Eagle Valley Community Foundation

Eagle Valley Community Foundation is a traditional 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 history

Our Founding Families

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.

Elana Amsterdam and Rob Katz
Anonymous
Christine and John Bakalar
Kim and David Bernstein
Lindsey and Onie Bolduc
Doe Browning and Family
Curran Family
Lucy and Ron Davis
Seth and Jenn Ehrlich
Sherry and Ken Fardie
Betsy and Jesse Fink
Beverly and Phil Freedman
Lisa & Bruce Goldman
Carla Guarascio
Cynthia and Dan Helle
Lynn and Don Janklow
Mitch Karlin
Mark & Betsy Kogan

Merv & Laine Lapin
Maria, John and Nico McEvoy
Jeanne and Harry McQueeney
Elizabeth and Steve Miller
Michele Mittelman and Family
Dale and Jeanne Mosier
Ron & Mary Pressman
Carly and Jeremy Rietmann
June and Paul Rossetti
Sue and Mike Rushmore
Carter & Jeff Sharfstein
Bill & Beth Simon
Page and Michael Slevin
Beth and Rod Slifer
Madeline and Les Stern
Julie and Hugh Sullivan
Gary and Dacia Woodworth
Mike and 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:

Advisors

Our Staff

Susie Davis, Director of Community Impact
With more than twenty years experience in organizational leadership, Susie Davis uncovers creative approaches to problem solving and has a talent for bringing people together toward a common goal. During her 15-year tenure with The Youth Foundation, a local youth development organization, Susie led an exceptional staff through substantial growth, building an environment of trust, caring and infectious commitment. Susie is at ease with new ideas, offering vision and passion, balanced with strategy, risk taking and performance measures. She brings dedication, inspiration, and a genuine commitment to strengthen the ties that connect all of us together in this beautiful mountain community.

AmeriCorps VISTA

Several local non-profits are fighting poverty but are under-resourced. With funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, EVCF established a scalable AmeriCorps VISTA program in Eagle County.

OCF’s AmeriCorps VISTA program places emerging professionals within local non-profits to assist in capacity building measures.

In 2017, EVCF managed seven VISTA staff as they increased access to healthy meals, built capacity for the local food pantry, developed structures for improved mental health, optimized scholarship programs and reduced the impact of environmental privilege in our valley.

In 2018, we welcomed five new AmeriCorps VISTAs to the valley. Our current AmeriCorps VISTA members are hard at work serving within EVCF, the Eagle River Valley Food Bank, the Vail Valley Salvation Army and the Eagle River Watershed Council.

The AmeriCorps VISTA program is managed by EVCF and funded by a combination of discretionary and dedicated donations, a federal grant, and cost-sharing agreements with participating non-profit organizations.

Meet our VISTAs

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

If you’re interested in making more possible in the Eagle River Valley contact us!
Susie Davis, Director of Community Impact
Email | 970-977-1093