Foundation
 

New York Gold Medal Gala

50th Anniversary 
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Athlete Reception
7:30 pm - Dinner, Live Auction and program including the Flying Ace All-stars

Come celebrate 50 years of the New York Gold Medal Gala and support the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing.

Michael R. Bloomberg will be honored for his continued devotion to the athletes and sports. 

Click here to purchase your event ticket today! 

Register HERE for the event.

For more information about the 2016 New York Gold Medal Gala, please email foundation@ussa.org.
 

Athletes 

The 50th anniversary will recognize our 31 Olympic Gold Medalists. 

Gretchen Fraser, Alpine
1984 Olympic Gold Medalist, Slalom

Andrea Mead-Lawrence, Alpine
1952 Olympic Gold Medalist, Slalom
1952 Olympic Gold Medalist, Giant Slalom

Barbara Cochran, Alpine
1972 Olympic Gold Medalist, Slalom

Debbie Armstron, Alpine
1984 Olympic Gold Medalist, Giant Slalom     

Phil Mahre, Alpine
1984 Olympic Gold Medalist, Slalom

Bill Johnson, Alpine
1984 Olympic Gold Medalist, Downhill

Donna Weinbrecht, Freestyle
1992 Olympic Gold Medalist, Moguls

Tommy Moe, Alpine
1994 Olympic Gold Medalist, Downhill

Diann Roffe, Alpine
1994 Olympic Gold Medalist, Super-G

Eric Bergoust, Freestyle
1998 Olympic Gold Medalist, Aerials

Jonny Mosely, Freestyle
1998 Olympic Gold Medalist, Moguls

Nikki Stone, Freestyle
1998 Olympic Gold Medalist, Aerials

Picabo Street, Alpine
1998 Olympic Gold Medalist, Super-G

Kelly Clark, Snowboarding
2002 Olympic Gold Medalist, Halfpipe

Ross Powers, Snowboarding
2002 Olympic Gold Medalist, Halfpipe

Hannah Teter, Snowboarding
2006 Olympic Gold Medalist, Halfpipe
Julia Mancuso, Alpine
2006 Olympic Gold Medalist, Giant Slalom

Seth Wescott, Snowboarding
2006 Olympic Gold Medalist, Snowboard Cross
2010 Olympic Gold Medalist, Snowboard Cross

Shaun White, Snowboarding
2006 Olympic Gold Medalist, Halfpipe
2010 Olympic Gold Medalist, Halfpipe

Ted Ligety, Alpine
2006 Olympic Gold Medalist, Combined
2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, Giant Slalom

Bill Demong, Nordic Combined
2010 Olympic Gold Medalist, Large Hill/10 km

Hannah Kearney, Freestyle
2010 Olympic Gold Medalist, Moguls

Bode Miller, Alpine
2010 Olympic Gold Medalist, Super Combined

Lindsay Vonn, Alpine
2010 Olympic Gold Medalist, Downhill

Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding
2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, Slopestyle

Maddie Bowman, Freeskiing
2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, Halfpipe

Joss Christensen, Freeskiing
2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, Slopestyle

Kaitlyn Farrington, Snowboarding
2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, Halfpipe

Sage Katsenburg, Snowboarding
2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, Slopestyle

Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine
2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, Slalom

David Wise, Freeskiing
2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, Halfpipe
 

 

Event Sponsor Levels

Event Title Sponsor:  $150,000
Tax deductible amount: $144,000
Two tables, located in premier seating area
20 event tickets including the Athlete Reception
Select choice of TWO athletes, one athlete at each table (athletes as available, to be announced) 
Recognition in event program, pre-event PR, website, and email campaigns (space for double-page, full-color ad*)
On-site promotion
Trip for TWO to one domestic event (travel not included)
Ladies Alpine World Cup in Kilington, VT
Freestyle World Cup in Deer Valley, UT
Ladies Alpine World Cup in Squaw Valley, CA
FIS Alpine World Cup Championships in Aspen, CO

Gold Sponsor:  $50,000
Tax deductible amount: $47,000*
One table for 10 guests, located in premier seating area
Access to Athlete Reception
Seating with your choice of an elite USSA athlete (athletes as available, to be announced) 
Recognition in commemorative program, during event program, and on the event website (space for full page, full-color ad**)

Silver Sponsor:  $25,000
Tax deductible amount: $22,000*
One table for 10 guests
Access to Athlete Reception
Seating with an elite USSA athlete (if available)
Recognition in commemorative program, during event program and on the event website

Bronze Sponsor:   $15,000
Tax deductible amount: $12,000*
One table for 10 guests
Recognition during event program

