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

This renovation project for two commercial buildings and approximately 1/2 acre of land, used by over 50,000 people annually and open 365 per year, is much needed after 22 years since our last maintenance and renovation project.  Projects include:

  • Full parking lot replacement
  • Roof replacement including snow fence, heat tape and gutters
  • Re-landscaping in conjunction with Restore the Gore and new Memorial Area
  • Solar Panels and Electric Vehicle Chargers
  • Entry step replacement and snowmelt installation
  • Window replacement
  • ADA compliance
  • Elevator replacement
  • Sacristy renovation
  • Energy efficient electrical and HVAC system replacements
  • Lower level renovations and equipment replacement
  • Security, sound and IT/AV upgrades
  • Refurbishing all woodwork throughout Chapel, pews and chairs
  • Riverside Spaces and Garden Renovation

 

The Endowment / Reserve Fund

The Vail Religious Foundation has never done any fundraising to assist with costs of operations. Our Reserve Fund, or Endowment (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 $2.5 million by 2022.

 

PLEDGE TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN

 

Capital Campaign Advisory Committee

Vail Mayor Dave Chapin

Dwight Henninger, Vail Police Chief

Johannes Faessler, owner, Sonnenalp Hotel & Resort

Father Brooks Keith, Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

Dr. Stephen Laird, Vail Health

Celynn (Missy) Krueger McClarrinon

Liz Meyer

Vail Pioneers Rod & Beth Slifer

Michelle Taylor

Pastor Carl Walker

Pastor Tim Wilbanks, Covenant Presbyterian Church

 

 

Support the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign

Contact one of our fundraising team members for information on different giving options and major donor levels and benefits:

Katie Campbell, Director of Development & Marketing  EMAIL  |  970-376-5069

Allie Coppeak, Senior Philanthropy Officer   EMAIL  |  970-331-6015

Support the Vail Interfaith Chapel

WHY?

The Vail Interfaith Chapel is the spiritual heart of Vail.  Without it, guests and residents cannot worship any of the six faiths that gather here. It is also the community center for the Town of Vail – a cultural and historical icon use by over 50,000 people annually. 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.

 

Vail Chapel Receives $1 Million Donation – Vail Daily, 2/11/21

Fundraising Committee Takes Shape – Vail Daily, 1/21/21

Vail Chapel is a Multifaceted Sanctuary – 1/17/21

Vail Chapel Serves More Than Spiritual Needs of Community – 1/3/21

Vail Chapel Named Cultural/Historical Center of Vail – 12/1/20

Listen to KZYR Radio Interview 11/27/20