Founded in 1991, the Aspen Education Foundation is 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. 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, 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.
Raifie Bass, Chairman
Kurt Hall, Vice Chairman
Diana Ettlinger, Member at Large
Cari Kuhlman, Treasurer
Maxwell Rispoli, Secretary
Katie Kissane Viola
Cynthia Chase, Executive Director
Michelle Sherlock, Assistant Executive Director
Jeffrey Gorsuch, Chair Paul Sohn, Chair
Members: Raifie Bass, Bob Bowden, Diana Ettlinger, Kurt Hall, Dr. Kathy Klug, Mary Scanlan, Ken Ramberg, Jeannie Seybold, Rich Simeone, Alan Tralins