Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) establishes endowment at Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation | SierraSun.com

Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) establishes endowment at Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; and#8220;Our free daily avalanche advisory is a crucial tool for anyone exploring or working in the central Sierra Nevada backcountry during the winter season,and#8221; said Justin Broglio, chairman of the Sierra Avalanche Center. and#8220;Establishing an endowment is one way we can assure that these free advisories will continue for generations of skiers and riders to come. It also provides another avenue to support your local avalanche center.

and#8220;We choose to place our endowment with the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation because they already have a proven structure in place and their staff understands the mission and passion behind the avalanche center,and#8221; adds Broglio.

and#8220;Some donors particularly like endowment giving because they know that their contribution will benefit the organization in perpetuity,and#8221; said Lisa Dobey, CEO of Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation.

Placing an agency endowment at Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation allows an organization to focus on meeting its mission by relieving nonprofits of the burden of investment decisions, tax complications and ongoing administrative details.-

Agency endowments become part of the Foundationand#8217;s larger investment pool, ensuring the best chance of a strong performance and return on investment.-

In addition to the new endowment, SAC raises its annual operating budget through a mix of donations and fundraising events, most notably the annual Ski Day fundraisers with discount lift tickets to local ski resorts. New this year, the SAC has partnered with Jeremy Jones and Teton Gravity Research to help raise avalanche awareness. On Dec. 3, SAC will host a movie night fundraiser, showing and#8220;Deeperand#8221; at the Bar of America in downtown Truckee. –

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The Sierra Avalanche Center works in partnership with the Tahoe National Forest. SAC provides backcountry avalanche advisories for the central Sierra Nevada region by funding two professional avalanche forecasters and a network of professional observers. The Tahoe National Forest provides infrastructure support in the form of office space, office equipment, office services, vehicles, fuel, safety equipment and daily supervision of the forecasters.

The mission of the Sierra Avalanche Center includes disseminating current snow pack stability information to the general public; providing educational information, knowledge and understanding of avalanches to recreational users and groups and facilitating communication in the region to reduce the impact of avalanches on recreation, industry, and transportation through a partnership with the United States Forest Service.

For more information and daily forecast, visit the Sierra Avalanche Center website, http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org or call the hotline at 530-587-2158.

To make a contribution to SACand#8217;s endowment, please contact SAC board member John Swanson at john@sierraavalanchecenter.org or Lisa Dobey, CEO of Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation at lisa@ttcf.net or 530-587-1776.

Bar of America, 10042 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

Dec. 3, 9 p.m.

Cost, $10

Live music, a special showing of the Jeremy Jones/TGR ski movie Deeper, and a great time.