Memorials, Honorariums, and General Gifts
We invite you to consider a contribution to Wing Haven as a meaningful and lasting way to memorialize or honor a family member or friend, or to acknowledge special events like Mother’s Day, retirement, anniversaries and birthdays. Friends of the garden often designate Wing Haven in an obituary as the recipient of directed memorial gifts. As well as commemorating a friend’s or loved one’s passing, these donations can make a significant impact on the health of our organization and we are very grateful for this consideration.
How are the contributions used? Unless otherwise specified, tribute gifts are used to support our garden's mission in the community and help to ensure the health and beauty of the garden. However, we also welcome gifts that are designated for a special remembrance within the garden, to support a favorite project or educational program, or to contribute to the challenges of maintaining an historic site. As “old” Charlotte continues to crumble around us, Wing Haven’s architectural and horticultural integrity become more important every day.
All gifts can be made online or mailed in to 260 Ridgewood Ave. Charlotte, NC, 28209, with a completed form and check made payable to "Wing Haven".
Other Ways to Contribute
Legacy Gifts to Wing Haven: The Clarkson Society
Through a planned or deferred gift you can make a significant impact on the preservation of this treasured piece of Charlotte’s history and culture. Legacy gifts are used to support the endowment, fund a special project or educational program, or contribute to general operation of Wing Haven in ways that will permanently support and sustain this remarkable garden.
Programs, projects, maintenance and repairs to the homes and grounds often require products and services that have a significant impact on our operating budget. Through the generosity of businesses and individuals, in-kind gifts that support these activities can help reduce our expenses, allowing us to focus our spending in other areas such as improved educational programs and expanded community outreach. Following are some suggestions of in-kind gifts that can help us save dollars that can be used elsewhere:
- Garden supplies and materials, including bird seed and mealworms
- Frequent Flier miles for speakers and staff attendance at conferences
- Hotel accommodations for speakers (usually January, February and March)
- Construction services, especially masonry, carpentry and painting
- Product and gift certificate donations for door prizes and other uses
- Catering and food preparation services for special events
- Floral arrangements and other amenities for special events
Wing Haven’s long standing in the Charlotte community and its prominence as a cultural, environmental and educational resource combine to create an attractive opportunity for corporate sponsorship. Established businesses as well as new businesses seeking to make an impact are ideal corporate partners.
Sponsorships are available in a range of levels to support the Wing Haven Lecture Series, Tea Time in the Garden, Gardeners’ Garden Tour, Farm to Table Dinner, Symposium and other special events. Businesses that focus on landscape design, “green” products and practices, leisure/active clothing and equipment, outdoor entertainment, construction, and gardening and birding supplies among others would be natural partners with Wing Haven.
Wing Haven is a 501(c)(3) organization and your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919.807.2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State. For additional information, please see the State of the Haven annual report and our recent audited Financial Statement.
If your company will match a gift, please submit your form with your gift to Wing Haven Foundation, 260 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte, NC 28209.