In tough economic times, cash gifts may be more difficult to budget. However, there are many opportunities for donated items or Gifts-In-Kind. You or your company might consider donating equipment, materials and supplies, or service—especially if you need to lower or even cut your annual cash contributions. Plus, most of these gifts-in-kind are recognized by the IRS as a tax-deductible gift.

If you have an interest in learning more about opportunities for gifts-in-kind, please contact Sonia Murphy at or (919) 513-0637. Also look for the JCRA "wish list" included in various Arboretum publications.