mountain Games. My dog and I had



one of the best weekends of the year.”




of free concerts

came to Vail

specifically for event



economic impact



being a part of this incredible event.” Nicole Barker, Outside Magazine




56% / 44%

68% / 32%



TOP STATES OF ORIGIN 70% Colorado / 30% out-of-state 1. Colorado

4. California

2. Texas

5. Michigan

3. Florida

Photo by Andrew Taylor.

butter and jelly. We love being there and

marketing & media

DEMOGRAPHICS Average adult age

“Outside Magazine and the GoPro Mountain Games go together like peanut

likely/very likely to return

athlete registrations


Brooks Laich, NHL (retired)

room nights generated

bands over 3 nights

“I’m still riding high from the GoPro

estimated spectators

4 days of events


“The GoPro Mountain Games are incredibly important to us…they truly exemplify our brand heritage and DNA while speaking to the quintessential GoPro audience. We look forward to the event every year and for many years to come.” Gregg DiLeo, GoPro



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Vail Valley Foundation Financials

Ballet Hispanico's performance was one of numerous highlights at the internationallyrenowned 2019 Vail Dance Festival. Photo by Christopher Duggan.



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VOLUNTEERS Vail Valley Foundation Teri Abrams Bob Abrams William Acuff Larry Agneberg Roman Ahsanov Nancy Alexander Mary Alldredge Paul Amos Katie Anderson Paul Anderson Todd Anderson Beth Anderson Andi Andersson Mats Andersson Reni Anguelova Mark Ariniello Christina Arrigoni John Atkinson Chris Aubel


Paul Backlund Chris Baer Jay Baiel Breanden Bailey Ashley Bailey Raymond Baker Michael Balster Mark Barandy Maryellen Barandy Celia Barrie Adam Bartlett Kurt Basford Jill Baskin Andrew Behrend Lorrayne Bell Jeffrey Bell Kathleen Bell Shelley Bellm Amy Bender


Heather Berge Ava Bergsten Rick Berry Sean Berry Thomas Bethke Louis Blaum Brian Bloess Pat Blood Brian Blood Brooke Bobela Peter Boldt Nanci Bolton Mike Bond Cheryl Boone Jovian Borek Macallan Borg Connor Boschert John Bosco John Bottomley Holly Bouchard David Bowes Norman Bowles Judy Bowman Paul Boyne Ben Brandse

Adam Brandse Frank Brandse Reva Brandt Warren Brandt Carol Brannigan Nellie Bratman Mark Bratman Gayle Braunholtz Kiana Brausch Molly Braxton Cheri Breeman Kimberly Brewster Scott Brockmeier Kim Brodin Suzanne Bross Eileen Brown Vi Brown Lorraine Brown-Bassett Mark Brownson Luke Bruns Peter Bugbee Richelle Burnett Paul Burns Art Burrows Corey Bussard Brian Bybee Roxanne Bybee John Byrnes Jan Cammermeyer Craig Canon Raymond Cantin Alex Carey Jack Carnie Leslie Carter Thomas Cartwright Mike Carty Rosie Casey Jan Cerovich Madi Cervantes Jonah Cervantes Candace Cervantes

Paul Chadwick Adam Chambers Karen Chandler Dan Chayes Eugene Cheong Tenie Chicoine Jim Childers Blair Christiansen George Christman Peter Ciprari Cindy Clement Richard Clubine Holly Cole Rick Collier Sandy Collier David Columbus Bryant Compton Mark Conan Wendy Congleton Karen Conklin Mark Conlon Jeff Cooper Tim Corby Kevin Corcoran Jay (Bones) Corsetti Bruce Coulter Kimberly Cowan Billie Cowden Alan Crocker Bruce Crow Victoria Culbeaux Rick Cunningham Peggy Curtis Kenneth Curtis Ty Cyphers Bob Dagg Charles Dalton Ingrid Dampier Janet Daniels Stephen Daniels Angie Darby Kristen Davis Brian Davis Elizabeth Davis Caren Davis Marianella De Sola Meg Dean Matt Debus Dale Decker Vaughn DeCrausaz Kathy Dee Demetrios Demetriou

Marianne Desmarais Doris Dewton DeDe Dickinson Andrea Doe Jim Dowling Todd Drabik Corey Dudderar Mike Duffy Patrick Duke Loren Dumont Michael Dunahay Mikaela Durben Debra Durben Richard Durben Terri Dvorkin Marty Dvorkin Robin Dwyer Deberah Earle John Eisenhard Terry Ellstrom Denise Erhart Tom Erhart Nancy Erwin Horst Essl Janelle Evans Tom Evans Merry Ewing Henry Falk Peter Falk Noel Falk Jason Farmer William Farris LaVonne Feigeles Agathe Felix Terry Ferguson Kay Fial Charlie Fial

Serge Filkin Bob Findlay Eleanor Finlay Buzz Finn Bill Fisher Sara Fisher Noah Floyd Elizabeth Flynn Garrett Fonda Alicia Ford Chip Ford Reed Ford Steven Formica Meg Forstl Sheila Foss Gabe Franklin Edith Fred Peter Freedman Karen Frei Calvin French Jeff Frey Kipp Friedli Jerry Friesen Guerin Fritzlen Gia Fruscione Cindy Gagnon Greg Gall Shannon Gallegos Gabriela Gallegos Suzanne Gallegos Sam Ganow Richard Garcia Greer Gardner Jack Gardner

Mike Garman Greg Garman Vicky Garnsey John Garnsey Dennis Gartner Carolyn Garvie Ken Gay Tom Gaylord Julie Geiman John Geller Donald Gerstein Helen Gerstein Curtis Ghent

Brad Ghent Keith Giglio Dan Gilchrist Wes Gilliam John Gillivan Anna Gliszewski Marcin Gliszewski Ben Godec Dan Godec Sue Godec

Hank Goetze Nancy Goetze Don Goldberg John Goodney Marcette Gordon Robert Gosiewski Jilly Gossett Steven Grant Robert Grauer Scott Green

Jim Green Lisa Greenberg Linda Gress Bob Gress Fred Gretsch Gerrit Greve Nick Griess Dan Gross Charles Gross Susan Gruber Todd Grubin Greg Gunter Merry Haas Lynn Haas Christian Haeusermann Devon Haire Amanda Hajoglou David Hajoglou Jill Hall Jason Hall Kathy Hall Thomas Haluza Carrie Haluza Zoie Hamilton Tom Hamilton Kristi Hamilton David Hanson Gordon Hardenbergh Lizzy Harding Naomi Harding Joy Harrison Charlie Hauser John Hayden John Hayward Henry Heaydon Kirstin Heinritz Lizzy Henning Dan Henning Deanna Henry Terresa Herbst Mark Herhusky C.J. Hescheles Erika Higgins Tamara Higgins Jamie Hijmans Janet Hill Kelly Hillencamp Anne Hirn Jeff Hjort Bill Hoblitzell Thelma Hoessler


Scott Hoffman Richard Hogg Steve Holden Kevin Holderness Chad Holleman Dan Holman Paula Holman Donald Hoolihan Vickie Hormuth Dave Horne Courtney Hornsby Chris Hoss Chip Howard Linda Hryckowian Fritz Hubbard Bill Hubbard Ryder Hutchinson Chris (Hutch) Hutchinson Ellen Imhof Rosalie Isom Jay Ivison Bill Jackoboice Kerry Jacobs Jake Jacobson Liz James Debby Jasper Harry Jasper Nancy Jastatt-Juergens PJ Jenick Shehaunessy Jenkinson Cath Jett Ulrica Johansson Stephanie Johnson Cami Johnson Grace Johnson Derek Johnson Jay Johnson Susan Johnson Eric Johnson Greg Johnston Andi Jones Tucker Joseph Carl Juergens Siegfried Kampl Brigita Kancleris Donald Kara George Karklins Jonathan Katz Erin Kaufman

Christopher Kearney Sharman Keller-Green Eric Kelley Michael Kelley Alex Kendall Claire Kennedy Jeff Kennedy Thomas Kennedy Summer Kenney Karen Kern Joanna Kerwin Ellen Keszler Angela Kettinger Kevin Kinney Nancy Kitchell Ronald Kitchell Nikolai Klarich Tom Kleinhardt Nancy Kleinman John Kleinman Keith Knudsen Karla Koch Brian Kolzow Tristan Konolige Yuri Kostick Kathi Kotula Solange Kouchacji Kevan Kozlowski Heather Krauss Tim Kryzer Kevin Kuebert Kerrie Kuhl Steve Kursh Carl Kurt Olya Labuza Janifer Larson Don Laughlin Marion Laughlin Joe Lawer Tom Lawlor Jade Lawson Tim Leake Bitzie Lee Dawn Lee Jim Lee Rene Leist Mary Lenefsky Duane Lepeska Kristin Lester Teri Lester Marty Letts

Nik Levy Philip Levy May Lew Bobby Lichen David Lieberman Samantha Lindall Florence Linet Andrew Linger Dyann Linger George Linger Turner Lisle Melody Loar Tre Lohre Linda Long Justin Lottman Matt Luby Halsey Lucas Tom Ludwig Tom Lundeen Steve Maccleary Natalie MacFarlane Ron Maciak Thomas Mark Mahoney Maryann Manion Robert Mann Alex Mans Nick Mans Karen Mans Susan Marhoffer John Marta Travis Martin Sean Mason Jeffrey Matthes Bernie Mauch Tim Mcadow Lori McCaffrey Kelly McCann Sandy McCarthy Lucas McConnell Thomas McGarry Todd Mcginnis Matt McLoota Frederick McLoota David McVicker Joe Menendez Dillon Miller Jennifer Miller Greg Miller Patricia Miller Diane Milligan John Milligan

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Suzette Newman Skip Nichamin, M.D. Joe Norell Sean Norris Beth Notis Zdenek Novak Mary Ellen O'Brien Corin O’Connell Joe O’Malley Tristan O’Connell Chip Oestreich Chris Oetting Stacy Ohlsson Brents Olmsted Cal Orlowski Genevieve Ormond Sandy Ovind Ron Ownby Phillip Palmer Mindy Pannell Chrissy Pappas Andrew Parker

Heather Parker Carol Pattison Andrew Payne Jim Pefanis Paul Pennington Nick Penze Roger Perricone Rick Perry Chris Phillips Gina Pickle Madeline Pierce Chelsie Poffenberger Jordan Poffenberger Tom Pohl Kim Porter Toni Portmann Gail Powers Brad Powers William Prather, M.D. Steve (Praz) Prawdzik

Lorry Prentis Kyle Prickett Scott Prince Marc Prisant Steve Pritchard Michael Pukas Merlon Pusey Mary Quinlivan Mike Quinlivan Adam Quinton Alisa Rader Michael Ramos Patrick Ranalli Caitlin Rapson Howard Rapson Justin Ratzlaff Johnny Rauzi Diana Rawlings David Rawlings Patrick Ray Karen Redden Emma Reeder

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Vail Valley Voluntee� o� the Yea�:


Most everyone who has witnessed Memphis jookin’ icon Lil Buck perform at the Vail Dance Festival over the years is impressed if not enamored with the dancer. And you have Tom Russo to thank, at least in part. “I like to joke I brought Lil Buck to Vail for the first time,” “We are fortunate to live in a said Russo who picked Charles community with a phenomenal “Lil Buck” Riley up from Denver International Airport volunteer spirit, and Tom in 2011 and drove him to Vail as embodies that perfectly.” part of Tom's duties as a Dance Festival volunteer. Mike Imhof, President, Vail It’s one of many longValley Foundation standing contributions Russo has made to the community since the early 2000s. This year, the Vail Valley Foundation announced that Tom Russo is the 2019 recipient of the Vail Valley Volunteer of the Year award. The award is given out each year to a deserving person who has contributed volunteer time, effort, and vision to the entire Vail Valley community. Russo was honored at 12:15 Sunday at the Xfinity Birds of Prey, before the second run of the Giant Slalom, and will be celebrated throughout the year as an excellent example of the volunteer spirit of our valley. “We are fortunate to live in a community with a phenomenal volunteer spirit, and Tom embodies that perfectly,” said Mike Imhof, President of the Vail Valley Foundation. Russo has volunteered for the Vail Valley Foundation’s Vail Dance Festival, Birds of Prey Talon Crew, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, and the Vilar Performing Arts Center. His volunteer contributions also extend to other


Volunteer of the Year

Photos by Jon Resnick and Rick Lohre.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Bend, Oregon; and the Vail Valley. As his friend had predicted, the Vail Valley was the best of them all, Russo said. “Turns out he was right, it was totally fortuitous.” Russo joins a group of distinguished members of the community who have received the award since 2000:

Past Vail Valley Volunteer of the Year recipients:

nonprofit organizations like the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, the Eagle Valley Community Fund Rummage Sale, and more, for more than 16 years. “Over the years, Tom has diligently worked as a volunteer not only for the Vail Valley Foundation but also for other important organizations around the Valley, always bringing his analytical mind to every job and focusing on how to do it better,” Imhof said. “Tom gives tirelessly of his time and energy, is an invaluable extension of each nonprofit organization’s staff, and we’re so lucky he found his way to the Vail Valley in 2003 shortly after he retired,” Imhof said.

