HOW TO GIVE

There are a multitude of ways to financially support the Vail Dance Festival. Please review the options below and choose what works best for you!

GIVE ONLINE TODAY

DONATE NOW

Make an online donation today or send a check to the Vail Dance Festival/Vail Valley Foundation at PO Box 6550, Avon, CO, 81620. Or connect with our Director of Development, Martha Brassel by phone at 970.748.5907 or email mbrassel@vvf.org to set up your one-time or recurring gift. 

ANNUAL GIVING

By donating at a certain level, you may have access to closed rehearsals, pre-sale ticket access, invitations to post-performance Sparkling On Stage Receptions, listing in the Festival program book, premium seating, preferred ticket ordering & VIP ticket service, Borgen Family Patrons Plaza access, invitations to the Festival Gala, Patron Dancer Brunch, and more! Click here to explore the various giving levels.

COLORADO GIVES DAY // TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020

Each year, we celebrate Colorado Gives Day. This annual statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The $1 Million Incentive Fund created by the CO Gives Day partners is one of the largest giving-day incentive funds in the country. Donations made to the Vail Valley Foundation projects, programs, and venues will have/carry/be subject to a generous matching contribution of $50,000 from our proud supporter, GMC. Not only will your contribution go further by donating on Colorado Gives Day, but if you donate $100 or more, you will also receive a special Vail Dance Festival reversible mask! LEARN MORE

ARTE DAVIES MEMORIAL FUND

Longtime Vail Valley Foundation employee, Arte Davies, was a permanent fixture at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater from 1994 through 2015. Arte had a special affinity for the Vail Dance Festival and he was an integral part of its growth and success over the years. His personal and amiable style of caring for the artists, staff, patrons, and crew will be remembered forever. A highlight for Arte each summer was working with Festival interns who were trained in his philosophy and hospitality practices.

Since Arte’s passing, this fund was created to keep his spirit alive and make an impact on the interns that work at the Festival. At the conclusion of each Festival, one intern is nominated by their peers to receive the Spirit of Arte Davies Award. Donations collected through the Arte Davies Memorial Fund support the Vail Dance Festival Internship Program. **To make a donation to the Arte Davies Memorial Fund, click here and select ‘other’. Fill in the amount you would like to donate. Under the Tribute Gift section, enter the comment, “I would like to make a donation to the Arte Davies Memorial Fund.”

STOCK GIFTS

Donation of stock is one of the most tax-smart ways to give, allowing you to avoid capital gains tax. To make a stock gift, please contact the Vail Valley Foundation/Vail Dance Festival at 970.777.2015. Please note that it is important to notify us prior to any stock transfer in order for us to properly identify and acknowledge your gift. 

WIRE TRANSFER

To make a donation via wire transfer, please contact the Vail Valley Foundation/Vail Dance Festival at 970.777.2015.

LEGACY GIVING

We invite you to consider leaving a legacy gift to the Vail Dance Festival. Your gift will support the Vail Dance Festival today, tomorrow and into the future and will serve as a meaningful tribute to your generosity. Creating a bequest, charitable gift annuity or giving appreciated stock may offer better tax savings for you than an outright gift of cash. Click here to learn more.

MONTHLY GIVING

Please check back in the coming months for more information on our new Monthly Giving program.

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Donate your time as a Vail Dance Festival volunteer! You will have an up-close look at the Vail Dance Festival which takes place over a two-week span in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2021 Vail Dance Festival, please click here.

DID YOU KNOW? The CARES Act provides new charitable giving incentives!

Signed into law on March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) includes provisions designed to encourage charitable contributions of cash. It allows taxpayers who do not itemize deductions on their federal income tax to receive a tax deduction of up to $300 for cash donations ($600 for couples) to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations during the 2020 calendar year, in addition to taking the “standard deduction” on their returns. Alternatively, taxpayers who itemize their deductions may now deduct up to 100% of their Adjusted Gross Income (increased from 60%). The limit on corporate donations has also been increased from 10% to 25% of taxable income.

 

GIFT ACCEPTANCE POLICY:

*If a donor is giving to the Vail Valley Foundation through an entity in which you have already received a tax-deduction, such as a Private Foundation, DAF, Charitable Trust and/or if a portion of your gift is being made through a Matching Gifts Program, there may be restrictions specific to receiving benefits. Please contact your tax-adviser if you have questions regarding your specific situation. The Vail Valley Foundation cannot knowingly facilitate a donor receiving an improper tax deduction or other benefit nor can we knowingly accept a gift that would result in impermissible private inurement or private benefit, an “excess benefit transaction” (as defined in section 4958 of the Internal Revenue Code), or self-dealing (as defined in section 4941 of the Internal Revenue Code). VIEW FULL GIFT ACCEPTANCE POLICY.


HAVE A QUESTION OR NEED HELP WITH YOUR DONATION?

Please contact Martha Brassel, Director of Development at mbrassel@vvf.org.

Click HERE to learn about the expanded charitable giving tax incentives of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act.

The Vail Valley Foundation’s Tax ID Number is 74-2215035.

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