Vail Valley Foundation announces adjusted programming, schedules, and some cancellations for 2020

Avon, Colo., May 14, 2020 — The Vail Valley Foundation today announced its plans for summer programming across all its activities, programs, and venues.
 
Since 1981, the Vail Valley Foundation has provided a wide range of nonprofit services to fulfill its mission to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley and showcase the Eagle County community to a global audience through arts, athletics, and education.
 
Vail Valley Foundation President Mike Imhof said today that although the novel coronavirus pandemic has significantly altered the organization’s plans, that the Vail Valley Foundation would still be doing all it can, within the boundary of the state and county Public Health Orders, to continue its role and bring vitality to the community.
 
Recently, the organization helped raise more than $1.2 million as part of its VVF Community Matching Fund to support four critical areas of need in the community. The organization has also led the creation of the Private Sector Task Force groups, which have become an essential tool to organize and communicate with county Public Health officials on behalf of local businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations throughout the county.
 
“It is in our mission to raise the quality of life for all, and in this case that means adapting to a new situation, leading where we can, doing what is right for the health of our people and our economy, and caring for the well-being of everyone who takes part in all our programming and events,” Imhof said. “This work will continue in any and every way that it can.”
 
“Much of our education programming can go on with adaptations to social distancing requirements,” Imhof said. “However, many of our events are designed to bring large groups of people together for major international events, or large concerts, and based on the current public health landscape, we do not believe events of this type and size will be feasible by July or August.”
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For more information about Vail Valley Foundation programs, events, and venues, please visit vvf.org.