Your gift to Trailnet supports the work of creating a healthier and more active community. Trailnet improves St. Louis’ regional quality of life by offering bicycle rides and recreational events, promoting transportation alternatives, providing community bicycle and pedestrian planning, collaborating on trails, greenways and bicycle/pedestrian compatible roadways and assisting with public outreach and advocacy. Contact Trailnet’s membership manager for more information.
You can support the vital work of Trailnet through a one-time general donation or by permitting a monthly charge* to your credit card.
*Monthly payments will continue until cancelled by the donor. To cancel monthly donations, please contact the membership manager at 314-436-1324 x103.
You can support Trailnet through a tribute gift in honor, or in memory, of a friend or family member. Your generosity helps Trailnet to encourage healthy, active living improving the quality of life across the bi-state region. To make a tribute gift, download Trailnet’s Tribute Gift form and mail it to:
411 North 10th Street Suite 202
St. Louis, MO 63101
Tribute contributions to Trailnet are completely tax deductible. For more information, contact Trailnet’s membership manager at 314-436-1324 x103.
Many employers offer matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your employer has such a program, the impact of your gift to Trailnet may be doubled and your membership level and benefits can be upgraded. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company has a matching gift policy and follow the procedures for designating Trailnet as the matching gift recipient. Trailnet notify you when the matching gift arrives.
United Way Campaigns
Some employers allow United Way contributions to be directed to Trailnet. You can use these campaigns as a method to pay for Trailnet membership (see “Become a Member” pages for description of levels.) Check with your Human Resources Department to see if this option is available to you.
Combined Federal Campaign / Missouri Environmental Fund
Federal employees can donate to Trailnet via the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) by using code 75911. Trailnet is represented in the CFC by the Missouri Environmental Fund (MEF), a federation of environment-focused non-profit organizations. Environmentally conscious employees can direct their donations to Trailnet and MEF during the annual CFC drive. Employees can use their campaign donation as a method to pay for a Trailnet membership (see “Become a Member” page for a description of levels.)
City of St. Louis employees can give to Trailnet via the City’s annual giving campaign. Trailnet is represented in the campaign by the Missouri Environmental Fund. Employees can use their campaign donation as a method to pay for a Trailnet membership (see “Become a Member” page for a description of levels.)
NOTE: Please contact the Membership Manager (email@example.com) after a pledge is submitted, so that the membership can be processed. There is a delay between the pledge submission and Trailnet’s notification of the pledge. Trailnet likes to send membership benefits out as soon as possible.
Gifts of Stock
You can support the vital work of Trailnet through a gift of publicly traded securities. By gifting the stock to Trailnet (rather than selling it and donating the proceeds), you receive the federal and state charitable deductions and avoid paying capital gains tax. Both you and Trailnet benefit! For more information or to notify Trailnet of your intention to make a gift of stock, contact the director of development Carol Schmidt at 314-436-1324 x103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts of Property
The Executive Committee of the Trailnet Board of Directors will consider non-cash gifts of real estate or other property on a case-by-case basis. Trailnet maintains Gift Acceptance Guidelines to assist with decisions to accept and place a value upon all non-cash charitable donations. For more information or to discuss making a gift of property, contact Trailnet’s Executive Director, Ralph Pfremmer at 314-436-1324 x105.
Planned giving, simply defined, is any technique that includes charitable giving in your total financial plan. It is an excellent way to extend your generous support of Trailnet and have meaningful, ongoing impact on the vital work around the region. In working with donors and their financial advisors to plan major gifts, Trailnet’s Board of Directors is guided by Trailnet’s Gift Acceptance Guidelines. Trailnet gratefully accepts the following planned gift vehicles at this time:
- Beneficiary designation You may transfer assets to Trailnet by naming Trailnet as a beneficiary in your will, your life insurance policy or your retirement or pension plan.
- Charitable remainder trust You may place assets in a tax-exempt trust that provides payments to you for your lifetime or for a specified number of years. At the end of the defined time period, the remainder of the assets will be transferred to Trailnet.
- Charitable lead trust You may place assets in a trust that provides income to Trailnet for a term of years or the remainder of your lifetime. At the end of the defined time period, the assets are returned to the beneficiaries named in the trust.
For more information or to discuss planning a major gift to Trailnet, contact Trailnet’s Executive Director, Ralph Pfremmer at 314-436-1324 x105.