Doing well by doing good: we believe we have to reinvest time and effort to support the communities that allow us to succeed. This embedded core value leads Forum Phi to set an example of unparalleled community stewardship.
PRO BONO WORK
ALAMEDA POINT COLLABORATIVE
The Alameda Point Collaborative is a supportive housing program for homeless and formerly homeless families in repurposed housing on the decommissioned Alameda Naval Air Station. The focus of this project was to develop a master plan and design a community room to be utilized as a positive place for youth to congregate. In partnership with APC, the existing clinical space was redesigned to be a functional, contemporary, and a “green” youth career center.
ASPEN VALLEY SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
Forum Phi worked with AVSC to overcome fixed limitations of the existing space that created programming difficulties. We were able to reconfigure the interior spaces of AVSC’s current office to double the amount of space to facilitate growth and increase the impact they have on local youth. AVSC continues to teach children the very sport that revitalized the Aspen Snowmass area.
BASALT MASTER PLAN
By engaging with the community in an interactive effort, Forum Phi was able to assist the town of Basalt with a master planning service to help set a vision for the town. The plan is a principal guiding document in the development review process for the town. This document updates and supersedes the 1999 Basalt Master Plan and the Basalt Three Mile Plan that was adopted in 1996. Forum Phi was able to curate three options while collaborating with the Basalt community to gain crucial data allowing us to prioritize and plan the future of the town. Forum Phi’s process helped create a collective vision for the Basalt community.
SNOWMASS VILLAGE, CO
A growing nonprofit facing severe space constraints without funding, Challenge Aspen sought a renovation that expanded the parameters of their current space. Forum Phi was able to double the size of the staff utilizing the same space, while installing a handicapped lift with direct mountain access. With the help of Forum Phi, Challenge Aspen’s updated and efficient space is better equipped to serve our community and those in need.
COASTAL REPERTORY THEATER
HALF MOON BAY, CA
Forum Phi designed the re-model of a community theatre that is located in a re-purposed industrial building. After spearheading a successful fundraising campaign to cover the remodeling costs, Forum Phi redesigned dressing rooms, restrooms, theatre seating, and the stage.
ASPEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The main focus of the Aspen Historical Society is to enrich the community through preserving and communicating Aspen’s remarkable history. Forum Phi donated services to assist them with the design of a climate controlled, fire proof space where they can store and protect the historical documents and the history of our community.
ASPEN CENTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
ACES approached Forum Phi with the challenge of reviving the bird-watching programs for the children. Forum Phi innovatively used the surrounding trees to create a series of platform treehouses allowing the children to have a “bird’s eye view”. Forum Phi also donated services for a custom built treehouse. We are excited about future opportunities to help this nonprofit expand and grow to increase environmental awareness in our community and its future leaders.
4,000 + Hours Volunteered
Aspen Community Foundation, Aspen Board of Realtors, Aspen Public Radio, Habitat for Humanity, Aspen Holiday Basket Program, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Aspen Winternational, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Aspen Humane Society, Aspen Strong, Foundation HIKE HOPE HEAL, Art. Wine. Fashion. Design, Ducky Derby, Town of Snowmass Village Clean Up Day, Snowmass Mammoth Fest, The Orchard Church, The Buddy Race, Feed My Sheep, Theater Aspen, Crossroads Church, Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey, Three Rivers Little League, Brides Against Breast Cancer, Aspen Summit for Life, Bash for the Buddies, Roaring Fork Leadership, Valley Chaos Volleyball Club, City of Aspen Planning and Zoning Commission Chair, LEED O+M Seminar Volunteer, Food & Wine Classic, FIS AUDI World Cup
AND MANY MORE
Audi FIS World Cup Finals
During the event Forum Phi had the opportunity to be a part of the special World Cup Finals racing tradition in Aspen, and contribute to the community in a meaningful way.
The prestigious World Cup Finals are the season finale to the World Cup circuit with competitions in downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom and the nation’s team event for both men and women. Aspen was selected by the FIS Council in June of 2014 to be the host for the 2017 Finals, marking the first time the Finals have been held outside Europe since 1997 and the first time the men’s tour has raced at Aspen since 2001. The Finals will be the culmination of a racing season that sees new events in Killington, Vt. and Squaw Valley, Calif..
ROARING FORK OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS
RFOV promotes stewardship of our public lands by engaging the community in volunteer trail and restoration projects. The preservation and enhancement of our natural surroundings are the responsibility of our regional community. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers empowers our community to create a lasting legacy for future generations.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers HERE!
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is a nonprofit environmental science education center with four sites in the Roaring Fork Valley. ACES provides programs in environmental science and ecological literacy for everyone from school children, to leaders and decision makers, working to build a community of knowledgeable, motivated and capable environmental stewards.
Learn more about the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies HERE!
The Aspen Strong Foundation is a nonprofit 501C3 organization in the Roaring Fork Valley. Our goal is to support mental health awareness, reduce the associated stigma, create financial resources, create financial resources, centralize mental health resources, and promote a healthy community dialogue where suicide is recognized as preventable and mental hygiene is embraced and supported.
Learn more about Aspen Strong HERE!