Sustainers Circle donors are those who contribute $1,000 or more to TART Trails annually. They provide important funding that allows TART Trails to work towards our strategic goals.

Learn more about joining the Sustainers Circle of Donors here

Sustainers Circle donors are invited each year to our Oktoberfest celebration, an annual gathering of the TART Trails family. 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 regional champion of trails.

TART Trails also hosts a number of Sustainers’ events each year. These fun and informal events give us a chance to get out on the trails together and provide a chance for Sustainers to learn more about the network they are helping to support. Click here to view the 2021 Sustainers Circle of Donors events.

Gifts to the Go Farther Fund provide TART Trails with the flexibility needed to achieve our vision of happy, active people making connections through a world-class trail network. The Go Farther Fund is used to expand trail connections, pursue property acquisition opportunities, and tackle other critical, timely needs that enable us to thrive as an organization and create meaningful connections. Help us make every home a trailhead.

Contact Casey at or 231.941.4300 for more information.

We are grateful to the following individuals and organizations for their Sustainers Circle support:
♥ 5 to 9 years
♥♥ 10 to 14 years
♥♥♥ 15 to 20 years
♥♥♥♥ 20+ years

Go Farther Fund

Dan Edson ♥♥

Gold Sustainers ($5,000 or more annually)

4Front Credit Union ♥
Bruce and Christie Alton
Anderson’s Glen Arbor Market ♥♥
William and Vicki Anderson ♥♥
Aspire North REALTORS
Lois Bahle and Larry Mawby ♥♥♥♥
Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, Inc. ♥♥
George and Patricia Bearup ♥♥♥
Carole and Dennis Becker
The Les and Anne Biederman Foundation ♥
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Cindi and David Boesler ♥
David and Mary Ann Borton ♥
Brick Wheels ♥♥
Thomas O. Brown Foundation ♥
Phil and Mary Beth Canfield ♥
Robert Carstens
Jen and Tyler Cerny
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
Cherry Capital Airport
Cherry Capital Cycling Club ♥♥♥♥
Sara Cockrell ♥
Donald and Marylou Coe
Tom Compson and Christy Larimer-Compson ♥
Barbara Danly
William and Dea Danly
East Bay Township
Debbie Edson ♥♥
Martha Garber ♥
Bob and Kathy Garvey
Bob and Carol Goff ♥
Lois Goldstein and John Heiam ♥
Gary and Jana Hoensheid
Ted and Trudy Grainger Foundation
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians ♥♥
Grand Traverse County
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation ♥♥♥
Campbell Endowment
Land Use Conservation Planning Endowment
LouAnn’s Endowment for Women’s Leadership
Robyn and Charlie Polzin Fund
Serendipity Endowment
TART Trails Endowment
Lars Wigert Endowment

In memory of Gordon & JoAnn Grapes Mutual Gas ♥♥♥
Great Lakes Energy People Fund
Hagerty ♥♥♥
Tim and Sally Hanley ♥♥♥
Herrington-Fitch Family Foundation
HP Foundation ♥
Jim and Diana Huckle Family Foundation ♥
Iceman Cometh Challenge ♥♥♥
Bob and Ranae Ihme
Brian and Jennifer Jaffe ♥
Elaine Jason
Kerry and Kathy Kelly ♥
Steve and Shira Klein
Peter Klekamp
Jack and Jeanne Lane
The Meijer Foundation ♥
Richard and Diana Milock ♥
Kathryn and Mike Moyer
The Oleson Foundation ♥♥♥
Oryana Community Cooperative ♥
John and Susan Paul ♥♥
Tom and Martha Phillips ♥♥
The Porter Family Foundation
In Memory of Gerald and June Powley
George and Carol Quarderer ♥♥
Gordon and Marlene Rady ♥♥♥♥
Royce Ragland and Kenneth Bloem
Mimi and Barry Ransick
Robbins Family Fund
John and Rachel Roe
Rosso Family Foundation ♥
Rotary Charities of Traverse City ♥♥♥
The Art and Mary Schmuckal Family Foundation ♥
Erin Schmuckal
Short’s Brewing Company ♥
Rick and Donna Simonton ♥
The Simonton-Walsh-Hanosek-Mangum Wealth Management Group ♥
Jean and Larry Skendzel ♥
Edward Slosky
Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort ♥♥
Top of Michigan Trails Council
George and Susan Townsend ♥
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation
Traverse City Light & Power ♥♥
Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Track Club ♥♥♥♥
Traverse City Zombie Run ♥♥
Tri-County Bicycle Association-DALMAC Fund ♥♥
Joseph and Francis White ♥
Brent Wiersema and Stephanie Morreale ♥

