Private support of the JC Raulston Arboretum is vital to the success and longevity of this outstanding public garden and research facility, and there are many opportunities for giving and showing your support. There are many opportunities for giving your support and making a valuable investment in the JCRA. The following are just a few areas, so please contact Alycia Thornton, director of development, at (919) 513-7068 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss other opportunities for giving.
Opportunities for Giving
Friends of the Arboretum Membership Program
Membership gifts are the primary support for the JCRA's daily operations and vital for its success. Memberships keep the gates open and the gardens in top shape. Join or renew today!
Becoming a sponsor of the Arboretum ensures that educational programs, research, and day-to-day operations continue. Please become sponsor today!
The JC Raulston Arboretum provides incredible hands-on opportunities for students of all ages. Your support keeps us relevant. Improving and maintaining our facilities is vital to ensuring we remain the South’s leading teaching garden. Please consider investing in the items we need most.
Help support the JC Raulston Arboretum by making a tax-deductible donation. Your contribution helps us maintain the gardens and offer educational programs. You may elect to have your contribution made in honor or in memory of a special person. We appreciate your support.
Endowment for Excellence
Endowment gifts provide a long-term investment that will weather the financial storms of our precarious economy and provide essential support into perpetuity. A gift to the Endowment for Excellence is a way of insuring that future generations will have a green space to visit and to learn about plants from around the world. Your gift to the Endowment for Excellence makes a wise investment for the future—helping to provide a beautiful tranquil setting where families can enjoy and appreciate nature all year long.
Dr. August De Hertogh Endowment
This endowment was created in memory of August (Gus) De Hertogh, who served as the chair for the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University from 1978–1988. Reflecting Gus De Hertogh's immense dedication to the study of flower bulbs, this endowment supports educational programming for all ages at the Arboretum. Your gift to this endowment not only honors Gus's belief that knowledge should be freely shared, but will also help the JCRA expand the educational programs it offers to children, students, and adults alike.
Juniper Level Botanic Garden Endowment
A former student of J. C. Raulston, Tony Avent was inspired by J. C.’s passion for plants and botanical exploration. With this passion in mind, Tony build a 28 acre research garden with a highly sophisticated plant breeding program, a world-class plant collection, and a dedicated emphasis on plant conservation. Tony and Anita Avent have gifted their award-winning Juniper Level Botanic Garden to NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum. This partnership brings together two renowned institutions to create a one-of-a-kind resource for plant research, conservation, education, and appreciation that benefits our state, the nation, and the world. The establishment of the Juniper Level Botanic Garden Endowment will provide the income needed to ensure that the Juniper Level Botanic Garden will reach its full potential! Consider supporting the endowment that will bring many new opportunities to the Arboretum.
Linda and Theodore "Ted" Bilderback Endowment for the JC Raulston Arboretum Children's Program
Help grow the next generation into good and thoughtful stewards of the green world by investing in the Linda and Theodore "Ted" Bilderback Endowment for the JC Raulston Arboretum Children's Program. Your gift to the endowment honors Ted's distinguished career and provides continued support to the Children's Program.
Named Garden or Program
Did you know that there are many naming opportunities at the JC Raulston Arboretum? What a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy and a remarkable tribute to your family, a loved one, or your business.
Student Internship Program
The Student Internship Program has proven to be a real win-win opportunity for both the worthy young people chosen to serve as JCRA interns and for the Arboretum. Through this program, you can truly make an impact on a young person's life. There are also two named JCRA internship endowments—Dr. Robert E. Lyons JCRA Internship Endowment and the Isabella Cannon Endowed Arboretum Internship.
The JCRA Children's Program connects young people to the field of horticulture and gives them a better appreciation of the green world around them. This program is teaching and cultivating the next generation of friends of the Arboretum—another great investment in the future of our young people.
Tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to honor a loved one, colleague, friend, or organization that has made a special impact on your life. It's a great way to celebrate a birthday, wedding, graduation, or any special occasion. Tribute gifts also serve as a special expression of sympathy by honoring the memory of a friend or relative. JCRA tribute gifts include a named garden, benches and other garden seating, inscribed bricks, or monetary gifts to support the JCRA general fund or other special JCRA programs.
Did you know there are creative ways to support the JC Raulston Arboretum? Ways in which the JCRA, you, and your loved ones all benefit at the same time? Such giving techniques are called planned gifts, because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and the Arboretum.
In tough economic times, cash gifts may be more difficult for your personal 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 a service. Plus, most of these gifts-in-kind are recognized by the IRS as tax-deductible gifts.
If you are interested in supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum, please contact Alycia Thornton, director of development, at (919) 513-7068 or email@example.com.
About the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.
The JC Raulston Arboretum operates under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., (tax ID #56-6049304). It is a nonprofit, charitable, and educational corporation (public charity) as defined by the IRS code 501(c)3. The NCAF was incorporated on November 24, 1944, in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a means of supporting agricultural research, extension, and teaching activities in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University.
Online donations for the JC Raulston Arboretum are processed by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Office of College Advancement via their safe and secure giving Web site. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. "JC Raulston Arboretum" will not appear on your credit card statement. "NC STATE GIVING" will appear on your statement.