How to Help

The Blue Ridge Parkway needs your support to ensure it remains the magnificent park we all know and love. Join us in our mission to help protect this remarkable place. 

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Bequests & Planned Giving

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By naming the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA, a life insurance policy, or in your will, you create an enduring legacy that protects this special place for generations to come.

IRA / Insurance Beneficiary information:
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
717 S. Marshall St., Suite 105B
Winston Salem, NC  27101
Tax ID: 31-1512730

Bequest language example: “I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (Tax ID:  31-1512730), [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

With a planned gift, you become a member of The André Michaux Society, which honors the French botanist and explorer who enlightened others about the natural wonders of our mountains. Members receive a personalized certificate recognizing their dedication to the Blue Ridge Parkway. For more information, e-mail Jordan Calaway or call (866) 308-2773, ext. 245, or e-mail George Ivey or call (866) 308-2773, ext. 408.

Become a Parkway Protector

You are invited to join our community of supporters, the Parkway Protectors, by making your contribution to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation in the form of a monthly, tax-deductible gift. As a member of the Parkway Protectors, you are an essential part of protecting and preserving the future of the the 469-mile scenic route. 

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You can make a difference by committing to a monthly donation, purchasing a Blue Ridge Parkway specialty license plate, creating an endowment or fund, or giving through your workplace. With any choice, your dollars cultivate the programs and projects that reflect your vision for the Parkway. 

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Host a Speaker or Fundraising Event

Bringing people together to protect and enhance the Blue Ridge Parkway is key to its future. You can help by hosting a speaker for your group or a fund-raising event.

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Get Your Blue Ridge Parkway License Plate

Show your support for the Blue Ridge Parkway everywhere you go with a North Carolina specialty license plate.

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Volunteer on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Joining the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Volunteer Corps is rewarding way to make a lasting difference for visitors, wildlife, the land, and future generations. There are many opportunities to lend a hand! We’d love to match your interests with an exciting assignment.

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Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook is making it easy to celebrate your birthday by giving back to the Blue Ridge Parkway. For your next special occasion, you can “host” a fundraiser to show your support for the scenic road. You can designate gifts for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, set a goal, and let your friends know you’d like them to give. It's even better than birthday cake.

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Share Your Journey

The Blue Ridge Parkway gives each of us special memories. We invite you to share the story of your journey.

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