Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 314 Initiative?

We sought at least 314 individuals, groups, businesses, or interested parties, to invest $1000 or more in 2020 for the 21-22 season, and pledge to donate another $1000 for the following 22-23 season. We are so grateful for this collection of distinguished philanthropists. A group of highly motivated ski racing backers, they not only saved NCAA skiing at UAA, but saved NCAA skiing across the country. We demonstrated to college administrators across the country that an Olympic sport like Skiing has a place in collegiate athletics

Moving forward, we are calling all of our friends with support of any shape or size, 314ers! Donate any amount and join the 314ers! Be part of this movement. Be part of our future. All of our supporters are recognized on our website!

Is "Friends of UAA Skiing" a non-profit organization?

Yes.  Friends of UAA Skiing is now a 501(c)3 entity.   Friends of UAA Skiing is sponsored by the UA Foundation, and follows all the IRS guidelines pertaining to donations received through the UA Foundation.  You can now donate on-line directly to the UA Foundation which is a non profit 501(c)3, you may visit – and be sure to specify the “Excellence In Skiing” choice in the drop down menu. Also, in “comments” please indicate that this gift is for the 314er campaign.

We would like to sincerely thank the U.S. Ski and Snowboard, Alaska Division – Athletic Competition Committee (AK Div ACC) for providing previous Fiscal Sponsorship to Friends of UAA Skiing, and for designing and maintaining the Friends of UAA Skiing website.


What happens to my financial donation?

Your donation goes the the UA Foundation and can only be used by the UAA Ski Team for scholarships and annual operations.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. Please read carefully.

All donations to the UAA Ski Team are held and receipted by the UA Foundation, and IS tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information please contact the UA Foundation at (907) 786-1111 or – UA Foundation, 1815 Bragaw Street, Suite 206, Anchorage, AK 99508

Are you accepting other types of donations?

Yes.  Absolutely.  We can collect In-Kind, IRA, Donor Advised Fund, or Securities.

Please contact Sparky Anderson to offer in-kind donations.

Sparky Anderson
Head Ski Coach, UAA Skiing
Phone: 907-350-9718

UAA Ski Team One Team 314 Campaign