Our Donors

Collaboration is a Core Value for TreesCharlotte

TreesCharlotte is a public/private collaborative dedicated to planting trees through volunteer efforts. This represents an unparalleled civic engagement initiative designed to enhance the City’s tree canopy. Community engagement is the heartbeat of TreesCharlotte, and we owe a debt of gratitude to our tremendous partners.

Charlotte Housing Authority

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools


Leadership Supporters



Carolinas Healthcare


Ciel Gallery

City of Charlotte
Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission,
Landscape Management,
Neighborhood & Business Services,
Planning, Storm Water, Sustainability
and Urban Forestry

Crescent CommunitiesDuke Energy

Foundation for the Carolinas



Google Fiber









Piedmont Natural Gas

The Dickson Foundation

The Dowd Foundation

Harris Family Foundation

James Family Foundation

Kardous Family

Patty and Thrus Morton

Christa Overcash

Collaborative Partners

Carolina Thread Trail



Charlotte Public Tree Fund




National NeighborWoods Month

NC Forest Service

Queens University


UNC Charlotte

Arborguard Tree Specialists

Bueno Box

Carolinas HealthCare System

Catawba Lands Conservancy

Center City Partners

Charlotte Housing Authority

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Public Tree Fund

City of Charlotte,
including CATS,
Charlotte Tree
Advisory Commission,
CDOT, Landscape
Neighborhood &
Business Services,
Planning, Storm Water,
Sustainability and Urban

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Charlotte Arborist Association

Charlotte Rotary Club and District 7680

Crescent Communities

Duke Energy

Elizabeth Neighborhood

Hands On Charlotte

Johnson C Smith University

Keep Charlotte Beautiful

Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful

McColl Center for the Arts

Mecklenburg County,
Parks & Recreation,
Storm Water Services, Sustainability

North Carolina Dept. of Transportation

North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association

North Carolinas Wildlife Federation

North End Partners

Project L.I.F.T.

Queens Crown

Queens University of Charlotte

University of North
Carolina Charlotte

NC Forest Service

Uptown Rotary & District Rotary


Every Great Tree Has a Strong Root System; So Do We


TreesCharlotte is dedicated to protecting and improving our canopy through planting, conserving, and educating. Without the generous support of our team of donors, this mission could not possibly be realized. We are eternally grateful for our strong roster of dedicated supporters.


TreesCharlotte Donors

(Giving categories reflect total giving since TreesCharlotte’s inception)

City of Charlotte

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Richardson

TreesCharlotte Board of Directors*

*TreesCharlotte Board collectively contributed $1,042,500 to the Endowment Fund. Individual Board member gifts are also listed.

Foundation For The Carolinas

D.F. Halton Foundation

John W. and Deborah Harris Family Foundation

Patricia and Thruston Morton

Bank of America

Robert A. Bartlett, Jr.

Blumenthal Foundation & Amy and Philip Blumenthal

Carolinas Healthcare System

Peggy and Bob Culbertson

The Dickson Foundation

Kathryn Heath and Tom Webb

The Trexler Foundation

Wells Fargo

Women’s Impact Fund


Duke Energy

Katie and Mike James

Marie-Claire Marroum-Kardous / Paul Kardous

Susan and Loy McKeithen

Ann and Rolfe Neill

Marian Nisbet

Piedmont Natural Gas Company

Marcia and Paul Simon

Sherry and Tom Skains

C.D. Spangler Foundation

Rita and Bill Vandiver and Family

Bartlett Tree Experts

Claudia and John Belk

Belk, Inc.

The Cato Corporation

ColeJenest & Stone

Lori Collins

Crescent Communities, LLC

Crutchfield Family Foundation

Dowd Foundation

Luquire George Andrews

Marsh Properties

Christa A. Overcash
in memory of Reece A. Overcash, Jr.

Mary Claudia Belk Pilon

Russell and Sally Robinson

The Rockefeller Foundation

Porter and Victoria Durham

Sally Belk Gambrell

Sarah Belk Gambrell

Google Fiber

Barnes and Cammie Hauptfuhrer

Heartwood Tree Service LLC

Hendrick Automotive Group

The Leon Levine Foundation – Sandra and Leon Levine

Rotary District 7680

Tonya and Stoney Sellars

Ann and Michael Tarwater

Kay and Van Weatherspoon

Bill and Pat Williamson

Hugh Wrigley

American Security Mortgage

Anonymous (2)

Arbor Day Foundation

Arborguard Tree Specialists


The Mary Bradford Barry Family

Tim and Sarah Belk
in honor of Kat Belk

Crandall and Erskine Bowles

Bragg Financial Advisors, Inc.

