Vail Valley fundraiser supports Bright Future Foundation |

Vail Valley fundraiser supports Bright Future Foundation

Betty Ann Woodland
High Altitude Society
Vail, CO Colorado
Betty Ann Woodland/Vail DailyVail Society: Kate Summers, Jackie Pirog, Casey Wolfington, Lawson Mischer and Katie Santambrogio enjoy the patio

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado –The ladies of The Millennium Society were at it again helping out others in need in Colorado’s Vail Valley while having a fete to remember.

“One hundred percent of the proceeds from Friday evening’s event went directly to The Bright Future Foundation,” Millennium Society Director Jill Alfond said,

“Girl’s Night In” involves volunteers giving of their time and talent to provide manicures, pedicures, facials, make-up and hair styling. These women donated their services and participants donated to The Millennium Society to enjoy in the indulgence. Of course, having the event hosted in the private home of Jim and Kelly Brinkerhoff made the pamper fest a hit with the guests. A massive amount of gratitude goes out to them for putting up with a gaggle of gals.

The Bright Future Foundation’s mission is the prevention and intervention of domestic violence. BFF (as we like to call it) started Freedom Ranch, the first and only safehouse in Eagle County serving victims of domestic violence. They also have advocates against assault and a 24-hour confidential hotline that’s operated 365 days a year by volunteers. Advocates answered over 750 calls last year.

Another important program is BFF’s buddy mentoring with both adult-youth and youth-youth mentoring.

The bottom line is that sometimes people need to be reminded of their worth and empowered through education, intervention and mentoring. BFF is committed to offering help, assistance and a safe haven for those who need it. Girl’s Night In is a way to help BFF help them.

Millennium Society Board Member Martha Brassel wanted to be sure to thank the new owner of MiZuppa, Chef Topple of Beanos, who donated the delicious appetizers and a yummy carrot ginger soup. “All of MiZuppa’s food is prepared fresh daily and there menu goes half price each day at 6:30 p.m.,” Brassel said.

Alfond added, “On behalf of the Millennium Society and the Bright Future Foundation, I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who joined us, making our second Girls Night In a great success.

“We hope to continue this event well into the future as we feel there is limitless potential for getting such a great group of generous and lively women together.”

Also, Roxy Vail is once again a great sponsor of the work of the BFF. For the entire month of July, you can bring your gently used jeans into the store in exchange for 20 percent off a new pair. All pants collected will be donated to the women at the Freedom Ranch Safehouse and other BFF clients in need.

For more information on The Millennium Society and their goal of promoting philanthropic ideals among Vail’s “generation next” go to To learn more about BFF programs and services go to

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