Donation Levels

Annual Giving Societies

When you give to the Carolina Thread Trail, you’re helping to build a regional trail network and so much more. Your gift is creating healthier people and communities, stimulating local economies, protecting corridors of green space, encouraging alternative transportation, and providing access to the outdoor recreation for generations to come.  All donors receive our newsletter and access to outdoor programs.

Individual supporters who make annual contributions at the $500 level or higher are welcomed into donor giving circles outlined below and enjoy special opportunities, such as Conservation Chats, throughout the year.

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Trailblazer Society $10,000+

Our most generous special giving level. With annual gifts of $10,000 or more, enjoy special access to Conservation Chats, personal updates and exclusive donor programs to bring you closer to the conservation impact you’re making locally.

Catawba Society $2,500-$9,999

Launched in 2007 by Peggy and Bob Culbertson and Millie and Tom Cox, the Catawba Society is a giving circle of generous donors who make an extraordinary commitment to our mission. With annual gifts of $2,500 or more, join this circle of leaders helping to protect our most critical local lands and waters. Enjoy special access to Conservation Chats and exclusive donor programs.

Sunflower Circle $1,000-$2,499

Be part of a special circle of supporters named for the rare and federally endangered Schweinitz’s Sunflower discovered on land that is now permanently conserved. With annual gifts of $1,000 or more, you’ll be preserving nature’s awe-inspiring wonder today for generations to come. Enjoy special access to Conservation Chats and exclusive donor programs.

Spider Lily Circle $500-$999

Join this special group of donors named in honor of the world’s largest known stand of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies, which bloom in the Catawba River along a signature segment of the Carolina Thread Trail in Catawba, SC. Enjoy special access to Conservation Chats and exclusive donor programs.


Special Gift Recognition

Magnolia Society –$12,500+ pledge

Make a 5-year pledge of support and join this critically important circle of donors named for the rare Bigleaf Magnolia, a majestic tree protected on Conservancy land. The Bigleaf Magnolia boasts the largest simple leaf and bloom of any tree in North America. Your pledge is a tremendous commitment to the long-term sustainability of our region.

Nature Sustainer – Reoccurring monthly gifts

Help sustain nature with monthly support – a minimum gift of $10 a month — provides ongoing and reliable support to accelerate the pace of local conservation.

In Honor/In Memory

Celebrate the important people in your life and make a lasting impact on nature and access to it. Recognize someone special, commemorate a milestone or honor a lost loved one by making a special gift in their name.

Affiliate Support Group

Greenway Gals

Get together to hike, bike, and kayak with fellow female-identifying outdoor enthusiasts and Carolina Thread Trail supporters by joining the Greenway Gals. Co-founded by Donna de Molina and Jane Green, this group is a fun way to experience the outdoors, make new connections and promote The Thread Trail.

Become a Greenway Gal