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2020 | 2021 IFSA ANNUAL FUND
As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the IFSA is committed to building and bettering the
community of big mountain Freeriders and providing incredible competitive events.
For the 20-21 season, the IFSA is launching our first ever
Annual Fund on December 1, 2020 - GIVING TUESDAY.
Our goal is to keep pace with the explosive growth of our sport while providing the best possible experience for our athletes and other stakeholders. To accomplish this, we need your charitable assistance on Giving Tuesday and beyond. The Annual Fund is a yearly appeal to all IFSA stakeholders, members, and friends. The fundraiser will supplement our currently inadequate operating budget, thereby ensuring we can meet our mission’s objectives for another year.
Today, 100% of the volunteer IFSA Board of Directors
has pledged a donation to the Annual Fund.
We've designated 6 tiers of giving. As a token of gratitude all Cirque Level donors will receive a surprise gift. Couloir and Glacier Level gifts will result in a limited edition IFSA + Patagonia Micro Puff Vest. Take the leap and help secure a bright future for Freeride.
WHY SUPPORT THE IFSA?
- The IFSA supports 3,400 athletes and more than 500 coaches, while sanctioning nearly 100 annual Freeride competitions at over 55 mountains.
- Our organization depends almost entirely on memberships (93% of our operating budget) to exist, operate, and create competitive opportunities.
- We solicit individual donations and corporate sponsorships, write grant proposals, and sell merchandise to make up the last 7% of revenue.
- We are stepping up to ask for your assistance in ensuring the continued longevity of the organization with the introduction of the annual fund!
The IFSA employs just two staff members who both work part-time throughout the year. In addition to our volunteer Board of Directors, our staff of two work tirelessly to support, organize, and manage 3,400 athletes, 500+ coaches and 100 Freeride events at over 55 mountains. To say our workload is daunting is quite the understatement!
The volunteer Board and IFSA staff work year round with partner resorts, event organizers, judges, and coaches to build the ranking, judging, sanctioning, and safety protocols that deliver a vibrant competitive series for the athletes we serve. Your support makes a huge difference!
To achieve these goals in 2020 and beyond we need your help. Your contribution makes an immediate difference in this year's activities. All membership fees and donations are tax deductible. If you work for a company that matches funds, don't forget you can double your impact! Please get in touch with us to organize company matches. The IFSA is also actively seeking businesses, brands, and organizatons interested in supporting this great community of young athletes.
Please contact us if you're interested in business sponsorship opportunities.