Volunteer of the Year

For Russo, he’s been fond of the Vail Valley Foundation and its mission from the get-go, he said. “The Foundation does so many great things between the cultural, the athletic and the education work; it’s something that I really like being affiliated with,” he said. After retiring from his job as a corporate attorney for DuPont and Conoco, a position that allowed him to live in Delaware and Texas, as well as in Tokyo, Moscow and Norway, Russo moved to Beaver Creek full time in January 2003. He purchased a condo in Beaver Creek back in 1989 after a serendipitous meetup in Tokyo, where he lived at the time. He’d been drinking coffee with a friend who told him the Vail Valley was the “only place to ski.” When he returned to the States for a wedding soon after, he visited

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Your support makes a world of difference for community members of all ages. Photo by Jon Resnick.


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Kathy Dee Doris Dewton Deberah Earle Bill Fisher Joye Gelo Susan Gruber John Hayward Terresa Herbst Rosalie Isom Jay Ivison Brian Kozlow Carl Kurt Monique Lathrop Cindy Lenzmeier David Lieberman Hank Mader Susan Marhoffer Sherazada Milfeld Tammy Millington Susan Morrill Felicia Nassi Cynthia Neil

Suzette Newman Chris Oppenheimer Ron Ownby Kathrin Parsons Hilary Petrowski Lorry Prentis Pamela Roesler Tom Russo Lenka Sage Joshua Saylor Eula Schulz Bill Schulz Lois Schwager Dan Sheffield Loren Smith Diane Smith Shirley Smithson Laura Spanioli Bree Spell Charlotte Springer Jay Springer Kathryn Stoffers

Sarah Straub Anne Marie Tellefsen Janice Tonz Judy Turtletaub Michael Turtletaub Hank Vernell Debbie Vernell PJ Walder Karla Wall Mary Charles Watts Petra Weber Grace Wellwerts Linda Wolz Dean Wolz Betty Ann Woodland Sheena Woods Linda Zerangue

Vilar Performing Arts Center Donna Abbruzzese Andrew Aerenson Patricia Anderson Susie Armitage Edgar Arroyo Bob Baker Susan Baker Matthew Bersagel Ruth Bersagel Charles Bertrand Kay Bertrand Kathryn Birch Indre Biskis Chuck Bunting David Carson Judy Carson Rece Chilton Susan Chipman

Kelly Conley Terry Copeland Ann Curtis Robert Dagostino Randi Davis Charlotte DeChant Doris Dewton Danielle DiNardo Vicki Dodd Don Donnalley Judy Donnalley Loren Dumont Judy Edeen Denise Erhart Tom Erhart Karen Eyrich Kathy Fagan LaVonne Feigeles


Mike Feigeles Tracy Feldman Ric Fields Bob Finlay Eleanor Finlay Phyllis Finlay Donna Fitts Jonathan Frank Beth Frommer Cathie Futernick Ann Gallo Jaime Gallo LuLu Garton


Carolyn Garvie Gary Gauger Ilene Gauger Colleen Gauron Joye Gelo Netia Gerken Linda Gilles


Greg Gunter Molly Haley Timothy Haley Patti Harkreader Anne Hatch Mary Houston Don Jackson Jan Jackson

Elizabeth James Eric Johnson Russ Jones Janet Kleinhardt Tom Kleinhardt BJ Knez Jim Knez Kathy Kosierowski Liz Krezowski Carl Kurt Judy Kurt Marsha Landesman

Cindy Lenzmeier Sherry Lewis Dave Lieberman Carol Lincoln Dyann Linger George Linger Lucia London Nicole Lucido Marlene McCafferty Marcia McCalden Tom McCalden Lynda Meshkov Mary Anne Metternick Mark Millar Victoria (Tory) Millar Joe Morrill Susan Morrill Dave Mott Sue Mott Janet Marie Mueller El-Bitar Dawn Nelson Suzette Newman George Nimmo Nancy Nottingham Pamela Olson Janet Perdzock John Perdzock Elizabeth Perner Kim Porter Jeri Powles Jillann W RichardsonRohrscheib Ann Rosenwald Paul Rosenwald

Teri Ross Tom Russo George Saunders Nancy Saunders Gwen Scalpello Gary Scanlon Linda Scanlon Monica Shelton-Reusch Lois Schwager Bobbi Schwartz Jon Schwartz Jean Shearon Ricki Sherlin Steve Sherlin Charlie Sherwood Barry Skolnick Robin Smith Darlene Stookey Anne Marie Tellefsen Dawn Theelke David Thomas Christopher Thrall Cynthia Thrall Brenda Torres Betsy Van Beek Steve Van Beek Debbie Vernell Hank Vernell Bonnie Vesey David Watson Sarah Watson Valerie Watts Barbara Westerman Brendan White Maria White Charlene Whitney Bruce Williams Jeremiah Williams Jessica Williams Mary Clare Williams Andre Willner Carole Wolff Sowers Dean Wolz Linda Wolz Geoffrey Wright Nancy Wright Stayce Zamora

YouthPower365 COPA

Girl PowHER

Miguel Alvarez Brenda Arroya Jose Baldenas Ciany Barriga Juan Bustillos Edgar Campos Udahi Castillo Adriana Chavez Jaime Chavira Savannah Dominguez Monica Duran Jenny Franco Luiz G Javier Gallegos Erik Garcia Gabriella Garcia Cassandra Ledezma Jesus Lopez Jaime Ortega Annette Palacios Angelica Quezada Bryan Ramirez Cruz Ramirez Hector Ramos Diego Rios Lupita Rios Luis Ruiz Adriana Sandoval Juan Sanzos Jorge Sarellano Christopher Serna Paco Serna Armando Soto Hector Soto Hugo Soto Jorge Soto Joanna Tellez Tahairi Vallez Alan Villegas Perla

Cristyle Blanchard Michelle Cahill Kimi Dahl Tess Johnson Victoria Jones Samantha Mizwicki Dennie Moore Kyra Peno Rebecca Woodard Allie Yazel

Events Filip Gallegos Erik Garcia John Halloran Karolyn Harper Cyndie LaRico Marsala Jan Pfeiffer Hiland

Magic Bus Brisa Lopez Lissette Lopez Cynthia Pillsbury

Mentors (GirlPowHER and CLUB) Danny Arenales Greg Bloom Travis Bossow Gina Browning Michael Carlton Patrick Connelly Fred Fernandez Jennifer Geisman Judd Haims Erin Hall Kyle Hoiland Jenn Jewett Tait Johnson Victoria Jones Erin Kelly Sacha Kostick Steph Littlefield Carrie Marsh Molly Middleton Yadira Miller Melissa Murphy Kara Nichols Kory Pryor Stacy Sadler Patrick Scanlan Olivia Snider Jesse Starr Todd Stipetich

Norm Vogel Laura Warren

Parent Mentors Angelica Aceves Veronica Barron Goergina Borjas Blanca Cabral Rebecca Davila Raquel Delgado Maria Elena Ramos Luz Escobedo Luz Estrella Castro-Moreno Juana Garcia Liliana Garcia Maria Gonzalez Jose Hernandez Noelia Lujan Angelica Macias Maria Mendez Lizeth Mendoza Ana Pacheco Andrea Ramos Cindy Ramos Anali Rodriguez Cristal Romero Lupita Romo Velasco Elva Rosales Veronica Ulciny

PwrHrs Rosie Botka Morgan Crosby Ian Greenwood Sandra Hooper Megan Kopfmann

MacGregor Lakes John Marion Sam McKenzie Mia Redmond Lauren Spratt Jenny Veruchi Emily Ziegler

PwrOn Christine Albertson Fernando Almanza David Arenales Fernanda Bazani Carrie Benway Katy Boothby Nick Charles Julie Claydon Rebecca Cotton Kathy Desportes Dave Eickholt Mariana Escamilla Adam Fenton Walter Gilles Bratzo Horruitiner Katie Jarnot Jeremiah Johnson Paulette Kamber Gerry Lopez Kristen Ludlow Jennifer Martinez Leah Mayer Sloan Munter April Nichols Sarah Olin

Erin Park Amanda Pesce Amber Puchtel Liz Qualman Ann Rader Tom Rader Anna Robinson Kevin Rowe Sandy Schroeder Kim Spalding Amanda Spannagel Lisa Tuthill Monica Villalobos Olga Wilkins Erik Williams Melissa Wills Albert Zamora

Youth Activation Kimberly Mayorga Emi Otsuki

The VVF's free Hot Summer Nights concerts are one of many events made possible by steadfast community support. Photo by Barry Eckhaus.



Our hats are off to the partners and sponsors who help make VVF events a success. Photo by Andrew Taylor.


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SPONSORS 5-D Shield 97.7 KZYR The Zephyr Active Energies Solar ACTIVE Skin Repair Adidas Outdoor Air National Guard Air-Chairs.com Aksels Alain Jan/PMO Sport All Copy Products Alpine Bank Alpine Collision AlwaysMountainTime Amavara Skincare AmeriCorps National Community Civilian Corps Applejack Wine and Spirits Aquamira Arborjet Architectural Engineering Consultants, Inc Arrigoni Woods Aviator Nation B4BC Beaver Creek Chophouse Beaver Creek Lodge Beaver Creek Metro District Beaver Creek Resort Company Beaver Creek Resort Properties Beaver Creek Sports Beaver Creek West Berglund Architects BEST e-bikes USA Blue Buffalo Blue Sky Mortgage BluSky Restoration Contractors Bonfire Brewing Bonfire Coffee Boosted Inc BOSCH e-Bike Systems Bravo! Vail


Buddy Bulls Bikes C&C Plumbing and Mechanical C&C Painting Casio Pro Trek CatTongue Grips Cellular Sales Centura EUC Avon Chimney Trail Christie Lodge Christy Sports Chums/Beyond Coastal COAST Products Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties Colorado Ballet Colorado Teardrops Columbia Constellation Beer Constellation Wines Costa Costco Wholesale Coyote Cafe Creekside at Beaver Creek Crespelle Croakies Dead Drift Fly Co. Dean & Karin Johnson Dean Johnson Management Destination Resorts Vail The Diamond Reserve DockDogs Dog Is Good Donna Giordano DT Swiss Dueling Dogs Eagle Ranch Association Eagle Valley Library District East West Partners, Inc. Eden Florist Ekahi Grill Elegant Cabinetry & Design

Elevation Outdoors Magazine Elevation Resort Residences Encore Electric Environmental Altitude Systems EP Climbing Walls EPIC Discovery Epic Mountain Express Event Rents Fall Line Kitchen & Cocktails FedEx FirstBank Five Ten Flight For Life Colorado Flycraft Freshies Game Creek Video GE Johnson Construction Company GEAR AID Genesis Hospitality Corporation Glide Nano GlycoFlex GMC Go RVing GoPro Gorsuch LTD Great Midwest Bank Grey Salt Grouse Mountain Grill Haibike Helinox HiDow High Brew Coffee High Fives Foundation High Noon Sun Sips Holy Cross Energy HomeLight, Inc. Honey Stinger Hotel Born Denver Hotel Gasthof Gramshammer

