Major gifts totaling $500,000 enhance Chapel’s fundraising effort
Ross Perot and his wife Margot have a long history in Vail, having purchased their home in the mid-1970s. Ross, who died in 2019, and Margot spent the past several decades enjoying time in Vail with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
“This gift to the Chapel is part of Ross’ legacy,” said Margot. “We chose Vail because of our love of skiing, the outdoors and the beauty of the mountains. We also made some wonderful friends early on. As a center of the community’s spirituality and history, we felt retaining the Chapel for years to come is very important. We hope this inspires others to do the same.”
Projects completed in Phase 1 included much-needed roof replacement and solar panel installation. Phase 2 takes place this fall and includes additional window replacements, the east parking lot repaving and snow melt, sidewalk reconfiguration and snow melt and Chapel elevator replacement.
In 2022, work will focus on renovating the entry circle and stairs, improving creek side spaces, window replacement, replacing original electrical and heating systems, ADA access, and other interior remodeling to update fixtures.