Leave a Legacy

Announcing the Legacy Trust, a new society for planned giving at The North Carolina Arboretum.

Visionaries have positively impacted The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville from its founding in 1986 until today. By making a planned gift or supporting an endowment at the levels below, you can extend your commitment to The North Carolina Arboretum Society in perpetuity. Planned gifts, whether large or small, reflect an extraordinary and forward-looking sentiment, ensuring that future generations will continue to experience and enjoy plants, gardens, trails, conservation, education and all that the Arboretum makes possible year in and year out.

Gift Types

Donors who make the following types of gifts are welcomed into the Legacy Trust:

  • Planned gifts such as bequests, life income gifts and charitable trusts*
  • Newly established named endowments at the $25,000+ level
  • Endowment gifts at the $25,000+ level

*Statement of Intent must be signed and on file with the Arboretum


Legacy Trust donors will receive the following benefits:

  • Welcome packet with Legacy Trust lapel pin
  • Legacy Trust recognition event
  • Exclusive invitations to Arboretum events
  • Dedicated newsletter and features
  • Complimentary 1-year Arboretum membership

The North Carolina Arboretum Society encourages all prospective planned giving donors to seek independent professional counsel (e.g., attorney, financial advisor and/or accountant). Free legal counsel is available to Arboretum donors by request. Contributions to The North Carolina Arboretum Society are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Learn more.

For more information about leaving a legacy through a planned gift, please contact Jodi John Pippin, Director of Development at development@ncarboretum.org or 828-665-2492 ext. 221. All inquiries are handled confidentially and place you under no obligation.