United States Synchronized Swimming Foundation
In 2001, the United States Synchronized Swimming Foundation Trustees and a group of Feasibility Study
volunteers reflected on the heritage and tradition of Synchronized Swimming in the United States. They
considered the success of US Synchronized Swimming in fulfilling its original, sixty-two year old mission of
becoming a premier Olympic Sport and a fun and healthful activity for all ages.
They also considered the successful of the Foundation itself. Beginning with the original $1 million million.
The Trustees and the Study Participants dared to dream about how much more could be done to support
the sport they loved with more money. A larger principal would yield larger dividends and that money could
be used to secure the future of Synchronized Swimming far into the 21st century.
The Foundation embarked on its first fundraising campaign to add to the endowment that had served the
Sport so well for nearly two decades.
The goal was to raise $1 million.
Ensuring the future
During the first year of the campaign many loyal members of the synchronized swimming community
donated immediately, and many have joined since. The Founders Society continues to grow, as does the
corpus of the Foundation and the work that it can do.
Ways to Give
Gifts of Cash
One time gifts
Pledges: three, four, five year (or longer) commitments give the Foundation Trustees a sense of
future income and helps them plan Memorials: gift made to remember and honor deceased relatives or friends
Recognitions: gift made to recognize and honor those who have provided significant service
Gifts of Securites
Gifts of Property or other assets
Trusts, Annuities, Insurance
Bequests: a gift to be made after your death by way of any of the listed instruments
Invitation to the Annual Founders Society Dinner
Federal Tax Deduction
Knowledge of ensuring the continued progress of Synchronized Swimming
"US Synchronized Swimming is identified with excellence, and there is no better evidence of that than
here at the Foundation. It is for perpetuating that excellence and for the lifetime benefits of our
affiliation that we appeal to you for your support. Your generous gift to the Founders Society will
enable us to extend the Foundation's legacy deep into the 21st century."
Carol Ann Valles
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