HotHouse Flowers Hovey and Harrison HydraPak IMA Colorado Innova Isopure J.Lindeberg Jean Richmond & Horst Essl JLF Adventures John M. Bailey Jolyn JUNK Brands K9 Sport Sack Kady's Kollars Kailas Kaiser Permanente Kaleidoscope Productions Kari Traa KEEN Kelty Kent & Sharmi Plaster Kind Bikes & Skis Kind Design Kind Humans, LLC Klymit Kodiak Cakes Kuat Racks KZYR 97.7 FM L.L.Bean La Marca Prosecco La Sportiva La Tour Land Title Guarantee Company Laureen Hopkins Interior Design Larkspur Leatherman LifeProof Lifestraw Linda & Michael Mossman LIV Sotheby's International Realty Local Honey Lodge at Avon Center Lodge at Lionshead Lodge at Vail Loro Piano Vail Lycored Manor Vail Lodge

Matador Maven Maximum Comfort Pool & Spa Michael Demane Mitch Spour/ Luxury Retreats Moe's Original BBQ Mountain Beverage Distribution Company Mountain Communications Mountain Plains All American Pet Treats MountainFit MRM MuttRuk Nature Valley Nestle Water New Belgium Brewing Company Nice Recovery Systems Nicky's Quickie Nite Ize Nokian Tyres NOLS Nuun Hydration OluKai On Running Optimum Events & Entertainment Osprey Packs Outside Magazine Outside TV Outward Bound Pacifico PAKMULE Cargo Carriers Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Patrick Henry Creative Promotions Pazzo's Pizzeria PepsiCo Recycling PepsiCo, Inc. Perch Peter Vavra Piney River Ranch Pit Viper Polaris QALO RA Nelson, LLC R & H Mechanical Rams-Horn Lodge Red Bull

Red Rock Deli Rene Blanchette Renewal By Andersen Ripple Foods RMC Roadhouse Hospitality Group Rock and Ice Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes Rocky Mountain Taco Ronin Rumpl Sena Shaeffer Hyde Construction Shakedown Bar Simba Run Vail Condominiums Sitzmark Lodge SKEA Skullcandy Slalom Fox Cocktails Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate Smartwool So Delicious Sonnenalp Hotel Specialized Splendido SPOT Starbucks State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Steadman Philippon Research Institute Stewart Title STIHL Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Summit MRB Holdings, LLC Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Surefoot Sweet Basil Sweet Protection SYNC Performance Tavernetta Denver Tec Labs The Vintage Contessa Tentsile

Tepui Terrano The Charter at Beaver Creek The Club at Cordillera The Diamond Reserve The Four Seasons The Gallegos Corporation The Late Show with Stephen Colbert The Mountain Collection by Wyndham The Steadman Clinic Thomas S. Schreier, Jr. Thread Wallets TIAA Bank Tiger Balm Tina & Robert Milligan Titos' Handmade Vodka Town of Avon Town of Eagle Town of Vail Troy Lee Designs TV8 Vail/Beaver Creek U.S. Ski & Snowboard Ugly Mugz United Advertising Corporation UpRooted Events US Bank US Forest Service Vail Daily Vail Dermatology Vail Film Festival Vail Health Foundation Vail Integrative Medical Group Vail Mountain Lodging by East West Vail Mountain School Vail Racquet Club Vail Resorts Vail Resorts Retail Vail Spa Vail Valley Getaway Vail Valley Jet Center Vail Valley Waste Valley Stone Inc. Vanworks Velofix Colorado Vita Coco Wally Limburg

Waterloo Sparkling Water Wave Tools Weleda Welk Resorts Wesley Sinor Western Slope Beverage Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Westwind at Vail WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Wild Tonic Winnebago Yakima YETI YoColorado ZipStitch



Thank you to our

DONORS The donor lists that follow represent supporters who contributed to the Vail Valley Foundation between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. 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

Millennium Club The Millennium Club recognizes those who, over the course of their lifetime, have given $1,000,000 or more to the VVF. We are sincerely appreciative to these members for their generous philanthropy. Anonymous (2) 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 Jeff & Susan Campbell The Colorado Health Foundation Amy & Steven Coyer El Pomar Foundation Julie & Bill Esrey Stephanie & Larry Flinn Susan & Harry Frampton Pat^ & Peter^ Frechette Donna Giordano Martha Head

Karen & Michael Herman Robert Hernreich Lyda Hill Vicki & Kent Logan Leni & Peter May Oscar Tang Family Amanda Precourt Molly & Jay Precourt Mary & Steven Read Amy & Jay Regan Doug Rippeto Mary Sue & Michael Shannon Town of Vail Vail Resorts EpicPromise Alberto Vilar Betsy & George Wiegers



Education Legacy


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 grateful to their dedication.


Kathy & Bjorn Erik Borgen Ann Smead & Michael Byram The Colorado Health Foundation

Amy & Steve Coyer Karen & Michael Herman Oscar Tang Family

Vail Valley Foundation Visionary Circle The Vail Valley Foundation Visionary Circle recognizes those individuals who have included the VVF in their estate planning. We are extremely thankful to them for entrusting us with their legacy. 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 & James Gustafson Robert Hernreich

Clairlee & Bob^ Hirsch Loyal & Jill 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 Doug Rippeto Margery Pabst Steinmetz & Charles Steinmetz Mary & Paul Webster

Annual Giving The generous support of our donors enables us to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley through arts, athletics, and education. While many of our donors choose to designate their contribution to specific areas, such as our Annual Fund, Vilar Performing Arts Center, Vail Dance Festival or YouthPower365, the list that follows reflects overall combined giving to all these areas.

Beaver Creek Resort Company

Jody & John Arnhold Bloomberg Philanthropies Kelly & Sam Bronfman Ann Smead & Michael Byram Jeff & Susan Campbell The Colorado Health Foundation Amy & Steven Coyer Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Betsy & Mark Kogan Regional Air Quality Council Michelle & Toby Seay Mary Sue & Michael Shannon Oscar Tang Family

$149,999-$100,000 Eagle County Schools Karen & Michael Herman Gina Browning & Joe Illick Leni & Peter May Quest Foundation Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Betsy & George Wiegers

$99,999-$50,000 Anonymous Karen & John Arnold Kathy & Bjorn Erik Borgen Priscilla Brewster Lisa Tannebaum & Don Brownstein Julie & Bill Esrey Susan & Harry Frampton Fredman Family Foundation Gallegos Corporation Donna Giordano Lisa & Bruce Goldman Martha Head Amanda Precourt & Andrew Jensdotter Alexia & Jerry Jurschak Diane Pitt & Mitchell Karlin

Sarah & Peter Millett Phil & Marge Odeen Jill & Kevin Plancher Amy & Jay Regan Doug Rippeto Paula & Scott Ryan Didi & Oscar Schafer Jim & Tammy Snee Marcy & Gerald Spector Stephanie & David Spina Liz Logan Sterett & Bill Sterett Storr Family Foundation Deborah & Fred Tresca Vail Resorts EpicPromise

$49,999-$25,000 Anonymous (3) Barbie Allen / James C. Allen Charitable Foundation Alpine Bank Mary Ellen Anderson Phyllis & Steve Anderson The Anschutz Foundation Donna & Donald Baumgartner Judy & Howard Berkowitz Marlene & John Boll Brooke & Jon Erik Borgen Randi Borgen Ron & Lisa Brill Buell Foundation Mary Beth & Philip Canfield Patsy & Pedro Cerisola Angela & Peter Dal Pezzo Susan & Gordon DesCombes El Pomar Foundation Pam & Ernie Elsner Frechette Family Foundation Cindy & Christopher Galvin Margie & Tom Gart George Family Foundation Georgia & Donald Gogel Lyn Goldstein Sheika & Pepi^ Gramshammer Mrs. Kim Hackett & Dr. Thomas Hackett Malo & John Harrison Judy Hart Angelo Georgia & Robert Hatcher

Rick Hayes & Johan Segerdahl Heather & Glenn Hilliard Kathy & Al Hubbard Susu & George Johnson Roberta & Michael Joseph Cynnie & Peter Kellogg Ruth & Sidney Lapidus Nicole & Steven Lucido Michele Mittelman Kaia & Misha Moritz National Endowment for the Arts Peed Family Senenne & Marc Philippon Vikki & Michael Price Mary & Steven Read Paul Repetto & Janet Pyle Sara & Eric Resnick Valerie Ropes & Richard “Chupa” Nelson June & Paul Rossetti Sue & Michael Rushmore Lisa & Kenneth Schanzer Susanna & Timothy Shannon Sydney & Stanley S. Shuman Jean & Phil Smith Sue & Martin Solomon The Steadman Clinic, LLC Margery Pabst Steinmetz & Charles Steinmetz Kerry Stokes & Christine Simpson-Stokes Bill Stolzer, Ellen & Dan Bolen, Mary Kevin & Tom Giller James W. Taylor Jon & Nancy Tellor Family Foundation Denise O’Leary & Kent Thiry Ripley & Gregory Thomas Catherine & James Tobin Debra & Ken Tuchman Martin Waldbaum Walking Mountains Lisa & James Wallace Wells Fargo Foundation Barbara & Richard Wenninger Judy & Robert Wilner

Jan & Greg Winchester Kristy & Bill Woolfolk

$24,999-$10,000 Anonymous (2) Adolph Coors Foundation Libby Anschutz Patricia & Sergio Arguelles Ann Newman & Andy Arnold Dierdre & Ronnie Baker Beaver Creek Lodge Beaver Creek Property Owners Association Barbara & Randy Beck Kimberly & David Bernstein Bacca Foundation Jane & Robert Berry Cathy & Bill Bethke Jeanne & Joe Brandmeyer Dr. Ernest & Molly Braxton Lori Abbott Brown & Robert Brown Jeffrey D. Byrne Dr. John & Kim Callaghan Kay & Thomas Clanton Carolyn & Paul Clark The Peter-Murray Foundation, Brian & Julie Claydon David Cohen Country Club of the Rockies Lucy & Ron Davis Barbara & Robert De Luca Karen & Gerard Diffley Eagle County Department of Human Services Andrea Eddy Dave & Maggie Eickholt Diane & Brad England Trish Fillo Nancy Gage & Allan Finney Holly & Tim Finchem Nancy & Mark Foster Joan Francis Laura & William Frick Elizabeth & Michael Galvin Cheri & Roger Gardner Melissa & Silvestre Garza Diane & Tom Gates Suzie & Larry Graveel

Terri & Tom Grojean Guardian Scholars Inc Rebeca Lergier Hanrahan & Daniel Hanrahan Linda & Milledge Hart Patrick Henry Robert Hernreich Kiwi & Landon Hilliard Holy Cross Energy Kenton Hopkins Kristel & B.J. Hybl Sue & Rich Jones Kristen Nostrand-Junker & Steve Junker Bonnie & Gerald Kelly Elaine & Arthur Kelton Shelby & Scott Key Patricia & Peter Kitchak Patty & Bill Kleh Marlene & Ben Krell Wendy Williams & Noel Kullavanijaya Anne Kubik & Michael Krupka Kathy & Frank Kyle Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Lippincott LIV Sotheby’s International Realty Nancy & Richard Lubin Patricia & Frank Lynch Jennifer & Philip Maritz Barbara & Tony Marks Beth & Larry Mathis Jean & Tom McDonnell Cheryl & Rob McEwen Carolyn & Rollie McGinnis Sacha & Josh McGraw Shirley & William S. McIntyre Alejandra & Tomas Milmo Kay & Bill Morton Vicki & Trygve Myhren Melanie & Allan Nelkin Jane & Skip Netzorg Wendy & Skip Nichamin Stacey & Trey Odom Sally & Don O’Neal Haley & Mike Pearson Pam & Ben Peternell Sissel & Richard Pomboy Molly & Jay Precourt


Kent Price Ann & Tom Rader Gretchen & Bob Ravenscroft Nancy & Donald Remey Rella & Monroe Rifkin Carlos Rojas Kathy & Terry Scanlan

Vail Health Vail Valley Cares Vail Valley Surgery Center Amy L. Roth, Ph.D. & Jack Van Valkenburgh Kathryn & Leo Vecellio Jacqueline & Norman Waite Mary & Paul Webster