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

Sara and Rick Armbruster
The Steven & Kathryn Bandstra Foundation ♥♥
Bayshore Resort ♥
John and Rebecca Bercini ♥
Greg and Sue Besio
Buffalo Ridge Center Home of Oryana West
Donna Burt
John and Sarah Carter
Cherry Republic Inc. ♥♥
Cherry Republic – Cherrish Michigan Campaign
David Clark and Phyllis Kirk ♥
Daniel and Linda Cline ♥
Cloud Cannabis
Christine and Paul Deyo ♥
Fifth Third Bank Northern Michigan ♥
Michael and Mary Foley ♥
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa ♥
George and Sharon Hermach ♥
David Kam and Kristi Hameedi ♥♥
Thomas and Alison Larabel
Harold and Pam Lassers ♥
Jeremy and Lynda McClellan ♥
Sue McKinley and Alan Williams
North Peak Brewing & Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Northern United Brewing Company
Annie and Craig Okerstrom-Lang
Kim and Bruce Olson, Olson Family Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation
Pedego Traverse City
Scott and Pam Phillips ♥♥
Dan and Pamela Prevo ♥♥♥
Red Oak Foundation
Michael Rodenberg
Bernie and Donna Rubin
Tim Schowalter
Wayne and Joni Sterenberg ♥♥♥
Tarnow Management, LLC ♥
Traverse Area Machining Inc. ♥
Up North Media ♥♥
Vasa Ski Club
Tim Wener and Petra von Kulajta ♥♥♥
Tim and Karly Wentzloff
Bonnie Willings and Lou Colombo ♥

Sustainers ($1,000-$2,499 annually)

