Christine Aubale Gerschel

President/Executive Director​

Billie Pierce Erwin

Karen Hartman
Nancy Mayer

Vice Presidents

Sara B. Woodward

Vice President / Treasurer


​Shirley Millard

Vice President Advisor

Allison Ratajczak

Recording Secretary / Social Secretary


Christine Aubale Gerschel

with the Beneficiaries


Christine Aubale Gerschel

with the Beneficiaries

 Les Dames d'Aspen, Ltd. is a 501(c)3 organization that supports the arts, scholarships and children's programs in Aspen and Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley. Jazz Aspen Snowmass is the primary beneficiary of funds raised by Les Dames d'Aspen. Other beneficiaries include Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Words, Aspen Film, Theatre Aspen, Aspen Music Festival and School, Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize, Red Brick Center for the Arts,  and The Art Base. Les Dames d'Aspen also awards college scholarships to students from the Roaring Fork Valley pursuing degrees in the arts.

Les Dames Trustees enjoy regular in-season socials including events with our beneficiaries:  


Winter Season is usually from mid December to mid/end of April and Summer Season runs from last week in June or second week in July (it varies) to end of September or first week in October.


Many events attending our Beneficiaries Programs include dinners in homes, private clubs, restaurants, potlucks, dinners with concerts, lectures luncheons with skiing day at private clubs and various mountains, cross country skiing day, round of golf, biking, hiking, bicycling, picnics, night clubs, movie night at private homes, wine tasting, gallery lectures and much more.

Please see our Support Us page to submit your interest to one of the following:

  • Les Dames d’Aspen is happy to welcome new Trustees with an annual membership contribution of $1,500

  • Sponsors and Corporate Sponsors are welcomed at different levels

  • Men are welcomed as Special Advisors

Your annual membership contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law.



We thank you in advance for any donation supporting Les Dames d'Aspen, our Beneficiaries and the Arts in Aspen. ~Merci

We welcome you and your friends to join Les Dames d'Aspen at any time as a Trustee or Special Advisor.