2013 Black Diamond Ball

Black Diamond Ball is Sold Out

If you would like to be put on a waiting list please contact Aimee Gravette at 970-777-2015.

The Vail Valley Foundation’s Black Diamond Ball is widely recognized as the premiere gala event held in the Vail Valley. The 15th annual event will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa and will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing, live music, a live auction, Diamond Draw raffle, and more.  

The Black Diamond Ball is the Foundation's largest fundraising event, all proceeds from the event will benefit the organization’s mission to enrich the Vail Valley and sustain its unique spirit through the delivery of unparalleled arts, world-class athletics and inspiring education programs throughout the community. 

Citizen Of The Year

Please join us in honoring Ann Smead

We are pleased and honored to recognize Ann Smead as the recipient of the 2013 Vail Valley Citizen of the Year Award. The award is presented to an individual who has displayed exemplary leadership and commitment that has directly benefited the Vail Valley community. Through Ann’s dedication to education and health care, she has made tremendous contribution to the quality of life in the Vail Valley.

Diamond Draw

Diamond Draw Raffle Tickets on Sale Now!

Diamond Draw, is a fun twist on the silent auction where you can buy raffle tickets to enter to win great prizes.  Raffle tickets are priced based on the value of the item. The Blue Items are valued between $1,000 - $3,000 and raffle tickets cost $20. The Red Items are valued between $3,001 - $8,500 and raffle tickets cost $50.  All VVF Staff are welcome to buy raffle tickets online!  Raffle sales will close at 4PM this Wednesday 4th, so get your tickets now!

To view all the Blue Items, click here
To view all the Red Items, click here

To purchase Raffle Tickets, click here

Live Auction

This year’s Black Diamond Ball features several once-in-a-lifetime vacations and experiences that you can bid on.  From a 7 night stay in an Exclusive Resorts Private Residence to a week-Long Heli-Ski Trip in the Canadian Rockies, there are several packages that will offer you a lifetime of memories.

To view a complete list of Live Auction items, click here

New This Year

The Cork Pull
In the spirit of this year’s Black Diamond Ball “Great Gatsby/Speakeasy Theme”, the event will feature a Cork Pull. Attendees can buy a cork to win a bottle of booze. Everyone wins! Stop by the Cork Pull at the Ball, and take your chances at winning a high valued bottle of up to $200!

The Band – Over Soul’d

Over Soul'd is shaped from the finest alumni musicians from the band Funkiphino. With legendary vocal agility and signature stage presence, the group's vocal abilities are perfectly matched by the prodigious musicianship of the band. Over Soul’d is sure to create an energetic atmosphere. Paired with the professional Charleston Dancers, yes, they will be there to show you how; you won’t want to forget your dancing shoes this year!