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Thank you for you commitment to the preservation of Free Flight. You may donate online right now using a major credit card or you may mail in your donation using a paper check. You may also donate when you renew your USHPA membership, thru the USHPA website. USHPA renewal time donations are matched dollar-for-dollar by USHPA up to $500 until USHPA's annual matching program limits have been reached.

You may choose to direct the use of your donation to one of the following targeted funds, or you may leave your contribution unrestricted by giving it to the FFF General Fund thus allowing the Foundation to allocate your donation according to greatest need (This is preferred).

Foundation Funds:
• General Fund (unrestricted)
• Site Preservation Fund
• Safety and Education Fund
• Competition Funds (choose one per donation)
    • Hang Gliding Competition Fund
    • Women’s Hang Gliding Competition Fund
    • Paragliding Competition Fund

Targeted Funds:
TTT Dunlap Site, Burnside Properties Endowment Fund This is a special new targeted fund to be used for the Campaign to preservation of free flight at Dunlap, in the area of Sequatchie Valley, TN. It involves the purchase of the Burnside properties for a new launch site
T.R. Johnson and Jesse Fulkersin Memorial Hyner View Preservation Fund for site preservation specifically in the Hyner View area of Pennsylvania.
HGNT - Class 1 US National Hang Gliding Team Fund
PGNT - Class 3 US National Paragliding Team Fund
• X-Alps Paragliding Team Fund

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General Fund
Contributions to this fund are donated as unrestricted and later allocated by the Foundation’s Trustees according to need. The Trustees recommend contributing to the General Fund because it affords the Foundation the flexibility needed to achieve maximum impact.

Site Preservation Fund
Contributions to this popular fund are used only to preserve flying sites. Example uses of these monies include the direct purchase of land or easements to use land, improvements to public lands which enable free flight, and legal assistance.

Safety and Education Fund
Contributions to this fund are used only in support of safety and education initiatives. Example uses of the donations in this fund include advancements in safety technology and the development of teaching programs.

Competition Fund
This is group of three funds. Contributions to this group are used toward the development of events and competitions which nourish the US flying community and in support of competitors, for example. Donations to the Competition Fund are further allocated by the donor to one of the following three specific areas:

• Hang Gliding Competition Fund
• Women’s Hang Gliding Competition Fund
• Paragliding Competition Fund

Targeted Funds:

This is a group of both Competition and Site Preservation Funds; There is a family of Competition Funds within the FFF Targeted Funds: They are fours funds listed below. Each is provided as a place to assist key US National competition teams to conduct part of their annual fundraising. All monies raised in these funds will be available for the national teams to attend and participate in the event. Typically funding is released to the teams 2 times a years. Once in June or July to provide as much funding as can be raised before the event happens and then once at the end of the same year where the remaining funds that were raised that year after the event.

Competition Targeted Funds

HGNT - Class 1 US National Hang Gliding Team Fund: These funds directly support the Men's Hang Gliding USA National Team that competes in the World Meets. Donations are greatly appreciated for this year's team to offset the cost of their attending World Meet event.

PGNT - Class 3 US National Paragliding Team Fund: These funds directly support the Paragliding USA Team that competes in World Meets. Donations are greatly appreciated for this year's team to offset the cost of their attending World Meet event.

US X-Alps Paragliding Team Fund: Donations are greatly appreciated for this year's team to offset the cost of their attending the X-Alps competition event. This fund is a dedicated FFF Targeted Fund. It allows donations to it to be allocated exclusively to support the X-Alps U.S. Team. Please use this category if you wish to donate directly toward supporting the U.S. X-Alps Team.


Site Preservation Targeted Funds

TTT Dunlap Site, Burnside Properties Endowment Fund a special new targeted fund to be used for the preservation of free flight at Dunlap, in the area of Sequatchie Valley, TN. The fund will be used exclusively for the endowment of effort to procure and preserve the Burnside Properties near the present Tennessee Tree Toppers Hang Gliding Launch site.

