Sustainer’s Circle of Donors


Susan & Chuck Cady at Oktoberfest 2015

Please Join the Sustainer’s Circle of Donors Today! 

Sustainer’s Circle donors are those who contribute $1000 or more to TART Trails’ general operations. They provide important funding that enables TART Trails to work toward five goals: increase miles of trail; ensure sustainable, comprehensive maintenance for the entire trail system; ensure sustained support of mission and vision; improve infrastructure and safe access for non-motorized users; contribute to the social, economic, environmental and community health of the region.

Sustainer’s Circle donors embrace our long-term vision of happy, active people enjoying a world-class trail system.

Sustainer’s Circle donors are invited each year to TART Trails’ Oktoberfest celebration. This gathering of the TART Trails’ family is an annual highlight for Sustainers. Executive Director, Julie Clark, provides updates on projects, programs and what lies ahead. The annual Jim Mudgett Trail Pioneer Award is also presented to a champion of trails in the region.


We are grateful to the following individuals and organizations for their support…
♥ Sustainer’s Circle donors for 5 to 9 years
♥♥ Sustainer’s Circle donors for 10 or more years

Gold Sustainers ($5,000 or more annually)

Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation
The Brookby Foundation
Cherry Capital Cycling Club ♥♥
Bruce and Julie Falconer ♥♥
Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation
Mutual Gas, Tom and Georgine Grapes ♥♥
Hagerty ♥♥
Jim and Diana Huckle Family Foundation
Martin and Olivia Lagina
Meijer Acme
The Oleson Foundation ♥
John D and Susan K Paul Family Foundation ♥
Matt and Jennifer Ross ♥
Rosso Family Foundation
Rotary Charities of Traverse City ♥♥
Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Track Club ♥♥
Lars and Carol Wigert

Silver Sustainers ($2,500 – $4,999 annually)

Steve and Kathryn Bandstra ♥
Begonia Charitable Foundation
Blue Care Network of Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ♥
Cherry Republic Inc. ♥
Fox Grand Traverse
Iceman Promotions, Inc. ♥♥
Image 360
Indigo Health Partners ♥♥
Jeremy and Lynda McClellan
Frank Noverr and Toni Tonda ♥
Dan and Pamela Prevo ♥♥
Serendipity Fund, Community Foundation ♥
Short’s Brewing Company
The Simonton Team of Merrill Lynch
Wayne and Joni Sterenberg ♥♥
Timber Ridge Resort ♥
TART Trails Endowment, Community Foundation ♥
Traverse Area Machining Inc.
Tri-County Bicycle Association-NorthWest Tour ♥
Up North Media ♥
Tim Werner and Petra von Kulajta ♥♥

Sustainers ($1,000-$2,499 annually)

