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Donate Today!

Did you know? Ticket sales from the Vail Symposium programs you love only help cover direct event costs, like venue fees, A/V set-up charges and refreshment expenses. In fact, less than 18% of our income comes from ticket sales. We rely on donations from people like you to ensure the Vail Symposium can operate, be sustainable and, ultimately, continue to bring amazing speakers to your Vail Valley community.

A donation of any amount is enough to make a difference in your community through the Vail Symposium. Please don’t wait. We need your support today!

Click the button below to make an online donation through or mail checks, made payable to Vail Symposium, to: P.O. Box 3038, Vail, CO 81658.

Donor Levels & Benefits

Member {$50-$99}

Your gift of $35 enables 3 local students to attend a Vail Symposium program.

  • E-newsletter
  • Advance notification & registration for events


Spark Member {$100-$249}

Your gift of $150 sponsors 1 Vail Symposium speaker in local schools.

  • Member benefits plus:
  • Admission for two to the program of your choice*


Candle Member {$250-$499}

Your gift of $250 provides audiovisual equipment for 1 Vail Symposium program.

  • Member benefits plus:
  • Admission for two to your choice of two programs*


Lantern Member {$500-$999}

Your gift of $500 underwrites airfare for 1 Vail Symposium speaker.

  • Member benefits plus:
  • Admission for two to your choice of four programs*


Torch Member {$1,000-$1,499}

Your gift of $1,000 underwrites the honorarium for a celebrity speaker.

  • Member benefits plus:
  • Admission for two to all programs for one year*
  • Special program notifications and priority ticketing for special events
  • Reserved seating at most events
  • An invitation for two for our annual Major Donors Appreciation Event


Torch Underwriting Member {$1,500 -$2,499}

Your Gift of $1,500 underwrites 1 Vail Symposium Program.

  • Torch member benefits plus:
  • Recognition as an underwriter for one program
  • Opportunities to attend at least one speaker reception


Spot Light Member {$2,500-$4,999}

Your gift of $2,500 underwrites 2 entire Vail Symposium program.

  • Torch member benefits plus:
  • Opportunities to attend at least two speaker receptions
  • Recognition as an underwriter for two programs within the year


Flood Light Member {$5,000-$9,999}

Your gift of $5,000 underwrites 1 entire Vail Symposium series or up to 4 programs.

  • Spotlight member benefits plus:
  • 2 passes to all fundraisers, workshops and special events for one year
  • Recognition as an underwriter for one series or up to four programs
  • Opportunities to attend at least four speaker receptions
  • Admission for four to all our programs for one year*


Arc Light Member {$10,000 and above}

Your gift of $10,000 underwrites all programs for a Vail Symposium Season (winter or summer).

  • Flood Light member benefits plus:
  • Recognition as an underwriter at all programs for winter or summer season
  • Opportunities to attend most speaker receptions

Anyone giving at the Torch Member level or higher qualifies as a major donor and a member of the Lighthouse Society.

About Recurring Donations

WHY: Recurring donations ensure that we always have the resources to present the educational programs you and your community love and rely on. Recurring donations provide consistent and reliable support that we can depend on all year long.

HOW: Interested in making a monthly, quarterly or yearly recurring donation? makes it easy! Click here to download a how-to sheet, which explains, step-by-step, how to schedule your recurring donation through


* General program tickets and member passes are transferable. Tickets and passes are not valid for fundraisers, workshops, super panels or other events deemed “special” unless otherwise noted. Member passes are valid for one year from donation date.

Please contact Kris Sabel at (970)476-0954 or at with any questions about making a donation, donor levels & benefits, or for information regarding corporate sponsor giving levels and benefits.