Trails Forever Dinner 2023

Trails Forever 2023 takes flight!

This year, Trails Forever will honor the centennial anniversary of Crissy Field aviation.

Update: Ticket sales have ended. If you weren't able to purchase tickets this year, we hope to see you at the next one!

Reminder: This event will be all indoors. Suggested attire is "trail chic".

This year, Trails Forever will honor the centennial anniversary of Crissy Field aviation! Please join us for a special sit-down dinner inside one of the Presidio’s original airplane hangars, Building 937, on Friday, September 29, 2023, 6-10 p.m.   
The story of Crissy Field is inexorably linked to the early history of aviation in the United States as it was the military’s first Air Coast Defense Station on the Pacific Coast. Research and innovation at Crissy Field helped develop the air power that proved essential. Here, flying records were set, long-distance flights started and ended, and early aviators charted territory above the clouds.  
In the early 1920s along the edges of Crissy Field, the Army constructed hangars, workshops, and garages including buildings 926 and 937 on the west side. Both were large enough to accommodate up to 16 planes at a time. The 17,000-square-foot Building 937 was used to store three “flying boats” and, most recently, this building housed the massive amounts of wood that was used to construct benches and fixtures at the new Presidio Tunnel Tops.  
Please join us at Trails Forever in celebrating this slice of GGNRA history! Thank you for caring not just for our beautiful parks, but also for the preservation of our past.

Please contact Dennise Abad, Director of Special Events, with questions/inquiries

Parks Conservancy Trails Forever

Honorary Committee

Janice Barger
Catherine Bradford
Mark Buell
Martha Ehmann Conte
Allison Eisenhardt
Randi Fisher
Julie Flynn
Jessica Parish Galloway
Julie Haas
Kelly Halper
Mindy Henderson
Linda Howell
Kathy Kimball
Julia Kniesche
Anne Dickerson Lind
Stephanie Mellin
Julie Parish
Charlotte Haas Prime
Amy Metzler Ritter
Staci Slaughter
In memoriam:
  Nancy Hellman Bechtle


Trails Forever Committee

Amanda Hoenigman
Alex Lyon
Suzanne Badenhoop
Genny Biggs
Halle Cane
Lisa Congdon
Martha Ehmann Conte
Danelle Ebbel
Josselyn Eccleston
Allison Eisenhardt
Tracy Falconer
Randi Fisher
Ali Fried
Charlotte Haas-Prime
Kelly Halper
Mindy Henderson
Melanie Hoefer
Linda Howell
Maggie Mack
Mackenzie Mayle
Thayer Meicler
Su-Moon Paik
Julie Parish
Melanie Peña
Clayton Timbrell
Stephanie Tuttle
Jennifer VanderMarck
Robyn Wilkinson
Christine Willand
Cathy Ye


National Park Service

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
David Smith, Superintendent
David Schifsky, Deputy Superintendent
Presidio Trust

Board of Directors
Mark W. Buell, Chair
Nicola Miner, Vice-Chair
Lynne Benioff
Lenore “Leni” Eccles
Carole McNeil
Jean S. Fraser, CEO
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Board of Directors
Staci Slaughter, Chair
Martha Ehmann Conte, Vice-Chair
John Murray, Vice Chair
Melanie Peña, Vice Chair
Gordon Ritter, Treasurer
Grace Won, Secretary
Lynn Mellen Wendell, Asst. Secty.
Odette Alcazaren-Keeley
Eric Alt
Suzanne Badenhoop
Darren Bechtel
Jennifer Cabalquinto
Martha Ehmann Conte
Charmaine Curtis
Shane Douglas
Jesse Eisenhardt
Julie Flynn
Rodney Fong
Vanessa Tapia Hartigan
Luis Herrera
Linda Howell
Dan Kingsley
Martha Kropf
Larry Low
Susan Lowenberg
Saúl Macias
Masharika Maddison
Matthew Rhoa
Jake Schatz
Amanda Hoenigman, Liaison
Julie Parish, Liaison
Christine Lehnertz, President & CEO  

