Community Longevity: Our $10 Million Capital Campaign

The Vail Religious Foundation greatly appreciates your interest in keeping alive the faith, spiritual and community center that has served us so well since 1969.


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The $7 Million Construction Project

Chapel & Ministry Buildings

  • Roof replacement including snow fence, heat tape and gutters, and solar panels
  • Electrical system replacement
  • HVAC replacement
  • Full parking lot replacement
  • Snowmelt installation throughout parking lot, outdoor entry and all outdoor walkways
  • Security, sound and IT/AV upgrades
  • Re-landscaping in conjunction with Restore the Gore
  • Lower level space reallocation for more storage
  • Lower level renovations and equipment replacement

Chapel Building Only

  • Entry step replacement and snowmelt installation
  • Stucco replacement
  • Full building window replacement
  • Full ADA compliance
  • Elevator replacement
  • Full Sacristy renovation
  • Refurbishing all woodwork throughout Chapel, pews and chairs
  • Lower level glass sliding wall for outdoor weddings and events


$2.5 Million Reserve Fund

The Vail Religious Foundation has never done any fundraising to assist with costs of operations. Our Reserve Fund, or the savings to pay for major repairs and capital costs in the future, is very low due to the cost of starting up these construction projects. In order to maintain the buildings for the next 20 years (through 2041), and/or survive a catastrophic economic event, loss of congregation(s), or another pandemic, the Vail Interfaith Chapel will need $2 million today.

Donor Levels and Benefits

For more information, please contact Director of Development and Marketing Katie Campbell.


Capital Campaign Advisory Committee

Dwight Henninger, Vail Police Chief

Johannes Faessler

Father Brooks Keith

Dr. Stephen Laird

Celynn Krueger McClarrinon

Elizabeth Meyer

Rod & Beth Slifer

Michelle Taylor

Pastor Carl Walker

Pastor Tim Wilbanks


Support the Vail Interfaith Chapel

Securing the future of the Vail Interfaith Chapel for generations to come.


The Vail Interfaith Chapel is a spiritual heart and community center for the Town of Vail and the Valley Valley. After 50+ years of constant use,  improvements are needed to improve the building’s structural and aesthetic integrity.

– 34,000 residents and guests attend religious services annually

– 100 families served with emergency shelter in winter storms in past 5 years

– 4,200 fans at 16 Bravo! Vail concerts and discussions each year

– 10,608 people annually attend 14 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week

– $15 million minimum annual revenue driven to wedding-related businesses through the Vail Valley

The Vail Interfaith Chapel and Ministry Building are used for non-religious purposes approximately 60% of the time.

Listen to KZYR Radio Interview 11/27/20