Shaw Cancer Center Honorary & Memorial Gifts

Shaw Regional Cancer Center welcomes tribute gifts to celebrate, honor or memorialize a loved one. From tributes that mark an important occasion to memorials that perpetuate the legacy of someone who has passed away, these gifts are a significant source of support for Shaw.

Please contact the Foundation Office at (970) 569-7766 or

Gifts in Memory
A memorial gift is a special way for family and friends to express their sympathy and love while helping Shaw advance healthcare in our community. Many people choose a memorial gift in lieu of flowers. VVMC notifies the next of kin of all memorial gifts. Memorials are published in our annual report to the community.

If you designate Shaw to receive memorial gifts in honor of your loved one, it is helpful to include the following in the obituary: "In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vail Valley Medical Center for Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Send to Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation, PO Box 1529, Vail, CO 81658."

Gifts in Honor
An honorary gift can be made to acknowledge a survivor or thank a clinician who deserves extra recognition for his or her compassion and commitment. We will proudly notify the individual being honored.

Gifts in Celebration
A gift in celebration of a special occasion or milestone is a special opportunity to let family members, friends, and/or colleagues know that you are thinking of them. These gifts are often made to mark an important event. A letter will be sent to the individual being celebrated.

Purchase a Copper Aspen Leaf  

Aspen LeafHonor or memorialize a loved one or friend with a copper aspen leaf installed on the sidewalk between the north and west entrances to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center. A smaller leaf can be purchased for $5,000, and a larger leaf can be purchased for $25,000. Your tax-deductible gift will support the programs and services of Shaw Regional Cancer Center. If you'd like to learn more or make a purchase please download, print and mail in the purchase form or contact Kate Clancy at (970) 569-7573 or

How to make a tribute gift:

  • Online: Make your gift online today! 
  • Phone: Call the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation at (970) 569-7766, and we can take your donation and credit card information over the phone.
  • Stock Transfer: Please call (970) 569-7766 for transfer instructions.
  • Mail: Fill out our printable Donation Form (pdf) and send contributions to:

Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation
PO Box 1529
Vail, CO 81658

Please make all checks payable to Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation.

For more information about honorary, memorial and celebration gifts, call (970) 569-7766.