WAYS TO DONATE
Why Give to Weber Pathways?
Over the past 19 years, Weber Pathways has spearheaded construction of the Weber River Parkway, Rail Trail, Northern Bonneville Shoreline Trail and western portion of the Ogden River Parkway. Weber Pathways has also permanently preserved 320 acres of open space, coordinated 500 free guided public outings, printed 160,000 free trail maps and created over 60 miles of trails.
General donations provide the funds required to conduct the first phases of a project and on-going support of the project. The staff will typically team with a volunteer board member to manage a project. The staff needs to be funded to negotiate easement right-of-ways, contract environmental and geotechnical studies, facility design and construction, manage project finances and provide general project management through construction.
In review of the $1.2M construction projects of 2013 and 2014, the first phases started in about 2010 with planning, advocating and fundraising. These efforts resulted in three major construction projects that were managed concurrently by the Weber Pathways’ teams. This resulted in the construction of over 17 miles of trail and 5 bridges. Since 2004, Weber Pathways has returned over $1.62M in trail and pathways facilities to the Weber County community, over $1.41M of that has been since 2010.
Where does your donation dollar go? Your investment in Weber Pathways is making a positive impact on Weber County.
Before a shovel hits the dirt, Weber Pathways must . . .
- Advocate for trails
- Purchase land & easements
- Survey and engineer projects
- Obtain environmental permits
- Bid and contract construction
- Coordinate volunteers
- Pay staff and operate an office
- Manage a website
The trails are guaranteed to . . .
Encourage Healthy Family Activities • Preserve Open Spaces • Connect Communities • Strengthen the Economy • Make Exercise Fun • Raise Real Estate Values • Foster Environmental Stewardship • Attract National Attention • Create Community Pride • Refresh the Spirit
Make your donation go twice as far.
An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs. Many corporations match employee donations to Weber Pathways. Check with you HR department on how to designate Weber Pathways for this match. Weber Pathways is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN 87-0553907) that works in the categories of environmental, health, and community development.
Is It Worth $10/Month To Enjoy Your Trails?
Become a Sustaining Donor
By becoming a sustaining donor, you commit to helping Weber Pathways promote, maintain and build new trails. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that the trails you enjoy and new trails that are being built, were all made possible by your on-going support. Being a sustaining donor is also a great way to practice being green. By choosing to contribute automatically each month, you’re saving tons of paper and resources. Not to mention, you’re helping Weber Pathways save on processing expenses too!
How to Do It
To become a sustaining donor is easy! You can give us a call to set up your on going.donation. It’s that easy. Now you can give a little every month and make a big difference.
Weber Pathways thanks you for including our work among your personal commitments.To enroll in the Weber Pathways sustaining donor program please contact us at 801-393-2304.
IRA Charitable Rollover Made Permanent
Make a difference, and receive tax benefits in return!
Individuals aged 70½ or older on the date of the gift are eligible to transfer up to $100,000 tax-free directly from an IRA to Weber Pathways
- Eliminate paying income taxes on the distribution.
- Count the gift toward your required minimum distribution.
- Make a lasting impact on trails in Weber County.
To make your gift:
- Instruct the plan administrator to make the check payable to Weber Pathways.
- Include your name and fund designation in the memo section.
- Mail the check to:
PO Box 972
Ogden, UT 84402
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Smiths Community Rewards Program
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