Athletics Giving

Nordic Skiing Giving Priorities

Additional Priorities

Annual Giving

Unrestricted operating funds for the Nordic program where the needs are greatest, including travel and athletic supplies.

Tech Trails

Unrestricted operating funds for the Tech Trails where needs are the greatest, including grooming, trail maintenance and equipment updates.

Major Gift Opportunities

Contact Darcy Way, Advancement Officer, Michigan Tech Athletics, at 715-577-0642 or, to learn how you can make transformational gifts to the Nordic Skiing Program. 

Current Major Gift Needs

Head Coach Endowment Fund

A gift of $1 million establishes an endowment to supplement and/or cover the coach’s salary, to provide stability for the coaching position, and to enable the University to recruit and retain the very best coach.

Program Endowment for Equipment

Your gift of $100,000 creates a sustainable funding source of annual income that may be used to purchase new equipment and/or replace equipment that has exceeded its useful life. This annual income also could be saved over a few years to fund a major equipment investment. 

Nordic Ski Endowment Scholarship

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Long-term fundraising campaign to increase athletic scholarship awarding for our Nordic Ski Team student-athletes. The Nordic Scholarship Endowment will:


  • Add a full athletic scholarship awarding amount to both our Women's and Men's Nordic Ski Teams.
  • Allow us to recruit the best prospective student-athletes to our team.
  • Match the athletic scholarship awarding to our competitor collegiate skiing programs.
  • Provide an opportunity for you to give directly to our student-athletes.

Allow us to achieve our program vision to be the best NCAA Nordic Skiing program in the nation!

Target fundraising goal of $50,000 by 2022 in order to establish the Nordic Scholarship Endowment. This capital will initiate the endowment and produce a payout of 4.5% annually.

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