Founded in 1986, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by an independent and diverse Board of Trustees. These community leaders guide the organization to ensure fulfillment of the Garden's mission as an educational resource.
The operations and programs of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are funded entirely through the generosity of our donors, which include individuals, businesses, private and public foundations and the Town of Vail.
You can help Betty Ford Alpine Gardens continue its mission in several ways. For more information about all forms of giving please contact Development Director Sandy Gregorak at 970-476-0103 x5. Or you can donate online by clicking the Donate Now icon to the left of this page.
A contribution to our growing endowment allows your gift to support the Gardens in perpetuity, by providing interest income from a permanent fund corpus.
Memorials and Honorariums
Remember a loved one through a memorial gift or honor a special person in your life for their birthday, anniversary or other special occasion while supporting programs at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. We will notify your friends or the family of your gift and list it in our newsletter and our commemorative book.
Make a lasting impression to honor or memorialize someone by naming a bench or special area of the Gardens. Many opportunities for lasting memorials and tributes are available.
Gifts of Stock and Other Securities
Giving appreciated stock, mutual funds or other securities can help you avoid capital gains taxes while providing important support to the Gardens.
By including the Gardens in your estate planning you help ensure the financial strength of our organization, and through your generosity, establish a lasting legacy for yourself and your family.
Gifts of goods and services help support our horticulture, education and research efforts and may provide you with a charitable gift deduction.
See our Membership Benefits page on this site to learn about membership benefits and download a Membership Form.
Board of Trustees
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. The Executive Board members hold fiduciary responsibilites for the organization while the Sustaining and Program Board members serve in an advisory capacity.
The 2012-2013 Board of Trustees
Betty Ford, Honorary Director in Memoriam
Helen Fritch, President Emerita
Liz Paxson, President
Michael Charles, Vice President
Bob Fritch, Treasurer
Gwen Scalpello, Secretary
Susan Ford Bales
Allie Coppeak - Advisory Council
Pat Frechette - Advisory Council
Deane Hall - Advisory Council
Seeme Hasan - Advisory Council
Martha Head - Advisory Council
Jacki Allen- Benson - Advisory Council