Centennial Gala

October 2021
01:00 AM EDT
November 2021
11:45 PM EST
GOAL $5,000.00
122.4% REACHED!

About Our Auction

The Trail Conference's Gala is the organization's major fundraising event. Our silent auction benefits our programs and helps advance our mission.

All proceeds raised go to the Trail Conference.

Happy bidding :)

One hundred years ago, the Trail Conference was founded by outdoor-lovers who believed the weariness of fast-paced, modern life could be cured by a walk in the woods. Today, the demand for outdoor recreation is at an all-time high as people turn to nature to relax and recharge after an extremely challenging year.

Since 1920, the Trail Conference has been literal and figurative trailblazers in the conservation movement. Every time our volunteers step on a trail, they are embodying the values of an organization that strives to provide safe, enjoyable opportunities outdoors and inspire a deeper appreciation for the care that natural areas require.

We are celebrating 100 years at our Centennial Gala on Saturday, October 16, at the Bear Mountain Inn. To mark this milestone, we will be honoring Dr. Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky—philanthropist, environmentalist, and longtime Trail Conference champion.

Our program will include live entertainment, a cocktail hour, three-course meal, open bar, and cider tastings.

About New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a volunteer-powered organization that builds, maintains, and protects public trails. Together with our partners, we strive to ensure that the trails and natural areas we share are sustainable and accessible for all to enjoy for generations to come.

Values Statements
The joys of nature belong to everyone.
All people regardless of age, ability, or location should be able to experience the rewards of connecting with nature.

Environmental conservation is a shared duty.
We must preserve the integrity of our natural world not only to sustain our trail systems, but to ensure future generations can enjoy the outdoor experiences a healthy planet has to offer.

Volunteers are our superheroes.
Creating and protecting trails is a labor of love. We celebrate our volunteers their passion, dedication, and leadership make the trails we all love possible.

Respect is essential to success.
In our partnerships, we exercise the same courtesy we advocate for on the trail, and we strive to be a trusted source of information and expertise for the trail community.

The right path is always a responsible one.
We take land stewardship seriously and approach every decision with balanced judgment and firm conscience.

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