Summer Benefit

Thanks to an outpouring of generosity from our guests and supporters, Summer Benefit 2023 was a huge success. On a beautiful Aspen evening in August, a sold-out crowd enjoyed live music and delicious refreshments during an opening reception, followed by a program celebrating community leaders and the greater impact English In Action’s adult learners and volunteer tutors have throughout our Roaring Fork Valley. We honored Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico director Francisco Nevarez-Burgueño with English In Action’s inaugural Community Leadership Award and heard from one of our volunteer tutors, Sue Zislis, and our longtime friend and former student, Adriana Cabrera Torres.

Adriana summed up the mood and energy of the evening perfectly when she said, reflecting on her recent college success, “Yes, I can do it. ¡Sí, se puede!”

Many thanks to all of English In Action’s Summer Benefit supporters who work together to create a more welcoming and connected community where we all have the power to thrive. See you in 2024!


Thank you for supporting English In Action with your paddle raise gift to Summer Benefit. If you cannot see the donation form here or you prefer to donate by phone, please call us at 970.963.9200. Checks can be mailed to English In Action, PO Box 4856, Basalt, CO 81621.