Become A Trailblazer

Our Trailblazer Annual Leadership Giving program gives donors the opportunity to play a vital role in building the Emerald Trail, restoring McCoys Creek and Hogans Creek and promoting equitable development. Special recognition and benefits are offered to donors beginning at the $1,000 annual giving level.

Investor ($25,000)

  • Annual Dinner with Emerald Trail Champions
  • Invitation to GWJax Annual Leadership Reception
  • Advance notification of GWJax news, milestones and progress
  • VIP access to GWJax events, announcements, groundbreakings, etc.

Additional Corporate Benefits:

  • Company profile/article on GWJax website and social media (1x/year)
  • Logo recognition on website and in all appropriate publications
  • GWJax insignia appropriate for display in corporate office

Patron ($10,000)

  • Invitation to GWJax Annual Leadership Reception
  • Advance notification of GWJax news, milestones and progress
  • VIP access to GWJax events, announcements, groundbreakings, etc.

Additional Corporate Benefits:

  • Company Name Recognition on GWJax website and in all appropriate publications
  • GWJax insignia appropriate for display in corporate office

Partner ($5,000)

  • Invitation to GWJax Annual Leadership Reception
  • Advance notification of GWJax news, milestones and progress
  • VIP access to GWJax events, announcements, groundbreakings, etc.

Additional Corporate Benefits:

  • Recognition in all appropriate publications
  • GWJax insignia appropriate for display in corporate office

Friend ($2,500)

  • Invitation to GWJax Annual Leadership Reception
  • Advance notification of GWJax news, milestones and progress
  • VIP access to GWJax events, announcements, groundbreakings, etc.

Additional Corporate Benefits

  • Recognition in all appropriate publications

Contributor ($1,000)

  • Advance notification of GWJax news, milestones and progress
  • VIP access to GWJax events, announcements, groundbreakings, etc.

In additon, there are numerous naming opportunities along the Emerald Trail. For more information please contact GWJax CEO Kay Ehas at Kay@groundworkjacksonville.org.

Download the Trailblazer form.

Donor Profile: Pajcic & Pajcic

Michael and his father Steve, of the Law Firm Pajcic & Pajcic, are avid cyclists who see the need for the Emerald Trail. Michael, his wife Katy DeBriere, Steve and wife Anne, along with their law firm Pajcic & Pajcic, were recognized for making the first multi-year financial commitment to the Emerald Trail of $50,000…

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Donor Profile: David Miller

David Miller is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Brightway Insurance, one of the largest property and casualty insurance agencies in the country with annual sales over $600 million.  Miller is passionate about creating positive outcomes that have positive results for multiple stakeholders.  He is an ongoing supporter of the United Way, including previously serving on…

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Donor Profile: JTC Running

JTC Running is Northeast Florida’s preeminent promoter of healthy lifestyles through running, fitness, and fellowship. Founded in October 1975 as the Jacksonville Track Club, JTC Running created the Gate River Run in 1978, which has been one of the leading road races in the country. The Gate’s four different events encompass over 15,000 national and…

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Donor Profile: VyStar Credit Union

Groundwork Jacksonville is fortunate to have the support of VyStar Credit Union (VyStar) as one of our major donors to the Emerald Trail and McCoys Creek projects. Originally founded in 1952 as Jax Navy Federal Credit Union to serve civil service, military employees and their families at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the credit union was…

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