Founded by the Aspen Skiing Company in 1980 to promote philanthropy in the community, the Aspen Foundation, as it was originally named, raised funds by distributing Bronze Medallion Ski Passes to donors: a similar tradition that exists to this day. The introduction of Donor Advised Funds in 2000 further guided the Community Foundation towards fiscal and administrative self-reliance.
Since 2014, Stepping Stones of the Roaring Fork Valley has been providing community-focused mentoring services for teens at their drop-in center in Carbondale. Recently, the growing organization...more
Aspen Community Foundation: Please tell us about Andy Zanca, and how the organization came to be. Beth Wysong: Annemarie Zanca, a child and family therapist, created the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment...more
... so parents with a child that will be 3 by October should look to sign up as soon as possible. Those interested in enrolling or would like more information can call Logan Hood at 970-925-9300 and...more
Aspen Community Foundation: Please describe the SANE program and why it's important. Blythe Chapman: There are SANE programs throughout the country. We had a very well-run SANE program at Valley View...more
Additionally, YouthZone connects clients to mentorship opportunities, which offer other ways to supplement our onsite programs. Thankfully the continued support from organizations, like The Aspen...more
Aspen Community Foundation: Give us a brief history of ACES and its mission, with an emphasis on the educational aspect. Chris Lane: In 1968, almost 50 years ago, Elizabeth Paepcke conceived the idea...more
... the Aspen Skiing Co., A Christmas Wish, Clark's Market, Aspen Strong, the Aspen Recreation Department, the Aspen Community Foundation, B2 Builders, the Monarch Steakhouse, Aspen Elementary School...more