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Project Funway Fashion Show Raises Money for Education
For 12 years, the Education Foundation of Eagle County (Efec) has hosted Project Funway, one of the largest fundraising shows in Vail. This generates support for local schools by raising money for in school programs, mental health support and recognizing teachers. Over 40 designers participate where every look is made from “anything but fabric,” and judged by six judges — one being Project Runway runner up Mondo Guerra.
April 7, 2023
Project Funway Event
Come enjoy a imaginative, brilliant, one-of-a-kind fashion designs of “anything but fabric” parade the runway in this unique fundraising event. No single runway look is ever the same! The show celebrates and supports creativity, art, and design along with raising money to support the Education Foundation of Eagle County.
April 1, 2023
The runway to Project Funway: Eagle County schools host their own spin-offs before the main event
While the Education Foundation of Eagle County’s Project Funway has been a predominant event in the valley for over a decade, in recent years local schools have begun to duplicate it, bringing fashion design into their curriculum.
March 18, 2023
Project Funway celebrates 10 years of creativity and raising money for Eagle County public schools
It’s hard to believe how a little idea to do a fashion show for charity has blossomed into an event that typically gathers hundreds of people and last year raised over $220,000. Project Funway celebrates 10 years of fashion, fun and fundraising efforts to help the Education Foundation of Eagle County with its virtual event Saturday at 7 p.m.
April 9, 2021
Project Funway benefits mental health in Eagle County schools
Now that the glue guns, duct tape and dust have settled, the Education Foundation of Eagle County’s Project Funway has once again impressed a growing audience with the creativity, talent and generosity that flows throughout this mountain resort community. The Saturday, Feb. 9, event, hosted at Dobson Ice Arena in Vail, featured an evening of fashion, food and fun, grossing approximately $160,000 in support of efforts to put a therapist in every school in Eagle County.
February 18, 2019
Project Funway raises $100,000 for local schools
For the seventh year in a row, Education Foundation of Eagle County’s Project Funway event provided a spark of creativity and an evening of fashion, food and fun, all in the name of raising money for teacher and classroom support throughout Eagle County.
February 14, 2018
High Altitude Society column: Project Funway raises funds for Eagle County Schools
On Saturday, April 8, Dobson Ice Arena in Vail was transformed into a festive venue for the 2017 Project Funway fashion event. There were huge magenta orbs illuminating the arena and a handmade bar built by Karl Krueger. The space was a far departure from the chilly ice rink and held hundreds of fans of fashion and education. The designers, models and hair and makeup talent worked throughout the afternoon and early evening to prepare for yet another amazing show.
April 23, 2017