It's always the right time to give back to those who need it most. Here are 5 ways to do so this spring.
ASPEN WRITERS’ FOUNDATION LITERARY FEAST
What: This festive summer benefit for Aspen Writers’ Foundation features headliner Billy Collins and authors Melissa Bank, Bernard Cooper, Meghan Daum, Andre Dubus III, Julia Glass, Mary Beth Keane, and Meg Wolitzer. VIP tickets include a cocktail party with Aspen Summer Words faculty, agents, and editors, and first-come, first-served seating with an author of your choice.
How to Participate: June 16, 7 pm, Hotel Jerome, Grand Ballroom, 330 E. Main St., 970-925-3122
MARSHALL DIRECT FUND SUMMER BENEFIT
What: This annual fundraiser will feature auctions, Her Own Two Feet products (designed by women in crisis countries), and more to support Marshall Direct Fund, Peace of the Action, and Her Own Two Feet, which provides support and vocational training for female entrepreneurs in Pakistan.
How to Participate: July 7, 970-963-3150
ASPEN ART MUSEUM ARTCRUSH
What: Artists, collectors, curators, gallerists, celebrities, and philanthropists descend on Aspen to support the Aspen Art Museum, held over three nights (the first two include WineCrush, hosted by John and Amy Phelan, and PreviewCrush at the Baldwin Gallery). The main event (August 1) features a silent and live auction, dinner for 350 guests, and a special wine tasting. Ernesto Neto will be presented with the Aspen Award for Art.
How to Participate: July 30–August 1 at the Aspen Art Museum, 590 N. Mill St., 970-925-8050
ANDERSON RANCH ART AUCTION
What: This summer marks the 34th annual Art Auction and Community Picnic with more than 200 items auctioned in both live and silent formats, as well as a gourmet lunch and live music.
How to Participate: August 9 at the Anderson Ranch, 5263 Owl Creek Road, Snowmass Village, 970-923-3181
What: Mark your calendars for the 11th annual AREDAY Summit, with headliner President Jimmy Carter. Presented by the American Renewable Energy Institute, the event will feature speakers who will delve into subjects pertaining to renewable energy, sustainability, and technology relating to this year’s theme, “Accelerating Solutions for the Great Transition,” to create a environmentally conscious future.
How to Participate: August 10–13 at Hotel Jerome, 330 E. Main St., 970-920-1000
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL BAYER