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An Essential Component to Our Success

Fundraising is an essential component to the success of any nonprofit organization and it is through your generosity that SVSEF is able to offer the quality on-snow programs the community expects at an affordable price. Athlete tuition covers roughly fifty percent of our annual operating budget. SVSEF’s annual fund bridges the financial gap between program tuitions, donations from fundraising events, and the true cost of delivering world-class programing. Our vision is to be the best junior snowsports program in the nation. As we begin our journey into the next 50 years challenging, inspiring, building character, and preparing our children for life after ski racing, we sincerely hope you will join us in supporting this year’s Annual Fund campaign. Your donation helps SVSEF offer need-based financial aid, academic assistance, and world-class training to young skiers and riders of the Wood River Valley.

With your financial gifts, any child who has the desire to be a member of SVSEF can participate.


Donations to SVSEF can be made at any time of year and are tax deductible. Your donation can be made to the annual fund or designated specifically to any one of our programs.

Your donation to the Annual Fund supports SVSEF by covering expenses associated with our mission to assist each participant in reaching his or her athletic potential. Expenses include, but are not limited to: program equipment, training facility maintenance, vehicle maintenance, insurance, and administrative costs.
Your donation can be designated to support either the Gold Programs, Alpine, Cross Country, Freestyle, Freeskiing or Snowboard programs.
If you have services or goods that might be helpful to SVSEF or could be used at one of our fundraising events as an auction item, you can make an in-kind donation in lieu of money. SVSEF is always interested in in-kind donations of housing, equipment, and services.
Make a donation to honor the memory of a loved one. When you make a memorial gift to The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, please indicate the person you are honoring and whom to notify of your generous gift and lasting tribute.
Celebrate a significant occasion, recognize someone special or commemorate a milestone by making an honorary gift. Simply make a note on your donation indicating who you’d like to honor.
SVSEF has a legacy endowment fund intended to sustain the organization over the long term. Your contribution to the endowment fund is a long range investment in the success of SVSEF.

leaving-tracksFor more information about making a lasting legacy with the Leaving Tracks program, please contact Interim Executive Director, Sam Adicoff: (208) 726-4129, or Your inquiry is always confidential.

SVSEF supporters who are Leaving Tracks:
Sam Adicoff and Susan Conner
Charlotte Unger
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When you make a donation to SVSEF through stocks, you receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them. You pay no capital gains tax on the securities you donate. You can direct your gift to a specific fund or purpose. Gifts of stock are this easy:• You transfer securities to SVSEF.• SVSEF sells your securities and uses the proceeds for programs.
Some employers will offer to match your donation to SVSEF. When your employer matches your gift, it has twice the impact on our efforts.
SVSEF has opportunities for Vehicle Branding Sponsorships. Download more information here.

SVSEF has opportunities for Uniform Branding Sponsorships. Download more information here.

For more information on how to become a SVSEF Sponsor, please call the office at 208-726-4129. We have plenty of opportunities to get your logo placed on our team uniforms, web site, vans, gate panels, event banners and more.

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Fundraising FAQs:

How do I make a donation?  Gifts are accepted via check, money order, cash, or credit card. You can send your donation to: SVSEF P.O. Box 203 Sun Valley, Idaho 83353, call the office to make a donation over the phone, or

How can I get more information about SVSEF Fundraising Events?  Each year, SVSEF hosts the Winter Game Dinner, the Janss, the Golf for Gold Harker Golf Tournament, to help raise funds that are distributed through our need-based financial aid program. For more information on these and other SVSEF events, Click HERE.

Can I make a donation to a specific athlete?  By law, tax deductible donations are not allowed to be earmarked for specific athletes. You may make a donation to a specific program and designate that the funds be used for merit based scholarships or some other form of program support.

Will I receive a tax acknowledgement letter if I make a donation?  Yes, SVSEF administrative team will record your generous gift and issue a tax deductible acknowledgement letter. Your donation will be recognized in our Annual Report.

What if I want to make an anonymous donation?  Your anonymous donation is appreciated. Please indicate that you would like to remain anonymous and we’ll make sure to follow your request when preparing our Annual Report.

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