Support for Meadowlark Trail

By Becky Fitzgerald on May 12, 2022

A few Meadowlark residents have approached Becky Fitzgerald, Development Director, in recent weeks, asking if the Foundation still is accepting donations toward Meadowlark's trail project. Their follow-up question has been: If I donate, will my gift be matched? The answer to both questions is YES!

Taking notice of Meadowlark Foundation's successful Paving the Way Campaign, board members of the Goldstein Foundation fund have approved a $50,000 challenge grant to prompt additional support for Meadowlark's trail project. Donations toward enhancing the safety and accessibility of Meadowlark's loop trail will be matched dollar-for-dollar, so meeting the Goldstein Fund challenge will result in an additional $100,000. These funds will be used to continue "paving the way," adding handrails where necessary and possible, and perhaps adding new sections of trail, such as near the CenterPointe Physicians building and the new Community Garden location.   

The Foundation's Paving the Way Campaign concluded in mid-April with nearly $94,000 in pledges and donations, surpassing the campaign goal of $92,000. This effort was prompted earlier this year by a $40,000 pledge of matching dollars from Jan Fink Call and Jeff Call of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., and Dan Fink of Highlands Ranch, Colo. Their gifts are in memory of the Rev. H. Wayne Fink and inspired by current resident Jo Call and her late husband, Ed. 

Funds received after the Paving the Way Carnival will be put toward the Goldstein Challenge. The current total is $6,160. 
Because these campaigns are running consecutively, it's expected that some savings may be realized in material costs and labor efficiencies. BHS Construction has been given the green light to proceed with paving the east section (Stillman Cemetery to Meadowlark Valley) as soon as the work can be scheduled.

If you have questions or would like to participate in the Goldstein Challenge, please contact Becky Fitzgerald, (785) 323-3843.