Giving Back

Activities, Blog, EVENTS, Giving Back

Art, a Matter of Mind

  Monday Aug. 13, 2018   Quick Links   About the Organization Donate! Follow Us Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the most up-to-date information on the Symposium. Upcoming Events:   August 8.15.18 Art, a Matter of Mind 8.20.18 “Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker” Pulling Together the Exhibition September   9.6.18  Cyberwarfare: How Disruption Becomes Destruction   9.11.18  Rocky Roads or Smooth Sailing? A Discussion on the State of Transportation in Colorado   9.13.18  Russian Attacks on Democracy: What’s Next? 9.20.18  Enviromedics: Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health   9.27.18  What’s Next for North Korea Policy? The Vail Symposium Raffle is back! Do you love Vail? Purchase a raffle ticket and you’re entered to win a unique prize package that gives you the opportunity to explore and enjoy one of the most spectacular destinations in the country. Buy your tickets today! (Tickets are $25 apiece or […]

Blog, Giving Back, Giving Back


Sometimes Andy Clark, the owner of Alliance Moving Systems, jokingly refers to his company as “a not-for-profit for profit.” Considering how he dedicates his time and resources to the community, one might almost take him seriously. Excepting that Alliance is a very successful full-service moving and storage company based in Eagle and Gypsum, with the world-wide reach that comes from being an agent of Allied Van Lines. Clark’s dedication to serving his customers is only part of what makes him tick. He also is constantly on the look-out for ways that he and his company can enrich the community and help the less fortunate among us. Clark moved to the Vail Valley in 1987 and started Alliance 18 years ago. He found that he was often asked to dispose of items, especially furniture, which were no longer wanted. So he began taking the pieces to his warehouse and looked for […]

Blog, Giving Back, Giving Back


Much planning went into the Park, which is situated on eleven acres of open space in East Vail. “We wanted to keep the site as natural as possible,” says Diana Donovan, a member of one of Vail’s founding families, who sits on the board of the Vail Memorial Park Foundation. Donovan, who came to Vail in 1965, has been involved in every phase of the Park’s creation. “The Park has been very successful,” she says. “There are now 200 memorials. To meet increasing demand, we added a second phase in 2013, and a third opened this spring.” The Park is accessible from the Vail Recreation Path through a rustic arch, which welcomes visitors to a world of trees, meadows, wetlands and wildflowers. In the winter when the Park is blanketed in snow, part of Vail’s cross-country ski loop goes through the grounds. Donovan describes the Park as “a spiritual home […]

Giving Back, Giving Back

SOS Outreach

If you were to you ask Google “Who is considered at-risk youth,” you’ll find this answer: “An at-risk youth is one who is less likely to transition into adulthood successfully. Success is frequently defined as the ability to avoid crime, achieve academic success and become financially independent.” National, as well as local figures, reveal that 20 percent of young adults drop out of school and another 20 percent are in the “bubble,” or “on the edge.” And Eagle County is not immune to these figures. Fortunately, however, SOS Outreach, a national youth development nonprofit has filled the niche to help many youngsters find their way: It utilizes outdoor experiential learning to inspire positive decision making for healthy and successful lives. Last winter, 521 Eagle County youngsters participated in SOS programs, with 528 attending summer programs. The SOS curriculum encourages responsibility, self-confidence, service and leadership skills by instilling six core values: […]

Giving Back, Giving Back

Starting Hearts

It was at a Vail Valley Partnership meeting on Valentine’s Day, 2007, when Sue Froeschle’s boss walked into her office and asked if anyone knew CPR. Fortunately, Sue did. “I thought he was canvasing the staff to see if we needed training. But, when he said ‘we need you in the conference now,’ I knew it was serious,” recalls Froeschle. “Someone was on the phone with 911, however, I took one look at the woman on the floor, someone I had never met before, and saw that she was beginning to turn blue. There was no doubt in my mind that I had to do CPR, and I had to do it right away.“ It was Lynn Blake who had the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) who Froeschle had helped save that day. Blake was an otherwise healthy 27 year old when her heart stopped without warning. But, due to the […]

Nepal Mt Everest Vail Valley Magazine
Giving Back, NON PROFITS

Nepal Earthquake and the Vail Valley

Vail Valley Magazine focuses on the Vail Valley, giving back to the community and the world beyond. On April 25th and May 12 of 2015 Nepal shook to the tune of a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Not only did the world respond, but the Vail Valley, host to over 70 families from the Himalayan region of Nepal, came together to help those local villages rebuild their homes and their lives. Vail Valley Magazine published a story in the 2015 Summer Issue about a fundraising event in EagleVail for The Sherpa Foundation. Vail Valley Magazine is read by people all over the country and the world. From Dallas to New York City and Chicago to Mexico City. It has been read on the California beaches and now Vail Valley Magazine has made it to the base of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. This past year, Pemba Sherpa, head of The […]