9&10 News
Charlene Abernethy and Michael Gill
Meg and Glen Ackerman
Advanced Financial Group
Advantage Benefits Group
Airway Automation, Inc. ♥
Pam and Gordon Amidon
Matthew Anderson and Jennifer Tang Anderson
William and Paula Anderson
William and Vicki Anderson ♥♥
Duane Archambo ♥
Christine and Gary Armbrecht
Tom and Barbara Auer ♥♥♥
Bahle’s of Suttons Bay ♥♥
Michael Baker ♥♥
Carl Ballou
Deana Barshney ♥♥♥
Cheryl Bartholic
Mack and Lorraine Beers
Beers Family Foundation ♥♥♥
Carl and Sally Benner
Winery At Black Star Farms LLC
Black Walnut Wealth Management
Jim and Janet Blanchard
Brian Blood ♥♥
Mark and Karla Bole
Scott and Alyson Booth
Debbie Bosma
Eric and Julia Braverman
Brengman Brothers ♥
Ed and Ingrid Brophy ♥
Jere and Gail Brown ♥♥
Jennifer and Bruce Brown
Dan and Kersti Bruining ♥♥
David Bucholtz and Kimberly White
John and Sandy Butler
Byron Cash Foundation
Byte Productions, LLC
Chuck and Susan Cady ♥♥
Betsy and Scrub Calcutt
Harvey and Kathy Calcutt
Pam and Tom Caldwell
Ron and Jane Caldwell
Bill and Margaret Carman
Cedar Run Eye Center
Chuck Cigrand and Sarah Thompson
Julie and Bill Clark ♥
Paula Colombo and Curt Cummins ♥
Common Good Bakery
Jill Cooley ♥
Copy Central ♥
Nancy Cotcamp
Jim and Patty Croom
Lori and Dean Crutchfield
Don and Yvonne Cunkle
Barry and Renie Cutler ♥
Janet and Nicholas Darby
Raymond and Julie Dean
Chris and Katherine DeGood ♥
Ross and Nancy Deye ♥
Peter Doren and Karen Mauro-Doren ♥♥
Stephanie and Mike Dow ♥♥
Downtown Traverse City Association
Bryce and Paula Dreeszen
Mary and Joseph Duchi ♥
Earthen Ales
David Edelstein and Jennie Berkson ♥
Einstein Cycles ♥
Beth English
John and Gina Erb ♥
Laurie Eskoff
Becky Ewing and Bob Eichenlaub
Farley Family Foundation
Farm Club
Carl and Amy Ferguson ♥
Parker Field ♥♥
The Filling Station ♥
Brian and Vera Fisher ♥♥♥
The Fitzgerald Family
Matt and Victoria Frye
Stephanie and Todd Galdes
Chris and Melissa Gallagher
Angel Gingras and Terry Taylor
Jerry and Sharon Glenn ♥♥♥
Krista and Jeffrey Goldman
Steve and Nanette Gotsch
Gregory Goyert and Marcie Treadwell
Terrence and Sally Grady ♥
Grand Traverse Oral Surgery ♥
Grand Traverse Pie Company, Inc.
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa ♥
Green Brick Foundation
Kit Green and Kristin Zimmerman
Thom Greene and Nadeen Kieren
Rodney Groleau and Catherine Franciosi
Judith Guinan
Mike and Mary Haley
Steve and Margaret Hall
Sara and Eric Harding
Wayne Harner and Mary Pat Key
Barry and Evelyn Harper ♥♥♥
Joyce Hartom and Thomas Rorabaugh
Robert Haydock and Jennifer Tobin
Jim Heffner and Donna Hagan ♥
Claudia Hendry ♥
Jim Hennessey and Kati Rooney ♥♥
Alan and Terry Hershey
James and Bunny Hickey
Russell Hjelmstad
Tara and Brad Hochstetler ♥
Dr. Justin Hollander P.C. ♥
Paul and Susan Holwerda
Scott and Michele Howard ♥
Jean and Bill Howard ♥♥
Jim and Diana Huckle ♥♥
Pam and Lance Huffer
Tim and Lisa Hughes ♥♥
Janet and Steve Hyde
Image 360 ♥♥
Independent Bank
Gail Ingraham
Paul and Laura Jacobson ♥♥
Susanne and William Janis
Jenkins Group, Inc. ♥
Michael and Elizabeth Jean Johns
Jesse and Charlotte Johnson
Dennis and Karen Joy
Jim and Becky Kalajian
Ed and Ann Kalat ♥♥♥♥
Kayak, Bike & Brew ♥
Donald and Pamela Kegley
Jane Kendra
John Kennedy
Todd and Jean Kennell ♥♥
Lisa and Gerry Kenney
Martin and Anita Klein
Korndorfer Group ♥
Richard Kosinsk and Deborah Ochs ♥
Arthur and Kim Kubert
Arthur and Kim Kubert
L Mawby
Alan Langnas and Danielle Dohrmann
Jonathon and Laura Lanphier ♥
John and Linda Larin ♥
Laser Printer Technologies ♥
Jeffrey and Marcia Lee
Camille Leugers and James Musser
Mark and Lori Leugers