Margo & Terry Boyle Barbara & Christopher Brody Virginia Browning Cathleen & Dave Bullen Kaye Summers & Dan Carpenter Castellini Foundation Susan Catalano

“The Vail Valley Foundation truly helps make the Vail Valley a wonderful place to live and visit. I think that everyone should support them in whatever way they are able.” Susan Campbell, Chair, Vail Dance Festival

Suzanne & Bernie Scharf Pixley & Ken Schiciano Elaine & Steven Schwartzreich Carter & Jeffrey Sharfstein Irene Shen Charlene Chen & James Shim Katherine Clayborne & Thomas Shoup Kerri & Steven Siegel Harvey Simpson Elizabeth & Rodney Slifer Mary Lynn & Warren Staley Marilyn & James H. Steane II Brooke & Hap Stein Genie & Robert Stine Mark & Becca Stupfel Marjorie A. Swig Dhuanne & Doug Tansill Michelle & Craig Taylor Janet & Paul Testwuide Town of Avon Sally & Gregg Tryhus Umbrella Roofing United Way of Eagle River Valley Vail Health Foundation

Laura & Stephen Wehrle Joan Whittenberg Gena Whitten & Robert Wilhelm LaDonna & Gary Wicklund Tina & David Wilson Marilyn & Ron Wollard YouthPower365 Nancy & Thomas Zinna

$9,999-$5,000 Anonymous (3) Edward J. Abramson & Susan Ludlow Holly Adams Ric@Haagen-Dazs@ Arrabelle Christine & John Bakalar Barbara Baldrey Marcine & Michael Balk Susan Ballard Beck Building Company Jayne & Paul Becker Terre & Jack Bergman Dr. Marie Rotunno & Dr. Arthur Bertelsen Biondi Family Mike & Patty Booker

Cangelosi & Chramosta Families Dorothy & Bill Cohen Community First Foundation Sarah Piccione & William Cook The Sherrill Family Foundation - Debbie & Skip Courtney James & Patty Cownie Robert J. Croteau & Karen A. Nold Mary & David Davies Shirley & Thomas Day Jane DeNunzio Katherine & Peter Dolan Donnell-Kay Foundation Meg & James Duke Lois & Stephen Eisen Cynthia Engles The Faessler Family Amy Faulconer Dianne & Charles Feldman Betsy & Jesse Fink Elysabethe Firman Olmstead & Christopher Firman Julia & David Fleischner Craig J. Foley Aleene & James Fraser

Stacey Frieder Dawn & Stephen Friedman Paula & Gerald Friesen Vicky & John Garnsey The Gilbert Family Charitable Foundation Anita & Steven Gilbert Marshall Gordon Jan & George Grubbs, Jr. Pam & Gib Harris Kathy & Jim Haymaker Jean & William Hellegas Jane & Ray Heller Mindy & Andrew Heyer Lorraine Higbie Rebecca & Roy Hillenburg Judith Hoffman Carl Hoover Rossie Carter Hutcheson & J. Randolph Hutcheson Alex & David Hyde Shelly & Chris Jarnot The Jerome Robbins Foundation Sarah & Tait Johnson Marlene & Robert Josefsberg Amy & Bruce Karpas Barbara & Timothy Kelley Claudia & Bruce Kiely Benjamin Kogan Eli Kogan Jennifer & Curtis Krizek Deborah & Jeffrey Lamb Gloria & Mack Lawrence Amy & Eugene Lee McKinley & Matthew Lee Steven Lindseth Alexandra & Robert Linn Janie & Bobby Lipnick Tina Nielsen & Andrew Littman Mangat Plastic Surgery Centers Ann & Hal Logan Elaine Lovell & Jeffrey Lovell Mary Lujack Jonna Mackin Lou Ann Mangelsdorf Ann & John Martin Kathy & Steve McConahey

Hilary & Patrick McDonald Atlanta & Charlie Meynier Olivia & Rod Miller Ellen Mitchell Susan & Thomas Moran Carrie Morgridge c/o The Morgridge Family Foundation Drs. Toby & Mort Mower Mountain Family Health Services Kim & Tim Muffley Sammye & Mike Myers Eric Noreen & Suzi Hill Laura & Tim Parker Karen & Marc Peperzak Polly & Mark Peterson Cynthia & Philip Pillsbury Sharmi & Kent Plaster Resa & Pete Pohlmann Suzy & Phil Quigley Wendy & Paul Raether Lynn & Brian Ranelle Michael L. Ritchie Anne Roberts Jo Ann & Ronald Robertson Alysa & Jonathan Rotella Ruthanne Ruzika Gail Flesher & David Salvin Maria Luisa Santos Carole Schragen Marilyn & David Scott Lisa Dennis & Gavin Selway Susan & Carlos Sepulveda Deborah & Jim Shpall Janis & Ronald Simon Debbi & Charles Smith Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Donna & W. Randolph Smith The Solich Fund Janet & James Stanard State of Colorado Jarona & Bill Stevens Ann & Mike Stone Marisa Tank Patti & Cliff Thompson Julia & Blake Tresca Elizabeth & Clayton Tresca Linda & Stew Turley Drs. Jean & Alec Urquhart US Bank

Vail Mountain School Vail Valley Business Women Barbara & Kyle Vann Betsy Vincent Janis & Roger Ward Linda Waterhouse Pamela Kross & Michael Watters Western States Arts Federation Allison Krausen & Kyle Webb Pamela & Steven Wexler Mindy & Gregory White Mary Clare & Bruce Williams Toni & Michael Williams Linda & Donald Winter Betty & Michael Wohl Steve Woodward Dacia & Gary Woodworth

$4,999-$2,500 Anonymous (4) Shannon & Todger Anderson Sheldon D. Andrew Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Heather & David Bacon Tom & Georgia Barnett Jennifer & Gregory Baldwin Martin Atkin & Reid Balthaser Amy Becher Gish Alix & Hans Berglund Judith & Gresham Brebach Pamela & Brooks Bock Erin & Douglas Blue Colleen Curran & Stephen Boane Deborah & David Boillot Bolwell Family Cathy & Grant Bonser Sidney Bonser Victoria Jones & Thomas Boyken Rebecca & Howard Braverman Gretchen & Julian Bridgen The Bross Family Charitable Fund Robin & Thomas Burch

Kirsten Fink & Giorgio Cantele Kathleen Fort Carty & William Carty Robin & Bruce Cash Charitable Foundation of the Edwards Rotary Club Toko & Bill Chapin Yvonne Chen Stanley Chiu Patti Shwayder-Coffin & Steven Coffin Robin & Alex Coleman Ms. Arlene Harris & Mr. Martin Cooper Rebecca & Joseph Crosbie Copy Copy Chelsey & Alexander Cudney Patty Cuny Lucinda & Andrew Daly Bob & Mary Ellen Darretta Ellen Dehaven Doris Dewton Paulette & Gil DiGiannantonio Suzy & Jim Donohue Paul Dunkelman Eaglebend Affordable Housing Corporation Jane & Reed Eberly Holly & Buck Elliott Robert Engelke Event Rents Kim & Andrew Fink Erika & Matt Fitzgerald Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail Miriam & Morris Futernick Linda Galvin Andrea & Michael Glass Karen Morstad & Mark Goldberg Maureen Grojean Pam & Duke Hartman Deborah Wittman & Rik Heid Clairlee Hirsch Michelle & James Horton Francie & David Horvitz Beth & Rich Howard Kathy & William Hybl Ellen & Michael Imhof



2020 Vail Valley Citize� o� the Yea�:


Written into the culture of the Vail Valley, engraved in its history, and embedded in its future are the countless contributions Donna Giordano has made in virtually every aspect of life here. For her many contributions to this community and beyond, Donna Giordano has been named the 2020 Vail Valley Citizen of the Year, one of the highest honors in the community, awarded “Donna is a kind and since 1981 to deserving citizens who wonderful person, she has have provided broad support, vision, and leadership to the betterment of an amazing charm and the community. ability to make anyone “I feel very blessed and grateful to receive this recognition,” Giordano feel welcome in any said. “However it is really all of you circumstance,” in this community who are such an inspiration – there are so many Ann Smead, friend wonderful people and organizations in these beautiful mountains, and I simply love being a part of it with all of you.” “Donna is a kind friend and a wonderful person, she has an amazing charm and ability to make anyone feel welcome in any circumstance,” said Ann Smead, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vail Valley Foundation, which administers the award each year. “She has supported so many nonprofits of our valley, and many in other communities, not just with financial support but by truly becoming involved. And of course she is the most fun person I’ve ever come to know.”


Citizen of the Year

Photos by Jon Resnick.

Giordano’s philanthropic outreach is matched by her volunteerism, and both have been immense. She was a lynchpin to the first decades of the Vail Dance Festival, helping it grow into an international celebration of the artform. Along the way, the Vail Dance Festival’s primary home, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, benefited from her patronage and participation in every way, from support of capital improvements to underwriting of performances and, of course, to her consistent and significant support of the Hot Summer Nights free concert series. “The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is one of the special places on earth, and I feel strongly that everyone should be able to enjoy it,” Giordano said. “I love the free concerts and seeing everyone out there enjoying themselves in that wonderful facility.” Giordano isn’t one to simply provide support from afar. Look into the aisles for the fashionable blonde, dancing her heart out at a Ford Amphitheater concert – that’s Donna. “She is totally engaged in everything she does,” Smead said. “She takes part in it and embraces her time in our community…and she does it with impeccable style.” Indeed, Giordano’s loving personality and exceptional sense of fashion have gained her iconic status in the valley. Her joie de vivre is contagious, her wardrobe is alight with glamor and color, and her parties are part of Vail lore. She even has a specialty cocktail named after her at one of her favorite local establishments. A shining example of Giordano’s giving-with-style can be seen at Fire Station No. 2, where a sparkling red resin floor, donated by Giordano, is one of countless ways she has supported emergency services personnel throughout the years. “Donna Giordano is a treasure,” said Mark Novak, Vail Fire Chief. “She’s the embodiment of what makes this community so special.” “Not only do we have, in Donna, a truly phenomenal supporter of all that we do, but we have a great friend. She instantly lights up the day of any of our officers and emergency services personnel who encounter her,” said Dwight Henninger, Vail Police Chief. Giordano’s support for fire and police organizations in the Vail Valley has been unflagging, and yet it is only one aspect of a vast body of philanthropic work.

Citizen of the Year

Donna, pictured with good friends Ann Giordano has been a Smead (at left) and key contributor to the arts, Olympic swimmer athletics, and education Steve Lundquist. programming of the Vail Valley Foundation, where she joined the Board of Directors in 2001 as one of the first, and brightest, female voices of that Board. She was a celebrity dancer at the 2016 Star Dancing Gala, raising funds for the Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365, and she was on the Black Diamond Ball organizing committee for many years, including as co-Chair from 2012-2014 and Chair in 2015. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Bravo! Vail, and provided a wide array of support for Vail Health, the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Roundup River Ranch, Walking Mountains, and hosting an annual “Thank You Party” for emergency services personnel. Beyond the Vail Valley, Giordano was exceptionally active and served on the Board of Directors of the Washington D.C.-area Ronald McDonald House. She served on the Board of Directors of the Blue Ridge School, and also provided significant support to Craig Hospital and the Cedars-Mount Sinai Hospital.