Peter and Kathy Browning

Carver and Doug Buchanan

Teresa and David Carroll

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Pipe & Foundry

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Marjorie and Alpo Crane

Judy and John Crosland

The Duke Endowment

George Foundation

Bill and Patty Gorelick Family Foundation

Grant Thornton, LLP – Mike and Melissa McGuire

Beverly and Jim Hance

Rob and Sharon Harrington

William E. Keenan

Gené and Fred Klein

Howard R. Levine Foundation Fund – Howard and Julie Levine

The Levine-Sklut Family Foundation

Bob and Esten Mason

Metromont Corporation

Jane McColl

Bragg and Betsy McLeod

Ann and Brent Milgrom

NASCAR Green/Elgin

Marian Nisbet and Ted Hartsock

Pulte Group

Mary Ann and Jim Rogers

Jane and Nelson Schwab

Sealed Air

SouthWood Corporation

Tom and Kitty Storrs

Stubblefield Foundation

Lloyd and Monica Yates

AAA Tree Experts, Inc.
in memory of Wayne NealAllen Tate Companies

Alliance for Community Trees

Betty and Perrin Anderson


Mary Lou and Jim Babb

Rye and Tracy Barcott

Debbie and Sadler Barnhardt

William M. and Harriet B. Barnhardt

Elsie F. and William B. Barnhardt

Bartlett Tree Experts – Charlotte

Mark and Louise Bernstein

Mary and Charles Bowman

Tom and Sylvia Brydon

Dave and Libby Cable

Joanna and Jimmy Cavalaris

Robin Cochran
in memory of Jim Cochran

Jean and Gene Cochrane

Nancy and Peter Covington

CSX Transportation

Mr. and Mrs. R.I. Dalton, Jr.

John Doyle and Ruth Doyle


Elizabeth Community Association/Elizabeth 8K Race

Carlos and Lisa Evans

Linda and Bill Farthing

Smitty and Jill Flynn

Force Management

Vickie and Tom Gabbard

Anne and Peter Gilchrist III

Laura and Michael Grace

Kathy and Bill Grigg

Sandy and Claude Hamilton

Carol and Watts Hamrick

Kay and George Hodges

Lyttleton and Tom Hollowell

Dannielle and Don Hudler

Fran and Greg Hyde

Peggy and Jim Hynes

Charles and Christine Katziff

Keep America Beautiful

Gloria and Graeme Keith

Ginger Kemp

Janice S. Ladley

Barbara Laughlin

Alice L. Lehman
in memory of Frank Murphy

John Lewis

Deborah and Jud Little

Jane and Luther Lockwood

The Marsh Foundation

Catherine Maxwell

Jane and Hugh McColl

Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton W. McKay, Jr.

