In the fall of 2014 Heiliger Huegel established a 501c3 non-profit (Heiliger Huegel Foundation for Outdoor Education, Inc.) to provide outdoor experiences for youth and the disadvantaged/disabled. As you know we have more than 80 acres of beautiful glacier-built terrain with wonderful views, and more than 20 acres of woods with walkways to explore. And, while our Hill is well utilized in the winter months, it lies dormant the balance of the year.
The impetus for establishing the Foundation is to give back to our Communities, and to share our wonderful grounds throughout the year, primarily with youth groups and the disabled. We have a membership base that loves the Hill and what it has meant for their families and are confident that we can all rally around this mission.
The Foundation has as its leadership a Board comprised of Paul Raab, (President), Chip Kubly (Past HH President), Kurt Mihelich (Treasurer), Kathy Sullivan and Tom Doerr. We have no paid staff. Our goals are to thoughtfully build and support Foundation activities over time, working closely with Hill management, the Holy Hill Board, and the Race Committee. If you have interest in supporting this mission we would love to broaden our team and accept donations to further our programs.
The Heiliger Huegel Foundation for Outdoor Education, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization that has as its mission the four-season utilization of the Heiliger Huegel Ski Club’s 80-acre property to promote public outdoor education and recreation for youth, the disabled and veterans. Chief among these, of course, are alpine and cross country skiing and ski racing utilizing the ski club’s terrain and trails; however, the Club’s beautiful property is also a terrific place for ski jumping, school and scout outings, nature hikes through fields, woods and prairie, maple syrup sugaring, etc. The Foundation will develop these programs in a thoughtful manner, while working collaboratively with club leadership, staff and membership, while always being respectful of the membership needs of the Ski Club.