Our Foundation

The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation was established in 1989 for the purpose of constructing a modest ski museum in honor of ski legend, Alf Engen. With the selection of Salt Lake City to host the 2002 Winter Olympics, the museum concept was dramatically expanded to include a Salt Lake 2002 Olympic gallery and other features which would transform the modest ski museum into a winter sports cultural center. In recognition of a lead gift from the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and the life-long friendship of the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame members, Alf Engen and Joe Quinney, the Engen Foundation Board of Trustees unanimously agreed that the facility should be named the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center with the Alf Engen Ski Museum as the primary cornerstone of the building.

The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation's mission is to preserve the rich history of skiing in the Intermountain Region by providing a world-class facility which highlights the many contributions made in ski area development, athletic competition, snow safety, ski innovation and ski teaching methods. The specific goals to accomplish this mission include:

  • Providing an educational, as well as entertaining interactive presentation of materials, which tie to the core curriculum of schools in the surrounding communities.
  • Providing a rich assortment of interactive displays which allow visitors to gain insight into many of the ski legends and ski pioneers who played a key role in the development of winter sports throughout the Intermountain Area.
  • Providing a vast assortment of historical artifacts which increase the public’s overall awareness of our skiing heritage.


  • Donors
  • Recent Donors
  • Docents
  • Partners
  • Board of Trustees
  • Diversity & Inclusion


($1,000,000 + Donation)

George S. & D. D. Eccles Foundation
Emma Eccles Jones Foundation
Lawson, Janet Q.
S. J. & Jessie E. Quinney Foundation


Gold Donors

($100,000-$999,999 Donation)

Dr. Ezekial & Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation
Katherine & Ezekial R. Dumke Jr. Foundation
Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
Engen, Evelyn
Lawson, Frederick Q.
Quinney, David & Shari
Swartz Foundation (Jim  & Susan)


Silver Donors

($5,000 - $99,999 Donation)

Adobe Foundation
Alta Ski Lifts Company
Anderson, Barbara Stewart
Cumming Foundation
Cumming, John & Kristi
Dreyfous, James & Geralyn
Duncan, Paul & Marilyn
Eccles, Spencer P. & Kristine
Engen, Alan & Barbara
Engen, Scott 
Engen, Todd & Michelle
Fidelity Foundation
Gaddis, Jim & Barbara
Gilbert, G. S. Beckwith
Hyland, Libby
Imboden, Adolph
Johnson, Ted & Shirley
Knowles, Lawrence & Marilyn
Korologos, Tom C. & Ann
Janet Q. Lawson Foundation
Lawson, Peter Q.
Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
Miller Ski Company
Mosser, Dr. Donn G. & Dr. Janet
Pickett, David and Nancie
Park City Foundation
Pickett, David & Nancie
Prince, JaLynn & Greg
Prothro, Mark & Diane
Ray, Quinney Nebeker
Sackler, Dr. & Mrs. Richard
Saunders, Hy & Debra
Shrontz, Jody
Simon, Barbara Alley & Jerry
Summit County
Sweet, Jared
Ulbrich, Scott & Susanne
U.S. Forest Service
Utah Office of Museum Services
Wallace, M. Walker
Webber, Dick
Williams, Larry
Witter, Dean (Morgan Stanley)
Wells Fargo Bank<

Bronze Donors

($1,000 - $4,999 Donation)

