The main purpose and mission of the council’s events is to make an affordable,
lovely opportunity for all the people in the Roaring Fork Valley.
I hope it will last into the future, long after I’m gone, to enrich and benefit our lives.
I’ve always had a dream about using the Thunder River Theater Company
to have some presenters of distinction come and talk about cultural, political,
ecological and all kinds of issues that we want to know about … and some we
ought to know about.
– Jim Calaway
Jim Calaway has been involved with the Aspen Institute for over 30 years. He is currently the Chairman of the Institute’s Lifetime Trustees.
In 2004, Jim created the Jim Calaway Charitable Trust that benefits several local entities that are dear to him – the Colorado Animal Rescue, Colorado Mountain
College, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Aspen Institute, Habitat for Humanity, and Thunder River Theatre Company.
His local philanthropy reaches from one end of the valley to the other: The new Young / Calaway Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital,
a Founder on TRTC's Black Box Theatre, the Connie and Jim Calaway Academic Building at CMC Spring Valley, the Third Street Center, to name just a few of
his "pet" projects.
RFCC'S ANNUAL PATRONS - 2014
Connie & Jim Calaway * Peggy DeVilbiss * Kathy & Dr. Greg Feinsinger * Marcia & Donald Flaks * Jeanette & Scott Gilbert
Gould Construction * Karen & Steven Hessl *
Randi Lowenthal * Donna & Geno Rossetti * Nancy Sheffield & Jeff Steck
Eric Smith * Pat and Jim Waddick * Charlotte & Dr. William Zilm
Some Past Guests for the RFCC
* *Madeleine Albright * * *Thomas Friedman * * * Amb. Henry Catto * * * *Dr. Kirk Johnson* * * * Sen. Gary Hart* * * * *Amb. Chris Hill
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