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Roller Skating is a wonderful sport that enables athletes to choose different ways of developing their athletic skills. Whether Speed, Hockey or Figure skating, athletes strive for their best performance. When they qualify for a World Team, we want to be able to send them expense paid to that competition. Right now we are unable to do that.
Consequently, USA Roller Sports, a 501(c)3 organization is seeking the assistance of philanthropic grants and donations from interested skating friends to create an endowment that will ensure these athletes can have their expenses met.
We hope that those people who care about the sport or people within the sport will consider a tax deductible donation to ensure the continuous involvement of talented athletes to compete in International Competition.
Please consider helping our athletes at whatever level you feel you can support given your life circumstances.
The purpose of the endowment is to perpetually fund the International Travel of USA Roller Sports Athletes.
Gifts to this fund are restricted and cannot be used for any purpose other than our World Team Athletes. The net fair market value of your gift can be considered as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes. Acknowledgement of your gift will be provided by USA Roller Sports.
Persons or organizations donating resources to the endowment fund will be recognized in USA Roller Sports publications.
What is an endowment?
An endowment fund is very similar to a trust. Gifts are made to the fund which increases its principal. Only the earnings may be spent. An annual “harvest” of these earnings will be used to perpetually fund international travel for our Junior and Senior World Class Team athletes.
ENDOWMENT NEWS UPDATE
Thus far we have raised approx $40,000 toward our goal. We are seeking grant money to assist with building the endowment but we must demonstrate that our own membership believes in the program and contributes at least 5% of the necessary funds.
A very generous figure judge, Evelyn Fisher, donated one quarter of her estate to this fund. Evelyn’s untimely death in 2009 was a major loss to the sport, but her contributions will live on in perpetuity.
Jack and Nancy Becker have made an $11,000 cash donation We understand that economic times are challenging but ask that you consider donating to this fund as one of your yearly considerations. We all donate to charities that are important to ourselves or our values. We give $10 to Girl Scouts or donate to Salvation Army kettles during the holidays. Skating is an important segment of your life and hope you will consider a donation to this deserving cause. No gift is too small.
The following people within our sport throughout all disciplines have donated to this endowment: (Starred (*) indicates GOLD Level)
Gold Level - $1000 - The highest level of generous donation receives all the benefits of the Silver and Bronze levels plus a World Team Jacket or World Meet Pass.
Silver Level - $500 - A most generous level of support for the USA Roller Sports Teams. Receive all of the benefits of the Bronze Level plus a free ticket to World Class Night(s) at the National Championships.
Bronze Level - $250 - The entry level of generous support for this special program receives a team pin, T-shirt, invitation to the World Team reception and photo.
Strike a Match - $45 - A commitment from all participants to support Roller Sports Athletes by matching the yearly Membership Card fee. Receive the World Team pin as a token of our appreciation.
ENDOWMENT FUND GIFT LIST - 12/31/14
|David & Debra Adamy II
Bob & Annelle Anderson
Jack & Nancy Becker
Robert W Brockway
Danny & Kim Brown , Rollhaven Skating Center
Enid Busser , IMO Doris Giardini
Gabriele G. Carey
Dawn Cunko , IMO Doris Giardini
Joe & Betty Ann Danna
Alex Fedak , IMO Doris Giardini
Estate of Evelyn Fisher
*Brian Geisel ,Geisel Family Foundation
Judy & Edward Graves , IMO Doris Giardini
Patricia Hanaway , IMO Doris Giardini
Cynthia Hill , Stars on Wheels
Bill & Ginny Houle
John & Crystal Hultquist
Roberta Jackson , IMO Doris Giardini
Bruce Johnson , Bruce Johnson Associates, Inc.
John Lehni IMO Yumi Goody
Dorothy A. Leppin
Missy Lingo , Tampa Skating Club
Reanon McCartney , South Central Region
IMO Oliver Meyer
Linda Miner , IMO Doris Giardini
Caroline Mirelli , IMO Doris Giardini
North Central Region , IMO Doris Giardini
Nothing Fancy Café, LLC
Nothing Fance Rink, LLC
George & Mary Pyche
Jessica Reece , IMO Doris Giardini
Tony Rice , IMO Doris Giardini
Roller Garden Assoc , IMO Doris Giardini
Virgil & Helen Ross , IMO Doris Giardini
Carolyn Rydgen , IMO Doris Giardini
John T. Scott
Earl & Jean Smith , IMO Doris Giardini
*William & Marian Spooner , Eunice Pickup
Carole Stout, IMO Robert Wollard
Peggy Swisher , IMO Doris Giardini
Miranda Van Atta
Linda & Brian Walker
Bette Jean Wilson