Moore & Van Allen

Robert Haywood Morrison Foundation

Cortney and Fritz Nauck

Walter Olin Nisbet IV

Obediah Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of SC

Libby and Edwin B. Peacock, Jr.
in memory of Gail T. Peacock

Debra Plousha Moore

Betty Chafin Rash and Dennis Rash

Patsy M. Reames
in memory of Allen Hampton Caudle

Clyda and George Rent

Mary and Bruce Rinehart

Patricia Rodgers

Rotary Club of Charlotte

Rotary Club of Charlotte North

Robert and Lynda Rowe

Colin S. and Ruth G. Shaw

Don and Susan Sherrill

Katy and Raleigh Shoemaker

The Marc and Mattye Silverman Family Foundation

Caroline and Bob Sink

Claudia and Wesley Sturges

Chris and Jim Teat

John and Donda Thomasson

Kathylee and Ken Thompson

Martha-Ann and Craig M. Wardlaw

Cam and John Wester

Betsy and Bill White

Velva and Tom Woollen

Anja and David Zimmerman

Joan Zimmerman


Gloria and Vernon Anderson

Dana Baker

David Barnhardt

Jean Batten


Katherine McKay Belk

Suzanne Botts

Cathy and Bill Bradford

Wendy and Bob Bradford

Robin and Bill Branstrom

Robert Briggs

Frannie and Herb Browne

Sarah Bryant

Mary Irving and Hugh Campbell

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions

Ann Caulkins and Kelley Anderson

Charlotte Country Day School

Charlotte Uptown Rotary

Ciel Gallery, LLC

Veronica and Bill Clark

Dan Clodfelter and Elizabeth Bevin

Charles Holden Cole

Charles and Nancy Conner

Cottingham Chalk Hayes

Caryn Cox

Leslie and John Culbertson

Sarah and Larry Dagenhart

Rufus Dalton

Davey Tree

Amy and Alfred Dawson

Deloitte Services LP

Mary Anne Dickson

Ellen and Denmar Dixon

EO Charlotte

Andy and Mac Everett

Art Fields

Lucinda Flemer

Eileen M. Friars and Scott Pyle

Cindy and Harvey Gantt

Alice George

Cleora George Charitable Trust

Kathryn and Jerry Greenhoot

Laura and Charlie Greer

Phyllis Schultz and Matthew Gromet, MD

Deidre and Clay Grubb

Elisabeth Hair

Ben and Kathy Hill

David L. Hood, Jr.

Pamela Hughes and Rob Deloach

Charlie and Kathy Izard

Beth Jackson

John L Dabbs III Ltd.

Mindy and Bob Jones

Stephen J. Krol

Landen Meadows HOA

Anne Leonard

Mike Leonard

Gloria and Harry Lerner

Daniel Levine

Holly and Hal Levinson

Joan Lorden and Lawrence Mays

Sallie and Fred Lowrance

Rose and Abe Luski

Sonia and Isaac Luski

Lexmark Intnl and the PGA of America

Ginny and Rhett Mabry

Cynthia Blythe Marshall and Tom Marshall

Joan Martin and Pat Burgess

Peggy and Neill McBryde

Renee and Hugh McColl

Susan M. McDonough

Jenn and Andrew McGuigan

Suzanne and Shade Mecum

Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte

Valerie Mitchener and Joseph Pellegrini

Modern Salon & Spa

Montclaire Neighborhood Association

Tracy Montross and Jesse Munoz

Julie B. Morton

Patty and Tommy Norman

North Carolina Urban Forest Council

Northwestern Mutual

Tonje and Olee Joel Olsen

Richard Osborne

Bailey W. Patrick

Suzie and Robert Pittenger

Joyce and Eddie Poe

Rosalie Reynolds

Roush Fenway Racing

Rodgers Builders

Ruth and Ken Samuelson

Sally and Downie Saussy

Richard and Kathryn Schmalz

Sally and Bill Serenius

Ginny Shaw

Julie and David Sheffer

Stone Creek Ranch HOA

Strathmore Capital Advisors

The Marilyn and Harry Swimmer Family Foundation

Drs. Lillian and Chris Teigland

Nancy and Dick Thigpen

Ann D. Thomas

Dr. John A. Thompson, Jr.

Stella Thurston

Judy and Richard Vinroot

Heathy and Ace Walker

Joana and Ferman Wardell

Deborah Weinstein and Dick Goldberg

Mrs. Eugenia White

Emily and Sam Zimmern

Rick Abrams

Judy and Jim Allison

Anonymous (2)

Bishop George and Iris Battle

John and Erin Byerly

Nancy J. Cable

Dr. John B.H. Caldwell

Chantilly Neighborhood Assn.

Dumont Clarke

Catherine and Wilton Connor

Ned Curran

Pepper and Roddy Dowd

Lynne and James Drummond

Marcy and Fred Dumas

Betsy and Brian Fenn

Deedee Fenwick

Joseph W. Flair

Flakeboard America Ltd.

