Fundraising Committee for the Vail Chapel Takes Shape

Posted on January 21, 2021

Support the Vail Interfaith Chapel


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.

Fundraising Committee for the Vail Chapel Takes Shape

Published in the Vail Daily on January 20, 2021

Pastor Tim Wilbanks, President of the Vail Religious Foundation, announced this morning the members of the volunteer advisory committee that will steer fundraising efforts related to the Vail Interfaith Chapel’s $10 million 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign.  “This 11-member committee is a strong force in support of restoring and maintaining our beloved Chapel, one of Vail’s cultural and historic centers,” said Wilbanks.  “We are so grateful for their support, not only financially but with their time and energy over these next two years.”

Vail Pioneer Rod Slifer was one of the first to volunteer to help the Chapel in these efforts.  Slifer, also one of the Chapel’s founders, is uniquely qualified to help because he brokered the land deal in the late 1960s when the original Chapel building was built.


Online Version in the Vail Daily