FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brooke Skjonsby
Edwards, CO | November 30, 2021 — The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is thrilled to announce that, leading up to Colorado Gives Day on December 7th, an anonymous donor has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 for those making year-end donations to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.
“This incredibly generous gift will enable us to support the ever-expanding need of locals in our community who are suffering from a medical crisis or long-term illness,” said Brooke Skjonsby, Executive Director of the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. “In the midst of this on-going pandemic, local families have experienced an increased swift and crushing financial burden that too often accompanies sustained illness or a catastrophic injury, so we are grateful to be able to enhance our giving back moving forward.”
Over the past 25 years, the Vail Valley Charitable Fund has raised and distributed in excess of $8.4 million to assist more than 1,800 families in our community who have struggled owing to a medical crisis. Our caring community has helped us grow to meet the needs of those in a crisis when they’ve truly needed it most, and the help we afford is accomplished by contributions from individuals and organizations right here in the Vail Valley. The VVCF recently increased its direct aid grant maximum from $5,000 to $7,500 to provide enhanced assistance with medical bills and living expenses. In addition to the direct aid grant program, the VVCF serves the community through the Eagle County Smiles children’s dental program, Eagle County Grins adult dental program, Eagle County Moves physical therapy program, and the Vail Breast Cancer Group.
“We are more than grateful for this extraordinary gift,” added Vail Valley Charitable Fund Chair, Rohn Robbins. “The selflessness and goodness of such generosity fills our hearts and will enable us to further expand our mission of helping those in our community in need.”
The Vail Valley Charitable Fund extends a huge thank you to this anonymous donor for making an enormous difference in the lives of locals who need it most. These continue to be extraordinary times as we adapt to a new normal during an unprecedented period in our shared history. The needs of our community are unrelenting. As you consider how you will support worthwhile causes this year, please find a way to include the VVCF in your giving plans – especially on Colorado Gives Day, which is December 7th. Your generous donation, in any amount, will make a significant impact on the lives of those in our community who are struggling and in need of your help. For more information and to make a donation, go to COLORADOGIVES.ORG/VVCF.