The Arboretum ONE Fund

The ONE Fund is the Arboretum’s annual fund – with a new name!

ONE = Organizational, Natural and Educational. These pivotal areas uphold our mission of creatively connecting people with plants and places. Giving to the ONE Fund means giving to the Arboretum across all areas of support.

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Supporting the ONE Fund through The North Carolina Arboretum Society directly bolsters the Arboretum’s mission to creatively connect people with plants and places. Philanthropic donors preserve and improve the biodiversity of our region – changing the lives of all who experience it.

The Big Picture

Here’s how The North Carolina Arboretum funding works, based on 2022-23 support:

  • 75% of funding comes from private sources such as member and donor support
  • 25% of funding is appropriated annually by the State of North Carolina

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The George and Sara Briggs Family Endowment for Art, Landscape & Inspiration

Newly established, The George and Sara Briggs Family Endowment for Art, Landscape & Inspiration will create positive and lasting impressions for visitors of all ages by funding elements characteristic of The North Carolina Arboretum and its unique setting within the Southern Appalachian region.

With your participation, the endowment will sustain a legacy of creativity at the Arboretum by supporting new projects such as art elements representing indigenous plants and animals, colorful plantings, and inspiring landscape design. The arrival into The North Carolina Arboretum from the Blue Ridge Parkway and along Frederick Law Olmsted Way sets educational, aesthetic, and locational anticipation for the institution, and will be the first of many future priorities supported by this one-of-a-kind endowment.

Ways to Give

  • Make a secure gift online.

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  • Some employers offer the benefit of a matching gift at the request of their employees. Be sure to
    check with your employer to see if a gift match is possible.

  • Make a meaningful gift in honor or memory of a friend, colleague, or loved one.

    Learn more about Tribute Giving

  • The North Carolina Arboretum is set up to receive multiple types of planned gifts.

    Learn more about making a Legacy Gift

  • When you donate stock, you provide crucial support for The North Carolina Arboretum Society, while also receiving additional tax benefits.

    Advantages of stock gifts to The North Carolina Arboretum Society include:

    • Tax charitable deduction for the entire current value of the stock on the date it is donated, if eligible to itemize, subject to current IRS regulations.
    • No capital gains tax on the donated assets if they have been held for more than one year.
    • You can make a larger gift at a lower cost.

    For these reasons, a gift of appreciated securities may be one of the best and most impactful ways for you to support The North Carolina Arboretum Society. Consult your financial planner for additional details.

    How to Donate Stock

    If you have publicly traded securities held electronically in a brokerage account, you can transfer them by wire through the Depository Trust Company (DTC) to our brokerage account.

    To arrange this transfer, notify your broker of your intention to make a gift of securities to The North Carolina Arboretum Society. Be sure to tell them the name of the stock that you want to transfer and the number of shares. Also, please inform your broker of the following information about where to send the donated securities:

    Brokerage: Wells Fargo
    Phone: 828-232-3799
    DTC #: 0141
    Account Name: The North Carolina Arboretum Society
    Account #: 7267-4275
    Tax ID #: 56-1712373

    Prior to your transaction, please let us know of your intention to donate stock, so that we may alert our broker and ensure that your generosity is acknowledged accurately and promptly. Please include your name, complete mailing address, and the name and number of shares of the stock that you are donating. Upon confirming the asset transfer, we will provide you with a formal tax receipt of your contribution. In accordance with federal laws, the gift will be valued at the average of the high and low prices of the stock on the date that we receive it.

  • If you prefer to give through a donor-advised fund, charitable foundation or third-party giving platform, please include donor information, when possible, to assist with accuracy.

  • To make a gift by mail, checks should be mailed and made payable to the following, with any designation note in the memo or on an accompanying note.

    The North Carolina Arboretum

    100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way

    Asheville, NC 28806-9315

Thank you for supporting The North Carolina Arboretum Society in a way that is meaningful to you.

For more information about donor support, please contact Jodi John Pippin, Director of Development at or 828-665-2492 x221.