Thank You for Making
A Grateful Harvest Extraordinary!
Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Roundup River Ranch, Gypsum, CO
Co-Hosted by: Joan & Howard Katz and Beth & Rod Slifer
Co-Chaired by: Kathy Cole and Mary Davies
We are truly grateful for the incredible generosity that was expressed at Roundup River Ranch (RRR) on Saturday, August 15, 2015. The year’s A Grateful Harvest was the most successful to date, raising over $1 million to help send children with serious illness and their families to camp next year for some serious fun.
Whether it was the sunshine, clean mountain air, camp program stations, hosted wine cellars, RRR s’more roasting sticks, RRR copper branded mugs, stars in the sky, the amazing camper performances, or the inspiring speakers and videos, the energy in the room was amazing. We couldn’t be more grateful for the overwhelming support of our guests and thankful for the wonderful community that chooses to support Camp.
Guests enjoyed an exquisite array of culinary creations from some of the region’s top chefs. The signature dinner highlighted the tastes of the season as interpreted by Kevin Erving – Flame Restaurant at The Four Seasons, Paul Ferzacca - La Tour, Nick Haley – Zino Ristorante, Kelly Liken, and Vishwatej Nath – The 10th – Vail Resorts. Each course was enhanced by wine pairings selected by Master Sommelier Sean Razee and poured by various sommeliers in the Vail Valley.
The true stars of the evening were the amazing Roundup River Ranch campers who brought guests to their feet many times throughout the night as they shared their love for Camp. From an enthusiastic camp dance to the singing of “Lean on Me” and the new camp jingle “Roundup River Ranch Is the Camp for Me”, and more, guests experienced and witnessed the magic of camp. Local musicians Beth Swearingen and Don Watson lent their talents and elevated the memorable camper performance. To conclude the evening, campers shared what they loved most about Roundup River Ranch. Camper Kyle, a child who had never met someone like him prior to Roundup River Ranch, remarked that Roundup River Ranch changed his life through the love, acceptance, and he found at camp.
2015 A Grateful Harvest will not be soon forgotten. It was a remarkable evening for friends of Roundup River Ranch old and new.
Thank you to our generous supporters! We look forward to seeing you next year for the 2016 A Grateful Harvest to benefit Roundup River Ranch.
We are proud that our 2015 A Grateful Harvest was sponsored by the following, companies, foundations, hospitals and individuals.
Wendy and Steven Cohen
First Western Trust
Georgia and Don Gogel
Mary and David Davies
Donna and Pat Martin
Beverly and Bruce Wagner
Greer and Jack Gardner
Joan and Howard Katz
Gail and Jay Mahoney & Sally and Dick O'Loughlin
Dick and Annie Rothkopf
Bill Sterett and Liz Ziegler & Chupa Nelson and Val Ropes
Nancy and Harold Zirkin
Bryan Cave, LLP
Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation
Regina and Kyle Fink & Nancy and Don Wiese
Holland & Hart, LLP
Jane and Greg Johnson
Linda and Mark Kogod & Lyn Rales
Joan and Ron Maclachlan
Liz and David Stern
Julie and Hugh Sullivan
Vail Valley Medical Center
Kristy and Bill Woolfolk
Joanne and Jack Crosby
Luleta and Samual Maslak
Wine & Spirits Sponsor
Applejack Wine & Spirits
Regina and Kyle Fink
Laurie and Matt Iverson
Andrea and Troy Modlin
Pioneer Wine & Spirits
The Washing Family
ROUNDUP RIVER RANCH S'MORES ROASTING STICKS
If you would like to purchase a RRR S'mores Roasting Sticks from Kabbage & Hugs, please contact Shawn.