Photo (C) Jonathan Selkowitz
Today the Vail Valley Foundation is participating in Colorado Gives Day, a state-wide online initiative to promote grassroots online giving.
Our goal is to reach new donors with new platforms at grassroots levels. For us to reach our goal we are asking anyone with a little time to simply tell your friends on Facebook/Twitter or via email a little bit about what makes the VVF great and how they can easily help.
At the Vail Valley Foundation we do many things. Many things that most people do not realize they can support.
ATHLETICS:Things like the Teva Mountain Games, Audi Birds of Prey World Cup Race Week, Vail Beaver Creek 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships and the Korbel American Ski Classic all require support from donors to the VVF's "General Fund."
ARTS:The Vilar Performing Arts Center, Vail International Dance Festival, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Bud Light Street Beat, Bud Light Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town all provide arts and culture to the Vail Valley and require support from donors to the VVF's "General Fund."
Serving more than 20,000 children in Eagle County annually VVF Education programs give kids the necessary learning skills to succeed in school.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP:Without donors supporting the General Fund our ability to bring events, media, spectators and guests to the Vail Valley would be drastically impacted. If you are a Vail Valley local or business owner you would be impacted.
We are racing additional World Cup Ski Races in Beaver Creek as we type and bringing Lindsey Vonn to town to compete on one of her home mountains largely because of the generous support from our donors.
Without the VVF's general fund we would not have the ability to do many of the great things we do everyday that often go unnoticed.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Just post. Repost one of the messages we will be sending to any one of our Facebook/Twitter pages. This is an opportunity for anyone to support VVF programs they may not know they can support at ANY level. Messages will be posted from all VVF pages including The Vail Valley Foundation, Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC), Audi Birds of Prey, Free Concerts, Vail International Dance Festival, Teva Mountain Games and Vail Beaver Creek 2015. Share our post to your wall, or craft your own message and simply include a comment with the program or project you would like to support so we can allocate funds appropriately.
Send a Personal Email. If you are not on Facebook or Twitter but still want to help simply send an email with a link to this post.
Donate now. Simply click here to make a one-time charitable donation today. Include "General Fund" in the comments field so we can properly allocate funds (include "Vail International Dance Festival," "Vilar Performing Arts Center," or "Education" to support those VVF efforts). All donations received on December 6 will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund or perhaps matched with Bonus Bucks or cash prizes for select VVF projects. 100% of your donation will impact the VVF when received on Colorado Gives Day.