The 2018 Summer Benefit will take place on June 19. More information will be posted in April 2018.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Aspen Words Summer Benefit on June 21, 2017. Thanks to your support, we reached our fundraising goal, and over 30% of guests made an additional gift to Aspen Words that evening. We could not achieve our mission and support writers and storytelling at Aspen Words without you. Benefit Attendee List
Special thanks to our wine sponsors, Charles & Kristen Bieler and The Winebow Group. Click here to read the unique literary tasting notes by the Summer Words authors.
2017 Ticketing Details
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS | $500
Includes reception, dinner, and keynote presentation. $400 of the ticket is tax-deductible.
SPONSOR TICKETS | $1,500
Includes two tickets to dinner, a reception with the Summer Words talent, priority seating, sponsor listing in the evening program, Summer Words event passes, and gift bags/special mementos. $1,300 of the ticket is tax-deductible.
2017 Table Details
To reserve, contact Jamie Kravitz at 970-925-3122 ext 2#
STANDARD TABLE FOR 10 | $5,000
Includes dinner, a reception with the Summer Words talent, priority seating, sponsor listing in the evening program, Summer Words event passes, and gift bags/special mementos. $4,000 of the table purchase is tax-deductible.
TABLE FOR 12 | $10,000
Includes dinner, a reception with the Summer Words talent, priority seating (first RSVP gets head table, with evening’s speaker as guest of honor at table), sponsor listing in the evening program and on Aspen Words website, Summer Words event passes, and gift bags/special mementos. $8,800 of the table purchase is tax-deductible.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Margot Lee Shetterly grew up in Hampton, Virginia, where she knew many of the women in Hidden Figures. She is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow and the recipient of a Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grant for her research on women in computing. Her #1 New York Times-bestselling book tells the true story of a remarkable group of female African American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space race. The film adaptation was released in December 2016, featuring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, and Kevin Costner, and received several Academy Award nominations.
Exclusive Media Sponsor for the Summer Benefit
Amy Margerum Berg
Isa Catto Shaw
Diane Goldberg Hunckler
Alia Hanna Habib
Ann Marie Houghtailing
Emily Jungmin Yoon
Margot Lee Shetterly
Sam Van Wetter