Introducing Our Giving Circles

October 19, 2020
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Introducing Our Giving Circles
A family enjoys a fall hike. Photo credit: Adobe Stock


The Trail Conference's Giving Circles recognize supporters like you who make extraordinary commitments to our organization.

We are humbled by the support of the trail community this year and how you all have responded to our efforts! When times are tough, we know we can count on our volunteers, members, supporters, and friends to step up in remarkable ways to ensure that safe, enjoyable access to nature is protected. From March through mid-June, we observed a 79% increase in website visits, launched a digital engagement platform that saw more than 10,000 participants signing up for live and pre-recorded webinars, and placed 123 new volunteers in assigned roles, with more people receiving their field assignments each week. None of that would have been possible without you!

More than anything, we want to say thank you. In gratitude for those who go above and beyond in funding the indispensable work of our volunteers, Corps members, and staff, the Trail Conference has launched our Giving Circle program. Our Giving Circles recognize supporters like you who make extraordinary commitments to our organization, allowing us to provide access to thousands of miles of trail for our communities. 

Each supporter’s cumulative annual contributions determine membership within each Giving Circle level: 
Trail Partner
Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499

Trail Guardian
Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999

Trail Champion
Gifts of $5,000+

Members of each circle have access to additional benefits and opportunities, such as a Giving Circle pin and invitations to exclusive Giving Circle hikes and activities. 

We invite you to learn more by reaching out to Director of Donor Advising Don Weise at or 845.545.1583. Thank you for your passion for our work!