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Cheryl and Mark Kreindler and Cecil Dobbins: Volunteer Spotlight

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2020 Blue Blazes Benefactor Award

Cheryl and Mark Kreindler. Cheryl and Mark are avid hikers who understand that it’s important to support the organizations that make trails a reality. As an NCTA Board member, Cheryl led the Association’s Executive Director search and helped establish an organizational governance structure. Presently, she has an active role in the strategic planning for the Association’s future and is a devoted member of the Fund Development Committee. Cheryl’s development involvement is to lead by example, including providing important matching gifts for campaigns and inspiring her fellow Board members to give.

Cecil Dobbins. Cecil died in January 2020, but he and his wife Joanne had been members and significant donors since 1981. His bequest to us was placed in a fund dear to him, the Trail  Protection Fund, so his lifelong interest in hiking trails will continue to benefit all of us for years.

Who are you proud of in your local Chapter, state or region? Nominate them for an NCTA Award! Awards are annual: northcountrytrail.org/volunteer/volunteer-awards