In addition to all this, and of particular note, is her support of the Vail Veterans Program. Giordano began coming to the Vail Valley in 1981 and moved here permanently in 2001 soon “She instantly lights up the after the passing of her husband, day of any of our officers and Gilbert Giordano. Both ‘Gil’ and Donna were active in the Vail Valley emergency services personnel community and beyond, and Gil who encounter her.” received the Vail Valley Citizen of the Year award in 1997. Dwight Henninger, “Gil and I always believed that Vail Police Chief you give back to where you are,” Giordano remembers. Giordano has also been successful in her professional pursuits. Born in Minnesota, where she was imbued with the classic Midwestern work ethic, Giordano can look back on a string of successful professional accomplishments – including a career in the legal field, a blossoming flower shop (which benefited from Giordano’s innate marketing skills), commercial real estate investments, and the creation of a successful chain of franchise restaurants together with her family. Donna has recently moved to Denver, but still visits Vail often, where she can be seen dancing in the aisles of the Ford Amphitheater and lifting spirits wherever she goes. She has two children, Dawn Force and Jason Giordano, and two grandchildren Sierra and Brittney. “Donna is one of the bright lights of our community and we are so fortunate to have her in our lives,” said Mike Imhof, President of the Vail Valley Foundation. “It’s not just what she has done, but who she is, and the combination of all that she is creates an impact that will resonate in all of our lives for a long time to come.” Giordano joins a venerable list of previous recipients of the award:


Citizen of the Year

Previous Vail Valley Citizen of the Year honorees 1981 Peter Abuisi 1982 E.B. Chester 1983 Jack Crosby 1984 President Gerald R. Ford 1985 Harry Frampton 1986 Helen Fritch 1987 George Gillett 1988 Merv Lapin 1989 Sheika & Pepi Gramshammer 1990 Paul Johnston (Gerald R. Ford) 1991 Kent Rose (Phil & Jane Smiley) 1992 Rod Slifer (John Galvin) 1993 Dr. Richard Steadman (Winton & Carolyn Blount) 1994 John Garnsey (Bob Brotman) 1995 John Horan-Kates (Brian Nolan) 1996 Vi & Byron Brown (John Boll) 1997 Gil Giordano (Alison Knapp) 1998 Barbara Treat (Craig Tuber) 1999 Judy Alexander 2000 Pete Seibert (Peter May)

2001 Mary Louise Shaw (Vince Cook) 2002 Gerald Gallegos (Michael Balk) 2003 Cathy & Howard Stone (Suzy & Jim Donohue) 2004 Oscar Tang (Susan & Harry Frampton) 2005 Diana Donovan 2006 Chupa Nelson 2007 Erik & Kathy Borgen 2008 Jack Eck 2009 Beth Slifer 2010 Martha Head 2013 Ann Smead 2014 Amy & Steve Coyer 2015 Pat & Pete Frechette 2016 Mary Sue & Mike Shannon 2017 Jay Precourt 2019 Betsy and George Wiegers 2020 Donna Giordano *In 2018 the award dates shifted to reflect the new dates of the Black Diamond Ball, where the Award is presented each year. ** From 1990–2005 the Beaver Creek Citizen of the Year Award was awarded as an integrated aspect of the Vail Valley Citizen of the Year Award. Recipient indicated by parentheses.

Jill & Jay Javors Raydean Acevedo & Walter Jenkins Cheryl & Bill Jensen Anne-Marie & John Keane Terri & Dave Krueger Laine & Merv Lapin Lizzie de la Houssaye & Matthew Lenox Ellen & Harry Levitt Sue & Jim Liken Rodney & Stephanie Linafelter Corina & Chris Lindley Drs. Chris & Andrea Manhart Barbara & Richard Massman Karen & John Maxwell Alison & Charles McAdam Quincy McAdam Marcia & Thomas McCalden Yvonne & William McCallum Diane & Gary McCord Helen McIntyre Tony & Pat McMunn Justin McNulty & Bradley Korell Jeanne & Harry McQueeney Larned A. Waterman & Paul S. Mesard Mari Medley Mile High United Way Donna & Terry Miller Caitlin & Dan Murray Karen R. Nagel Allison & Frank Navarro Jack Neal Jennifer Alsever & Kevin O’Donnell Priscilla O’Neil Maeve McGrath & Peyton Perry Barrett & Reid Phillips Carolyn & Steve Pope Ronnie Potter Riverwalk at Edwards Property Owners Assocation Carey & Tim Romer Elise & Jay Rossiter

Stacy Sadler Marina & Christopher Scanlan Fran Schulman Frederic Seegal Lisa Sidhu Jonathan Simkhai Timothy Slattery Peter Smith

$2,499-$1,500 Anonymous (10) Brenda & Joe Adeeb Jill Landman Alfond Martha Brassel & Chris Anderson Roxanne & Ed Anderson OOTB Womens Foundation

Jane & Matthew Donovan Dorothy Distelhorst & Karl Edgerton Renee & Jeffrey Epstein Alison & John Fallon

Gretchen & Charles Lobitz Arika & Geoff Long Eugenia Lubell Mabel Horrigan Foundation Nancy & Ron Marshall

Barbara Scrivens Carole & Peter Segal Elizabeth Seibert Dr. Stanley & Carol Shapiro Jenifer & Russell Shay

Anne & Thomas Apple Stephen Arent Henrietta & Eric Armbruster Alicia & Craig Arseneau Tracy & Michael Autera

“The Vail Valley Foundation is active in so many things in the community, and it’s a great way to get involved. Financially they are also very strong, they are fiscally responsible. As an investor, or as a donor, to the organization, that’s the type of thing you want to donate towards, something that is a pillar for the community.” John Arnold, Chair, Investment Committee

Judith & Philip Stupp Deann Thoms Melisa & Chico Thuon Tim Tyler Tina & Steve Vardaman Susan Lynch & Daniel Virnich Susan & Albert Weihl Connie & Alex Wiegers Karen Williams Melinda & Stephen Winn Ellen & James Wiss Heather Watts & Damian Woetzel Amy Woodworth Janice & William Woolford Rosalie Wooten Barbara & Peter Wright Young Presidents Organization, Rocky Mountain Chapter

Lauren Arnold Ellen Arnovitz Kathleen & Jeffrey Bell Wendy & Warren Blumenthal Darren & Tanya Brennan Amy & Terence Britton Stacy & Michael Brown Diane & Jeff Brundage Christine & George Burns Sara & Michael Charles Maggie & Clayton Chessman Mary Ellen & Stanley Cope Brenda & Thomas Curnin Decorative Materials Intl Ltd. Reg & Michelle Del Ponte Jacqueline Deveric Jane & Thomas Dimmig Deborah Spohn & David Dimmit Dr. Fred Distelhorst

Wendy & Alan Feldman Leslie & Thomas Fiorentino Carole & John Fleming Becky & Bob Ford Mr. John Forester Greer & Jack Gardner Catherine Gellert Rebecca & Stuart Green Neal Groff Betty & Harry Grubbs Debra Herz Ali & David Hild Cathy & Graham Hollis Jennifer & Steve Hooker Ami & Scott Hudgins Terrie & Doug Ideker Inn & Suites at Riverwalk Amanda & Thomas Jaffe Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Jones Patricia & Stanton Kamens Kelly & Matthew Kienzle Jon Kinning Mark & Holly Kirschner Bonnie Lee & Lawrence Kivel Christina & Joshua Lautenberg Ann & William Lieff Jane & Tod Linstroth Susan & Steven Lipstein

Sissi & Joel Matta Ferrell & William McClean Andy Meltz Angella & Dwight Merriman Dylan Metzner Liz & Luc Meyer Laurie Richer & Jeff Morris Todd & Martha Nicholson Fund of the Nicholson Family Foundation Deborah Nunez Brigid O’Connor Renée Okubo Susan Stearns & Frank O’Loughlin Mary Beth & Charles O’Reilly Jackie & James Power Melissa & Matthew Provencher Kristen & Christopher Pryor Jeanne Kane Quagliano Michael Quagliano Redwave Communications Elisabeth Reed Judy & Kenneth Robins Nancy & Robert Rosen Lisa & Ken Schapiro Leroy & Connie Schmidt Family Foundation

Elizabeth & Brian Sipes Carel & Marc Slatkoff Nancy & John Snyder Robyn & Leon Specthrie Jodi & Richard Steel Marla Steele Studio James Edwin Swinford Paula & Mark Tiernan Argie Ligeros & Patrick Tierney Diane Tope Kate & Scott Turnipseed Vail Youth Ballet Company Vail Valley Academy of Dance George Van Meter Diane & Marshall Wallach Jill & Robert Warner Jan & Stephen Watson Marie & Daniel Welch Kris & August Wittenberg Glen & Margaret Wood

$1,499-$500 AAA Self Storage Ann Adam Sandra & Larry Agneberg Bob Allison Sheila & James Amend

Axel’s Eftf Lisa & Jeff Babb Julie Barbour Beth Barbre The B6 Fund Dan Barry Weston Barton Bonnie & Stanley Beard Laurie Berdahl Mary Reisher & Barry Berlin Kristen & Steven Bertuglia Jen & Tim Bettenhausen Anthony & Barbara Binsfeld Kathy & Jack Blair Marianne Bokan-Blair & David Blair Stacey Boltz Lauren & William Bonati Jack & Vicki Box Renee & Tom Boyd Kathleen & Gordon Boyes Diana Bradley Britney & Matthew Branson Karl Brensike Mary Ellen & Trevor Broersma Marc Brombert Jennifer & Gary Brooks Wendy Rudolph & Graeme Bush

Steve Brint & Mark Brown Katie & David Campbell Susan & John Carlyle Robin & Dan Catlin Donna & Bill Caynoski Martha & John Chamberlin Ruth & Randall Chang Cindy & John Chase Kay Chester Erin Sterkel & Travis Clem Sarah Cochran Patrice & John Cogswell Kelsey & Jason Cole Coleman Custom Homes Marla & George Coleman Matt Coleman Anna-Lisa Conners Debra & Steven Copit Monica & Kevin Courville Saralyn Crock Maureen & David Cross Tinsley & Chad Cusworth Larissa & James Daus Andrew Davis Katherine & Hassan Dayem Chus De La Lama Elizabeth & Warren Dean Kyle & James Deighan Kara Horner & Spencer Denison Debra Devereaux Nicole Pickman & Kyle Denton Julia & Simon Dixon Carol & Gregory Dobbs Terry & William Doepken Heather Doherty Louise J. Douglass Café 163 Dan Doyle Sarah & Dan Drawbaugh Kathleen & Jack Eck Carolyn & Don Etter Abbey & Thos Evans Ewing Trucking & Construction Kathleen & William Farley Marty & Tim Farrell Marjorie & Lawrence Feinberg Diane & Larry Feldman Courtney & Matthew Ferer



Ritva & Stephen Ferriss Daniela & Andrew Fink Cookie & Jim Flaum Sheree & Jeff Fleming Robin Foley Margaret & Andrew Forstl Jim Francis Shawnna & Graham Frank Audrey & Andrew Franklin Alice & Campbell Frey

Frieder Family Grace & Stephen Gamble Garbarini Connie & Led Gardner Jon & Renee Gibbs Rachel & Ephraim Gildor Doris & Matt Gobec Virginia Gold William Goldapp Bonnie & Gary Goldberg


Marvin Naiman & Margery Goldman Family Foundation Alex Goldsmith Jeffrey Goldsmith Margaret & Thomas Gorrie Renie & David Gorsuch Intermountain Landscaping Joni & Paul Gotthelf Melise Gramm Anne & Donald Graubart Alison & Michael Greene

Suzanne Greene Annette Phan & James Grundtisch Nadia Guerriero Dana Gumber Clara & John Hardesty Karolyn & Neal Harper Molly & Fletcher Harrison Thomas Havenstrite Sharon & Tom Haverstock Michelle & Bobby Head


Heartwood Custom Woodworks Inc. Dwight Henninger Barbara Hershfelt Ronne & Donald Hess Anne Hintz Catherine Gerken & Russell Hohensee Christina & Bret Hooper Carol Brannigan & Donald Hoolihan Robinette & Steve Hoppin Susie & Wes Horner Loyal & Jill Huddleston Jack Hunn Invitedhome, LLC Barbara & Paul Jenkel Twila & Michael Jenkins Jennifer & Stephen Jewett Dustin Johnson Edwin Jones Mary Heinen & Andrew Jones Terrell Joseph K.H. Webb Architects, P.C. June & Peter Kalkus Mary Sue & Stephen Katz Donna & Ward Katz Lynn & Andrew Kaufman Julie & Brooks Keith Dr. & Mrs. Malvin S. Keller Elisse Kelley Wendy & Thomas Kelly Patti & Jim Kemp Meredith & Jeffrey Kennedy Karen & Robert Kern Kathy Palakow & Neal Kimmel Maidee & Arnold Kirkeby Ann & Collier Kirkham Amy & Steven Kisielica Caroline Fisher & Bob Knous David Kochel Katherine & Derek Konopka Pavan & Karl Krueger Betsy Laughlin Bettan Laughlin Ruth & Robert Lavinia Andrea & Michael Leeds/ Harbor Glow Foundation Legend Contracting Beth Leonard

