The Blue Ridge Boxster Summit is an annual event, friends gathering to travel the Blue Ridge Mountains over 4 days in the Porsche Boxsters. Contributions to the Foundation are made in memory of Chuck “Porsche Pete” Hammersmith.
Who We ARE
We’re the FOUNDATION.
And so are you.
As the primary private fundraising partner of the Blue Ridge Parkway, expectations of us run higher than the treetops. The National Park Service relies upon our commitment to fund programs and projects that enhance the visitor experience and have lasting value. With shrinking Federal funding, it’s more challenging than ever for them to maintain their high level of service.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is a non-profit 501(3)c organization founded in 1997 through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service to provide private financial support for the Blue Ridge Parkway. We receive no annual Federal funding, and our budget greatly depends upon people like you who cherish the grandeur and legacy of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Parkway.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is your passage to the most visited unit in the National Park system. Join our community of stewards who want to create a solid future for the Blue Ridge Parkway and preserve it for future generations.
Share the journey with us. Since 1997, we have provided over $2.7 million dollars for projects and programs that benefit the Parkway. Learn more about what we do.
The National Park Service is a branch of the Department of the Interior and manages the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Tarheel Mini Motoring Club was founded in May of 2005, and is based out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The purpose of the Club is to allow MINI owners to keep in touch, join with other MINIots in great events all year long, and to just have fun. Each year they hold the Blue Ridge Parkway Tour, a 4-day journey from one end of the Parkway to the other, and donate a portion of the feeds to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
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