VPAC Announces: ‘Tix for Medics’ program, offering healthcare workers a free night out! 

We have just unveiled a new initiative with the creation of ‘Tix for Medics,’ a VPAC Healthcare Workers Ticket Fund. The fund will accept donations of which 100% go directly towards future show tickets for the local healthcare work force.  The fund will be managed in conjunction with Vail Health, Eagle County Paramedics and beyond to ensure workers can request and tap into free show tickets for the next 365 days to enjoy a relaxing night out.

“We have been brainstorming with our team about how we can help show our appreciation for our local medical workers for all they have done over the past few months and continue to do.  Arts and entertainment can offer a well-deserved break and sense of togetherness which is probably the greatest thing the VPAC can help with at this time. It also gives something to look forward to in the future, as we anticipate the return of our full diverse and robust schedule of performers on our local stage.  We hope ‘gifting a show’ is something that our community can gather around to show our appreciation. Give a night out to this incredible group of people who have risked so much,” said Duncan Horner, Executive Director of the Vilar Performing Arts Center. The new dedicated fund will accept any amount – $5, $10, $50 and beyond – and will help ensure “tix for medics.” 100% of the fund will apply to show ticket costs.

To give, enter desired amount below and note ‘Tix for Medics’ or Healthcare Workers Fund in the comment box.

Read full release HERE.

A gift to the Vilar Performing Arts Center goes directly to diverse programming, free performances for local youth, ticket opportunities for students, community members, and individuals who would otherwise not be financially able to attend performances, access to the stage for local nonprofit performing arts organizations. As well as additional venue investments in technology and infrastructure, the ability to retain a specialized full-time staff and part-time staff, and support for 750 artists and production crew.

If you would prefer to make a donation by mail or another method, please view our “Additional Ways to Give” section at the bottom of this page. For more information on the various ways to support the VPAC please visit our Support page.



Give online with a secure credit card transaction in the form above or call us at (970) 748-6670.

Send a check or pledge form to:
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Post Office Box 3822
Avon, CO 81620

Please name the Vilar Performing Arts Center in the check memo, to ensure that the gift is designated properly. The Vail Valley Foundation’s Tax ID Number is 74-2215035.

Stock Gifts: Donation of stock is one of the most tax-smart ways to give, allowing you to avoid capital gains tax. Click here to obtain the detailed instructions on how to make a stock transfer to the Vail Valley Foundation (VPAC). Please note that it is important to notify the VPAC prior to any stock transfer in order for us to properly identify and acknowledge your gift.

Matching Gifts: Do you know if your employer participates in a Matching Gift program? If so, please take a moment to maximize your gift to the VPAC (at no cost to you) by requesting a matching gift form from your employer. Contact your HR department to find out if your company offers such a program. Matching gifts may qualify you for additional donor benefits.

Tribute Gifts: Celebrate or honor the life of someone special with a contribution to the VPAC. Tribute gifts are a wonderful way to honor a loved one’s passion for the performing arts. You will receive a tax receipt for the gift and a notice will be sent to the honoree or a designated family member of your thoughtful contribution. The amount of your gift will be kept confidential.

IRA Charitable Rollover: If you are 70½ or older, you have a special tax-free opportunity to make a meaningful charitable gift to the VPAC through an IRA Charitable Rollover as part of the required minimum distribution. To make a gift from your IRA, contact your plan administrator or VPAC Development Director Owen Hutchinson for instructions.

Planned Gifts: Planned gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, life insurance policies, retirement plan assets and IRAs, and other giving vehicles. Click here to learn more.

Corporate Sponsorship: Companies of all sizes are invited to explore our corporate sponsorship opportunities, which provide excellent brand exposure and hospitality benefits. To learn more, please contact Artist Services Coordinator Allison Mahn at or 970.748.6656.

If a donor is giving to VVF through an entity in which you have already received a tax-deduction, such as a Private Foundation, DAF, Charitable Trust and/or if a portion of your gift is being made through a Matching Gifts Program, there may be restrictions specific to receiving benefits. Please contact your tax-adviser if you have questions regarding your specific situation. The Vail Valley Foundation cannot knowingly facilitate a donor receiving an improper tax deduction or other benefit nor can we knowingly accept a gift that would result in impermissible private inurement or private benefit, an “excess benefit transaction” (as defined in section 4958 of the Internal Revenue Code), or self-dealing (as defined in section 4941 of the Internal Revenue Code).


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