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Building a Bridge to the Future

Members of the Encore Society have created a legacy gift for Bravo! Vail in their will, trust or estate plan. These legacy gifts ensure continued access to high-quality music education and classical music performances—not just for a select few, but for everyone in our community, and for generations to come. Encore Society gifts may be designated for Artistic Excellence, Education and Engagement, Festival Operations or New Works. A legacy gift can build a bridge to the future, forever connecting you and your family to Bravo! Vail.

When you picture your favorite memory from the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, what do you see?

Perhaps it is sharing an evening of incredible music with your family against the backdrop of the Rockies. Or maybe it is hearing the New York Philharmonic perform a new classical work for the very first time. Possibly you see your children or grandchildren learning about music at the Vail Public Library from a Dallas Symphony Orchestra musician. Or experiencing Tosca in concert by The Philadelphia Orchestra. With your gift to The Encore Society, all of your favorite musical memories and more can be secured for the enjoyment of future generations

Planned Giving

Bravo! Vail Music Festival is a special place where magic happens each summer. The musicians, visitors, and residents who come together to enjoy the best in classical music each year are like family. And like a family, Bravo! Vail needs long-lasting support to ensure that your children, grandchildren, and future generations in the Vail community can develop this love for music through our festival and education and engagement programs. Please consider making a legacy gift to Bravo! Vail Music Festival today. For your family. And for your Bravo! Vail family.

Your estate gift would give you membership in the Encore Society. Your gift would also create a permanent bridge to the future, securing long-term financial stability for Bravo! Vail so the music may play on for generations to come.

For more information, click here, or contact Jason Denhart, jdenhart@bravovail.org, 970-827-4305.

Endowing a Legacy of Live Music

A strong endowment is an essential component of every successful nonprofit. The Bravo! Vail Endowment Fund ensures its long-term financial security, as well as the continuance of the highest quality music for generations to come. 

Endowment contributions are critical to Bravo! Vail's ability to achieve its mission, and allow for the Festival to accomplish objectives such as:

  • Providing internationally renowned artists at the highest level of musical excellence
  • Enriching lives through music education
  • Presenting programs that continue to engage audiences today and into the future
  • Maintaining affordable ticket prices for residents and guests alike
  • Providing operating resources to maintain new and existing programs

The perpetual earnings generated by endowment funds play a critical role in shaping the future of Bravo! Vail by supporting the programs that define and enhance the festival experience. Endowment donors have the satisfaction of knowing that, through their gift, they are leaving a legacy that provides the art of music for future generations. These endowed funds are professionally managed with oversight by the Bravo! Vail Investment Committee and are held in support of its mission.

For more information or to make your gift, please contact Jason Denhart, Vice President of Philanthropy, at 970.827.4305 or jdenhart@bravovail.org.


For more information, please visit our gift planning website.

You may designate your Encore Society

gift to any of these funds:

  • Artistic Excellence Fund
  • Education and Engagement Fund
  • Festival Operations Fund
  • New Works Fund


There are many ways to help. Please consider one or more of these options.

Contact Jason Denhart at 970.827.4305 or jdenhart@BravoVail.org to learn more.