STA Orndorff Legacy Fund

$5,530 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 52 people in 5 months
Over 38 years ago one man had the vision to establish a long-distance hiking trail in the Daniel Boone Forest that would run the entire length of the Forest. Following on the growing popularity of the Appalachian Trail, Forest Service employee Verne Orndorff patched together existing trials, some new trails, and the back country roads to build the 287 mile Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail.

Today each of us benefits from the visionary work of Verne and his long time friend Doug Billips. Verne has gone now but he leaves behind a tremendous "legacy" for all us to protect, preserve and promote to make sure the Trace is there for generations to come.

Established in 2016 following the passing of Trace founder, Verne Orndorff, The Legacy Fund is an endowment fund were your donations will be held in trust and the interest earned on the endowment will be used to continue the work and vision of Verne.
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The STA Orndorff Legacy Fund Dollar for Dollar Match Fund Drive for the future of the STNRT continues as we draw closer to our goal of $10,000.00. The STA established the endowment fund to insure the future of the STNRT and to have on hand the financial support to continue our mission for many years to come.

After checking the mail at the STA office in Livingston and donations here to the Go Fund Me page, the Legacy Fund stands at $9,450.00. We are $550.00 from our goal and I am hopeful that with your donations we can secure the final $550.00 in support of the future of the STNRT.

Donations can be made through the secure Go Fund Me site or by sending your gift to the STA office in Livingston. The office address is:

Sheltowee Trace Association
P.O. Box 360
Livingston, KY 40445

Thank you for your support and for helping us secure the FUTURE of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail.
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Friends thank you for your support to the Orndorff Legacy Fund. In the mail we have received donations from our members and friends that have now pushed the fund total to $8.840.00. We are just $1160.00 away from our goal of $10,000.00.

Recently I was asked if the funds were for my salary. No, this fund drive is all about the future, the next director and staff in the future. Between now and when I step down, which will be in a few years, are vision is to have in place funding for a full time director and staff.

The work will go on for years to come. The trail will continue to evolve and need maintenance and new opportunities for connecting the Trace to the National Trail System will become possible. In the future. And with your gift to the Orndorff Legacy Fund you can ensure that the STA will be there to keep the Trace open and accessible for your children's children.

Please consider making your tax deductible gift today. With your help we can complete this drive by the end of January.

Your support to this fund drive and other needs has been phenomenal. I am deeply grateful for your support.

You may use the secure link below to make your donation or send your donation to:

P.O. Box 360
Livingston, KY 40445

Thanks again.
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Thanks so much for your support. With your support we closed out the 2017 portion of the Orndorff Legacy Fund Drive at $7,450.00. We are just $2,800.00 from our goal of $10,000.00 and the full dollar for dollar match.

Friends, this drive is about the future, 5, 10, 15 years from now. This drive is about having the necessary support in the future to continue maintaining the Trace, organizing great outdoor recreation opportunities like the Hiker Challenge.

Thanks so much to all of you who have given. I hope a few more of you will jump in, help us insure the future of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail by making your tax deductible donation today.

With your support we can reach that $10,000.00 goal by the end of January. Please click on the link and make your donation of any amount today.

Thanks so much for your support.

Steve Barbour
Executive Director, STA
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Thank you to each one of you for your end of year support to the Orndorff Legacy Fund. We closed out the 2017 portion of the Legacy Fund drive at midnight with $7,400.00 in donations.

Thank you for this amazing response. With your help, and the generous dollar for dollar match from a STA member family, we are able to deposit $14,800.00 in the Legacy Fund.

There are no words that can adequately describe how thankful we are to each one of you.

As we move into a new year, we are still hopeful that with your continued support we can raise the additional $2,600.00 to receive the entire match before April 15th.

Your donations will help us ensure the future of the STA and our work, protecting, preserving and promotion the Trace for the use of generations to come.

Thanks again for the awesome support.
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$5,530 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 52 people in 5 months
Funds raised will benefit:
The Sheltowee Trace Association
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Livingston, KY
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