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 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


Cheat River Sponsors

Patrick and Lisa 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

Cube Hydro

Szilagyi Family Foundation

Judith & Joseph Knisely

Cathy Hagedorn

William Durr

Gregory Edwards and Judy Stapel

John Kobak

Jessie Pitzer

Eric Hendrickson

Jenn Sass & Michael Graham

Bill Branson

Keith Strausbaugh & Ivonne Martinez

Josh & Jeanne Kaufman

Sam Reynolds

Thomas Hungar

Joseph & Lois Knecht

Don Ferguson

Randy Robinson

Green Rivers

Hartley Insurance Agency

Keelhaulers Canoe Club

Old Colony Realtors

Bill Pennington

Peter  Smith

Jim Snyder

Run for It!  (Tucker Community Foundation)

Carey Butler

Christie Warnick

Connie Miller


Narrows Navigators

John K. Victor

Anita Fleming

Joe & Katie Boyd

E.A. Wilson

Dale & Carolyn McVicker

Joan Pitzer

Scott & Maureen Patton

Eric Lee

Chris White

Fred Glotfelty

Kathrin Allen

Michael Buric & Patricia Kotchek

Charles & Kathryn Lilly

Jay & Marcy Myers

Kathy DeWitt

Don Beyer

Donald Strimbeck

Steve Taylor

Adrian Kiger & Donald Olmstead

Brent Bailey

Will Ratcliffe

Tim Weaver

Don Millard

Peter Bernstein

Bill & Megan Carlson

White Grass Skiing Center

Allan & Millie Karlin

Glenn Larew

Katherine Avary

Bob & Alice Vernon

Nancy Abrams & Dr. Stan Einzig

Kenneth Gfroerer

Marc Glass

Edward Hughes

Miriam & Robert Miller

Tim & Connie DeBerry

David Keers

Charles Duffy

Paul Garbart

Randy Mansinter & Family

Allie Smith

Sam Stewart

Kingwood Eagles AFOE #2391

Mowry Smith III

Ann & Cecil Tickameyer



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