Frequently Asked Questions


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the USOPF's refund policy?
Will my company match my gift to the USOPF?
Whom should I contact to discuss a large gift opportunity?
What is the difference between "endowed" and "expendable" gifts? How does the USOPF's endowment work?
What are the benefits of giving securities?
How will my gift be recognized? How will I know how my gift is being used?
Whom can I contact if I have other questions?
 

How do I make a gift? Whom do I call? Where do I mail my check?
The fastest way to give to Team USA is to make a gift online. Or call us with your credit card information toll-free at (800) 775-USOC, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time. You can also mail a check made out to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. Please include a note telling us how to direct your gift and send to:

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation
Attn: USOC Development
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

For gifts of securities, call (800) 775-USOC.

For bequests or life income gifts, please contact Jeffrey Mielke, CFRE, CSPG, Associate Director, Estate and Organization Giving at (719) 866-4581.

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Where should I direct my gift?

Most donors make annual gifts to the Team USA Fund. Annual giving provides flexible resources that can be directed to Team USA's greatest needs. 

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What are the tax benefits of making a gift to the USOPF?
Gifts to the USOPF are tax deductible in the United States to the fullest extent of the law.

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What is the USOPF's federal tax ID number?
80-0939841

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What is the USOPF's refund policy?
If you believe that an error has been made in connection with your donation, please contact us at (800) 775-USOC or foundation@usoc.org. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

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Will my company match my gift to the USOPF?
To find out if your company offers a gift-matching program, consult your human resources department about your company's policy.

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Whom should I contact to discuss a large gift opportunity?
To learn more, please email foundation@usoc.org and a member of our major gifts team will contact you.

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What is the difference between "endowed" and "expendable" gifts? How does the USOPF's endowment work?
Expendable gifts are used in their entirety during a specific period of time. Gifts to annual funds, for example, are expendable. Some larger expendable gifts are used over longer periods.

Endowment refers to funds meant to exist in perpetuity. These gifts are invested for the long term and intended to provide a permanent source of financial support for Team USA. Each year, a portion of the fund is paid out—usually about 5 percent—and used for the purposes the donor and the USOPF agreed upon when the gift was made.

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What are the benefits of giving securities?
If you have securities that have appreciated in value, giving them to the USOPF allows you to avoid capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax deduction for your gift. You may wish to discuss the tax benefits of your gift with your accountant or attorney. For questions on giving securities to the USOPF, please contact us at (800) 775-USOC.

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How will my gift be recognized? How will I know how my gift is being used?
Unless you have designated an anonymous gift, your name may appear in annual reports and donor rolls at the appropriate gift level.

Donors who have established named funds—typically endowed funds or larger expendable funds—will receive regular reports from the USOPF. Reporting may include contact from staff or athletes, depending on the nature of the gift. In addition, annual financial reports are sent to all donors of endowed funds.

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Whom can I contact if I have other questions?
If you have additional questions about making a gift or using this site, please call (800) 775-USOC. Our foundation representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time. Otherwise, you can email the USOPF at foundation@usoc.org.

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