Individual Sponsor:  $1,500
Tax deductible amount: $1,200*
One event ticket
Limit of four tickets per purchaser

Exclusive Athlete Reception ONLY:  $750
Tax deductible amount: $600
No dinner included
Limit of four tickets per purchaser

Raffle Ticket: $250
For a chance to win a USSA Gold Pass
The USSA Gold Pass represents the ultimate season lift ticket with access to over 250 resorts across the country

*Non-tax deductible, value of goods and services = $300 per event ticket

**Ads for program must be submitted by August 12, 2016 to be printed

 

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous 2016 event sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Louis Bacon | Bloomberg Philanthropies | Citi | Robin and Brian Leach | Wendy and Paul Raether

Silver Sponsors
Crestview Partners | Joan and David Henle | Susan Sofranas Tutino and Rich Tutino, Jr. |
Ted and Dani Virtue

Bronze Sponsors
Cindy Biondi | Marian and Greg Boester | JDPFF | Karen and John Kemmerer III |
Alexa and Fernando Maddock |Thom Weisel and Stifel | Andy Wirth

 

2015 event sponsors!

Gold Sponsors
Louis Bacon | Jeffy and Jim Benedict | Citi | DLH Capital | Joan and David Henle | Ali and Peter Jennison |
Karen and John Kemmerer III | Robin and Brian Leach | Susan & Dexter Paine III | Taos Ski Corp.

Silver Sponsors
Arthur Kontos Foundation | Bloomberg Philanthropies | Wes Edens and Fortress Investment Group |
Deloitte | Fortress Investment Group | Ken Graham and Sandy Williams Burke Mountain Academy |
Golman Sachs | Peter and Cynthia K. Kellogg Foundation | Wendy and Paul Raether |
Karen and Dave Thomas | Marree and John Townsend | Susan Sofranas Tutino and Richard Tutino, Jr. | 
Dani and Ted Virtue

Bronze Sponsors
Alice Ruth and Ron Alvarez and Family | Liz Arky | Cindy Biondi | Marian and Greg Boester |
Libby and David Bohonnon | BOMBER Skis | Dede and Mike Brooks | BTIG |  Harry Burn |
Andrew Cader | John Greenwood | The Harvey Silverman Foundation | IMG | Jarden | JDPFF |
George Kellner | Alexa and Fernando Maddock | Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP |
National Winter Sports Education Foundation | SNOW Magazine | Ray Forehand and Stratton Mountain |
Sound Shore Management | Michael Troy | Bill Tyree | Patti and Russell Wolff | 
Kevin O'Callaghan-Universal Builders Supply | Kevin Roon and Simon Yates

 

Event Committee

Event Chairs –  Rich Tutino, Jr.* | Dani Virtue*

Event Committee – Kevin Arquit* | Louis Bacon* | Jim Benedict* | Greg Boester* | Libby Bohonnon |
Michael C. Brooks* | Andrew Cader* | Michael Corbat* | Ursula Damani | Mark Dowley* | Wes Edens* |
Pam Fletcher | Ken Graham* | David Henle* | Ali Jennison | Tom Karam* | Kirk Kellogg* |
Chip LaCasse | Brian Leach* | Randy MacDonald* | Alexa Maddock | Dexter Paine III* | Paul Raether* |
Alice Ruth* | Tiger Shaw | Hope Taitz | John Townsend III* | William B. Tyree | Anne Walker | Brian Zipp

*Trustee, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation

 

Photos

For photos from the 2015 event click here.

Photo Credit: Jared Siskin

 

Impact

USSA has a proud tradition of being supported by funding from generous Americans like YOU!

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 and proceeds from the New York Gold Medal Gala will support athletes in all disciplines of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, the only teams on the international circuit that receive no federal funding. More specifically, 100% of the monies raised will help fund year-round athlete training, competition, development and educational needs in the crucial years leading up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. 

USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream while maintaining a strong adherence to the core values of team, loyalty, integrity, respect, perseverance and accountability. No athlete becomes an Olympian on their own! It requires a network of dedicated coaches, teammates and supporters. 

Developed to prepare U.S. athletes for national and international competition, the USSA provides structure for competitive skiing and snowboarding. Over the course of an athlete's career, the USSA can provide up to $2 million of support through travel, coaching staff, sports science and medicine, education and rehabilitation.  This extraordinary tradition is shared with few countries in the world. We have created programs to match donations of all sizes. Just like every second, every step, and every shot counts in the Olympics, So does every contribution to our team. Thank you!