Kara Levine Jane & Corey Light Nancy Lipsky Ms. Chiumei Liu Diane & Louis Loosbrock Deborah & Dan Luginbuhl Lululemon Athletica Meredith Macfarlane Dora Beatty & Peter Macdonald Susan & John W. Madden III Gail & Jay Mahoney Debbie & Devinder Mangat Sara Manwiller Katy & Randall Marcus Karen Marisak Kay Maune & David Elmore Rattana & Scott McDaniel Gayle & Patrick McDonald Ingrid & Sean McGinley Anne & Thomas McGonagle Lynn McGowin Nancy & Matt McKenna Susie & Donald McLean Patricia & Bill McNamara Emily Mead Janet & John Meck Donna & Lee Merkel Jean & Thomas Merrick Jill & Mark Meyer Michael Suman Architect, LLC MidFirst Bank Martha & Kevin Milbery Amy Kennedy & Steve Miller Isabelle & Paul Moore MentorMore Foundation Victoria Morris Marka Moser Madelyn & Justin Moses Lexi Mossman Rita & Richard Mueller Regina & Berry Mullennix Hazel & Matthew Murray Lynn Myers & Irving Stein Nancy Nelson & W. Peterson Nelson Laurian Unnevehr & Jerry Nelson David Nichols George Nimmo

Rosanne & Gary Oatey Lauri & Jeffrey O’Brien Ryan O’Donoghue Ann & Randy Olin Blue & Clifford Olson Jeff Olson

Sarah & Bill Ross Libby Roulette Jill & Robert Rulon Crissy & Fred Rumford Rachel Nelson & Jeremiah Rush

Roselyne Swig Lori & Bruce Tabb Jamie & Jason Thelen Sandra & Thomas Thomas Josephine & Kevin Tice The Toler Family

“The opportunity the VVF provides to those here to get involved and give back is phenomenal. It’s something we do in this valley that you simply don’t see at this level in many other communities.” Alexia Jurschak, Chair, Vilar Performing Arts Center

Sandy & Fred Pack Heidi Palmer Fickling Gerry & Edmund Palmer Paragon Systems Integration Eric Parizek Cindy & Kelley Parker Diane & Roy Parrott Pamela & Daniel Pennington Kathi Renman & Jim Picard Emily & Brett Piper Mimi & Keith Pockross Darci & Hap Pool Agatha & Anthony Precourt Premier Landscapes, Inc. Holly Proctor & John Hutto Lisa & Gary Pruessing Kimberly & Thomas Puntel Eileen Friars & Scott Pyle Drs. Meg & Michael Racenstein Mary Pat & Keith Rapp Colleen & David Reitan Elissa Stein & Richard Replin Ann & Ronald Riley Patrice & Marshall Ringler Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes, Inc. Maria Romano Lourdes Rosado & Jan Boswinkel

Ian & Debbie Sacks Nina Saks Lynda & Pete Sampson The Santambrogio Family Sato Sushi Pamela & Francis Saxton The Scarab Robert Schilling Beth & Lee Schlanger Amy & John Schumacher Select Surfaces Jeanne Shuldener & Robert Sim Skipper & Scout Sandy Slade Kelley & James Smith Pamela & Mark Smith Patricia Smith Stan Smith Alexandra Solal Caren & Albert Stahmer Linda & Timothy Stancliffe Kenneth Stein Caroline & Neil Stewart Kathryn & Brian Stoffers John Pfeiffer & Tyler Stonum Evelyn & Barry Strauch Kimberly & Eric Strauch Dave Stueber Elizabeth Sullivan Karen Sundby Kristen & JP Sunderland

Town LLC Thomas Trotter Mary Tyler Frances & Bradford Urquhart Vail Board of Realtors Foundation Jenifer Valentine George Vaught Jennifer Veruchi Gail & Thomas Viele Claudia & Charles Vieth Patricia & Edward Wahtera Walkin The Dog, Inc. Wall Street Insurance Leeta Pena & Jared Walters Hanna Warren James Wear Renee & Warren Wettlaufer Kristin & David Williams Bruce Wilson Nina & Kenneth Wise Janice & Dee Wisor Lynn & Mark Wurzer Suzanne & James Yager Jane & David Yarian Charles Yeagle

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Letitia & Christopher Aitken Chad & Erin Allen The Alley Family Katrina Ammer Laura & Stephen Anzalone Carol Atha Chelsea Bahney Kelli & Jeff Bailey Amy Baker Karin & Robert Barker Judith McBride & Bruce Baumgartner Carling & Dane Bennett Carrie Benway Jordan & Alison Biggers Jennifer & Bryan Bill Ellen & Dan Bolen Prisca Boris W. Jean Bowers Lindsi & Paul Bradbury Kimberly Bradley Claudine Brandt Tania Bricel George & Linda Brodin Family Annie Bronfman Carolyn & David Brooks Lilia & Nicholas Brown Samantha Bryant Alison & Nicholas Budor Samantha & Michael Busenhart Carol^ & Gary^ Cage in memoriam Linda & Mark Caplan Joan & Jack Carnie Jacqueline & Jerome Chaves Barbara & Charles Clark Rita & Cleve Clinton Lisa & Richard Clubine Bridget Colman Jennifer & George Coloney Colorado Mountain College Foundation Allie Coppeak Carol Costa Talena Cox & Adam Williams Elizabeth & Michael Cuthbertson John Damon

Alejandra De La Lama Adina Dean Sue & Todd Delay Kathy & William DesPortes Wendy & Tom DiVenere Debra & James Dunn Tori & Will Elliott Sally Blackmun & Michael Elsberry Heidi & Stephen Elzinga Tania Engle Ana Estrada Esmarie Faessler & Sebastian Faessler Nicole & Leonard Firestone Robin Fitzpatrick Carolyn & Reed Ford Zane Gearhart Vidette Gehl Elena Georgouses Kirsten Gillibrand Katrina & Howard Glasser Merrily Glosband Carol & Ronnie Goldman Lisa & Paul Gordon Laura & Morris Gottesman Kelly & Michael Gottlieb Todd Goulding Vivien & Andrew Greenberg Elizabeth & Mark Greenhill Don Gury Caryl & Jeffrey Hahn Dahl Plumbing Kathy & Ronnie Hankamer Whitney Harper Jennifer & Adam Harrison Melissa Dombroski & Adam Hart Cliff Hendrick Linda Hendricks Margo & Paul W.R. Hields Joel High Monica & Richard Hill Brandy & Ken Hoeve Shana & Duncan Horner Louise & Philip Hoversten Robin & Mark Howard Stanton Humphries Judith & Jay Inglis David Jaffe Fuad Jezzini Shelly Reno & Eric Johnson Alberta & Reese Johnson


Sally Johnston Mary Kevin & Tom Giller Kelly Kirby & Tyler Mugford Julie & Mike Kirk Shawn Kirschner Kroger William Kucharski Ivy & Frederick Kushner Alyssa & Thurston Larson Kara & Buddy Lazier Lynn & Charles Lemon Shannan & Robert Lentz Lindroth Family Kathleen Lister Philip Livingston Susan Locke Deborah & Edward Mace Leslie & John Manes Robertson & Marchetti, PC Bryan Maroney Katie & Tom Marron Jenifer & Lawrence Marx Rebecca & Chris Matlon Marie McDonald Kate McKay Linda McKinney Tina Mcnew Mac & Dava McWhorter Colin Meiring Diane Merkt Lynette Mesecke Ellen & Jean-Claude Moritz Emorene Morris Mountain Temp Services LLC Pamela & Robert Myers Kristin Nelson Sage & Michael Nelson Veronica & Glen Newhart Laurie & David O’Connell Anita & John O’Connell JeriLynn & Gordon Ommen Suzanne Page Heather Parker Louise Pearson Theresa Pemberton Haley Perlus Nate Peterson Linda & Kalmon Post Susan & Kenneth Press Colleen Prince Carolyn & Brian Reihe Juli & Brian Rennie

Jacob Roach Amir Rouzrokh Gwyneth & Richard Sample Leesa Samuels Hillary & Patrick Scanlan Diana & Matthew Scherr Peter Schröcksnadel Julio Serrano Stephanie Shaffer Jonathan Shamis Lynn & Raymond Siegel William Slessman Kathy Smith Ms. Tecla E. Smith Nancy & C. John Snyder Holli Snyder Frances Karsh & Leo Spaziani Gina & Stephen Spessard Gaye & Robert Steinke Jessica Stevens Tracy Straus Renee Strong Myrna & Ron Strong Carly & Christopher Tanis Cathy & Keith Thompson Dawn & Alfred Tinger Cheryl & Gerry Tolley Kimberly & Charles Toms Shawna & Martin Topor Eily & Stacy Toyama Kathy Treat Triumph Mountain Properties Heidi & Michael Trueblood Cara & Steve Turner Sarah Valente Janette & John Vickers Drew Wachter Rosanna D’Orazio & Kent Wagner Carol & Peter Walker Julia & Andy Wallace April & Christopher Walters Jennifer Weintraub Eric Weis Darcie & Peter Weiser Evin Garretson & Jens Werner Lea Zugschwerdt

$249-$100 Anonymous (8)


Amy & Christopher Alcorn Neil Almy AmazonSmile Foundation Anne Anderson

Garnsey, left, speaks in honor of ski legend Pepi Gramshammer, with Sheika Gramshammer at right. Pepi was honored and remembered at the 2019 Xfinity Birds of Prey ski races. Photo by Rick Lohre.

Graham Anderson Pamela Andrews Benjamin Andrysick Courtney & Kevin Armitage Axis Sports Medicine Donna Baily Adam Baker Jason Balera Anne & Bart Barnett Michelle Barron Donna Barrows Felicia & Bob Battle Shirley Beal Claire Beck Margo & Roger Behler Barbara & Peter Behrendt Jordan Benjamin Nancy Benson Jeannie Bickman Heidi Bintz Deborah Webster & Stephen Blanchard Winslow & Ross Blankenship Kate Boniface Sean Bonser Bettina & Douglas Bosma Joyce Bradley Sally Brainerd Meghan Brassel Marjorie & Michael Brassel Kellianne & Jeffrey Brausch

Dr. Donna DeSimone & Dr. Stephen Brenman Mark Bricklin Dionne & Erik Brown Kathe & Morris Brown Julia & Robert Brown Anna Bruckner Allie Bulgart Tegan Davis & Joseph Calabrese Nancy & Vito Cangelosi Linda Lebid-Bumpas & Steven Bumpas Clara Willoughby Cargile Julie Carr Judith & David Carson Elizabeth G. Chambers & Ron Mooney Austin Chow Anne Coequyt Mary Lynn Cohagan Comerford Insurance Steve E. Conlin Michelle & Rod Connolly Karyn Contino

Donald Cook Gretchen Corey Steven Corneillier Rebecca Cotton Ellyn & Phillipe Courtois Kendra & Jason Cowles Dr. & Mrs. William A. Cox Jane Stampe & Susan Cremer Katherine Crew Kate Daugherty Alicia Davis Nadine & Daniel Davis Jessica & Ryan Davis Kathleen Dee Elizabeth & Joel Dekanich Nancy & Kenneth DeLine Catherine & Michael Demane Farrah & Jason Denhart Nancy & Craig Denton Lee DePaolo Cathy & Ralph Dockery Lynn Dolven

Sue & Erik Dorf Sharron Dorward Tiffany Dougherty Meredith Drangin Deia & Dave Dressman Barbara & Marty Dubin Norma Dugger Shawna & Paul Dumas Patricia & Todd Duty Sharon Dwinnell Eagle River Youth Coalition Anna Earl Marilyn & Greg Earle Jerrie & Donald Earthman Rebecca & Samuel Eden Margaret & Gary Edwards Marguerite & James Emshoff James Eng Preston & Sherryl Essex Katie Jean Ewing Angelo Fernandez Caryl & Kenneth Field Filipowski-Race Family Foundation Phyllis & Robert Finlay Sally & Crosby Foster

Catherine Bennett & Fred Frailey Sue & Reginald Franciose Ellie & Michael Francisco Tonya Frank Donald Freedman Nancy & Gary Freedman Eric Freeman Sigrid H. Freese Sherri Fritsch Louise & Richard Funk Gabriella & Shannon Gallegos Ann Marie & Jaime Gallo Patrick Galvin Jane Gamble Debra & Rick Geddes Brigitta & Michael Gehl Jennifer & Richard Geisman Timothy George Lonetia & Henry Gerken Peter Gilbert Karen & Barry Goldberg Alvin & Ellie Goldman Karen & Clifford Goldman Ira Goldman Aurora Gonzalez Cathy Cohn & Gilad Gordon Marcette Gordon Jennifer & Brad Greenblum Laurie & Jim Gregg Cari Griggs Susan & Allie Gruber Susan & Ronald Gruber



Thanks to your support, the Vail Valley Foundation was jammin’ in 2019, at the VPAC and beyond. Photo by Barry Eckhaus.



