photo from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Archives

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 next issue of the Foundation’s journal, The Scenic, immediately following the gift and in the Foundation's Annual Report.

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.