AHS Board Endowment Campaign

GOAL: $2 million to strengthen the Board Endowment
The first phase of The AHS Campaign, which was completed in 2016, raised $1 million in capital expenses to renovate the AHS Archive Building. The community celebrated the renovation of the Archive Building with a Grand Opening and Community Celebration, on July 14, 2017 with over 400 attendees.

The second phase of The AHS Campaign will strengthen the AHS Board Endowment. Funds will support educational programming, research positions, and the archive collection into the future, enhancing our mission to enrich our community through preserving and communicating its remarkable history.

Thank You for Considering a Donation to Aspen Historical Society’s Board Endowment
Whether you are looking to maintain a family giving legacy, appreciate property, create a charitable remainder trust during retirement, or dispose of highly appreciated assets in a tax-efficient manner, AHS welcomes your support.

To learn more about supporting AHS with a donation to the Board Endowment, please contact the Development Director, at 970.925.3721 ext105 or [email protected]

Jess Bates and Clayton Hayes watching sheep along Bleeker Street in 1965. Mary Eshbaugh Hayes Collection.


  • AHS has four restricted endowments in place totaling $580,000.
  • To protect and ensure the longevity of educational programming, fellowships, and research projects, as well as fund the accessioning of collections, such as the vast Mary Esbaugh Hayes photo collection.
  • We welcome pledges of five years or less.
  • We have received a matching challenge grant of $500,000 and your generous gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar!


Aspen Historical Society thanks contributors to the Campaign for the AHS Board Endowment.
This list represents gifts received through January 1, 2019

JoAnna and William Beach
Bendon Adams
Ruth Carver
Sarah Challinor
Jacqueline and Robert Hutton
Mary Ann Hyde
Gail Mizner and Michael Kendrick
Sandy and Heyn Kjerulf
Linda Lay
Margulf Foundation
Sandy Mulcahy and Lee Mulcahy
Marcie and Robert Musser