How You Can Help
There are many ways to help the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation protect Tennessee’s natural treasures. One of the simplest and best methods is to become a TPGF member. All contributions, regardless of size, are needed and appreciated. We are committed to being good stewards of your gift and Tennessee’s land and waters. Here are a few of the ways you can make a gift to the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation.
Gifts of Cash
Gifts of cash include personal checks, money orders, credit cards, bank drafts, and electronics funds transfer. Gifts may be made in any amount as a one-time gift or can be paid in monthly or quarterly installments, or as a pledge that can be paid in monthly or quarterly installments, or as a pledge that can be paid over several years. You can designate your contribution for specific projects, as a memorial or honorarium for someone special, or to be used where it's needed most.
Gifts of Land
Because the protection of Tennessee's natural resources is our mission, we consider gifts of land one of the most generous legacies a landowner can make to future generations. A gift of land may provide substantial income tax deductions and estate tax benefits. The donation can even be set up in a way that allows you to continue to live on the land or to receive a life income. There are many options available to landowners.
Memorial gifts are a poignant way to honor the passing of a loved one. Making a gift in memory of someone special, or choosing Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation to be the recipient of memorial gifts through an obituary announcement, is a meaningful way to commemorate someone's life. The Foundation will send a card with your name and address to any individuals you would like to be notified of your thoughtful gesture.
Are you puzzled about what to give friends or family members who have everything? Will an ordinary gift just not do? Then consider making a donation to the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation in their honor and acknowledge their special day whether it be a birthday, anniversary, retirement, holiday, or whatever they are celebrating. You will receive a receipt for your donation and your friends will receive a personal card telling them that you have made this thoughtful gift in their name.
The amount of your contribution will be kept confidential unless you request otherwise.
Donations of Car, Boat, RV, or Airplane
Are you thinking of selling or trading in that old car, boat, or RV? Why not donate it instead? Donations of this kind are another way you can help support our work. Your vehicle will be sold and the proceeds will be used to help preserve Tennessee's natural treasures. You may be eligible to deduct the fair market value of your vehicle on your itemized federal tax return.
Gifts of Appreciated Assets
Donating appreciated assets, often common stock or mutual fund shares, provides you with significant tax advantages by avoiding capital gains tax on the sale of the appreciated securities, while allowing you to receive a tax deduction for the full current value of donated securities. Some donors consider this method as the most effective way to maximize giving while receiving the largest charitable deduction.
A planned gift to the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation is a great way to give something back to Tennessee's land and people. You might be surprised to know that your generosity can benefit you and your family financially as well. A planned gift can be as simple as including the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation in your will or naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of an insurance policy, retirement plan, or certificate of deposit. Regardless of the kind of planned gift you choose, you will direct your dollars to conservation (not taxes), help simplify your estate plans, and perhaps increase your income.
We know it takes more than just a dedicated board of directors and a hard-working staff to accomplish our mission, vision, and goals. We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities (individuals, groups, families, teenagers or adults), and believe every person has something valuable to offer. Volunteers can bring special skills from their work experience such as accounting, public relations, photography, or IT support to name a few. Other opportunities include helping at our special events, assisting in the office, leading hikes, trail building and maintenance, or even serving as a board member or advisor.
To find the solution that best fits your needs, please call
Steve Walsh (615) 386-3171