We are pleased to acknowledge the following donors for their support of the Vail Symposium for gifts received between May 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019.

These acknowledgments are believed to be accurate at the time of posting. We apologize for any inaccuracies or omissions.

Less than 15% of our income comes from ticket sales; the rest comes from you. Your donation ensures that the Vail Symposium can thrive, grow and, ultimately, continue to bring amazing speakers to the Vail Valley.

Arc Light Member

$10,000 and above

  • Antlers at Vail*
  • Colorado Mountain College*
  • Donovan Pavilion | The Grand View*
  • Vail Resorts Epic Promise*
  • Cindy Engles****
  • The Frechette Family Foundation
  • The Four Seasons Resort Vail*
  • Hotel Talisa Vail*
  • Jeanne and Dale Mosier***
  • Town of Vail
  • Vail Daily*

Flood Light Member


  • Alpine Bank
  • Anonymous
  • Dierdra and Ronnie Baker
  • Dimond-Bross Charitable Fund
  • Holly and Buck Elliot
  • Epic Mountain Express*
  • Martha Head
  • Phil Hoversten*
  • Jay and Kirk Huffard
  • Neal and Kathy Kimmel
  • Dr. Robert and Janie Lipnick
  • Leila and Walt Mischer****
  • Amy and Jay Regan
  • Ski Butlers*
  • Brian Stockmar
  • Laura Tumperi

Spot Light Member


  • Anonymous x2
  • Pam and Richard Bard
  • Carole and Peter Feistmann
  • Doris Dewton and Richard Gretz **
  • Dr. Andrew and Lynn Kaufman
  • Gina and Jim Lorenzen
  • Mary Lamb Lucas
  • Rob LeVine
  • Gabrielle and Bill Mimeles
  • Pat Montgomery
  • Eric Noreen and Suzie Hill
  • Mary Pat and Keith Rapp
  • Jim and Bobbie Ruh
  • Tim and Lisa Swift
  • TV8*
  • Vail Health
  • Vail Public Library
  • The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain *
  • Ken and Nina Wise
  • Ron Zastrow

Torch Underwriting Member


  • Mary Ellen Anderson
  • Patty and John Bailey
  • Michael and Marcy Balk
  • Amy and Steve Coyer
  • Leslie and Garrett Davies
  • Betsy and Jesse Fink
  • Susan and Harry Frampton
  • Phil and Beverly Freedman
  • Kitty George
  • Holly and Ben Gill
  • Verna and Tom Howard
  • Jodi and Artie Israel
  • Dr. Maurice and Jan John
  • Barbara Krichbaum and Kent Erickson
  • Priscilla O’Neil
  • Fred and Sandy Pack
  • Ann and Tom Radar
  • Art and Lindsay Reimers
  • Kathi Renman and Jim Picard
  • Wendy Rudolph and Gramme Bush
  • Sue and Mike Rushmore
  • Carel and Mark Slatkoff
  • Pat and Larry Stewart
  • Vail Daily
  • Gena Whitten and Robert Wilhelm

Torch Member


  • Lynn and Jerry Anderson
  • Shannon and Todger Anderson
  • Norma and Juan Carlos Aziz
  • Cathy and William Bethke
  • Jimmy and Marka Brenner
  • Sallie Smith and James Butterworth
  • Gary Cage
  • Susan Kaemmerlen and Paul Chapman
  • Dr. David Cohen
  • ECOTV*
  • Andrea Eddy
  • Marla and Stewart Feldman
  • Grace and Stephen Gamble
  • Tom and Margie Gart
  • Jean Graham and Phil Smith
  • Jane and Ray Heller
  • Kent Hopkins
  • Reese and Alberta Johnson
  • Laurie and Terry Kleisinger
  • Michele and Buzz Larson
  • Susan and Steve Marton
  • Brenda and Joseph McHugh
  • Mountain Digital, Inc.*
  • Allison and Frank Navarro
  • George Nimmo
  • R.J. Croteau and Karen Nold
  • Sally and Dick Oloughlin
  • Candy and David Orlinsky
  • Nancy Linn and Douglas Patton
  • William Pierce
  • Diane Pitt and Mitch Karlin
  • Rhonda and Bradley Schiff
  • Ambassador Alvin and Susan Schonfeld
  • Elaine and Steve Schwartzreich
  • Beth and Rod Slifer
  • Slifer Smith and Frampton Foundation
  • Tim and Lisa Swift
  • US Bank
  • Bonnie Vogt
  • Donna Whittington and Charles Singer
  • Wyndham Resorts Vail