Camille Leugers and James Musser
John Libbe and Carla Houle-Libbe ♥
Norm Licht and Joan Griner ♥♥
The Little Fleet ♥
George and Lorna Lombard
Karen and William Lott
Leslie Maclin
Paul and Laurie Madison
Magnum Hospitality ♥♥
Gerard Mahoney
Graham and Peggy Martin
John and Anne McAlpine
William and Joan McCool
McLain Cycle & Fitness ♥
Meijer Inc. Acme ♥
Madison Meter
Patrick and Heather Meir
Stephen Michael
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Robert Mittelstaedt and Renee Huckle Mittelstaedt
John and Nancy Morris
Robert Morse
Eric and Amy Mueller ♥
Ben and Bette Munger
Dennis and Judy Murphy ♥♥♥
National Cherry Festival
Mark Neithercut
Frank Noverr and Toni Tonda ♥
Erik and Marita Okerstrom ♥
Dr. Wayne L. and Ann M. Olsen ♥
Olson, Bzdok & Howard PC
Orchard Creek Health Care ♥♥
Patrick and Sharon Oriel
Thomas and Bonnie Page
Parallel Solutions, LLC
Partners in Family Practice
Karl Pearson ♥
Kenneth and Karen Pennington ♥
Kelley Peterson ♥♥
Mary Lou and Tom Piehl
Barbara and Dennis Piskor ♥
Kate Potvin ♥
Rare Bird Brewpub
Eric and Jill Ray ♥♥
Nan and Pat Ray
Donna Rehman
Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home Family ♥
Right Brain Brewery ♥
Michael Roberts and Phyllis Laine
Rotary Club of Traverse City ♥
Nicholas Routson
Michael and Betty Ryan ♥♥
John and Lulu Scheidel
Lisa and Thomas Schermerhorn ♥
David and Lisa Schimmel
Robert and Mary Scholl ♥
Bill and Marilyn Schulz
Charles Schwab ♥
Shady Lane Cellars
Amy Shamroe for Traverse City
Patricia Sharpnack ♥♥♥
Siebenthaler Foundation
Silver Spruce Brewing Company
James and Shannon Sitek ♥♥
Slocombe Law Office
Bill and Mary Smith
Marsha Smith and Tom Gilbert
Peter and Kristin Sneed
Brad and Cathy Spanski ♥
Toni Stanfield
John Stanley
Mary Stanley
Nancy and Chris Steele
Jackie and Charles Stein
Stone Hound Brewing
Dr. William Stych, DPM ♥
Jerry Sura
Suttons Bay Bikes ♥
Julia and Joel Sytsma
Mike and Terry Tarnow ♥
Lisa and Dave Taylor
TC Brew Bus, LLC
Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc
Thompson Surgical Instruments ♥♥♥
Jane and Hugh Thomson
Tom’s Food Markets Inc ♥
Dan Toole and Beth Verhey ♥
Traverse City Chief Petty Officers’ Association
Tri-County Bicycle Association-Northwest Tour
Kevan Truman
Janet and Tom Upthegrove ♥♥
Merry Vander Linden and Claudio Vacas
Todd and Susan Vigland ♥♥
Jill and Tim Vollbrecht ♥
The Von Voigtlander Family Foundation ♥
Andy and Brooke Voto
Andrew and Elizabeth Walters
Nancy and Kent Walton
Paul and Harlene Ward
Doug and Wendy Warner
Sharon Watling and Erin Tichenor
Marty Watts and Dave Lytle
West Bay Exploration ♥
West Front Primary Care ♥♥
Lars and Carol Wigert
Chris and Susan Wilhelm
Carie and Matt Wille
Richard and Kimiko Williams
Tana and Harold Wilsey
Nancy Wilson
Steve Wilson
Shawn and Christina Winter
Patricia Wittkopp
Norman and Susan Woerle ♥
Jim and Sue Woodburne ♥♥
Stephanie Woodfin and Nathan Schultz
Peter and Michele Worden
Jan Wyckoff
Patricia and Howard Yamaguchi ♥
Yen Yoga and Fitness ♥♥
Linda and Steve Young
R.M. Young Company ♥♥♥
Rick and Terry Zweering

In-Kind Sustainers Circle Donors

Gold In-kind Sustainers
Richard Bellingham
Eric Braverman
David Dean
Jim Drombrowski ♥♥♥
Dave Fisher ♥
Brad Gerlach
Team Elmer’s
Dick Kelley ♥
Gary MacAulay ♥
Dave Monstrey ♥♥♥
Geoffrey Peckham
Chuck Percy

Silver In-kind Sustainers
Garth Greenan
Kate Greene
Inhabitect, LLC
Ted Pryde, Pryde Write

In-kind Sustainers
Affinity Technology Group, LLC ♥
Flight Path Creative
Great Lakes Stainless, Inc
Scott Grubb ♥
Carole and Daniel Howland
Tim and Amy Jenema
Johnson Outdoors ♥
Richard Naperala ♥
Gretchen Overbeek
Kate Thornhill ♥