A Grateful Harvest

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. 

Presenting Sponsor

Gourmet Sponsor
Alpine Bank
Wendy and Steven Cohen 
Cindy Engles
Tree Ehrlich
First Western Trust 
Georgia and Don Gogel
Carole Watters

Culinary Sponsor
Kathy Cole
Mary and David Davies 
Donna and Pat Martin
Beverly and Bruce Wagner

Harvest Sponsor 
Greer and Jack Gardner

 John Gates 
 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

Garden Sponsor
Doe Browning

Bryan Cave, LLP
Jan Burrow 
Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation 
Anne Collins
Regina and Kyle Fink & 
 Nancy and Don Wiese 
Carla Guarascio
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 

Camper Sponsor
Joanne and Jack Crosby
 Kaye Ferry
 Luleta and Samual Maslak

Wine & Spirits Sponsor 
Applejack Wine & Spirits
Beaver Liquors
Regina and Kyle Fink

Giuliana Imports
Laurie and Matt Iverson 
Andrea and Troy Modlin 
Pioneer Wine & Spirits 
The Washing Family


 If you would like to purchase a RRR S'mores Roasting Sticks from Kabbage & Hugs, please contact Shawn.