Other Ways to Give

Planned Gifts to Wing Haven

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.  Planned gifts are used to support the permanent endowment, fund a special project or educational program, or contribute to the reserve fund in ways that will permanently support and sustain this remarkable garden.


In-Kind Contributions and Corporate Sponsorships

Programs, projects, garden maintenance and repairs to the Clarkson home 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:

  • 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.

Corporate Sponsorships

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 sponsorships.  Established businesses as well as new businesses seeking to make an impact are ideal corporate partners.  Advertising and print recognition and corporate entertaining opportunities can be tailored to meet your needs.  Partnerships are available in a wide range of levels and include education/outreach programs, facilities construction and preservation, Garden Gala, 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.  Direct exposure to our large and committed membership base is another benefit of sponsorship. Corporate sponsorships also may be in the form of in-kind donations.