T.R. Johnson and Jesse Fulkersin Memorial Hyner View Preservation Fund: This fund was newly formed August 2016 in memory of T.R. Johnson and Jesse Fulkersin and supports the preservation of the Hyner View site in Pennsylvania.

 

Other Ways of Donating:

Double Your Gift When Renewing Your USHPA Membership
The USHPA will match up to $500 per year when you renew you membership and contribute to the Foundation. See the donation options under "Tax Deductible Contributions" on the USHPA website.

Note: the 2017 USHPA Matching limits toward FFF funds have been met in mid July, 2017. Remaining donations in 2017 will not be matched thru USHPA.
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The Foundation gratefully thanks the USHPA for this generous matching program and for all their additional contributions in support of our mission. FFF would still greatly apprciate recieving direct donations.

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Contribute by Mail
Mail your contribution to the Foundation:

Ross Wisdom, CPA & Treasurer
Foundation For Free Flight
C/O Kimerling & Wisdom LLC
150 Broadway, Suite 1105
New York, NY 10038

Email: jayne@foundationforfreeflight.org and rwisdom@kwllc.us

Indicate on your check or letter the fund(s) where you want your contribution allocated. Also, if you want your contribution anonymous, please indicate "anonymous" on your check or in the letter.

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Gifts of Securities
Gifts of securities often confer significant tax benefits to a donor. For example, contributions of appreciated securities held for over a year are generally deductible at market value, regardless of what the donor paid for the securities. In addition, the capital tax is avoided through such a gift. In all cases, consult with your accountant or financial advisor about the tax benefits of your gift.

How to Notify the Foundation of a Gift of Securities:
When making a gift of securities, please contact our Executive Director. It is extremely important to provide complete information including your name, address, phone number, the name and type of securities to be gifted (public, private, restricted, mutual fund, etc.), number of shares and the date you intend to make the gift. A letter will be sent to you for your tax records. Your gift will be credited to the General Fund unless you specify one or more of our other funds. The targeted funds where you can direct your gift are the Site Preservation Fund, Education and Safety Fund, Hang Gliding Competition Fund, Women’s HG Competition Fund, and the Paragliding Competition Fund. Your name will be added to our donor list unless you indicate you wish to remain anonymous.

Jayne DePanfilus, Executive Director
Foundation For Free Flight

Email:
jaynedepanfilis@foundationforfreeflight.org
Tel: 1-559-677-7546

 

Special Gifts:
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POINT OF THE MOUNTAIN SOUTH DONORS PLAQUE:

The Utah Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association is partnering with the Foundation to raise money for the Site Preservation Fund. Donors of $1000 will have their names engraved on a plaque acknowledging their support in preserving the Point of The Mountain South. Contact Connie Locke, Executive Director, for details.


SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS on behalf of Alan Chuculate:

Mary Chuculate-Hobson, Alan's spouse, asks those wanting to make a tribute to Alan to please donate in his name to the Foundation's Site Preservation Fund.

Send check or in-kind contributions to the address below and indicate the contribution is to the Site Preservation Fund on behalf of Alan Chuculate. Also indicate if you want your gift to be anonymous.


SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS on behalf of Chuck Searle:

Deb Searle, asks those wanting to make a tribute to Chuck to please donate in his name to the Foundation's Safety and Education Fund.

Send check or in-kind contributions to the address below and indicate the contribution is to the Safety and Education Fund on behalf of Chuck Searle. Also indicate if you want your gift to be anonymous.


SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS on behalf of Geoff Loyns:

Kimberley, Geoff’s granddaughter, asks those wishing to make a tribute to Geoff to please donate in his name to the Foundation’s Hang Gliding Competition Fund.

Send check or in-kind contributions to the address below and indicate the contribution is to the Hang Gliding Competition Fund on behalf of Geoff Loyns. Also indicate if you want your gift to be anonymous.



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