Black Diamond Ball | Vail Valley Foundation

Black Diamond Ball

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ The Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek, Colorado

We hope you will join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary year of the Black Diamond Ball, a fundraiser to support the Vail Valley Foundations’ mission to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley and showcase our community to a global audience through arts, athletics and education.

The Black Diamond Ball, a signature fundraising event for the Vail Valley Foundation; features dinner and dancing, along with live and silent auctions, and back by popular-demand, a fun and engaging theme!

The theme for the 2019 Black Diamond Ball is: An Evening On The Orient Express! Thematic attire is encouraged!

In addition, festivities also include a presentation of the Vail Valley Citizen of the Year Award. Last year, the Black Diamond Ball raised in excess of $500,000 to aid the organization’s mission of enhancing the quality of life in the Vail Valley through arts, athletics, and education.


Tickets for the 2019 Black Diamond Ball will go on-sale soon! Click below to join our e-mail list to receive the most up-to-date information on tickets, auction items, and other event details:


Detailed sponsorship information for individuals and businesses will be available soon. Please contact Whitney Harper at for more information.

The Vail Valley Foundation’s Black Diamond Ball would not be possible without sponsors. Please contact Whitney Harper at if you are interested in sponsoring the event!


Please check back for more information on 2019 Black Diamond Ball’s Live and Silent Auction items.


Frequently Asked Questions

Proceeds from the Black Diamond Ball support the general fund of the Vail Valley Foundation, supporting the following endeavors:

In the Arts, the Vail Valley Foundation hosts the highly acclaimed
Vail Dance Festival, entering its 30th year in summer of 2018. The organization also operates the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, along with free summer concerts in Vail (Hot Summer Nights) and Eagle (ShowDown Town).

In Athletics, the Vail Valley Foundation hosts the annual Birds of Prey World Cup ski races, the GoPro Mountain Games, and Stage 1 and 2 of the Colorado Classic. The Vail Valley Foundation also led the effort to bring the Alpine World Ski Championships to Vail and Beaver Creek in 1989, 1999, and 2015.

In Education, more than 4,200 local children are supported throughout all phases of youth by the Vail Valley Foundation’s nationally-recognized YouthPower365 programming in early childhood (PwrUP), K-12 (PwrHRS), and career & college readiness (PwrOn).

Yes! All contributions to the Vail Valley Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law for U.S. taxpayers. All contributors will receive a tax receipt from the Vail Valley Foundation following the event. Tax ID#: 74-2215035

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