Eagle Valley Community Foundation is a nontraditional community foundation serving the most vulnerable families living and working in the Eagle River Valley. On behalf of all our stakeholders, thank you for your support.

Our Founding Families & Sustaining Supporters

Many local families have taken the first step in supporting the creation of a traditional community foundation to serve the Eagle River Valley. This “Family of Founders” consider themselves catalyst investors and entrepreneurs. Eagle Valley Community Foundation’s belief in a hopeful and optimistic community that values and embraces innovative, creative and inclusive leadership, collaboration, open communication, and resourceful stewardship of assets, resonates with our founders. It is our hope that this generous support will expand to include thousands of annual supporters, each investing in line with their capacity and passion for addressing important local issues.

Become a Sustaining Supporter. A three year contribution of $10,000 + per year sustains Eagle Valley Community Foundation as a critical resource, accelerating purposeful action to meet needs of our service based community.

EVCF Board Members and Advisors
EVCF Board Members and Advisors

Rob Katz & Elana Amsterdam
Anonymous Community Friends
Margo & George Andrews
Christine & John Bakalar
Beck Building Company
Kim & David Bernstein
Biondi Family
Lindsey & Onie Bolduc
Doe Browning & Jack Hunn
Amy & Steve Coyer
Curran Family
Ron Davis
Seth & Jenn Ehrlich
Sherry & Ken Fardie
Kathy & Dave Ferguson
Betsy & Jesse Fink
Beverly & Phil Freedman
Holly & Tim Finchem
Lisa & Bruce Goldman
Amy & Kevin Gould
Carla Guarascio
Cynthia & Dan Helle
Lynn & Don Janklow
Mitch & Diane Karlin
Mark & Betsy Kogan
Judy & Alan Kosloff
Merv & Laine Lapin
Laura & Jeff Malehorn
Jenny & Flip Maritz
Maria, John & Nico Mcevoy
Jeanne & Harry Mcqueeney

Elizabeth & Steve Miller
Michele Mittelman & Family
Chris & Greg Moffet
H. Lynn & Carol Moore
Dale & Jeanne Mosier
Ron & Mary Pressman
Amy & Jay Regan
Lindsay & Arthur Reimers
Colleen & Dave Reitan
Carly & Jeremy Rietmann
June & Paul Rossetti
Amy L. Roth
Sue & Mike Rushmore
Laurie G. Schoen
Carter & Jeff Sharfstein
Carol & Kevin Sharer
Bill & Beth Simon
Page & Michael Slevin
Beth & Rod Slifer
Marla Steele
Madeline & Les Stern
Oscar Tang & Agnes Hsu
Julie & Hugh Sullivan
Nancy Tellor
Vail Daily
Vail Resorts
Jann & John Wilcox
Gary & Dacia Woodworth
Lynn & Mark Wurzer
Keith & Wendy Yamada
Mike & Lori Zupon

Board of Directors

The people governing and advising the EVCF staff are continuously in line with the scope of our work in the community. The current board and advisors to the organization include the following:


Eagle Valley Community Foundation  Executive Director

Melina Valsecia

Melina Valsecia
Melina is an advocate for the overall health and well- being of families and children. Her empathy and service to customers has strengthened our connections with the people we serve. As a native Spanish speaker, Melina is able to personally engage our diverse community to ensure needs are being met and resources are being supplied. Her extensive hands-on involvement has helped to foster a sense of trust, hope, and wellness throughout the Eagle Valley. Melina has been a key staff member with Eagle Valley Community Foundation since June of 2018 when she accepted the role of Chief Operations Manager for MIRA. As well, Melina has been the Executive Director of Neighborhood Navigators of Eagle County for the past three years.

PRESS RELEASE: The Eagle Valley Community Foundation has selected Melina Valsecia as the Executive Director.


If you’re interested in making more possible in the Eagle River Valley contact us at info@eaglevalleycf.org or 970-855-2386