100 Mile Campaign

100 Mile - $100K Campaign Success!

Celebrate Trails - 100 Miles, $100K - We did it! $100,631.20. Thank you! Sponsored by PNC

Our Campaign has ended. Thanks to all who donated as part of our 100 Mile – $100K Campaign!

Fort Wayne Trails received a major gift for our 100 Mile Campaign, with the help of challenge matching funds of $5000 from Ms. Jeanette Venderly and Mr. Paul Stephens.  This gift has been matched by an additional $5000 in community support, and we have reached our goal of $100,000 for future trail development activities.

Although this special campaign has ended, Fort Wayne Trails continues to act as an advocate and partner in trail development activities throughout our community. You can join us in our mission with our monthly Trail Blazer program, or with a one-time gift.

About the Campaign

In November, 2017, the 100th mile of public, multi-use trail was installed in the Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana trail network. This is an extraordinary accomplishment by the City of Fort Wayne, New Haven, and all communities throughout Allen County, with the assistance of many grassroots volunteers and donors.

Heavy equipment paving new trail

Fort Wayne Trails is proud to have been able to assist in this milestone, and would like to invite the public to participate in a fundraising campaign to honor Mile 100. Fort Wayne Trails created the 100 Mile Campaign as an opportunity for everyone to participate as trail construction continues and the trail network expands to connect even more of us.

Rivergreenway Consortium Board and Fort Wayne Trails Board at 100 Mile Ribbon Cutting

This milestone celebrates a great grassroots citizen movement coupled with the support of our government leaders. Without all of their vision and support, the system would not be where it is today. The 100th mile of public, paved, trail is a giant accomplishment for connectivity in our community. In an age where more and more people walk and ride bikes for transportation and health, our network of trails are emblematic of the quality of life of our residents. The 100 Mile Campaign provides an opportunity for everyone in our community to help continue that momentum as we continue to plan and develop new trails throughout Allen County.

The campaign was sponsored by PNC Bank with a goal to raise $100,000 for trail development activities.  We also received excellent media coverage on 21 Alive and NBC 33, and WANE TV.

100 Mile Donors

Here’s a list of our 100 Mile Campaign donors. Donors in BOLD gave at least $500.

