August 2015

The Executive Service Corps (ESC) of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley has discontinued its consulting services, effective June 30, 2015.

The ESC has provided management consulting services, workshops, and coaching expertise to nearly 200 nonprofits and public agencies from Aspen to Rifle since 1998. ESC consultants have focused on the tools and processes essential to nonprofit success and sustainability — empowering strategic thinking, strengthening board processes, encouraging sound financial practices, and facilitating the growth and development of organizations and their leaders.

According to Debbi Falender, an ESC board member who has worked with at least 20 nonprofits during her twelve years of volunteer service:

“I am only one of many ESC consultants who have given countless hours of service to the valley’s nonprofit sector, with a value in consulting dollars that is impossible to estimate. All of us have been committed to making a difference in our communities through pro bono work, and we have found this work to be extremely rewarding. Many of us certainly will continue to give of our time and expertise after June 30.”

Tamara Tormohlen, executive director of Aspen Community Foundation, describes ESC’S history and community value:

“In 1998, when Aspen Community Foundation established the Executive Service Corps program, nonprofits in our service area from Aspen to Parachute were facing unprecedented demands. Through the ESC program a cadre of dedicated volunteers enabled ACF to expand its support to the nonprofit sector by providing affordable technical assistance. For many nonprofits this assistance has been crucial to their success. Not only did ESC volunteers provide consulting, they often developed long-standing relationships with the nonprofits. We thank the many ESC consultants, who, over the years, have provided invaluable time and expertise to our region’s nonprofits. Though ESC’s services will be missed, ACF will continue to connect nonprofits with organizational assistance. Please feel free to contact us.”

ESC’s board of directors is grateful to Aspen Community Foundation and to Colorado Mountain College for their consistent substantial support and partnership. We also thank all past and current board members, consultants, clients, and community partners for allowing us to serve this amazing community for the past 17 years. It has been an honor and a privilege.

ESC Board of Directors
Rob Auld, Valerie Borthwick, Debbi Falender, Rich Glasier, Gary Hartman,
Lani Kitching, Laura Kornasiewicz, Tom Neel, Bob Purvis,
Sally Sparhawk, 
Curt Strand, Paul Sutro