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, invitation to the 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

Stream Steward – $1,000:  Major donor perks above plus customized FOC merch

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

Walbridge Family Foundation

Margaret Walbridge

Eliza Walbridge

Stephanie Timmermeyer

Lisa and Patrick Ward


Stream Stewards

Dave Brisell

Robert Uram

Thomas & Hope Covey

Vickie Jenkins

Toddi Steelman

Mitchell Stickler

Stratford Douglas

John & Emy Hinnant

Ridgetop Pottery

Black Bear Burritos

Robert Moore


Canyon Contributors

John Kobak
Sam Reynolds
Randy Robinson
Jesse Pitzer
Jennifer Sass and Mike Graham
Jim Murtha
Bob Gedekoh
Robert Moore
Keith Strausbaugh & Ivonne Martinez
Cathy Hagedorn
Jeff & Christopher Hartley
Black Bear Evansdale
Jennifer Sass and Mike Graham
Jessie Douglas
Downstream Strategies
Dan & Chris Herring
Jay Mullen
Ann & Cecil Tickamyer
Bill & Megan Carlson

Christie Warnick

Connie Miller

Adam Webster


Narrows Navigators

Paul Garbart
Don Beyer
Peter Bernstein
Matthew McMillian & Chelsey Greaser
Greer Industries ATTN James Troy
Christopher White
Allan and Millie Karlin
Devra Deems
Miriam & Robert Miller
Joe & Judith Knisely
Marc Glass
Edward Hughes
Jay Mullen
Kenneth Gfroerer
Chip Chase
Randy Masinter & Family
Sam Stewart
Casey Loose
Jay and Marcy Myers
Charles and Kathryn Lilly
Book Exchange
Judith Cronauer and Gerard Lechowick
Paul Schelp
Susan Gordon
Charles Duffy
Alice Fleischman
Carl & Connie Ervin
Mrs. Nancy Abrams and Dr. Stan Einzig
Margot Stiles
Mowry Smith, III
Tim & Karen Adams
Richard Volkman
Heather Lukacs and Kyle Doerksen
Mark Gavin and Jodi Goodman
Don & Martha Ferguson
R. Brent Bailey
Eric Lee
Dale and Carolyn McVicker
Rich & Bettina Dennis
Kathrin J. Allen
E. A. Wilson

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