Edwin Flynn

Jane and Gaston Gage

Linda and Edward Hamby

Ryan Henderson

Hucks Landing HOA

Karat Patch Jewelry

Nicole King

George Kroustalis


Helene and Alvin E. Levine

Leslie and Michael Marsicano

Lil and Al McAulay

Kevin McCall

Sally and Bruce McMillen

Janet and Lowell Nelson

Tom Nunnenkamp and Lib Jones

Don and Jill Olmstead

Debbie and Pat Phillips

Dale and Larry Polsky

Tom and Karen Rush

Anna and Verner Stanley

Frances and Bill Thompson

Jim Thompson

Anna Weil

Marylyn and Ed Williams

Sarah and Worth Williamson

Courtney and Bryan Zeiss


Wedge and Debbie Abels

Kurt and Heike Biller

Margret and Gerd Blankenburg

Alan and Lee Blumenthal

Douglas Bolt

Michael Burkard

Vivian and Larry Carroll

Nathan and Laura Clark

Club Colony Gardeners

Kerr and Tori Collins

Jane and David Conlan

Jean Creech

Shawna Culik

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Daniels

Alicia DePalma

Laurie Durden

Amy Farish

Wade Finger

James D. Fussell

Daniel Gagnon

Sarah Gentry

Stacy and Todd Gorelick

Mrs. Valerie Gould

Donald Green

Mary Hovis Heath

Ms. Pamela Hughes

Michael Keller

Travis and Melissa Klingberg

Karen Knoble and Barry Bobrow

Phillip Kolb

Mark and Lee Leggett

Legion Brewing Company

Catherine M. Leonard

Charles and Pamela Leonard

Louis Lesesne

Bruce and Bonnie Liebmann

Steve Lindsley

Sarah Linn

David Lloyd

Frank Lorch

Vi Lyles

Maplewoods Homeowners Association

Ann Marsh

Margaret Marshall

Bill and Sloane Mayberry

Kim McClintock

Julianne McCollum

Leigh McDonald and John Richards

Linda McKechnie

Elizabeth and William McKee

Jack and Pat Meckler

Luther Moore

Caroline Myers

NoDa Brewing Company

David Nofsinger

Cheryl Palmer

Bruce and Laura Parker

Susie and Dustin Peck

Jo Ann and Joddy Peer

Paul Pennell

Lorraine and Zachary Piephoff

Joan Rasmussen and Morry Alter

Ann and Ted Rast

George W. and Brenda H. Rohe

Scott Royle

Theresa Salmen

Share Charlotte

Lisa Shpritz

Daniel and Lauren Simon

Mark and Donna Simon

David and Patricia Sweet

Temple Beth El

Don and Joann Tolmie

John and Julie Utley

Stephen Valder

Sally S. Van Allen

Daniel and Saga Vanatta

The Virginia Dare Book Club

Robbi Walls

Allison Webb

Nancy Worrell


Ella Seals Barco

Buck and Betty Blankenship

Lea Boche

Marilynn Bowler

Renate and Christina Brandt

Craig Brondyke

Erin Casey

Donna Charneskie

Robert Dailey

Stephen Dockery

Brian and Sharon Foote

John Francis

Betsy Freeman

Carrie and William Frye

Bernard J Gilbride

Jackie Giusti

Mary Givens

Andrea and Josh Glassberg

Lynn Golden and Linda Thompson

James Hall

Darlene Heater

David Jessup

Scott and Susan Johnson

John and Kelly Keeling

Lele and Pat Kelly

Malinda and Wallace Kleucker

Christine Kunkler

Kenda Laughey

Carland S. Looper

Tom Ludwig

Audrey Madans

Allison Merriman

Kathryn Meyer

Paul Michaels

Aaron Newlander

Erin and Nick Oliverio

Stan Patterson

Susan Patterson

Rick Pennebaker

James Pennell

Dannye and Lew Powell

Jai Rajasekaran

Michael and Heidi Rotberg

Kathy Schmid

Earl Schmitke

Stephen Strother

Traveling Chic Boutique – CLT

Wilhelmena Wallace

Carol Wells

Evan Wilkoff

Peter Wilson and Lisa Caraccio

Stanley Wilson

Mark Wisniewski

Lois Witham

Krishna Yadla

Action Graphics


Coco Killian

Metromont Corporation

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Charlotte

Yellow Duck Marketing

Carolinas Healthcare System

David Lloyd

Kevin McCall

Kim McClintock

In Honor Of Markus Mueller
Jule Mueller

In Memory Of Larry Blankenship
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Simon

