WINTHROP — An unexpected $100,000 gift from a Mazama resident who died in March has tripled the endowment fund for the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association.
David “Red” McComb left $100,000 to the nonprofit group, and those funds were placed in its recently-established legacy endowment, called “Trails for Life.”
The fund was established late last year with a $50,000 gift from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. Proceeds from the fund will be used to maintain and improve the quality of MVSTA’s trails, a news release said.
McComb died at his home in Mazama on March 9. He was 91.
He left 65 percent of his estate to eight Methow Valley organizations. In addition to the MVSTA, recipients included the Methow Valley Education Foundation, the Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink, Aero Methow Rescue Service, The Cove, the Mazama Community Club, the Winthrop Barn, and the Methow Valley Community Center.