Editor:

This year’s Ascendigo Blue Aspen event was a huge hit! With each passing year, we at Ascendigo Autism Services are consistently amazed with the growing support we receive from this community. From the delicious food and curated cocktails to the exhilarating live auction and wildly successful Fund-A-Need paddle raise to the high-energy concert with Vintage Trouble, our seventh annual Ascendigo Blue Aspen is one to remember.

We are humbled and grateful to announce that our signature fundraising event raised an unprecedented amount for vital support and services for those living with autism. We understand that many individuals on the autism spectrum lack opportunities for social or athletic activities in their daily lives, and we believe the Roaring Fork Valley is an ideal environment for providing them with those opportunities. This close-knit community is both welcoming and soothing for people with autism, and we appreciate all that you do to accommodate their various needs and abilities.

Special thanks to Coldwell Banker Mason Morse, Larry and Marla Butler, Sentient Jet, The Aspen Times, Aspen Magazine, Aspen Eventworks, William Steere Foundation, United Airlines, Quintessentially, Woody Creek Distillers, Lugano Diamonds, Devlin Financial, Valley Commercial Fueling and other sponsors, donors, attendees and volunteers.

We also want to thank our hard-working host committee: Sallie Bernard, Larry Butler, Laurel Gilbert and Julie Manning. Your contributions go a long way in supporting our mission. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

Peter Bell

president and CEO

Ascendigo Autism Services