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Join the Birkie Legacy Circle!
Leave a legacy by contributing to the Foundation for the Endowment of the American Birkebeiner
Foundation for the Endowment of the American Birkebeiner
The Birkie Legacy Circle is an important program that recognizes all individuals who contribute to the Foundation for the Endowment of the American Birkebeiner. Endowment is a crucial part of how the Birkie organization is funded and provides a stable, permanent source of income.
Endowed funds are invested over the long-term and earnings are used to support the Birkie’s greatest needs now and in the future.
Donors who contribute to the Foundation for the Endowment of the American Birkebeiner are members of The Birkie Legacy Circle. Any outright gift of $1000 or more or, planned gift to the endowment, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, qualifies one for membership in the Birkie Legacy Circle. Donors may make a gift in their own name or in honor of someone else.
Or, Endowment donors may want to consider starting their own Legacy Fund. Examples include:
Recognition of those who have made lasting contributions to the Birkebeiner
Support of youth groups for travel, training, equipment
Capital equipment upgrades
Snow grooming equipment
The Endowment will help design the structure of a Legacy Fund to best fit its overlying purpose. A minimum donation of $25,000 is needed to establish a Legacy Fund.
After a Legacy Fund is established, additional contributions of any amount are accepted from the larger community of Birkebeiner supporters.
This is the general-purpose fund used to address the Birkie’s greatest needs. The Endowment will allocate distributions from the Priority Fund at its discretion. Funds will be used solely for the benefit of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation.