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Christine Aubale Gerschel

President/Executive Director

Denise Bachrodt

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

2018 Executive Board

At February 2018 Yearly Luncheon:

Nancy Mayer, Denise Bachrodt, Peter Lloyd Dahl (Honorary Special Advisor), Christine Aubale Gerschel, Martha Meagher, Billie Pierce Erwin, and Leslie Curley

At March 2018 Beneficiary Distribution Meeting:

Billie Pierce Erwin, Nancy Mayer, Denise Bachrodt, Christine Aubale Gerschel,

Martha Meagher and Leslie Curley


Christine Aubale Gerschel

with 2018 Beneficiaries in 2019


Christine Aubale Gerschel

with 2017 Beneficiaries in 2018

 Les Dames d'Aspen, Ltd. is a 501(c)3 organization that supports the arts and scholarships in Aspen and Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is the primary beneficiary of funds raised by Les Dames d'Aspen. Other beneficiaries include Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen Words, Theatre Aspen, Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen Film, Aspen Historical Society, Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize, Red Brick Center for the Arts,  and The Art Base. In addition to its support of local arts organizations, Les Dames d'Aspen 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 1st week of April and Summer Season runs from last week in June or 2nd week in July (it varies) to end of September or 1st 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.