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Annual Fund

Giving For The Greater Good

As TRAIL grows to serve greater numbers of older adults throughout Johnson County, yearly contributions from members and friends are needed to strengthen the TRAIL community. Please join us as an annual fund donor! [Scroll down the page to see our latest honor roll of contributors.]

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Annual gifts help TRAIL cover yearly expenses that keep our organization healthy, from staffing and supplies to community events. Contributions from individuals also help underwrite our Supported Membership Program for income-eligible households. TRAIL’s long-term goal is to achieve a balanced funding mix that is roughly 50 percent membership fees and 50 percent gifts and grants. Annual fund gifts are a critical component of our revenue stream.

Want to learn more? Check out our annual fund FAQs.

To make supporting TRAIL even easier, consider making your annual gift via monthly withdrawals from your bank account or credit card. Click here to download the necessary form with instructions.

Don't forget, you can make a charitable contribution to TRAIL from your IRA. The contribution counts toward your required minimum distribution but isn't considered income for tax purposes.

All contributors receive our monthly TRAIL Guide newsletter to keep them informed about our activities, and are invited to donor appreciation events.

The honor roll below is one way of expressing our thanks to current annual fund contributors, whose gifts are helping to ensure TRAIL’s financial stability this year and in all the years to come. We also are deeply grateful to those who've directed recent tribute gifts to TRAIL in honor or in memory of friends and loved ones recognized below. THANK YOU!

Annual Fund Honor Roll


                                       We have updated this list to reflect donors in the 2023 calendar year;                                        those who offer memorial gifts will be updated quickly, as well.

An [S] indicates a Sustaining Donor who provides ongoing support of TRAIL
through automatic bank account or credit card withdrawals.

Corporate Sponsors of $250 or more are recognized in a separate honor roll.


TRAIL Builders

(Annual gifts of $1,000 or more)

  • Bonnie and Doug Boothroy
  • Thomas and Maria Gudenkauf
  • Lois James
  • Terri and Steve Larson
  • Kathy Mitchell
  • Linda and Paul Muhly
  • Johnathan Dorfman and Melissa Kaish
  • Richard and Linda Randell
  • Susan Shullaw
  • Joy Smith and David Rust
  • Alan and Liz Swanson

TRAIL Supporters

(Annual gifts of $250-$999; *indicates gift of $500 or more)

  • Jackie Blank*
  • Terry Boles
  • Michelle & Craig Buhman
  • Candace & Michael Conlan
  • David Dierks
  • Jeffrey Dill
  • Lorraine Dorfman*
  • Sandra Eskin
  • Charles & Margaret Felling
  • Lesanne & Jack Fliehler
  • Vincent Gaffney                              & Micah Ariel James*
  • Ellen Hallin & Melinda Pradarelli
  • Ellen Heywood & Paul Ingram
  • Joni Jones
  • Pamela Kautz
  • Sheldon & Alice Kautz
  • Mike & Joanne Margolin
  • Linda McGuire & Anne Burnside
  • Carrie Z. Norton
  • Janene Panfil and Donald Stumbo*
  • Ana & Ryan Peterson
  • James & Mary Pratt*
  • Ed Rolenc*
  • Mary Roth
  • Robert Schafbuch*
  • Susan Spaziani
  • Dwight & Vicki Tardy*
  • David Triplett*
  • Robert Untiedt*
  • Nancy Williams*

TRAIL Explorers

(Annual gifts of $50-$249)

  • Allison Andrews
  • Debbie Beerman                             & David Van Dusseldorp
  • Lorraine & Bob Bowans
  • Heather Bright
  • Pat Brockett & Jefri Palermo
  • Lynne Cannon
  • Mary Cannon
  • Holly Carver & Lain Adkins
  • Jay Cayner
  • Elizabeth Clothier
  • Jeanne & Patrick Collision
  • Rebecca Conard
  • Gerald Denehy
  • Charles Drum
  • Laurey Easland & Michael Paulsen
  • Maggie Elliott
  • Pat & Joyce Erkel
  • Susan & Mike Farran
  • Betty Fisher
  • Marcia Gaffney
  • Jay & Julie Happel
  • Diana Harris
  • Peggy Hartzell
  • Nancy Hauserman & Daniel Benton
  • Pat Heiden
  • H.D. and Myreen Hoover
  • Jody Hovland
  • Carol and William Hulbary
  • Anita Hutton
  • Kathy Jacobs
  • Mike & Fran Jensen
  • Linda Jones
  • Jim Keddy
  • David Keeley & Darren Peterson
  • John & Claudia Knutson
  • TJ Lea & Marge Penney
  • Beth Legue
  • Amanda Lensing & Matthew Huber
  • Mike Lewis-Beck & Sara Sauers
  • Caryl Lyons
  • Joanne & Doug Madsen
  • Susan McCabe
  • Margery McCardell
  • Lindzee & Paul McCray
  • James & Mary McCue
  • Alfrieta Monagan
  • Twyla Morlan
  • Craig Mosher
  • Brett Mott
  • Pier Nazareth
  • Patricia & Gregory Nelson
  • Charlie Nusser
  • Joyce Paul
  • Al & Dottie Persson
  • Beth Peterson
  • Julie & Lonny Pulkrabek
  • Beverly Robalino
  • DuVeen Robinson
  • John Rogers
  • Susan Rogers
  • Chris & Chuck Rohret
  • Ann Romanowski
  • Tom & Carol Rosenberger
  • Jim Ruebush & Melanie McNeil
  • Kay Schillig
  • Carl & Julie Schweser
  • Nancy Sharp
  • Tom Snee
  • Barb Stein
  • Dick & Joyce Summerwill
  • Sara Sutton
  • Christine Taylor
  • Dave & Joanne Tigges
  • Carol & Lee Tippe
  • Pamela Willard
  • Don & Julie Wilson
  • Rich and Deb Wretman
  • Lori Ziegenhorn and Murray Bouschlicher

Tribute Gifts

(Gifts made to TRAIL in honor or in memory of friends and loved ones)

In memory of Lyle and Betty Lieder

  • Becky Smith

In memory of Patricia Jones

  • Chuck & Margaret Felling

In memory of Sandra Denburg

  • Marvin Denburg

In memory of Marty Fields

  • Charlie Anderson
  • Bob Untiedt

In memory of                    Charlie Anderson

  • Carolyn Brown
  • Maggie Elliott
  • Sonia & Ronald Ettinger
  • John & Claudia Knutson
  • Jane McCune
  • Julia & Philip Mears
  • Ray & Linda Muston
  • Carrie Norton
  • David Rust and Joy Smith
  • Douglas West
  • Bruce & Bonnie Williams




In honor of Susan Shullaw

  • David Triplett
  • Nancy Hauserman & Dan Benton

In honor of JoAnne Peterson

  • Beth & Jim Peterson

In honor of Barb Stein

  • Jacqueline Blank

In honor of Lorraine Bowans

  • Lesanne Fliehler