Ms. Jeanette Venderly and Mr. Paul Stephens

Anthony Juliano

Jennifer Altherr

Ed and Jackie Gibson

Kent and Heather Castleman

Jerry and Pamela Tribolet

Joshua Smith

Katherine Rohrbacher

David Patton, in honor of Catherine Andorfer Patton

Burt and Ann Brunner

Dominique Bradford, in honor of Londa Rose Bradford

Rick and Arlene Haynie

Steve Price

Dustin and Sara Hamm

Carmen Tse

Tim Ellsworth

Pamela Franke, in honor of Grandma and Grandpa Franke

Barbara Smith


Stein Ad Promos

Kirk and Kim Sabrosky

Angie Quinn and Steve Nagy

Matt and Ronda Lehn

Michael Kanning

Krista and Dan Stockman

Ferguson Meek

Valerie Leek

John Christensen

Steve & Deb Todd

Latiesha LaRue, in honor of Amanda Wendt

Susan Connett

Elaine Gaff

Eric Fisher

J.R. and Joelle Ruefer

Barb Richards

Valerie Sheets

Dennis Campbell

Linda, Laurie, and Barb, in honor of Melinda Snyder Kinder

Mary Ann Parker, in honor of Stephen L. Parker

Norb Dreyer

Peter and Jacquelyn Mahlock

Dr. and Mrs. Greg Schmitt

Todd & Teresa Mell

David Van Gilder

Gary and Diane Hoffmann

Michael Biesiada and Jeanine Herold

Nancy Butler

Kurt and Katie Briner

John Kohl

Joe Francis and Chris Ruckman

2017 Summit City Bicycles and Fitness Sales for Trails

Carolyn Thatcher

Girl Scout Troop 20282

Rosy Stein, in honor of Michael Saylor

Kevin Brennan

Catherine and Scott Hill Family

Erin & Chad Price

Thomas Henry

Susan Koenemann

Christine A. Welling

Timothy Ellsworth

Phil & Marcia Wright

LeeAnn Brennan

Jack and Adrienne Maurer, in honor of Roger Goodland

Rick and Carol Abbott

William J. and Marita Cline, in honor of Bill Adams

Elizabeth Frederick

John and Dianna Auld, in memory of Bryan Auld

Bruce and Deb Guebard, in honor of Eloise and Calvin Scott


Don Bieberich

Janet and Michael Bangert

Robin Scott

Dave and Pam McDaniel

Mark Wendt

Mike and Ann Bonifas

Randy and Carole Smith

Tom and Kay Felts

Tom Neuenschwander and Cheryl Heller

Laura Rao

Larry and Ellen Till

Clifton and Mary Titcomb

Eric and Angela Ottinger

Richard and Debra Fradette

Neal Shady

Dan Graly

Carol and Richard Schwartz

Glenn and Dori Rogers

Linda Bloom

Mr. Maury O’Daniel and Family

Mr. and Mrs. James Toone

Targeted Services PC

Richard M. Atkinson

James and Julie Kyler

David and Faith Van Gilder

Mr. John Meyer and Ms. Courtney Waterman

Kathleen Dahm

Mr. and Mrs. Bob F. Jesse

Engineering Resources, Inc.

Ray Bishop, in honor of Dorothy Bishop

Kenton Reckeweg

David Bolton, in honor of Elaine Patterson

F. Paul and Nanette DiGangi

Lynn and Dorace Smith

Steven Romary



Craig and Vicki Welch

Mike and Lynn Trulock

Marsha and Doug Worthington

Jim and Lynn Hersberger

Steve and Trisha Vankoski

Bill Ewing

Anthony Lardydell

UAW Local 2209

Old Prairie Products, Inc.

Gene and Lisa Miller

Lyn Schlegel

Anne and Scott Karr

Frank and Sandy Shoener

Brian and Kyla Zehr

Physicians Health Plan

Susan and Bill Nash

Joe Hyndman

Tom and Lynn Antisdel

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Nyffeler

Ronald and Margaret Rice

Craig Bobay

Aaron and Marj Lybarger

Anne Davies


Louise A. Larsen

Michael and Holly Brady

Tom and Janelle Jones

James and Susan Berghoff

Art McCord and Nedra Steury

Don and Kathy Grashoff

Marlin and Julie Bauer, in honor of Dr. Julie Bauer

Marinda Gregory, in honor of R.E.G.

Terra Schmidt

James and Marta DeSimone

Mike and Linda Corson

Jay and Connie Coffman

Brad and Amy Peckinpaugh

Scott and Marilyn Maddox

Steve and Suzi Lundergan

Alan and Esther Yoder

Anne Tiernon

John Leitz

Jay and Peggy Farlow

Southwest Youth Triathlon

Michael and Karen Roeger, in honor of Jack Roeger

Mona Will

Angie Quinn, in honor of Kent and Heather Castleman

Angie Quinn, in honor of Joy and Bobby Lucas

Angie Quinn, in honor of Joshua and Audrey Smith

Angie Quinn, in honor of Dawn Ritchie

Angie Quinn, in honor of Amy Hartzog

Amy and Tim Kenesey

Don and Ann Marqueling

Rachel Blakeman

Steve Gustafson and Laura Paschen

Marshall White

Janet DeRoche, in honor of George DeRoche

Ian and Nicole Nelson

Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Bruce and Barbara Weaver

William Smith

Sheila Clay

Bob and Joanne Beatty

Erin and Greg Clark

Dr. Gregg Pollander

Scott and Jeannine Gibble

Leslie Remenschneider Real Estate, Inc.

