Annual Giving Campaign 2021

November 18th - December 17th

This is our club’s largest fundraising event where proceeds help subsidize fees for our athletes and help maintain our award-winning swim programs. The AGC helps QSS achieve our goal of becoming a nationally recognized Gold Program.  Last year, QSS achieved the Silver Status and our membership grew by 69% at six pool locations. More importantly, with nearly 1,000 members in our youth competitive team and adult masters program, we provided stability through the most challenging parts of the pandemic.  We could not have done this without your contributions and generous support. Every cent contributed to QuickSilver’s AGC went towards creating and developing champions in and out of the water.

  

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.  QuickSilver relies 100% on sponsors and donations to fund our award-winning swim program. Your contributions will help QSS continue to pursue our goals and objectives for the 2021-2022 year.

  

The team is targeting $50,000 for:

  • Updated dryland equipment: dryland bands, med balls, and yoga mats
  • QSS Branded Team Tents for new QSS sites and meets
  • Updated pace clocks and training flags
  • Whiteboards for new sites
  • Cost-sharing with SJUSD for the scoreboard, speedlights, and touchpads

  

The team has a stretch goal of $150,000 for:

  

To help us achieve our stretch goal of $150,000, we now accept stock donations in addition to cash donations and corporate matching. Stock donations will also go towards a long-term strategic plan of building an elite facility. For those itemizing deductions, you can deduct stock transfers at fair market value, even if you acquired stock at a lower cost basis. This step-up basis enables you to donate with pre-tax dollars, rather than after-tax dollars. Please consult a tax professional if you have a unique tax situation.  

  

To donate stock, please download the QSS 2021 Securities Donation Form

  

Charity Name: QuickSilver Swimming

Brokerage: Morgan Stanley

Account #: 662-069721-382

DTC #: 0015

  

If you have stock donation questions, please contact [email protected].  We advise two weeks lead time to complete stock transfers from your brokerage account.  

  

  

For check donations, please download the QSS 2021 Donation Form.

  

For online credit card donations, use QSS 2021 Donate.

  

Company Matching Programs

In addition, many companies will match the charitable contributions of their employees.  Some companies that have charitable matching programs include: Adobe, Apple, Cisco, Ebay, Google, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, Oracle, Symantec, Varian, Wells Fargo, and Xilinx to name a few.

 

If you are able to make a charitable donation to the team, please check if your company has a charitable matching program.  Please provide your company's name and matching amount along with your donation so that QSS staff can help facilitate the company matching if needed.

  

We thank you in advance for your support and contribution! Please help us spread the word, and help our Club!

  

For general questions or support, contact [email protected].
 

 

  

DONOR PLEDGE OPTIONS

The team will recognize every family that raises donations at the following levels:

Pearl Level - $150

Thank you on team banner

Emerald Level - $300

Thank you on team banner

One raffle ticket per family for Swim Gear Raffle

 (Items include: QSS Team Parka, QSS Team Swag, QSS Swim Gear/Equipment)

Ruby Level - $600

Thank you on team banner

3 raffle tickets per family for Swim Gear Raffle

Website presence on QSS homepage

Company logo/family name on QSS event t-shirt

Sapphire Level - $1000

Everything on Ruby level

Total of 6 raffle tickets per family for Swim Gear Raffle

QSS Team Towel

Swimmers invited to a Premier 2 hour stroke clinic with Senior club coaches!

 Includes video feedback and analysis. Proposed date: Spring 2022 (value: $400)

Diamond Level - $2000

Everything on Sapphire level

Total of 10 raffle tickets per family for Swim Gear Raffle

Personalized QSS Parka (value $225)

1 raffle ticket entry for the Diamond Level Grand Prize Raffle

One winner chosen for the Diamond Level Grand prize drawing:

4x45 minute lessons with Coach Andrew (value: $320)

Customized QSS VIP tent and chair set up/take down in premier location

at all home and select away swim meets for the 2022 swim season. (Priceless!!!)

 

***QSS Site Celebration Party***

Each training site that has 75% of swimmers/families donating to the

 The Annual Giving Campaign will earn a site pizza party.

 

***Annual Family Fee Requirement***

In line with previous years, QSS is offering members the chance to have their AGC donation fulfill the giving requirement. Every family that raises donations totaling $300 or more will have their Annual Family Fee Requirement waived for the 2021-2022 season. 

Qualified families will not be billed in February 2022.