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Foundation adds new members to board of directors

Daily staff report
Kristin Tang

AVON — The Vail Valley Foundation recently welcomed B.J. Hybl, Doug Lovell, Kaia Moritz, Hap Stein, Kristin Tang, John Arnold and Johannes Faessler to its board of directors. The foundation added the new directors at its bi-annual board meeting held Dec. 30 at Avon Elementary School.

The move brings both new and familiar names to the governing body of the organization. In addition, Hans Berglund, founder and owner of Eagle County-based Berglund Architects, joins the foundation’s board of directors as a community board member, which carries a three-year term.

The Vail Valley Foundation is a nonprofit with the mission to enhance and sustain the spirit of the Vail Valley by providing leadership in educational, athletic and cultural endeavors. Fueled by generous support from private and corporate entities, the foundation is known for its work in education via the Youth Foundation and is responsible for providing the valley with some of its most treasured annual events, including the GoPro Mountain Games, the EverBank America’s Winter Opening, the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup races and the Vail International Dance Festival.

The organization also owns and operates the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. It also led the effort to bring the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships to Vail and Beaver Creek in February of 2015.

“It is a very exciting time for the Vail Valley Foundation,” said president and CEO Mike Imhof. “As we say goodbye to a historic year for the organization, we look forward to a very promising future. For more than 30 years, the foundation has been blessed by a strong, committed and active board of directors. As our new board members join this prestigious group of leaders and visionaries, we look to materially improve what we do today, thoughtfully grow and continue to have a profound and positive impact on our community.”

Among other changes, longtime board members Oscar Tang, Bjorn Erik Borgen, Bill Hybl Sr. and George Gillett, Jr., who all played instrumental roles in many of the organization’s activities, moved to board emeritus status.

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