Do you enjoy the Juneau Nordic Ski Club’s groomed trails and want to ensure that you will be able to do so in the future? Would you like the club to continue its efforts to add kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails? If you, your family, and friends enjoy great outings skiing on groomed trails at Mendenhall Campground, Mendenhall Lake, Montana Creek and pop-up grooming spots like the North Douglas pioneer road, then please consider making a significant gift beyond your annual membership dues to our newly established JNSC Endowment.
The JNSC recently decided to establish an endowment fund with the Juneau Community Foundation. Earnings from this endowment will help JNSC sustain grooming operations and further our goal of adding kilometers of groomed ski trails. With climate change, adaptability is important to sustainability, and JNSC plans to be grooming and developing cross country ski trails for many years to come. We need your additional financial donations to make this a reality.
Help us reach our $100,000 endowment goal. Several generous donations have already provided seed money for this endowment! If you and your family have enjoyed years of great ski trails provided by the JNSC, consider joining a core group of donors and give generously to the endowment. Our goal is to raise $100,000 by 2022, so we are asking for a three year giving commitment. Suggested donations of $1,000 -$5,000 per year for three years will help us reach our goal.
There are several options to consider for making a significant gift now, so you can enjoy the benefits every winter whether or not you are retired. Providing a gift directly to the JNSC endowment from your retirement plan if you are 70½, or heading there, can be accomplished using your required minimum distribution. You could also consider donating stock – the full amount dedicated to support JNSC. Or consider a planned gift. Planned gifts take many forms, the most straight forward include providing a bequest in your will or naming the JNSC as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy or retirement account.
We are a lean and effective organization. JNSC use of annual membership dollars is very efficient, especially when combined with many, many volunteer hours from trail groomers and Board members overseeing operations. Your gift, pooled with donations from others, will build the JNSC endowment and provide annual funding to ensure long term sustainability. Your investment today directly supports the JNSC mission to ‘put more people on skis more often’ through stellar grooming, equipment upkeep, and trail development.
If you wish to contribute, or understand more fully the options for gifting, then please contact JNSC at firstname.lastname@example.org or Frankie Pillifant at 907-209-1960 or Amy Skilbred at the Juneau Community Foundation at 907-523-5450 or email@example.com. Checks should be made to the Juneau Community Foundation with the memo line stating “JNSC Endowment Fund.”