Trails Forever 2023 Sponsors

John Atwater and Diana Nelson
Martha Ehmann Conte
Randi and Bob Fisher
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Patsy Ishiyama
Nicola Miner and Robert Mailer Anderson
Melanie Peña and Mark L. Perry
Andrew and Elizabeth Spokes
Jesse and Allison Eisenhardt
David Singer and Diana Kapp
Dan and Mimi Kingsley
Christopher Schaepe and Jennie Chiu
The Dale Stancliff Fund
Katie Albright and Jake Schatz
Eliza Brown and Hal Candee
Penny S. and George G. Coulter
Doug Dossey and Kathrin Dellago
Ali and Rocky Fried
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
Mike and Kelly Halper
The Harris Family
Judith Hellman
Dan Janney and Noelle Montgomery
JP Morgan Chase
Colin Lind
Robert B. and Cristina O. Morris
Su-Moon Paik and Bob Brown
Julie and Will Parish
Catherine Sanger and Brandon Yoder
Staci and Jamie Slaughter
Lynn and Peter Wendell
Lily and Thomas Beischer
City National Bank
Troy and Leslie Daniels
Lauren and Matt Dillard
Will Evers and Melinda Ellis Evers
The Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
Melanie and Kurt Hoefer
Amanda and Vince Hoenigman
Marie and Barry Lipman
Andrew and Emilie Lynch
Chris and My Le Adams
Claire and Eric Alt
Cindy Black
David Brailer and Matthew Rhoa
Casey and Halle Cane
Lucia Choi and Greg Dalton
Jill Clayton and Andreas Poliza
Michael Joseph Cuggino
Kerry and Richard Daniel
Nancy Egan
Winn Ellis and David Mahoney
Jason M. Fish and Courtney Benoist
Laura and John Fisher
Curtis and Christine Gardner
Paul Gelburd and Diane Parish
Stacey and John Gnuse
Marcia and John Goldman
Carrie and John Goodman
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Dave and Pat Grubb
Mindy Henderson and Mike Texido
Sean and Kerry Honey
Linda and Larry Howell
Bill Hudson
Suzanne Johnson 
Caitlyn and Dan Krebs
Emily and Doug Lambert
Lynn and David Lewis
David and Alex Lyon
Maggie and Carter Mack
Ann and Andy Mathieson
Mackenzie and Robert Mayle
Thayer and Philip Meicler
Meridee Moore
Cathy and Howard Moreland
Patricia Munter and Jeff Loomans
Janie and Weston Richardson
Jon and Pam Shields
Sharan Simkins and Paul Belo
Mary and Louis Stervinou
Roselyne C. Swig
Ellen and Steve Taylor
Erica and Clayton Timbrell
Lacey and Jay Traeger
Abbey and Paul Walker
Lisa and Greg Wendt
Mary and Michael Wolfe
Grace Won and Richard Holden
Alexis Woods and Daniel Donahoe
The Zuckerman Family
Alcatraz City Cruises
Katherine B. Bent
Nersi and Eileen Boussina
John Bowers and Linda Stevens
Lesley Bunim and Michael Jensen
Felix and Marika Burmeister
John and Patricia Cahill
Felicia Chiu and Luke Teeple
Paul Danielsen
Rick and Erin Darwin
Matt and Josselyn Eccleston
Jessica and Michael Eisler
Camilla and Matt Field
Bill and Laurie Grayson
Jennifer and Randy Gridley
Charlotte Haas Prime and Josh Prime
Cheryl Haines
Vanessa and Peter Hartigan
The Justin and Michelle Hughes Foundation
Kim Hyman
Christina and Lincoln Isetta
Ramsey and Karen Jishi
Cleveland Justis 
Nancy Kemnitzer
Stephen Kempainen and Thais St Clair
Julia and Mark Kniesche
Dara and Enrique Landa
Jacopo and Robyn Lenzi
Stephen Liem and Ellen Gregory
Alison Lufkin
Michelle Mercer and Bruce Golden
Wesley and Kate Mitchell
Lane Murchison and Lindely Wells
Maureen Offer and Alex Hanley
Denise and John Orwin
Charlotte and Marc Pope
Meg and Joe Porter
Rynn Pressick
James and Julie Redfern
Louisa Ritter
Chuck Slaughter
Christian Sowul
Stephanie and Jim Stafford
Maureen Sullivan
Frances Stark
Tom Sverchek
James and JoAnn To
Stephanie Tuttle and Ramsey Walker
Paul and Jennifer VanderMarck
Richardson Watkins and Heidi Hansen
Matthew Werdegar and Monique Schaulis


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Fund-A-Need: People and Parks Forever Fund

Auctioneer: Keith McLane, KLM Auctions

Auction packages expire September 15, 2024.

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