The Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative (HWPI), partnered with the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC), has expanded our role to be the primary fundraising organization supporting the completion of the Border-to-Border Trail System throughout Washtenaw County. HWPI’s long term goal is now to raise approximately $20 million in private funding within five years.
At our inception about two-and-a-half years ago, HWPI’s focus was to connect Chelsea and Dexter with a safe, family-friendly non-motorized pathway. Legacy Land Conservancy, an Ann Arbor-based nonprofit organization founded in 1971, agreed to be our fiscal sponsor. Through this relationship, charitable contributions to HWPI would be tax deductible, and our supporters would have peace of mind knowing that their donations were being handled by a nonprofit with a proven record of more than forty-five years.
With HWPI’s expanded role, we mutually agreed with Legacy Land Conservancy to search for a new fiscal sponsor. HWPI has now entered into an agreement with the nonprofit Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) to serve as our new fiscal sponsor. As a result, all charitable contributions to HWPI continue to be fully tax deductible.
The folks of HWPI greatly appreciate the excellent services Legacy Land Conservancy provided us over the past two-and-a-half years. We encourage everyone to support the marvelous work Legacy does with land preservation throughout our region. We are also excited to open a new chapter with the Michigan Fitness Foundation, as they expand services to support development of Michigan’s statewide Iron Belle Trail System and associated regional trails.
Tax-deductible contributions to HWPI can be made online or mailed in through the Donate page on the Huron Waterloo Pathways website.