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You can make a difference through a one-time or monthly donation, gifts of stock, creating an endowment or fund, or giving through your workplace. With any gift, you are welcomed into our Community of Stewards, and receive our quarterly newsletter, Park Life, monthly e-newsletter, and annual report. Whether your interests lie in education, environmental and resource protection, visitor facilities or cultural heritage, Friends of State Parks can match your donation with the projects and programs that reflect your vision for the North Carolina’s State Park System.

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Make a donation to support the highest priority needs on State Parks. Your one-time or monthly tax-deductible contribution will help preserve our naturally wonderful State Park system and further the work Friends of State Parks does to support it. 

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Honors and Memorials

The honor and memorial program is a thoughtful way to celebrate loved ones and friends who have enjoyed a deep personal connection with North Carolina State Parks, Trails, Rivers, and Lakes. Honor and memorial gifts can be made online or with our mail-in form.

You will receive an acknowledgement of the gift, and can select an individual to receive a card announcing the donation.

Our State Magazine             Simply visit and use code CP656 when checking out.

Support Friends of State Parks by subscribing to Our State magazine! Our State celebrates the very best of North Carolina from the mountains to the coast (as well as our beautiful state parks) through lively storytelling and stunning photography.  Subscribe for the annual price of only $29.99 and NCFSP will receive $5. Enjoy the magazine and thank you for supporting North Carolina Friends of State Parks!

Amazon Smile                 Signing up is easy: visit

When you shop at you can designate that a portion of proceeds from your purchases goes to Friends of State Parks. If you already have an account, you'll be prompted to log in; if not, you'll be asked to create an account. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you'll be asked to choose a charitable organization to receive donations. Simply select Friends of State Parks, and every eligible purchase you make will help fund crucial initiatives.

Workplace Giving   

Many employers acknowledge their employee’s generosity by providing matching donations. Check with your company’s human resources representative for details. Employees of businesses that participate in EarthShare’s Workplace Giving and State Employee Giving Campaign can designate their contributions for Friends of State Parks.

Bequests & Planned Giving      

By naming Friends of State Parks as a beneficiary of your IRA, a life insurance policy, or in your will, you create an enduring legacy that protects our State Parks for generations to come.

IRA / Insurance Beneficiary information:
Friends of State Parks, Inc.

PO Box 37655

Raleigh, NC  27627
Tax ID: 58-1634155


Bequest language example: “I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Friends of State Parks (Tax ID: 58-1634155), [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

For more information, email David Pearson or (919) 827-1088, ext. 801, or email Jim Richardson or call (919) 827-1088, ext. 811.

Make a Gift of Stock

Gifts of stock represent a two-fold savings opportunity. Donors avoid paying capital gains taxes on the increased values of their stocks. In addition, donors receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the stock on the date of the gift. The majority of stock gifts are made through a simple electronic transfer from your broker to Friends of State Parks. To complete a stock transfer, please:

  1. Contact David Pearson at (919) 827-1088, ext. 801, or email him notify us of your intention to make a stock gift.  Please include your name, the name and amount of the shares being transferred, the expected date of the transfer, and the purpose for which the gift is to be used. Failure to notify us with donor details could result in filing the stock gift as anonymous.
  2. Give the following information to your broker:
    Friends of State Parks broker: Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
    DTC number: 8862
    Account number: #778-02838
    Send to the attention of:
    Susan Ledford
    Phone number: (919) 829-2065
    Friends of State Parks Tax ID number: 58-1634155

With proper notification, receipt letters to donors will indicate the number and types of shares, date of the transfer, and value of the gift. For valuation purposes, the donor of publicly traded stock will be credited with the fair market value of the stock which is determined by averaging high and low trading prices on the date of the gift.


Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds are a tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. Donor Advised Funds allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. This giving option is a wonderful way to support the park you love.



By establishing an endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support to meet the ongoing needs of the North Carolina State Parks. For more information, email Jim Richardson or call (919) 827-1088, ext. 811.


No matter how you choose to give, we thank you for helping to preserve and protect the North Carolina’s State Parks! 

Friends of State Parks, Inc.

PO Box 182

Bethania, NC  27010

Friends of State Parks, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 58-1634155) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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