John and Liz Ammond
Tom and Barbara Auer ♥♥
Lois Bahle and Larry Mawby ♥
Bahle’s of Suttons Bay ♥
Michael Baker ♥
Deena Barshney ♥♥
Bayshore Resort
Bayview Inn ♥
George and Patricia Bearup ♥♥
Beers Family Foundation ♥♥
John and Rebecca Bercini
Ross and Brenda Biederman
Brian Blood ♥
Rick Brown and Kathy Donahue Brown
Dan and Kersti Bruining ♥
Bubba’s Restaurant
Jacob and Jill Burden
Chuck and Susan Cady ♥
Cherryland Electric Cooperative ♥
Sara Cockrell
Paula Colombo and Curt Cummins
CS Research and Consulting
Chris and Katherine DeGood
Mike and Teckla Dettmer
Christine and Paul Deyo
Peter Doren and Karen Mauro-Doren ♥
Bob and Nancy Doughty ♥♥
Gary and Sandy Drew ♥♥
Charlene Durocher
David Edelstein and Jennie Berkson
Einstein Cycles
Carl and Amy Ferguson
Fifth Third Bank
FIM Group
Brian and Vera Fisher ♥♥
Michael and Mary Foley
David Friar and Rorie Lewis ♥♥
Steve and Renae Gallagher
Jerry and Sharon Glenn ♥♥
Tracey and James Goddeeris
Lois Goldstein and John Heiam
Gordon Food Service ♥
Grand Traverse Oral Surgery
Tim and Sally Hanley ♥♥
Sara and Eric Harding
Ed Hargis and Peggy Anderson
Barry and Evelyn Harper ♥♥
Cal and Cheryl Hendricks
Claudia Hendry
Jim Hennessey and Kati Rooney ♥
Brad and Tara Hochstetler
Justin Hollander
Scott and Michele Howard
Jim and Diana Huckle ♥♥
Tim and Lisa Hughes ♥♥
Paul and Laura Jacobson ♥
Jenkins Group, Inc. ♥
Dan and Peg Jonkhoff
Yvonne Kaehler
Ed and Ann Kalat ♥
David Kam and Kristi Hameedi ♥
Todd and Jean Kennell ♥
Lake Effect
Jonathon Lanphier
Laser Printer Technologies
Harold and Pam Lassers
Norm Licht and Joan Griner ♥
The Little Fleet
LouAnn’s Endowment for Women’s Leadership, Community Foundation ♥
Dr. Vincent Mack, DDS
Magnum Hospitality ♥
Matt McCauley
McLain Cycle & Fitness
Meijer Traverse City
Michelle Mercer
Michigan Blood
Richard and Diana Milock
Dave Monstrey and Kathy Heil ♥
Eric and Amy Mueller
Dennis and Judy Murphy ♥♥
Networks Northwest
Martha Norris
Northern Fire & Safety
Eric and Marita Okerstrom
Megan and Andy Olds ♥
Wayne and Ann Olsen
Orchard Creek Health Care ♥
Oryana Natural Foods Market ♥
Paul Maurer General Contracting ♥
Karl Pearson
David and Kelley Peterson ♥
Scott and Pam Phillips ♥
Tom and Martha Phillips ♥
Plascon Group
George and Carol Quarderer
Gordon and Marlene Rady ♥♥
Eric and Jill Ray ♥
Revision Legal
Right Brain Brewery
R. M. Young Company ♥♥
Michael and Betty Ryan ♥
Sam’s Club
Thomas and Lisa Schermerhorn
Schmuckal Oil Company
Pat Sharpnack ♥♥
Sleder’s Tavern
The Simonton Team of Merrill Lynch
Jim and Shannon Sitek ♥
Jayne Smith
Dave Steffey ♥
Sally Stilwill
Dr. William Stych and Peggy Stych
Suttons Bay Bikes
Mike and Terry Tarnow
Tarnow Management LLC
Thompson Surgical Instruments ♥♥
Tom’s Food Markets Inc.
Dan Toole and Beth Verhey
George and Susan Townsend
Traverse Bay Sunrise Rotary Club
Traverse City State Bank ♥
Traverse Magazine
Janet and Tom Upthegrove ♥
Russell and Susan Van Houzen
Douglas and Linda Verellen ♥
Todd and Susan Vigland ♥
Jill and Tim Vollbrecht
The Von Voigtlander Family Foundation
Paul and Delphine Welch
West Bay Exploration
West Front Primary Care ♥
Dan and Kay White ♥♥
Bonnie Willings and Lou Colombo
Winery at Black Star Farms LLC
Norman and Susan Woerle
Jim and Sue Woodburne ♥
Patricia and Howard Yamaguchi
Yen Yoga ♥

In-Kind Sustainer’s Circle Donors

Affinity Technology Group LLC
Brick Wheels 
Copy Central
John Coghlin
Chris DeGood PE
Jim Dombrowski ♥♥
Peter Doren
Dave and Jane Fisher
Scott Grubb
Bart and Gail Ingraham
John Robert Williams Photography
Johnson Outdoors
Dick and Karleen Kelley
The Kitchen, Grandview Catering
Dave Monstrey ♥♥
Dick and Cheryl Naperala
Oryana Natural Foods Market 
Popp Excavating, Inc.
Roger Raehl
Glen Rauth and Kelly Roscher
Team Elmer’s
Kate Thornhill ♥
Up North Media ♥♥
VI Grill
Bob and Jodie Wick
Howard Yamaguchi