The nonprofit organization Walkway Over the Hudson is dedicated to raising funds to enhance our visitors' experience and provides vital financial and volunteer support for Walkway State Historic Park, operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Your contribution supports Walkway's commitment to fulfill the promise of the Walkway by providing physical improvements and programming enhancements while spurring economic growth and waterfront revitalization in the surrounding region.
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- The Walkway project received support from federal, state and local officials, state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, charitable foundations and many others generous groups and individuals.
- The gates at the western entrance to the Walkway are named in honor of Scenic Hudson’s $1 million donation which was pivotal to Walkway’s reconstruction. There remains a naming opportunity at the eastern gates for another major donor.
- In June of 2011, Walkway installed a series of benches and held a ceremony to honor those donors who gave $50,000 or more to the Build a Bridge Campaign. Bench naming opportunities, at various levels, continue to be available through the “Stewards of the Walkway” campaign.
- During the first year anniversary, Walkway recognized those donors who gave $10,000 or more to the Build a Bridge Campaign which transformed the bridge. In the center of Walkway, on the North railing, customized brass medallions are installed which identify each donor by name. In 2010 Walkway Over the Hudson launched a “Stewards of the Walkway” campaign for additional sponsors who will donate $10,000 and receive a medallions. Funds from the Stewards campaign will be used for general operating support, as well as amenities and programming.
- Years before the Build a Bridge campaign got under way, there was a fundraising effort known at the “Plank program”. At the time, the bridge deck was to be reconstructed using wooden planks and the idea for the fundraiser was that each donor would have their name--or the name of their choice--engraved on a plank that would become part of the final structure. Over one thousand donors responded to this fundraiser, contributing to the Walkway Over the Hudson's public support of one day opening the bridge to the public. The Walkway organization plans to create a commemorative element which acknowledges the plank supporters.