The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum in Ishpeming, Michigan

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum (HOF) is the only nonprofit that honors and celebrates the athletes, pioneers and visionaries from the United States who have significantly enriched the international sports of skiing and snowboarding, and showcases their stories and historic memorabilia in a national museum located in the birthplace of organized skiing: Ishpeming, Michigan. HOF has recently partnered with the Community Foundation of Marquette County to establish the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum Endowment Fund. HOF approached the Community Foundation earlier this year about launching an agency endowment designed to provide long-term financial stability for the organization, helping the museum sustain its archives, charter and goals for future generations to enjoy. HOF board members, Chair Brian Fairbank and Dave Holli, were the first two donors to make a financial commitment to the fund. “The endowment will be generating an annual revenue stream for the Hall, and also provide a little more security by having an investment there in the event larger projects need to be done, [including building maintenance],” said HOF’s Executive Director Justin Koski.Zosia Eppensteiner, CFMC’s CEO said, “The Community Foundation is pleased to be the home for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame’s new endowment fund. We are honored to be a resource for many local nonprofits who are working to ensure that their organizations and programs will be there for the community in the future.”