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.


We believe that our children deserve life-changing educational experiences that provide them with the skills and confidence needed to succeed in college and beyond.

We believe that all K-12 Aspen public school students benefit from the generosity of families and members of the community.

We believe that it is our collective responsibility to build on the level of excellence that we have come to expect.

We believe that the entire Aspen community benefits from a strong public education system.

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