Sharon Gurwitz Susan & Murray Haber Jean Hadley Bethany & Jonathan Haerter Dale Hahs Timothy Haley Debbie Hand Colleen Weiss Hanen & Chris Hanen Jan Harkins Pamela & Henry Harris Hannah Harvey Robert Heitmann Cathy Heller Meghan & Brett Henning Rebecca Hernreich Cathey Herren Shelley & Mark Herron Kristine & Robert Higgins Tanya Hiple Talli Hitt Betsy Hoke Courtney Holm Kelli & Chad Holtz Hope Center Diana & Tim Horan Marilyn & Matthew Horween Laura Howe Christianna & Timothy Howell Heather & Jeremy Hughes Molly & William Hughes


Susan Depue & William Hughes Traci & Bill Hunter Owen Hutchinson Sandra Iglehart Presley Ilieva Myra & Frank Isenhart Leslie & Stephen Isom Pia & Tomasz Jablonski Martha & William Jacob Denise Jacobs Jake Jacobson

Denise Jones Tina Fleishman & Frank Johnson Mary Ann & Michael Kaddatz Jill Kammerer Drs. Larry & Irit Karsh Sheila Kautt Karlin Keller Tom Kennedy Alan Kenwood Karen Kesner Janice Kinnin Tracy & Peter Kinsella

Charlene Koegel Brian Kolzow Elizabeth & James Krezowski Warren Krok Jacque Kudner Audrey LaFehr Bonnie & Mark Laflamme Mark Lair Nancy Lassetter-Folson Amy Lazarus Cynthia LeBreton Broby Leeds Stephanie Lees Tracy & Brian Lenehan Ashlie Leslie Ariel Levine Amy & Robert Lewis Lisa Libertore Frances & Gary Little John Lobitz Mary Lohmann Mary & John Lohre Stephanie Lord-Johnson Karen Lupis Helen & Robert Lyon Elspeth MacHattie Ellen & Emil Madden Praveen Madella Craig Mangone Marcie Marino

“We support many nonprofits across the country and the Vail Valley Foundation is one of the most well-run organizations we have come across. They are organized, professional, and driven to giving back to the community they serve.” Jan and Greg Winchester, VVF supporters

Paul Johl Malin Johnsdotter Pam Johnson Sherry & Robert Johnson Susanne & Ted Johnson Carol & Thomas Johnson

Laci Kirkman Jeffrey Kirwood Ron Kirwood Eileen & Mark Kleiman Janet & Thomas Kleinhardt Lori Klinger

Steven Marzio Margaret Mason Trudy & Robert Matarese The Maurer Family

Kevin Mcauliffe Karen McClain Linda & James McDonald Rebecca McDonnell

Kellye & Cody O’Kelly Sally & Richard O’Loughlin Deborah & Shawn Oneil Paul & Irene Oppenheim

Bob & Linda Porter Kendra & John Powell Wendy Powell Martha & J. Scott Raecker

Kaili & Erik Sale Julia & Brian Salerno Steven Sanders Jay Sapp

“I support the VVF for all the exeptional work they do in the arts, education and athletics, and like all of us, I have a ‘first connection’ with the VVF. For me, that first connection was the Vail Dance Festival where, as an audience, we don’t just watch dance, we experience it. At the Festival, as nowhere else, we are warmly welcomed each night and invited in, not just as spectators, but as partners in this brilliant and beautiful journey that is dance. Margery Goldman, Vail Dance Festival patron

Patricia McFarland Nancy & Michael McKeever Anne McKinnon Laureen Hopkins & Joe Menendez Jodie & Phillip Metz Joanna & Jimmy Meyer Maurice Meynier Christina Miller Gabrielle & William Mimeles Sheri Mintz Leslie & Charles Mishner Dennie & Stephen Moore Kristin Morgan Mackenzie Mueller Daniel Murphy Pamela & Michael Mycoskie Gudrun Lange & Benjamin Natelson Jean Naumann Terri & Michael Noell Michael Normandy Ann Norton Liz & Dale Nugent Kristofer Ochs

Dan Osborn Jeannie Osborne Linda & John Osterberg Elizabeth Owens James Palenchar Brooke & Gary Palumbo Cecilia & Jairo Parada Dick Patriacca Leslie & James Pavelich Shari Peach Schuyler Peck Joyce Pegg Angela & Stephen Penrose Norma Pera Jennifer Perell Samantha & Houston Perkins Joseph Perry Linda & Joseph Perry Martha & Kent Petrie Carol Kay & Michael Phillips Tara Picklo Lisa Muncy-Pietrzak & Michael Pietrzak Gerald Poch Grace Poganski Lori & Thomas Pohl

David Raife Barbara Reed, MD Jennifer & Brian Reed Kathryn & Daniel Regjo David Reid Tess & Jeffrey Reinhold Amy & Dan Reynolds Dana Richterova Kathleen & Jack Riismandel Wendy Rimel Kimberly Risi Alexander & Jane B. Roberts Susan & Jim Roberts Jessica & Pascoe Roberts Suzie & Frank Robinson Joan Robinson Kenneth Robinson Dr. Bill Rodkey Rodney Family Coralie Rogers E. Jay Rosenstein Ronald Rubinoff Liz & John Ruggles Jim & Bobbie Ruh Lauren Ruhl Jill & Bob Rutledge Vanessa Kerzner & Nick Sagar Jeanne Sagurton

Lisa Scatena Kimberly Schamber Christina & Mark Schelde Susan Schneider Judy Margolis & Joede Schoeberlein Brad Schrier Sandra & James Schroeder Douglas Schwartz Peggy & Tony Sciotto Anne & Cody Scott Emily Sessler Katharine & Robert Shafer Lara Shapiro Teresa & Dennis Shay Rochelle Hanley & Shirish Shenolikar Jean Shearon Ricki & Steve Sherlin Charles Sherwood Charlotte Shifrin Jeffrey Shroll Mary Clare & Daniel Silva Shelley & Bill Simmons Donna Whittington & Charles Singer Marion Singleton Mary Bennett & Waldemar Sint Rita & Scott Skelton



Martha Skinner Amy Slosky Rachel & David Smiley Karla Smith Barbara & Peter Smith Pamela & Richard Smith Jeanne Snyder Terry Snyder Sue Sommers Kristen Sorensen Pat Spitzmiller Linda Stamper Boyne Esther Starrels Elsie & Bill Sterett Nancy & Jerry Stevens Judy & Robert Stiber Kendall & Thomas Stonerook Stephanie & Arthur Strasburger Lynn Streeter Trista & Ryan Sutter Selma & Harvey Sweetbaum Kaeleigh & Jon Paul Testwuide W.I. & Trudy F. Thomas Hugh Thurnauer Michael Tocci Carol & Howard Torgove Nancy Traylor Laura Tremblay Tom & Sharon Trumble Anne & Robert Trumpower The Tucker Family Vail Performing Arts Academy Vail Valley Partnership Julie Van Camp Lois & John Van Deusen Amy & Edward Venerable Rachel & David Viele Jennifer & Vincent Vito Deborah & Michel Voboril Samantha Waggett Amy Walde PJ Walder Jonathan Walker Patti & Ron Weinstein Lance Wellbaum Karen & John Weslar Patricia White Ramona & Ben White


Christine & Patrick Wilhelm Vali Pulis-Wilcox & Willy Wilcox Traci & Michael Wodlinger Linda Wolcott Connie K. Wolf Rosalind & Larry Wolff Hsien Wong Brian Woodell Dan Woolner Lauren & David Wooten Sarah & Todd Wyscarver Karl Yeh Allison Yoelin

Roberta Ampudia Kimberly Anderson Michael Anderson Julie & Jeff Andrews Lori Angel Michael Armstrong Jill Austin Michelle Backus Christa Baddick Chelsea Shields & Timothy Bahney Charles Bailey Mary Bailey Berniel Bannon Katherine Barry

Brenda & John Boudreau Donna Boyd Tracey Branch Ann Brookens Kathy & Benjamin Brown Julia Stroup Brown & Rob Brown Kevin Brubeck Rebecca Bryan Scott Bunting Dawn & Randall Burcham Edelina Burciaga Amber Burg Lauren & Gregory Burnett Karie Burns

Lelia & Mark Conlin Briana Constance Kathleen & David Cope Megan Corbett Sarah Walker & Jeff Corn Esteban Coronado Eustaquio Cortina Rodrigo Cortina Mary & Bill Cotton Jeremy Couch Stephanie & Brian Cramer Christy Crase Jenine Cravatt Laura Creaser Katharine Cremonese

“We love giving to YouthPower365 and the Vail Valley Foundation in their support of education because it has the potential to move people out of poverty and give them more fulfilling lives, better jobs, and a better chance to be self-sufficient. It helps break the cycle of generations of families who depend on aid, and it lifts up everyone in our community.” Dr. Jen Bettenhausen, YouthPower365 parent and supporter

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Nanette & Andrew Baumbusch Carole Baumbusch Josh Baumgartner Michael Beaman Lauren & John Bearden Holly Beavers Mark Bellio Michael Beltracchi Tracey & David Bentley Cassidi Beracochea Richard Berger Abigail Bergeron Amie & Max Bervy Lauren Biegler Kristi & Haydon Bloodworth Gregory Bloom Michele & Richard Bolduc Sara & Matt Border Abraham Bornstein

Kristen Burns Carol & Wesley Butero Marsha & William Campbell Geralyn Campos Vanessa Caranese Jim Carpenter David Carroll Shelley Cartmell Jan & Jeff Cerovich Chip Chambliss Carolyn & James Chamness Elie-Anne Chevrier Eugene Chu Silvana Cisneros Sally Clair Kathrine Coggins Barbara & Alan Cohen Barbara & Mark Cohen Mackenzie Cohen Kristin Heath Colon & Eric Colon Shirley Colona

Laura & James Crenshaw Diana Crew Alan Crocker Anne & William Cuny Steve Curtian Kathryn & Harold Dahl Juliana Dahl Lou Ann & Richard Dalton Gregory Daly Shannon & Benjamin Daniel Arthur Davidson Kim Davies Antoinette Davis Luke Deavers Joan & Stacy Deck Lisa Delafield Rachel & James Delong MaryJo & Warren DeMaio Danita Dempsey Deb Deverell Serge Devieux

Mathew DeVito Michelle & David Doerr Kelley & Kevin Donegan Jeremy Dreiling Sarah Drummond Joyce Dulin Robert Egizi Jennifer Ehrlich Cindy & Dave Eldenburg Luis Escalante Robert Eschino Johanna Ethelbah Karen Eyrich Kristen Falcone The Winters Family Ileana Fas Sue Nikolai & Markian Feduschak Charles Feese Karen Fellows Courtney Ferer Kristi & Craig Ferraro Susanne Field Thomas Filardo Eleanor Finlay Melinda & Eric Fitzcharles Paula & Christopher Fitzgerald Kevin Fitzpatrick Betsey & Dennis Foley Michele Foppe Colleen Forrest Renee Forrest Kathleen Frank Lori Frasier Jay Freeberg Bradley Fricke Beth & Glenn Frommer Madison Fuller David Fulton Katie Lana Fulton Samantha Gale Molly Gallagher Stuart Galvin Lauren Gary Katie Gaylord Tommy Geary John Geiger Jennifer & Ryan Geller Joye Gelo Katherine George Margaret Williams & Phillip George