In Memory Of Ann Neill
David Snider and Jeff Hall

In Honor Of Rolfe Neill
David Snider and Jeff Hall

Don and Joann Tolmie

The Virginia Dare Book Club

In Memory Of Anne Boyd Moore
Mrs. Joan Zimmerman

In Memory Of Rose Mary Crowley
Mrs. Joan Zimmerman

In Memory Of Roddey Dowd
Mrs. Joan Zimmerman

In Memory Of Patty Gorelick
Mrs. Joan Zimmerman

In Memory Of Kate Gould
Mrs. Joan Zimmerman

In Memory Of Eric Moore
Mrs. Joan Zimmerman

In Memory Of Dennis Rash
Mrs. Joan Zimmerman

In Memory Of Ruth Samuelson
Mrs. Joan Zimmerman

In Memory Of Orfeus Shankle
Mrs. Joan Zimmerman

In Memory Of Joanne Speas
Mrs. Joan Zimmerman

In Memory Of Rosa Winfree
Mrs. Joan Zimmerman

In Honor Of Rolfe Neill
Gloria and Vernon Anderson

In Honor Of Janet and Lowell Nelson

In Honor Of Carrie Winters

In Honor Of Rolfe Neill
Dana Baker

In Honor Of Mrs. Katherine McKay Belk
Tim and Sarah Belk

In Honor Of Loy and Susan McKeithen
Mary and Charles Bowman

In Honor Of Fran Parker
Sarah Bryant

In Honor Of Kathryn Heath and Tom Webb
Libby and Dave Cable

In Honor Of Dr. Matt Chapman
Libby and Dave Cable

In Honor Of Rose Cole
Charles Cole

In Honor Of Rolfe Neill
Adelaide and Ned Davis

In Honor Of Mary Irving Campbell
Deedee Fenwick

In Honor Of Thomas and Leah Campbell
Deedee Fenwick

In Honor Of Hugh and Susan Campbell
Deedee Fenwick

In Honor Of Carlyle and Kim Campbell
Deedee Fenwick

In Honor Of Patrick and Noreen George
Edwin Flynn

In Honor Of Rolfe Neill
Jerry and Kathryn Greenhoot

In Honor Of Charles and Pamela Leonard
Janice M. Leonard and George W. Hopkins

In Honor Of Doug and Emily Booth
David Maner

In Honor Of Christina Vellucci
Laura Martinez

In Honor Of Dave Cable
Luther Moore

In Honor Of Antonia Pondo and Levi Flair
Ashley, Dana, Ingrid, Sabrina, Lexi, Eva, Kelly, and Rosemary Neill

In Honor Of Rolfe Neill
Rosalie Reynolds

In Honor Of Laurie Reid Dukes
Sedgefield Garden Club

In Honor Of Rolfe Neill
Lisa Wallin

In Honor Of Paul and Marcia Simon
Deborah Weinstein and Dick Goldberg

In Honor Of Zoe Williams
Marylyn and Ed Williams

In Honor Of Antonia Pondo and Levi Flair
Lynette Wrenn

In Memory Of Charles Barkley
W. Morris Fine

In Memory Of Mrs. Jane Cable
Ann Clark

In Memory Of Mr. Hugh Campbell
Kimm and Ray Jolly

In Memory Of Myra Carter
Robert Carter

In Memory Of Samuel Davidson
Hilary and Martin Davidson

In Memory Of Roddey Dowd
Rolfe Neill

In Memory Of Lestha Doyle
John Doyle

In Memory Of Lestha Doyle
Ruth Doyle

In Memory Of William Gupton
Nancy Yudell

In Memory Of Purvis Huff
Deedee Fenwick

In Memory Of Albert Kolb
Phillip Kolb

In Memory Of John Ladley
Janice Ladley

In Memory Of Charles Columbus Leonard
Janice M. Leonard and George W. Hopkins

In Memory Of William B. Leonard
Janice M. Leonard and George W. Hopkins

In Memory Of Alvin Levine
Daniel Levine

In Memory Of Tara Manley
Jenna Gribble

In Memory Of Wayne Neal
AAA Tree Experts, Inc.

In Memory Of Ann Neill
Betty Chafin Rash

In Memory Of Ann Neill
Nancy and Terry Young

In Memory Of Margaret Newman
Cara Hackett

In Memory Of Ramchandra Parhatey
Vijaya Kulkarni

In Memory Of Dr. Norris Preyer
Janet and Lowell Nelson

In Memory Of Daniel R. McGrath
Catt and Dan McGrath

In Memory Of Dennis Rash
Rolfe Neill

In Memory Of Robert Ruppenthal
Mary Irving Campbell

In Memory Of Ruth Samuelson
Ellen and Denmar Dixon

In Memory Of Ruth Samuelson
Rolfe Neill

In Memory Of Toby “Coach” Webb
Libby and Dave Cable

In Memory Of Mamie Willard
Rolfe Neill

In Memory Of Georgette Zissel
Linda Ashendorf


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Dave Cable
Director of Philanthropy & Special Projects


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