Academy Studios
Altmann, Ruth Rogers
Amidon, David
Bamberger Foundation
Richard D. Bass Foundation
Beekley, W. Mason
Bounous, Junior & Maxine
Bower, John & Elizabeth
Briggs, William M.
Burt, Chad
Byrne Family, The
George Cartwright Family
Cocoran, John M.
Cluff, Whitney & Francis
Deer Valley Resort
Douglas, Ronald & Nylene
Duncan, David R. L., M.D. & Irma W.
Durham, John & Shirley
Durham, Wilby & Betty
Eccles, Spencer F. & Cleone P. Family Foundation
Ferries, Chuck & Nancy
Fischer, Mark J
Fischer So
Fletcher, Mel & Peggy
Fox, Leo W.
Fuegi, Hans & Sally
Goldminer’s Daughter
Goodman, Irvin & Dorthy
Hall, Donald j. & Adele C.
IBM Corporation
Imboden, Adolph
International Skiing History Association
Johnson, Ted & Shirley
Kallerud, Thor & Barbie
Keller Family Foundation
Keller, Susan Ann
Kessler, Alfred E.
Kogstad, Rolf
Kunau, Lex & Celia
Lange, Keith & Alice
Langford, Kirk
Senator Grant & Maralyn Larson Fund
Lawrence Goodman Fund
McMullen Family Foundation
Meldrum, Daniel & Patricia
Merriman, III, Charles H.
Michaels, H.C. & B. A.
Miller, Earl A.
Nebeker, Dick & Ann
Nelsen, Dan & Heidi
Newman, Frank
Park City Chamber/Bureau
Park City Sunrise Rotary
Penske, Roger S.
Pineridge Winery
Professional Ski Instructors of America
Prosek, Tom
Prothro, J. Patrick
Roberts, Linda
Rowan, Chuck & Suzanne
Royal Street Corporation
Rytting, Bill & Suzy
Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau
Shaffer, Richard & Kay (Nagel)
Shane, Elfreide
Snyder, Daniel & Debra
Spedden, Rush & Betty
Steele, Ron & Julie
The Summit Institute
Sundance Resort
Sweeney, Ed
Taylor, Larry
Thomas, Richard S. & Susan G.
Thompson, Dr. Gregory C. & Karen S.
Underdog Foundation
U of U Athletic Department
U of U J. Willard Marriott Library
Utah Humanities Council
Vail Resorts
Vandehei, David & Susan
Wasatch Advisors, Inc.
Weisel, Thomas
Wild Old Bunch
Willard L. Eccles Foundation
Wythe, Henry & Susan
Yamada, Barbara
Yerman, Bob
Zions Bank

Alf Engen Ski Museum Docents

Sue Bhanos
Bonnie Bower
Judy Brophy
Joyce Cossin
Barbara Engen
Ute Fowler
Marit Glenne
Karen Halverson
Marilyn Jameson
Rusty Martin
Ray Miamidian



Ann Miller
Janis Pierce
Fred Rubinfeld
Dan Steffen
Jim Tedford
David Vandehei
Susan Vandehei

To learn more about joining our docent team, please contact Connie Nelson at cnelson@uolf.org

A dedicated board of trustees guides the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation. Many have been members since the Foundation's inception in 1991. You are welcome to contact any of the board members for additional information about the foundation, the Alf Engen Museum or the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center.

Board of Trustees

Mr. Tom Kelly, Chairman
Mr. David L. Vandehei, Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Alan K. Engen, Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Scott C. Ulbrich, Chairman Emeritus
Mike Korologos, Vice President
Barbara Yamada, Secretary
Michael R. Maughan, Treasurer
Connie Nelson, Executive Director

Mr. David Davenport
Mr. John A. Durham
Mr. Spencer P. Eccles
Mr. James Gaddis
Dr. Todd Engen
Mr. Herbert C. Livsey
Ms. Barbara McConvill
Mr. David Quinney
Mr. Nathan Rafferty
Mr. Ron Steele
Dr. Greg C. Thompson

Past Chairman/President

Alan K. Engen (1989 - 2004)
Scott Ulbrich (2004 - 2009)
David L. Vandehei (2009-2017)



The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation ascribes to the focus area of equity, inclusion, and diversity as described by the American Alliance of Museums, “We believe that equity is our goal, inclusion is how we move toward that goal, and diversity describes the breadth of our experiences and perspectives.” These experiences and perspectives include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, geographic location, national origin, religious beliefs, language, veteran status, and physical abilities. Diversity is invaluable because it generates differing points of view, leads to innovation, fosters an understanding and acceptance of individuals from different backgrounds, and recognizes the contributions that a variety of individuals and groups can make.

Inclusion is about creating and maintaining an environment that is welcoming and inviting to all, and where differences are valued. It means promoting an environment in which contributions and strengths are recognized, optimized, and valued in a way that generates opportunities for adaptability, problem-solving, growth and ultimately increased success.

The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation is committed to fostering, cultivating, and maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout its organization. The Alf Engen Ski Museum’s vision is to be the recognized world leader in ski history museums. Our mission is to preserve the rich history of skiing in the Intermountain Region by providing a world-class facility, which highlights the many contributions made in ski are development, athletic competition, snow safety, ski innovation, and ski teach methods. Our mission to preserve the history of skiing starts with the education of all socioeconomic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and genders.

We are dedicated to achieving our goals of creating a diverse and inclusive environment and experience at the Alf Engen Ski Museum. To begin, we plan to inspire, educate, and support a diverse community by introducing a new rotating exhibit, Diversity in Skiing. The exhibit will feature athletes, artists, individuals, and more in the Intermountain Region and beyond, who are the epitome of diversity in skiing.

By formulating specific action plans to succeed in these goals, the Alf Engen Ski Museum will strive to lead locally and nationally in all aspects of diversity and inclusion practices in museums, as well as ski and Olympic history.