Fundraising Events

Our Fundraising events are vital – they provide an opportunity to brand the program within the community and help us generate funds to support the organization. For the past nine years, we’ve hosted Top Chef and Taste of Telluride in August. And, in March, we host the Cardboard Sled Derby. Throughout the year we host a variety of fun events that also raise money for the organization. The gift you make today will lead to better outcomes for our children tomorrow.


Hold the razor sharp skis and the spandex . . . the NASTAR race course just got a whole lot cuter. The annual Cardboard Sled Derby, a benefit for One to One Mentoring, takes place Saturday, March 21, 2020 on the NASTAR race course at the Telluride Ski Resort. All children ages 5-14, whether local or visiting, from Telluride, Norwood, Ridgway and beyond are invited to get crafty with cardboard, tape, a little glue, some wax and paint and try their hand at winning the title for Speed, Creativity and Sportsmanship.

Date Auction

The date auction is a fun and hilarious evening held at the end of every winter where locals are auctioned off along with a specific date activity. The event takes place at The Last Dollar Saloon aka The Buck on Thursday, April 2, 2020 and the auction is followed by a dance party with DJ Soul Atomic!

Top Chef and Taste of Telluride

The winner of 2019 Telluride Top Chef is Jeff Donaldson of Backcountry Catering and his Sous Chef Brian Batten. It was the toughest competition we have ever had with a tie and then The Golden Fork Table made the tie breaker decision! Thanks to all of the Chefs for competing it was a great night!