The Downtown Pathways Project has a $925,000.00 budget.
End of the Year Fundraising Campaign Goal $63,000.00
With your help we can reach our goal and continue to improve the quality of downtown Bluffton, Indiana.
How to Donate
Downtown Pathways Project Sponsor $125,000
Wells County Foundation
In November, the Foundation Board of Directors unanimously approved devoting the $100,000 from the Lilly GIFT VII grant, and an additional $25,000 from the Unrestricted Fund in support of the Downtown Pathways Project. “The Foundation Board recognizes a thriving downtown area is the heart of the community. The downtown Bluffton area is coming back to life and it will serve as a harbinger of larger social, economic, demographic, and technological trends. Through a large grant to the Parlor City Plaza, the purchase of Market Street Centre to house the Foundation office, and now this $125,000 grant to the Downtown Pathways Project, the Foundation is pleased to be a major partner in supporting the continued improvement of the downtown area” said Tammy Slater, Foundation CEO.
Thanks to Patronicity and IHCDA Bluffton NOW! has received a $50,000 matching grant for the Downtown Pathways Project thanks to everyone who participated in making this possible. Your donation has helped to kickstart this great project!
Alley Naming Sponsor $50,000 or $25,000
The Bruce & Terri Miller Family
Steve & Yvette Huggins Family
Dr. Harry Brickley Farm Foundation
Chip & Kim Mann
Alley Art Sponsor $15,000
Conor & Ashley Jackson
Alley Lighting & Shade Sponsor $10,000
Alley 1 - First Bank Berne
Alley 2 - Kim Gentis - Raymond James
Alley 4 - Parlor City Cabinetry
Alley Amenity Sponsor $5,000
James S. Jackson's Company
Farmer & Merchants Bank
Robert and Sarah Macneill
John & Jolin Whicker
Honegger, Ringer & Co. - Tren Bucher & Mark Gerber
Gold Level Sponsors $2,500
Habegger Ace Nick Huffman Edward Jones - Doug Fear, Jeremy Penrod, Larry Smith, and Jeremy Todd Craigville Telephone
Timothy & Julia Babcock Edge Manufacturing
Silver Level Sponsors $1,000
Michael & Bri Lautzenheiser Mike & Debbie Lautzenheiser
Chandler & Rachel Gerber Kyle & Alyssa Gerber
Senior Money Life / Jerry Flack & Associates
AdamsWells Internet Telecom TV Lee & Carla Vongunten
Bluffton Family Eyecare Brad & Michelle Baumgartner
Blake & Fawn Gerber Bob Thompson & Jamie Vitz
Mark & Angie Reinhard Dean & Cyndee Fiechter
Lynn Fiechter Farms Alpha Group Ryan & Sara Miskin
In Memory of Greg & Jane Waters Sarah Owens
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Donaghy Rick and Laura Gentis
Bronze Level Sponsors $500
OKA Corp Chris & Terri Oliver American Salvage Sym Financial
James Bowman Jessica Ault Michael Towne George & Jan Babcock
David & Deanna Brinneman Shambaugh & Son Bastille Partners
Bluffton Roofing David & Barbara Oswalt Andrews & Crell LLP
Andrew & Jalinda Pursifull
Downtown Pathways Project
The Downtown Pathways Project is the next big improvement project being planned
for downtown Bluffton, Indiana. The goal is to improve 5 key alleyways in downtown from forgotten downtown spaces to actively used pedestrian-friendly spaces! These alleyways are key connections between our public parking lots and the Market Street corridor. Check out this page to get the most up-to-date information about this project and how you can participate in making this project a great next step for outdoor space in our community.
Downtown Pathways Project - Site Assessment
Downtown Pathways Project - Concept Art
Financial Ask Document / Sponsor Info
What is the Project Timeline?
Construction in 2023 - 2024
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