Honors and Memorials

The powerful landscapes of the Blue Ridge Parkway have inspired and given comfort to millions of travelers in the Appalachians. Whether from one visit or a lifetime of adventure, Parkway experiences have often led to a life-long affection for this American treasure.

The Blue Ridge Parkway’s honor and memorial program was created for those who wish to honor loved ones and friends who have enjoyed a deep personal connection to the Parkway. Gifts to the Foundation in memory of or in honor of a friend or family member recognize that person’s unique personal connection to the Parkway, and help sponsor Parkway projects of lasting value.

The Foundation accepts tax-deductible honor and memorial donations of all sizes. Honor and memorial gifts of $5,000 or less can be given online or using our mail-in form.

  • You will receive an acknowledgement of the gift.
  • Your honoree or the family of the deceased will receive a beautiful hand-addressed card acknowledging your gift.
  • Your honor or memorial gift will be listed in the Foundation's annual report, released each year in the fall.

Memorial gifts of $5,000 or more may be used to establish an endowment fund, recognizing one or more individuals in perpetuity. Please contact the Foundation to discuss your interest in a named endowment with a staff member.