Women’s Foundation of Colorado celebrates 30th year with Vail Valley Birthday Bash fundraiser
VAIL — The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s will host a Vail Valley Birthday Bash fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 23, to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The evening will feature friendly competitions for teams of eight, such as a chipping contest, putting contest, giant Jenga, wine-tasting contest, Lego building and bean toss.
For several years, Women’s Foundation of Colorado has hosted a summer luncheon featuring inspiring speakers such as equal-pay icon Lilly Ledbetter, former WNBA President Donna Orender and NASA astronaut Anna Fisher.
In 2017, the Women’s Foundation Vail Valley regional committee decided to host a birthday bash to mark the organization’s 30th anniversary, celebrate the advances women in Colorado have made during its 30 years and raise funds for the work that still needs to be done to achieve gender equity in the state.
“We are proud that Colorado boasts some of the nation’s highest percentages of women in government, women business owners and women with bachelor’s degrees,” said President and CEO Lauren Y. Casteel. “We celebrate the women who have broken glass ceilings, and yet, more than 500,000 Colorado women still live in or near poverty. (Women’s Foundation) will continue to leverage philanthropy, impact and community until every Colorado woman thrives.”
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th anniversary Birthday Bash begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at The TimberHearth at Cordillera. Tickets are $125 per spectator, $1,200 per team of eight or $1,000 per sponsor, which includes two tickets.
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