Winding Trails has been a vital part of the community for over 70 years. From its humble beginnings as a summer day camp for local children, it has blossomed into a year round recreation and education center for thousands of children and families. Individuals and families who make a gift to the Winding Trails Endowment will help ensure the future of Winding Trails and its valuable programs and property. With your help we will be able to continue to serve future generations. These gifts build long-term financial stability for Winding Trails. With your commitment to Winding Trails Endowment, we create a promising tomorrow for kids, families and our community. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your interest in helping us to further our mission and guiding principles.
HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO THE ENDOWMENT?
You can contribute to the endowment as a direct lifetime gift or a planned gift through your estate. Whether by a present or deferred gift, supporting Winding Trails’ endowment offers a way to dedicate one’s values in conservation and meaningful programs for current and future generations.
Winding Trails provides . . .
. . . uncompromising educational and recreational opportunities for thousands of families in the Farmington Valley. Our simple philosophy, reaching back 70 years, is to provide programs that strengthen the lives of children and families in a safe outdoor environment. To you and to those who follow you, we give a mission and a promise of service in everything we do from fostering a love of the outdoors to creating an invaluable sense of community to developing leadership and life skills.
Your investment protects this promise and help us care for this cherished resource.
HOW DOES THE ENDOWMENT DO THIS?
The endowment will play a vital role in providing financial support to further our mission. It ensures Winding Trails’ future by preserving and enhancing the real, inflation-adjusted value of the endowment’s corpus through prudent investments and strong oversight. As a result, the endowment will provide a steady, stable and predictable stream of earnings to allow planning for Winding Trails’ facilities and programs.
HOW WILL THE ENDOWMENT SUPPORT WINDING TRAILS?
The Hartford Foundation and/or the Board of Directors will approve an annual maximum contribution from the endowment. Currently the guideline is five percent of the average market value of the twelve previous quarters.
HOW DOES WINDING TRAILS USE THAT SUPPORT?
Earnings from the endowment are used exclusively to support Winding Trails facilities and programs.
Please click here to view our Endowment Brochure.
PLEASE CONTACT US!
Scott Brown, Executive Director, would be happy to speak with you. You can reach him at
(860) 677-8458 x18 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Backyard...The Way It Should Be
Phone 860.677.8458 Fax 860.676.9407
Winding Trails, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving people from Farmington and surrounding communities, providing year round recreational and educational activities for the enjoyment and growth of families and individuals of all ages. Winding Trails is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of the natural woodlands and waterways that allow outdoor programming, character development, and other activities that strengthen the lives of those we serve.