On March 18, many of Aspen’s female-owned businesses will participate in a dynamic fundraiser for the Aspen Education Foundation.
Aspenites can take a quick break from the slopes on Thursday, March 18, to help support local education across five schools. From 3-8 p.m., local businesses, those which are owned and operated by women, will provide cocktails and appetizers as patrons shop for the latest and greatest clothing and accessories among Aspen’s finest merchants: 15% of the proceeds will go to support the Aspen Education Fund (aspenaef.org), a 501(c)3 fundraising organization that partners closely with school administrators and the community to identify and fund in-school or beyond classroom programs across our five schools.
More about the Aspen Education Fund: Over the years, AEF has played a critical role in investing in the educational experiences that our community has come to appreciate and expect, including outdoor education, aeronautics, performing arts, international baccalaureate and college counseling.
In 2015-2016 alone, AEF funded 14 programs and 10 positions in the Aspen School District. Since 1991, the foundation has invested more than $11 million on a broad range of programs, positions, and facilities that benefit students in grades K-12. None of this would be possible without the generosity of the Aspen community.