Founded in 1991, the Aspen Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 fundraising organization that partners closely with school administrators and the community to identify and fund in-school or beyond classroom programs across our five schools. Over the years, AEF has played a critical role in investing in the educational experiences that our community has come to appreciate and expect, including: Outdoor Education, Aeronautics, Performing Arts, International Baccalaureate, and College Counseling.
In 2015-2016, AEF funded 14 programs and 10 positions in the Aspen School District. Since 1991, the foundation has invested more than $11 million on a broad range of programs, positions, and facilities that benefit students in grades K-12. None of this would be possible without the generosity of the Aspen community.