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Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Welcome! We are pleased that you are interested in learning about the many benefits of making a planned gift to U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

Our Background

Since 1905, U.S. Ski & Snowboard has been providing leadership and direction for young athletes, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. We are an Olympic sports organization dedicated to helping tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders become world-class competitors. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, we are committed to the progression of our sports, our athletes’ success, and the value of team.

After more than a century of athletic support, we are expanding into additional phases of commitment to our athletes. We are rapidly building programs that focus on the complete development of our competitors and support not just their athletic careers but also their educational and professional endeavors off the slopes. Their future contributions to our society standing in offices and boardrooms are equally as important as their current contributions to our country standing on podiums. We need your help to ensure that these phenomenal athletes have every opportunity to apply their passion, skill, and dedication to life just as they have applied it to sport.

Planned gifts can include bequests, IRAs and existing life insurance policies conveyed to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation and will play a significant role in ensuring our excellence for generations to come by providing sustainability for our programs and initiatives.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Legacy Society

A planned gift is an excellent way to build your legacy and ensure that you have a lasting impact on the future of our athletes. You can help us develop new ways to accomplish our goals, expand our athletic and educational programs and help our athletes continue to lead productive, vibrant lives on and off the slopes. We will recognize your generosity by including your name on our list of members in the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Legacy Society.

By joining the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Legacy Society, you will help sustain and strengthen the organization in years to come, creating a personal legacy that will help change the lives of our athletes through supporting their sports, educational, and professional careers.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Legacy Society Members

James N. and Janet F. Benedict
Michael R. Bloomberg

Greg and Marian Boester
Roy and Merilee Bostock
Robert F. and Georgia W. Hatcher

Martha Head
Peter and Cynthia Kellogg
John L. and Karen Kemmerer, III

Kipp Nelson
Paul and Wendy Raether
Steven Read 
Steven and Diana Strandberg 
John and Marree Townsend 
John P. Underwood 
Thomas Weisel

Advantages of Planned Giving

For Bequests:

A bequest is a gift from your estate—a transfer of cash, securities or other property made through your estate plans. You can make a bequest to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation by including language in your will or living trust leaving a portion of your estate to the Foundation.

  • A bequest is flexible

You can use a wide range of assets to make your gift and create a highly personalized plan.

  • Your assets remain in your control

You can modify your bequest if your situation changes.

  • A charitable bequest may minimize estate tax

For donors who may be subject to a revised estate tax, a charitable bequest could reduce the amount of estate tax paid.

For IRAs and Other Retirement Assets:

  • Make a tax-free gift with a big impact

At 70 ½ years old, you are required to take distributions from IRAs and 401(k)s. You can make a tax-free gift up to $100,000 from your IRA or 401(k) by transferring it directly to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation.

  • Retirement assets may be a large portion of your estate

These assets are also subject to income tax and possibly estate tax. Funding charitable gifts with retirement assets lets you minimize taxes. You may also maximize your philanthropic impact and leave other, less-taxed parts of your estate to your loved ones.

For Life Insurance Policies:

  • A life insurance policy provides a guaranteed death benefit

Assuming premiums are paid, the charitable receipt of a given amount is certain.

  • You may no longer need the asset

A life insurance policy that you may no longer have a need for would make an excellent gifting asset. You can make the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation the owner and beneficiary of an existing policy.

For more information please call or email today!

Victoria Medford
Director of Development, Principal Giving

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation is happy to provide you and your legal and financial advisors with information about giving that fits your personal estate plans. This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Conversations with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation are always confidential and never imply obligation.