Fort 4 Fitness 

Jim and Kathy Bailey

Dr. Gregg Pollander

Greg and Erin Clark

Kevin and Mary Ellen Tonne, in honor of Thomas Plant

Jerry Smith and Janet Lawson


Russ and Sandy Voorhees

Christian Bridgwater

Tyler Larson, in honor of Lavern and Donna Roth

Michael and Carla Overdahl

Kirk and Susan Eggebrecht

Denis Schwartz

Ben and Nicole Langel

Testamentary Trust of Jack A. Ewing

Mike and Libby Osborne

James Wehrenberg

Craig and Cheryl Klinker

Christopher and Lynn Keefer

Terez and Dennis Zorger, in honor of Bill Adams

Robert and Ruth Stone

Margaret Distler

Kelly Shanks, in honor of Joseph Green

Douglas and Portia Coe, in honor of Joseph Green

Maureen and Louie Mespell, in honor of Joseph Green

Therese Springmann, in honor of Joseph Green

John and Sara Corbatt, in honor of Joseph Green

Anita Mather, in honor of Joseph Green

Paula Hinton, in honor of Joseph Green

Therese Brown, in honor of Joseph Green

Jim and Todd Stone, in honor of Joseph Green

The Fox Family, in honor of Joseph Green

Pete, Alice, and Tim Eshelman, in honor of Joseph Green

Fred Hemsath, in honor of Joseph Green

Matt and Cheryl Confer

Brian Vanskyock

Tommy DeLong, in honor of Roger Goodland

Sandy Thomas

Rick and Dorian Maples

Thomas and Sandra Elyea

Greg and Kate Lynch

Terry and Terri Schackow, in honor of Brian and Jason Schackow

New Car Dealers Association

Ed and Mary Lou Hutter

Mike and Mary Jo Todoran

In Memory of Rudy Travis

William Critell, in honor of the Critell-Heaston Families

David Schleinkofer, in honor of Sue Hiatt

Johnson & Johnson Employee Matching Grants Program

General Electric Foundation Matching Gifts Program

Gary Hogle

GM Foundation Dollars for Doers Program

Craig and Jan Hamilton

Frank & Wanda Johnson

Brackets for Good Donors:

Kurt and Rhonda Breischaft, in  memory of Marvin Yoder

The Thomas Family,  in honor of J.P. Jones

Christie Wentland

Tim and Cara Hall

Garrett D. Butler

Andrew Ewing

Margaret Brooks

Dawn Ritchie

Vicki Roberts


Karen Bohn

Thomas Zaucha

Ed Toy

Michael Trulock

Roy Michael Frank

Marta Zoller

Ed Kerr

Janine Bernabe

Christine A. Welling

Judy Roy

Greg O’Daniel

Kristi Abel

Doug Lucas

Jay Coldren

Mandy Witkovsky

Kathryn Roudebush

Martin Pastura

Kimberly Miser

Margaret Brooks

Jason Pesetski


Jeanette Weigand

Jeff Sanderson

Emily Bush

Kimberly Van Naarden

Chris Carter

Johanna Ducker

Anne Johns

Dave Schaller

Martin Pastura

Rick & Carol Abbott

Cindy Hoffman

Bryon Kraus

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Pembroke Bakery & Cafe

Mary Zielinski

Amy Jo Sites

John Grabowski

Aaron Lybarger

Adrienne Maurer

David Lupke

Kim Sabrosky

Linda Muroski

Janet Shinn

Pam Fischer

Betsy Thal Gephart

Bryan Pehlke

Dave Schleinkofer

Angela Fix

Karen Springer

Ben Langel

Martin Seifert

Kalissa Herron

Cindy Kostoff

Tom and Teresa Riethmiller

Robert and Donna Streeter

Mazda North American Operations

Pi Chapter Psi Iot

Waynedale United Methodist Church

Three Rivers Strollers

Kirk and Cheryl Lyons

Don and Ann Marqueling

Carolyn Thatcher

Vanessa Sterling

Don and Elizabeth Winsley

Nancy Fecher

Tom and Sandy Crabill

Ms. Willa Thompson

Ms. Wilma Fuelling

Doug and Pam Barcalow

Danielle Falk

Tim Tappan

Kimberly Dwyer

Mark Hutchinson

Mr. John Judd

Michael and Amy Siffer

Dave and Margaret Ridderheim

John and Cindy Verduce

Tim and Ann Clary

Steve Elmer

Scott and Diane McCauley

Tracy & Lisa Tomkiewicz

Angela Becker

Kathleen Kaun

Tyler Teter

Dr. Gregg Pollander

Brad and Amy Peckinpaugh

The Montanaro Family, In Honor of Isaac Montanaro

Don and Ann Marqueling

Kirk and Cheryl Lyons

Todd & Sara Simpson

Tim Ellsworth


Mark Middleton

Albert Jennings

Dr. Valerie E. Lake

David and Susan Meyer

Michael and Holly Allison

Nathan Morin, in honor of the UAW 2209 Pedal Poker Run 2018

Cindy Wolfer

Mike and Laura Butchko

Toni Blaettner

Michael Evans


Jay and Peggy Farlow