  • Sandy and Stephen Bell
  • Sunny and Phil Brodsky
  • Claggett/Rey Gallery
  • TJ Conners
  • Mary and David Davies
  • Fred Distelhorst
  • Cookie and Jim Flaum
  • Gary Gilman and Julie Stoxen
  • Peter MacDonald
  • Marshall Gordon
  • Han Kang
  • Elaine and Art Kelton
  • Rebecca and Chris Matlon
  • Marilyn and Kurt Metzl
  • Sheila Mossman
  • Melinda and Eric Phannenstiel
  • Anne Prinzhorn
  • Riverwalk Wine and Spirits*
  • Robyn Specthrie
  • Howard and Cathy Stone
  • Kaye Summers
  • Marjorie Vickers
  • Betsy and George Wiegers
  • Sharon and Bob Winders



  • Anonymous
  • Larry and Sandra Agneberg
  • Linda and George Brodin
  • Diane and Jeff Brundage
  • Stan and Mary Ellen Cope
  • Fred Distlehorst
  • Jim and Suzanne Donohue
  • Margie & Bob Dugan
  • Jack and Kathleen Eck
  • Doris Gobec
  • Michael Halpert
  • Barbara Hogoboom
  • Helena and Peter Leslie
  • Tania Landauer
  • Janet and John McDavid
  • Gloria McMahon
  • Alyn Park and Jay Wissot
  • Anthony Pisacano
  • Lorry Prentiss
  • Anne Roberts
  • Robert Rush
  • Karen and Dviad Shaw
  • Connie and Ken Scutari
  • Timothy Troutman
  • Margaret and Glen Wood
  • Emily Zeigler



  • In Honor of Kathy Kimmel
  • Anonymous (x3)
  • Paul Abbott
  • Marlin and Edward Barad
  • Roger and Margo Behler
  • Barbara Behrendt
  • Adriana Bombard
  • Rosann Coyner
  • Susan and Mark Dean
  • Abby Dixon
  • Carolyn and Robert Donovan
  • Pamela Doughty
  • Charles Dolan and Susan Mackin-Dolan
  • Jane Hall
  • Paul Hields
  • Pam and John Horan-Kates
  • Brenda and Alan Himelfarb
  • Chris and Dan Havekost
  • Judith and James Inglis
  • James Kleckner
  • Barbara and Edward Lukes
  • Lynn Marior
  • Marcia and Tom McCalden
  • Jeanne McQueeny
  • Haney Malek
  • Liz and Luc Meyer
  • Ruth Johnson
  • Ann and Collier Kirkham
  • Peggy Nichols
  • Michael Offutt
  • Judith Olson
  • Skip and Adelle Picking
  • Deborah and Richard Travers
  • Norm Vogel
  • Kay Wagner
  • Karin and Rand Waltzman
  • Robert Warner
  • Deborah Webster
  • Joan T. Whittenberg
  • Kelsey Wise
  • Spencer Wise


A simple 'thank you' does not even begin to describe the overwhelming gratitude we have for our sponsors.

Funding has been provided by Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

Our virtual programs are graciously sponsored by Alpine Bank

Give to the Vail Symposium

Your support means EVERYTHING to us

As Vail Symposium continues to grow and change, we need your help more than ever. We’ll continue providing thought-provoking, educational programming to the Vail Valley but we’re also expanding our digital presence by filming all of our programs. Every donation is important: Please consider donating today.