Ways to Support

The Katy Trail is a premier Dallas destination and cherished community asset. It is also community-funded, meaning the Trail runs on the generous support of you, our Trail users, neighbors, and partners along the Trail and around Dallas.

Membership

We encourage everyone who walks, runs, bikes, commutes, and gathers on the Katy Trail to join our efforts and become a member of Friends of the Katy Trail, an ever-growing group of Katy Trail fans.
In addition to membership, there are several other important ways you can help maintain, improve, and partner with the Trail.

Spring Support Campaign

The Spring Support Campaign is the Trail’s annual outreach to the entire Dallas community to fund ongoing operations. The landscape maintenance, security patrols, lights, and water for people and pets that make a walk, run, or bike ride on the Katy Trail such a pleasant experience come at a considerable cost. Katy Trail donors generously subsidize the approximate $1.5 million per year that it takes to care for the Trail at the high level the community expects and needs.
We are excited to announce that the 2023 Spring Campaign raised over $150,000 for the Trail. Thank you to the Honorary Chairs of the Katy Trail’s 2023 Spring Support Campaign, Peggy and Mark Zilbermann. Peggy and Mark are Katy Trail neighbors who walk on the Trail several days a week. They are philanthropic leaders in the Dallas community and devoted supporters of Friends of the Katy Trail. Peggy joined the Friends of the Katy Trail Board of Directors in 2022.
Peggy is an educator who volunteers for DISD schools and Temple Emanu-El. In addition to the Katy Trail Board, she serves on the Board of Dallas Furniture Bank. She was the owner of Specialty Tutors, a private tutoring company that hired SMU students to tutor middle and high school students from 2009-2020.
Mark worked with Brandt Companies for 40 years and served as President of the Mechanical Contractors Association. He is a past President of Temple Emanu-El and was Chair of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. His community involvements also include Co-Chair of the Muslim Jewish Advisory Council of the American Jewish Committee and the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College.
Spring Campaign Major Donors
2023 Spring Support Campaign Letter

Greenscape Fund

One of the primary objectives of Friends of the Katy Trail is to keep the Trail beautiful–to care for and enhance our ribbon of green. We now have more ways for you to help cultivate the Trail’s natural environment.
The Katy Trail Greenscape Fund supports the ongoing growth of the natural beauty along the Trail. The fund allows donors to increase the nature experience for all who visit the Katy Trail and tap into the therapeutic effects of the outdoors. Greenscape naming options provide a special way to promote a business or honor a friend, family member, or organization.
Katy Trail Greenscape Fund – 2023 Donors
Greenscape Opportunities
Donate to the Greenscape Fund

Community Partners

The Katy Trail Community Partners program is the perfect way for your business to support the Katy Trail. With this annual gift, your organization receives significant community recognition and meaningful involvement in the best amenities the Katy Trail has to offer, including the Katy 5K run and our membership benefits.
Since its inception, the Katy Trail has become a key quality of life amenity in Dallas and has spurred more than 1 billion in economic development. Our Community Partners invest in their business by investing in the Katy Trail.
Community Partnerships are annual gifts starting at $10,000 per year. We are happy to create a custom package for your company. Community Partners standard benefits include, in part:
  • Sign on or off the Trail showing your support of the Katy Trail
  • Promotion as a partner during our annual support campaign, online and in print, and in an e-blast
  • Katy 5K sponsor benefits, including premiere vendor location at event and discounted employee registrations
  • Complimentary “Best Friend” level Friends of the Katy Trail memberships
  • Opportunity to promote your business on the Katy Trail
Opportunity for your employees to volunteer for the Katy Trail
Community Partner Levels and Benefits

Community Partners

Alamo Manhattan
Ben E. Keith Company
Clay Cooley Group
Crowe LLP
D Magazine
Eiseman Jewels
Goldman Sachs
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hollywood Feed
ISN
Katy Trail Ice House
Katy Trail Weekly
K18 Biomimetic Hairscience
KERA
Lennox International
Lombardi Family Concepts
Neiman Marcus Group
Pegasus Bank
People Newspapers
Sewell Automotive
Stream Realty Partners
Summit Trucking
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Naming Opportunities

Honor a friend, family member, or organization by naming a special area or feature on the Katy Trail.
Naming Opportunities