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At some point in our lives, we consider our ever-changing abilities. Many of us know someone with limited-mobility, a degenerative disease, a physical disability, or someone with different learning or cognitive abilities. What are the opportunities for them to have fun, exercise, learn a sport, and to simply play outside?
This is where Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports fills a vital need in our communities. While we serve elite athletes who are returning to a sport after traumatic injuries, most of our clients are people whose primary goal is to be active. We are here for them when they are ready to advance; yet our day-to-day seasonal programs match participants with adventures geared to their speed, ability, and hearts’ desire to enjoy recreation and Vermont’s natural wonder.
This is all made possible by the generosity of hundreds of volunteers and donors. Every manner of giving to Vermont Adaptive powers our programs so that cost is not another barrier for our participants to cross before doing something that they will love. There are no limits to what we can achieve with your support!
One of the greatest ways you can help us sustain our annual operating fund is by giving a recurring monthly gift charged to your credit card or withdrawn from your bank account. To arrange this, please contact Erin Fernandez, Executive Director, at 802.786.4991 ext. 21 or [email protected].
Gifts of Stocks and Mutual Funds are a great way to support our Programs. When you make a gift of publicly-traded securities to Vermont Adaptive, you potentially save income tax and capital gains tax, too.
A gift of publicly-traded securities could be right for you if:
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How to Make a Gift of Stock, Mutual Funds or ACH/Wire of Cash
IMPORTANT – The steps needed to ensure proper processing and timely acknowledgement of donations made via stock, mutual funds, ACH’s and wires include:
If Sending by Registered Mail:
Mail your UNENDORSED certificate(s) by registered mail, to: Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, Attn: Kip Dalury , PO Box 139, Killington, VT 05701.
If you are interested in donating MUTUAL FUNDS please reach out to Kip Dalury before beginning the transfer process. Electronic delivery of mutual fund shares is the most secure and expedient delivery process available and provides efficient internal control as well as cost savings. If you would like to donate a gift of mutual funds to the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports please contact us to confirm our broker can accept the funds electronically. In some instances, it may be necessary for us to initiate an account to accept transfers of shares.
If you are interested in making a donation of CASH via ACH or Wire:
For further credit: Vermont Adaptive Operating Account
We’re always happy to work directly with your broker or trust officer to help facilitate a gift of securities or wire of cash. You can connect with us via email or phone and we will work through this process directly with them.
In the event you have a question about type of gift, please don’t hesitate to reach out to: Kip Dalury, Business Manager– [email protected], 802.786.4991 ext. 22.
To honor the roots where Vermont Adaptive’s important programs began, the 3,144’ Summit Society was created to recognize people who have a passion for sports and recreation and believe that this passion is important for every BODY.
By making long-range, planned gifts, individuals who join the 3,144’ Summit Society support Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports by ensuring the vitality and permanence of providing sports and recreation in Vermont to people with disabilities. Participation in the Summit Society provides generations to come the opportunity to recreate and enjoy the passion for outdoor recreation with family and friends of all abilities. Summit Society members not only play a role in Vermont Adaptive’s future, but also remain a part of its history.
Please consider becoming a member of the 3,144′ Summit Society with a legacy gift today. Read more for details on how to become a member.
In 2016 we created a fund at the Vermont Community Foundation to establish and grow a permanent endowment.
Endowment Funds are maintained in our account at the Vermont Community Foundation. The goal is to establish the fund at the eventual size of two million dollars. In the future this fund will provide stable reliable returns where the earned interest can be used toward operations. This will ensure the work of Vermont Adaptive will continue for decades to come.
You can designate a gift toward the endowment at any time, through a one-time donation or legacy gift, like those outlined above.
Kellen Sams was a great outdoor spirit, teacher and avid adventurer. But most importantly, he was a compassionate friend to all he met. Tragically, despite preparedness, the highest safety measures, and years of training and experience, Kellen lost his life in an avalanche in February of 2010 while backcountry skiing the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
In honor of Kellen’s commitment to outdoor experiential education of the highest quality, the Kellen Sams Memorial Leadership Award was established at Green Mountain College in 2014 and then transferred to Vermont Adaptive in 2019. The purpose of the award is to further Kellen’s legacy by providing recognition for those Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports staff, volunteers and interns who show the greatest commitment to professional development and leadership within the organization.
In addition, Vermont Adaptive staff, volunteers and interns are encouraged to apply for a Kellen Sams Memorial Scholarship. The Memorial Scholarship is a financial scholarship awarded to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports staff, volunteers and interns to assist in each individual’s efforts to pursue personal development within outdoor and experiential education for all abilities. To learn more and give to this Fund, contact Norm Staunton at 802.786.4991. ext. 15.