Aspen Young Professionals Association 10th annual non-profit fair and wine tasting tonight |

Aspen Young Professionals Association 10th annual non-profit fair and wine tasting tonight

Chelsea VanVleet Dillon, Riley Tippet, and Amanda Boyle at the Aspen Young Professionals Association non-profit fair and wine tasting last year.
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For those interested in learning how to get involved and give back to the community — and for those who like wine — the Aspen Young Professionals Association hosts its 10th annual nonprofit fair and wine tasting tonight.

From 6 to 8 p.m., the community is invited to sip wine while engaging with nearly 40 local nonprofit organizations that will have informational booths set up in the ballroom of Hotel Jerome.

The nonprofit groups will inform people not only about their organization and what they do, but specifically how people can directly get involved and help, Aspen Young Professionals Association President Ashley Feddersen said.

“People (in Aspen) really do like to support the nonprofits,” she said. “It’s something that’s unique about Aspen that I’ve never seen anywhere else.”

The 10th annual event marks both the most nonprofits and the largest selection of wine at the Aspen Young Professionals Association’s nonprofit fair and wine tasting, Feddersen said.

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The 37 nonprofits cover a wide range of areas and interests throughout the valley, Feddersen said.

Some of these organizations include Mountain Rescue Aspen, Aspen Strong Foundation, Theatre Aspen, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Challenge Aspen, Aspen Youth Center, Aspen Public Radio and the Shining Stars Foundation.

Three types of red and three types of white wine will be available, Feddersen said.

“Who doesn’t love wine while also learning how we can better the valley we live in?” she said.

Event attendees also will have the opportunity to win one of four raffle prizes — two one-year memberships to Aspen Young Professionals Association and two bottles of wine — that will be given away Thursday night.

The event is open to the public and is $15 for non-members.

Tickets may be purchased online or at the door this evening.

To reserve a ticket online, visit For more information, mail

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