Eagle County nonprofits are participating in statewide philanthropic event
Editor’s note: The Vail Daily is running profiles of local nonprofits that are participating in Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 6. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. And for the first time ever, it features a $1 million incentive fund created by the partners. Donate online at ColoradoGives.org or schedule your donation in advance.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is the highest botanical garden and showcases one of the best collections of alpine plants in the world. The gardens are listed as one of the top 30 must-see public gardens in North America by the online publication Active Times. Located in the heart of Vail’s Ford Park, the gardens are free with over 100,000 visitors each summer. In October, the Alpine Gardens broke ground on an education center. The building will be a tremendous asset to our community, entice visitors to use Ford Park in the winter and distinguish Betty Ford Alpine Gardens as a world-class botanical garden. Behind the scenes, the gardens conducts rare plant research, help monitor climate change and its effects on the alpine tundra. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is a beautiful public garden, a source of civic pride for our community and a scientific resource for the rest of the world.
Hailed as one of the Top 10 “Can’t Miss” Classical Musical Festivals in the U.S. by NPR (npr.com), Bravo! Vail is the only festival in North America to host three world-renowned symphony orchestras in a single season. For six weeks every summer, internationally acclaimed soloists join the New York Philharmonic,The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra featured in programs of the great classics, plus jazz and pops. Stellar chamber music artists, including members of all three resident orchestras, come together with musicians from our Young Professionals-in-Residence Program in an eclectic chamber music series. While audiences come for a variety of reasons, they stay with Bravo! Vail for the ultimate trifecta: Enjoying extraordinary music in the company of great friends and the natural beauty of the Vail Valley.
Become a part of the Bravo! Vail community and attend as many concerts, educational programs and community engagement events as possible.
Bravo! Vail celebrates its season July 1 through Aug. 8, under the direction of Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott and President James W. Palermo. Bravo! Vail is a Colorado nonprofit organization, founded in 1987. It relies on the generous support of patrons and donors to maintain its status as one of the best music festivals in the world.
Bright Future Foundation
Celebrating its 30th anniversary of providing compassionate prevention, crisis intervention and recovery services in Eagle County, Bright Future Foundation’s mission is to “empower individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault to lead safe, productive lives through prevention services, advocacy, crisis intervention and recovery services.” As Eagle County’s only domestic violence and sexual assault agency, we provide proactive and culturally sensitive services to victims, children, families, as well as the community that result in greater self-sufficiency, self-efficacy and self-confidence.