The Vail Centre exists to help the community flourish over the next 50 years by providing an educational resource to encourage economic development, retain talent and positively impact the Vail Valley and beyond.
Our Impact in 2016:
- Formed new university partnerships with Cornell, Duke and Yale
- Delivered a highly successful Duke Nonprofit Management course (Hear directly from the attendees in this video.)
- Awarded over $50,000 in scholarship support to our local community
- Enrolled over 300 Eagle County residents in our leadership, entrepreneurial and university courses
Current Funding Priorities of The Centre
- Scholarship Fund: Provides scholarship funds on a needs and merit basis for each Vail Centre and university program
- University Partnership Fund: Supports the Vail Centre’s expanding partner relationships with elite institutions to bring the best courses and research to the Vail Valley and the State of Colorado
- Strategic Impact Fund: Allows the Vail Centre to strategically pursue new opportunities that advance its mission in the Valley and provides the freedom to innovate
Founding Forty: Help Develop Your Community
The Vail Centre recognizes that every donation to its scholarship fund is a gift of great significance and allows the Vail Centre to give worthy individuals greater access to a myriad of program offerings. As the Vail Centre strives to continue its commitment to local Eagle County residents by providing them with scholarships, the Centre has set an ambitious goal to raise over $200,000 in scholarship funds in 2017.
The Founding Forty are a group of leaders who believe in the Vail Centre’s mission and want to help the local community. A gift of $5000 or more to this scholarship fund allows you to be a part of this exclusive network of change makers. Benefits to being a member of the Founding Forty include:
- Recognition on the Vail Centre website
- Exclusive access to university professors that teach the courses at special lectures and receptions
- Invitations to university course graduations
- Invitation to the Annual Scholarship Cocktail Party
- Invitation to private Wine Receptions
- Input and advice on awarding scholarship dollars
Support The Torch Awards
The annual Torch Awards is an event in the community to honor a lifetime achievement award winner and other community leaders. To learn more about sponsoring the Torch Awards, click here.
*The Vail Centre is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.