Tools To Help You Fundraise

Thank You for being a Ridge Rocker and helping Mohonk Preserve create a place where people and nature thrive!

You are raising funds to support Mohonk Preserve’s mission – to protect the Shawangunk Mountains Region and inspire people to care for, enjoy and explore their natural world.

We know fundraising can be a challenge. Our goal is to make your Rock The Ridge fundraising campaign easy, successful and fun!  We’ve created this guide so you’ll have everything you need to have an effective fundraising campaign.

We recommend you read the entire guide and refer to it throughout your fundraising campaign.

This guide will help you:

  • Learn how your fundraising efforts support Mohonk Preserve
  • Prepare your fundraising message and materials and launch your fundraising efforts
  • Identify your list of possible donors
  • Set goals and design a calendar to keep you on track

Collecting Offline Donations

We strongly encourage that donations be made directly to your personal fundraising page but understand that this is not always possible. If you collect donations outside of your official fundraising page, such as a check or cash, please contact Tom Leader at who can record these external donations to your fundraising page.

Donations may be mailed to: Mohonk Preserve, PO Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561
Please indicate on the check or with a note that the donation is for your Rock The Ridge fundraising, otherwise we cannot guarantee that it will be applied.

Company Matches

Company matches will be counted toward an individual’s fundraising only if they are received prior to race day or packet pick up. Any company matches after race day will be counted toward the event fundraising, not toward an individual’s fundraising. No refunds will be given to a participant who receives a company match after race day. Many companies issue matches quarterly or annually, and many are received many months after race day.

Banner photo by Gerald Berliner