Thank you!

Community support makes Kids Discover the Trail! possible. Your charitable gift of any amount is welcomed and needed. Join these generous donors to help our kids discover the trail!

How You Can Participate

Make a Gift:

Mail check (payable to Discovery Trail/KDT) to:
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd,
Ithaca, NY 14850

For volunteer or more information please email:

To make a donation online:

logoThe Discovery Trail is a group of eight educational organizations based in Ithaca, NY. The only collaboration of its kind, the Discovery Trail promotes awareness and understanding of the connections among art, history, literature, science, and the natural world.

As the Discovery Trail continues to expand the Kids Discover the Trail! program to include all of Tompkins County, we appreciate our supporters in all communities now more than ever.

The Discovery Trail is leading the fundraising efforts that will make this growth possible. We will continue to engage donors who have contributed to KDT! through the Ithaca Public Education Initiative and Trumansburg Central School District Foundation in the past, as well as seek additional support from those who value experience-based programs across Tompkins County schools.

Individual, Corporate, and Foundation Donors ($500 and up)

  • Adams Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Anne Marie Bleach
  • BorgWarner Morse Systems
  • Jim and Terry Byrnes
  • Children & Youth Fund​ ​of the​ ​Community Foundation of Tompkins County
  • Helen​ ​T​ ​Howland F​oundation administered by​ the Community Foundation of Tompkins County
  • Lane Family​ ​Fund​​ of the​ ​Community Foundation of Tompkins County
  • Paul Velleman and Sue Michlovitz Fund​ Community Foundation of Tompkins County​
  • Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund​ ​of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County
  • Cornell University
  • Friends of the Tompkins County Library
  • Gannett Foundation
  • Hartnett Fund ​of the​ ​Community Foundation of Tompkins County
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Ithaca Public Education Initiative
  • J. M. McDonald Foundation Inc.
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
  • John Ben Snow Foundation
  • M&T Bank
  • Newfield School Distict Donor
  • Park Foundation
  • Security Mutual Insurance Co​mpany​
  • Tompkins Trust Company
  • Triad Foundation
  • Raymond & Margaret Van Houtte Education Fund of the Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund
  • Trumansburg Central School District Foundation
  • Trumansburg Elementary School PTO
  • Trumansburg Middle School PTO
  • United Way Youth and Philanthropy
  • Jennifer Engel and Larry Young

Individual, Corporate, and Foundation Donors (up to $500)

  • Beth Anderson
  • Susan Blumenthal and David Kreinick
  • Jackie and Joe Cassaniti
  • Millicent and Willoughby Clarke-Maynard
  • Barbara DeWall
  • Tom and Barbara Dimock
  • Judy Epstein
  • Mary and Brad Grainger
  • G​reenstar
  • Randi Beckmann and John Hoffmann
  • ​I​thaca Teachers Association
  • Marshall McCormick
  • Anne and Ed McLaughlin
  • Jean McPheeters​
  • Barbara Page
  • Margaret and Frank Robinson
  • Laurie Rubin
  • William Schulze
  • Judy Steele
  • Jodi Wadach