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



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 to set up your one-time or recurring gift. 


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.

           Restrictions may apply to receiving benefits if donors are giving through a donor-advised fund, private foundation, charitable trust or matching gift. Please contact your tax advisor with questions.


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.”


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. 


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


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.


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


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 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.



*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.


Please contact Sarah Johnson, SVP Philanthropy at

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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