Melissa Giles Elizabeth Gill Lynn Ginsberg-Margo Helena Giraldo Andrew Gittle Howard Glaser David Glenn Marie & John Glover Karen & Joel Goldblatt Steven Gomez Kimberly Goodrich Michael Goodstein Alfredo Granai Jamie Gray Dale Green Maryalice Cheney & Scott Goldman Lisa & Jerry Greenberg John Grigsby Jake Grullon Gregory Guthridge Bianca Guzman Ann Haakinson David Hankins Kathryn & Michael Hanley Cheryl Hansen Ken Harper Harvard Class of 1955 Damien Hatfield Christian Hausermann Lisa Heid Michael Heinrichs Cody Higginbottom Susie Higginbottom Hillary Higgins Kyler & Jamie Hijmans David Hinshaw Kirsten Hjelmstad Kimberly Hoffman Paul Hoover Vicki & Eric Horne Lorri & Steve Hose Elyse & Taggart Howard Heather & Kirk Hower Zack Hughes Brenda Hunt Justin Hunt Joel Hylen Shannon Irish Jessica Irwin Kaye & Bud Isaacs Rosalie Isom Kelli Jackson

Kimberly & Mark Jackson Teala Jacobs Susan Jago Sharon James Michael Jankowski Shannon Jockel Abigail Jones Elena Jones Nathan Jones Janet & Carl Jordan Edgar Joyner Korey Kadrmas Colleen & Kevin Kaneda Jay Katzman Sally Keddal Margie Keith Politimi Kelekis Tracy Kelley Erin Kelly Kristin Kenney Williams Amy Kesavan Julie Kiddoo Randall Kipp Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Mimi Kleber Steve Klehfoth Paige Knerl Carolyn Knight Elizabeth & C. Michael Kojaian Dean Koll Susanne & Bernard Konrady Leesa & Steven Kovacik Rebecca & David Kraushaar Jai Krishnan Carol & John Krueger Judith & Carl Kurt Jennifer Laackman The LaBaugh Family Rebecca & Stephen Laird David Lakari Marsha Landesman Melinda & Keith Landsness Ms. Robin Lang Diane Larsen Chris Larson John LaValley Dianne Leeb Harold Leever Sarah Lehmann Julie Leibert David Leibowtiz

Angus Lemon Beryl H. Lemon Janet & Mark Levy Saul Levy Mary Lindley Dorothy Hamill & John MacColl Gary Littlestar Kristi Lopez Ellen Lorenz Jorge Loria Aguero Julia & Michael Ludwig Susan & Thomas Lundeen Emily & David Lunghino Nancy & Thomas Lusk Kristine & Paul Macaluso Hilary & Kevin Magner Carrie Makarewicz Rebecca & Chris Malton Peter Mann Christine Marshall Molly Marshall Aashish Matani Mindy Brill & Anthony Mauro Joni May Debbie & Ron McCord Monica McDonald Kara McGee Tracy & Timothy McKenzie Douglas McMurrain Marie McNair Patricia McNamara Julie & Richard Meister Kelley & Jason Melvin John Merritt Lynda & Steve Meshkov Mary Anne Metternick Alexandra Metzl Elizabeth Meyers Susan Milhoan Siena Miller Mariano Moceri Aracely Moctezuma Melanie & Sean Molloy Marie Monroe Laurie Mooney Rosie Moreno Todd Morrison Deborah & John Morrissey Susan & David Mott Joan Mueller Nora & Joseph Murbach


Tracey & Anthony Muston Claudia Hurtado-Myers & Gregory Myers Michele & Alfonso Natarelli Michelle Navin Trey Neal David Neiman Patricia Pacey & Charles Neinas Mary Nelson Stefanie & Spence Neubauer Suzette Newman Sara Newsam Carol Nitz Samantha Nobile Shelley & Mick Woodworth Nancy Nottingham Jill & William Oatey Jason Odau Solange O’Donnell Blaire Olsen Dinell Olson Adam Omara Beth & John O’Neill Gail & William Osler Dee Pack Rachel & Jason Paez Ted Parks Brett Parmelee Jennifer Pate Robert Peckham Joey Peplinski Jamie Peternell Emily Peterson Hilary Petrowski Bo Pihl Pamela & Daniel Piro Megan Pitcairn Brannin Pitre Suzanne Poisson Iva Popova & Alexander Popov Marthe Anne Powell Jeri Powles Bryan Pulliam Elizabeth & James Pyke Amanda & Adam Quinton Joel Rabinowitz Amanda Rakow Dennis Raney Leva Rasmussen Shauna & Alister Ratcliff

Laura Jean Rathmann Anna-Maria Ray Jennifer Razee Elizabeth & Franklin Reilly Sarah Youngblood & Gregory Reynolds Alfredo Reynoso Michelle & Lewis Ribner Kristin & James Richards Meredith Catherine & Robert Rienzo Jessica Riles Jonathan Rippentrop Linda & Richard Ritholz Jane Roach Kimberly Ouellette & Peter Robinson Mandy & Glenn Robison Susan & John Rodgers Kathleen & William Roe Stacey & Christopher Romer Teri Ross Katie & Rob Rothenberg Richard Rubin Amy Ryan Robert Salkowski Connell Saltzman Laurel Broy & Harry Sandell Aline & Richard Sandomire Heather Sargent Anderson Thomas Sasser Ashley Saunders

Annalisa & Adam Savin Gary & Linda Scanlon Jutta & Patrick Scarry William Schane Brandi Schedcik Carol Schimmer David Schneider Bev Schneiter Pascal Schunk Roberta & Jonathan Schwartz Judy & Richard Seaman Theodore Sellarole Cynthia Selva Taylor Serson Jack Seward Sue & Douglas Sewell Deborah & Vikran Shah Kellie Shaltes Deborah & Robert Shields Chris Shineldecker Eddie Shipstad Barbara & Clark Shivley Clay Shubin Jan Shumaker Marlin Smickley Allana Smith Angela & David Smith

Brian Smith Erica Smith Sarah & Norman Smith Connie & Rodney Smith Audrey Sniezek Diane Wagener & Brent Snow Jack Snow Leslie Snyder Carole Wolff-Sowers & John Sowers Troy Speakman Carol & Roger Sperry Lindsay & Michael Stadler Heath Stallings Christopher Stansbury Robert Stanton Terry Startzel Larry Stevens Mary Kate & Bryon Stevenson Michael Stewart Catherine Stieger Christie Stinger Jackie Stockwell Darlene Stookey Lisa Strachan Sarah & Steve Stratton

Liz Stuart Susan & Gordon Swanson Lynn Swanson Martine & Jeffery Sween Mallory & Paul Szefler Gena Tadewald Hisako Takashima Kristen & Jeffrey Tarrin Nancy & Scott Tashman Brittany Tassler Carolyn Taylor Bonita Spade Templeton Elizabeth Terry Samantha Thompson Michelle Thomson Cynthia & Chris Thrall Ryan Thrasher Jennifer Thul Betti & Michael Tiner Pat & Bob Torvestad Heidi Trueblood Jeffrey Tucker Joel Tucker Sara Turk Emmie Urquhart Rebecca Urquhart

Kristin Vaill Kathryn & Robert Valleau Aimee & Bart Valls Amelia Van Dyke Laurie & Mark Van Grack Lea VanSchaack Susie & Ted Vickerman Kathryn Volkmar Ann Walker Ruth & Carl Walker Cynthia Wallis Laura & Steve Warren David Waters Valerie Watts Deborah Bartz Webb & Charles Webb Kimberly Weiss Susan Weissman Beth & Robert White Margaret Thompson & Wade White Christian Wichmann

Katherine & Douglas Widlund Margretta H. Wikert Judy Williams Melissa Wills Kimberly Wilson Russell Withers Laura Wittenberg Melanie Wittenborn Elizabeth Wolden Elaine Wolf Cynthia & Timothy Wollaeger Linda & Dean Wolz Charles Yoos Cynie Youngwirth Nori Zastrow Julie Zaveral Darcy Zimmerman Rayl & Robert Zimmerman Henrietta & Donald Zinn



VVF �ull-time �taff Executive

Jeff Corn, Research Manager

Mike Imhof, President

Kendra Cowles, Senior Manager, PwrUp

Heidi Elzinga, Assistant to the President

Deb Dutmer, Magic Bus Manager, PwrUp Adam Fenton, Program Lead, PwrHrs


Walter Gilles, Community Integration Coordinator

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Sara Amberg, Director of Capacity & Grants

Sarah Johnson, Senior Vice President, Education & Arts

Tom Boyd, Director of PR and the Gerald R. Ford

Martha Brassel, Director of Development,

Kirby Lemon, Program Administrator

Vail Dance Festival Ann Marie Gallo, Development Operations Manager Whitney Harper, Development Officer


Magdalena Lopez, Magic Bus Coordinator, PwrUp

Erik Brown, Director of Special Projects & Infrastructure

Jennifer Martinez, Director of Programs,

Tim Felton, Assistant Box Office & Front of

PwrHrs & PwrOn

Owen Hutchinson, Director of Development, VPAC

Katie McClanahan, Program Lead, Girl PowHER

Christina Miller, Director of Major Gifts

Amber Puchtel, Program Lead, PwrHrs

Kendra Powell, Donor Relations Manager

Rachel Strommen, Development Officer

Rachel Strommen, Development Officer, YouthPower365

Laura Watkins, Senior Manager, PwrHrs

Angela Tucker, Senior Development Manager

House Manager Lauren Gary, Assistant Director, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Internet Technology Carlos Molina, IT Manager

Finance and Administration

Brian Muller, Senior Director of IT


Tricia Bancker, Controller

Sara Amberg, Director of Capacity & Grants

Dionne Drugan-Brown, Office Manager

Marketing & Public Relations

Maria Calvo, Magic Bus Coordinator, PwrUp

Bob Ford, Chief Financial Officer

Tom Boyd, Director of PR and the Gerald R. Ford

Hugo Castillo, Program Lead, PwrHrs

Stefanie Price, Director of Human Resources

Lupe Castillo de Montes, Parent Mentor

Kathryn Steffan, Senior Finance & Accounting Manager

Kristen Dudding, Marketing Manager

Gail Rusell, Finance & Accounting Manager

Sarah Franke, Vice President of Marketing & Operations

Coordinator, PwrUp


VVF Full-time Staff


Photos by Jon Resnick, Rick Lohre, Adam Fenton, and Tom Boyd.

Ruthie Hamrick, Senior Marketing Manager

Sponsorship & Sales

Hanna Hedges, Assistant Marketing Manager

Greg Bloom, Director of Sponsorship & Sales

Alix Miller, Senior Marketing Manager

Dave Dressman, Vice President of Sponsorship & Sales

Shannon Thornburg, Marketing Manager

Sacha Kostick, Sponsorship Account Manager

Anna Fuchs, Hospitality

Jessica Stevens, Director of Sponsorship & Sales

Operations Lisa Babb, Senior Manager of Hospitality & Volunteer Relations

Vail Dance Festival

Office Manager

staff Ruthie Hamrick, Senior

Kim Hannold, Director of

Martha Brassel, Director of Development Martin Nieves, Director of Operations

Sarah Franke, Vice President of Marketing & Operations

Damian Woetzel, Artistic Director


Chris Henry, Director of Operations Duncan Horner, Executive Director

Mac Garnsey, Director of Operations Vail Dance Festival

Lauren Gary, Senior Box

Marketing Manager

Erik Brown, Director of Special Projects & Infrastructure

Martin Nieves, Director of Operations,


Owen Hutchinson, Director of Development

Vilar Performing Arts Center

Sarah Johnson, Senior Vice President, Education & Arts

Erik Brown, Director of Special Projects & Infrastructure

Allison Mahn, Artist Relations Coordinator

Lesley Norton, Operations Manager, Lodging & Logistics

Dean Davis, Facilities Manager

Matt Phillips, Technical Director

Aaron Strubel, Operations Manager, Venues & Competition

Tim Felton, Assistant Box Office

Kristen Ruthemeyer Hammer, Production Manager



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