Major Donors


Major donors are individuals and families giving over $250 and businesses giving over $500 annually to the organization.  These supporters provide cash and valuable in-kind services in support of Friends of the Cheat’s mission.

FOC thanks these key donors with various perks ranging from complimentary tickets to the Cheat River Festival to promotion of businesses through the organization’s website, newsletter, and advertising.  Major Donors also receive invitations to special events including an invite-only VIP shindig the Friday evening before Cheat Fest and donor mixer events held throughout the year.

Narrows Navigator – $250:  FOC sticker, Into the Canyon newsletter, acknowledgement in 1 newsletter and on FOC website, short-sleeve FOC map tee or FOC hat, invitations to special events including donor mixers and Cheat Fest VIP party, & 2 VIP Cheat Fest passes* (includes Fest entrance, on-site camping, & access to Volunteer Café)

Canyon Contributor – $500:  Major donor perks above plus 1 more tee or hat & 2 standard Cheat Fest passes & on-stage festival banner highlighting your commitment to FOC

Stream Steward – $1,000:  Major donor perks above plus a booth at the 2015 Cheat River Festival for your business or family

Cheat River Sponsor – $2,500:  Major donor perks above plus 2 more standard Cheat Fest passes (2 VIP, 4 standard)

Cheat Watershed Sponsor – $5,000 or more:  Major donor perks above plus 2 more standard Cheat Fest passes (2 VIP, 6 standard)


In addition to standard member perks, Major Donor VIPs earn  full Cheat  Fest access including:

VIP Fest admission for you & a guest

Access to Fest grounds for on-site camping

Backstage access including Volunteer Cafe featuring  complimentary food & beverages

Your choice FOC classic map t-shirt or hat




Thank you to our current Major Donors!


Cheat River Watershed Sponsors


Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust

Walbridge Family Foundation


Cheat River Sponsors


Greater Morgantown CVB

Nemacolin Energy Institute


Stream Stewards


Dave Bassage

Dave Brisell

Deep Roots Productions

Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival 2014

Allen and Mildred Karlin

Tucker County CVB

Robert Uram


Canyon Contributors


Active Network

Alpha Associate


Black Bear Burritos

Bliss Bliss Bliss

C.E. Bolyard and Son

Cullison Communications

Green Rivers

Hartley Insurance Agency

IT Logic Systems

Keelhaulers Canoe Club

Patty Markley

Chip Mefford

Mykl Messer Designs

Morgantown Energy Associates

Mountaineer Area Rescue Group

Mountain State Brewery

Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Old Colony Realtors

Bill Pennington

Don and Susan Sauter

Pamela Schwer

The Scotts Company

Peter F. Smith

Superior Appalachia Pipeline

Jim Snyder

Ragnar Trail Relays

Run for It!  (Tucker Community Foundation)

Upper Mon River Association

Wilderness Voyageurs


Narrows Navigators


Andrew McKnight

Art Attacks & Strokes, Chad Pitts

Aurora Celtic

The Book Exchange

Tod Buckhalter


Cheat River Outfitters

Ann Clough

Complex Creations, Gabe Dewitt


Dale Briggs Footage

Stratford Douglas

Bob Gedekoh

Wilson Greenlaw

The Greens

Halftime String Band

Kroger “Eat for the Cheat” Contributors (quarterly

Lindsey and Ty Jaquay

Jason Jaros

Johnson’s Crossroad

Adrian Kiger & Don Olmstead

The Lewis Brothers

Mary Luckini & Tyler Mayhew

Connie Miller

James Murtha

Jayne Paparella


Larry and Mary Pethick

Jake Pitzer

Preston Memorial Hospital

Stewed Mulligan

Ridgetop Pottery, Susan Ramey

Mystical Crystal, Rob Riffe

Donnie Riggs

Rising Regina

Randy Robinson

Bob Runowski

Jack and Mary Sanders

Friends and Family of Chris Schwer

Greg and Rita Schwer

Peter Smith

Upper Mon River Association

Bruce and Cindy Wiley

John K. Victor



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