Platteville philanthropist Cindy Tang has given $5,000 to the Platteville Community Arboretum as part of a City of Platteville challenge grant.
“We have been overwhelmed by the initial response from the community in helping PCA gain the necessary funds to meet the City of Platteville’s challenge match grant award of $50,000 to PCA for needed improvements to the Rountree Branch recreational trail,” said Kris Wright, a Platteville Community Arboretum Director. Cindy has long been supporting multiple community service efforts and is truly helping change the culture of giving in Platteville.”
PCA plans improvements including a bridge replacement and elimination of steps to make the trail more accessible to individuals with disabilities, strollers and bikes.
”Cindy has supported PCA and our entire community in many different ways,” said Robin Fatzinger, president of PCA. “This $5,000 donation will put PCA close to the 50 percent mark of meeting the match and bringing us to approximately 74 percent of the total project costs.”
“I believe this project is very important to Platteville because it improves infrastructure and connects the existing trails to give us trails that are bikeable and walkable from the University to Walmart,” said Tang.
Tang made her $5,000 donation to create a double-matching opportunity. Every dollar contributed will be matched by $1 from Tang and $1 from the city.
PCA needs approximately $26,000 to complete the project.
To donate to the PCA “3 for $100K” project, send a check to the PCA, P.O. Box 302, Platteville, WI 53818. Online donations may be made at http://www.plattevillearboretum.org/Donations.html. PCA is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) public charity.
For further information, contact Wright, 342-1689, or PCA director Gene Weber, 778-6914.