Aspen International Mountain Foundation


who we are

The Aspen International Mountain Foundation (AIMF) is a Colorado nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting sustainable development in the world's mountain communities.

AIMF is a governing member of the United Nations Mountain Partnership (MP). Since 2013, AIMF has served on the Steering Committee representing the North American, Central American, and Caribbean region. 

To learn more about AIMF’s leadership see board member profiles below. To gain insight on how we aspire to work see our Principles of Engagement.

What We Do

AIMF's initiatives are designed to promote and support sustainable mountain development in our region and around the world. We serve as and engage in a wide range of activities including:

  • Representative for the Mountain Partnership region

  • A “convener” of stakeholders interested in mountains

  • Projects and initiatives that advance the mountain agenda

  • Regional and global forums that raise and promote awareness

  • Events celebrating mountain geographies, life, and culture

where we came from

AIMF was formally established in 2001 in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. It evolved from a decade of working with the United Nations' Environment Program (UNEP), the City of Aspen, the Aspen Institute, Aspen Sister Cities, and other organizations. These collaborative efforts culminated in a dedicated focus on mountain sustainable development. This included a series of international conferences such as the Sustainable Mountain Conference in Hokkaido, Japan (1995) and the Chamonix Tourism Summits (1996-2001).

In 2013, AIMF partnered with the Telluride Institute to further efforts with the Mountain Partnership.

 


Board Members & OFFICERS

Click on the photos below to read our board member profiles

 
Karinjo Devore

Karinjo Devore

Pat Fallin

Pat Fallin

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Margi Levitt

Margi Levitt

Chip Bishop

Chip Bishop

Altaire Cambata

Altaire Cambata

Linda Giudice

Linda Giudice

Phillip Supino

Phillip Supino

Jim True

Jim True

Michelle Holder

Michelle Holder

 


Advisory Board Members

Neil Beidleman, April Bucksbaum, Jay Cowan, Chris Davenport, Liba Icahn, Billy Kidd, Chris Klug, Pete McBride, Sally Spaulding Potter, Sam von Trapp