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STA Orndorff Legacy Fund

$6,055 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 11 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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Thank you everyone! As of March 9th we have surpassed our goal of raising $10,000.00 for the Orndorff Legacy Fund. We are so honored by this amazing response and your belief in the future of the STNRT. With your help, we are able to lay the foundation for the future of the STA and our continuous mission of "Protecting, Preserving, and Promoting" the Trace.

Thanks to each donor for your support. We are closing out the "Dollar for Dollar Donor Campaign". But the needs of the STA and the Legacy Fund continue.

If you still wish to contribute to this fund or maybe wish to help us with improving trail access through donations to the Rue Access and Development Fund there are GoFundMe campaigns directed to these areas linked to our webpage.

Thanks again to all our donors. We are grateful for the support.

Steve

Steve Barbour
Executive Director, STA
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STA Members and Friends,

Donations received over the past weekend and to the office in Livingston have now drawn us within $250.00 of our goal of $10,000.00. We hope that one or two or 10 of you will help us close out this campaign in the next 24 hours by donating the last $250.00.

We are excited about the future of the STA and with your help we can insure that future. With your donation we will be able to continue our mission of "protecting, preserving and promoting the Trace" for generations to come.

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far. We hope to hear from you in the days ahead. Thanks also to our member family that has pledged to match your gifts dollar for dollar for a total of $20,000.00.

See you soon on the Trace.
steve

Steve Barbour
Executive Director, STA
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Friends,

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:

STA
P.O. Box 360
Livingston, KY 40445

Thanks again.
steve
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$6,055 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 11 months
Funds raised will benefit:
The Sheltowee Trace Association
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Livingston, KY
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