Leaving a Legacy

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Support TreesCharlotte through the Endowment Fund

Last year, the TreesCharlotte Board of Directors established the TreesCharlotte Endowment Fund to provide support for the operations needed for replenishing and caring for Charlotte’s urban forest – forever. To date, $5.5 million of the $15 million goal has been raised.

A $2 million gift from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation helped kick off the endowment campaign in early 2016, and later last year, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and his wife Rosalind donated $1 million to the endowment campaign.

Over the past couple months, the TreesCharlotte Board of Directors collectively donated an additional $1 million.

TreesCharlotte board members Rolfe Neill and Thrus Morton are heading up the TreesCharlotte Endowment Campaign and hope to reach $15 million in pledges in the next two to three years, with multi-year donations coming in over the next five to six years. Until the Endowment goal is met, the Board is also committed to raising funds for operations.

Once the TreesCharlotte Endowment Fund reaches the $15 million goal, interest earned will be sufficient to cover TreesCharlotte’s annual operating expenses in perpetuity, rather than raising funds every year.

To donate to TreesCharlotte online, visit our Donate page.

Planned Giving

By making a planned gift to TreesCharlotte, you’ll join other supporters in growing and preserving Charlotte’s tree canopy for generations to come. There are numerous ways for you to make a planned gift:

  • Bequests: Naming TreesCharlotte in your will
  • Stock: Donate stock to TreesCharlotte
  • Retirement Funds: Making TreesCharlotte a beneficiary of your 401(k), IRA or other retirement savings fund
  • Life Insurance: Naming TreesCharlotte a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
  • Land/Real Estate: Leaving your property to TreesCharlotte

To make a planned gift or if you have questions about the Endowment, contact Dave Cable at 704-577-2004 or dave@treescharlotte.org