Thank you to all those who supported our 2023 “Celebrating Generations of Conservation and Advocacy" Annual Gala

October 23, 2023
Jennifer Zack
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Thank you to all those who supported our 2023 “Celebrating Generations of Conservation and Advocacy" Annual Gala


We are deeply grateful to the wonderful Trail Conference community for their energetic, friendly presence and amazing generosity at this year’s Annual Gala.

Nearly 175 individuals came together in celebration and support of the Trail Conference. The spirit of preservation was tangible as we celebrated the Trail Conference’s dedication to conserving, protecting and advocating for trail lands for over a century.

We are incredibly humbled by your support. Our work wouldn’t be possible without you. Thank you for making the evening a truly memorable one.

We would especially like to share our sincere gratitude for our honorees, visionary environmental leaders, Anne Todd Osborn and Fred Osborn III for their shared commitment and affinity to conserve, protect, and advocate for the precious lands around our region. Please enjoy our tribute video to their legacy. Our Master of Ceremonies, George Whipple III for his clear and enthusiastic execution of the program and former Governor George Pataki for his personal, heartfelt, introduction of our honorees.

We would like to shine a spotlight of gratitude on our sponsors of the event including Cereus Financial, Wolfpack Media, Benjamin Moore, Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, Topfield Equestrian Center, Philipstown Garden Club, Valley Health System, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, Thruway Sporting Goods, Inserra Supermarkets, Visions Federal Credit Union, Old Souls, Open Space Institute, and Provident Bank.

Thank you to the local businesses, Hudson North Cider Co, Ramsey Farmers’ Market, and Bergen County Community College who donated beverages, services, and decorations – they really made the evening look, feel and taste wonderful. A special shoutout to Ryan Windess of WolfPack Media for donating talent for the production of our visual programing.

We would also like to thank our Board of Directors: Carol Ann Benton, Barbara Evans, David Felsenthal, Charles Gadol, Andy Garrison, Kalyan “Kal” Ghosh, Emily Hague, Felicity Arengo, John Magerlein, Juan Mulli, Sreeni Nair, Michael Pashley and Ken Posner.

Finally, thank you to all who donated amazing auction items!