Funding the Downtown Greenway

Funding

The Downtown Greenway provides a variety of opportunities for individuals, businesses, foundations, and civic organizations to help complete this dynamic new Greensboro asset.  Tax-deductible contributions may include cash, pledges over a three-year period, donations of securities, and bequests and other types of planned gifts.

Naming opportunities are available to recognize support.  These opportunities range from $3,000 for Quarter-Mile Markers and $5,000 for Standard Benches to $250,000 for Cornerstone Artwork and $1 million to name a major section of the Greenway.  In addition, all donors contributing $2,500 or more will be recognized permanently and prominently on the Downtown Greenway Trailblazers’ Society Major Donor Wall located at Woven Works Park at Innovation Cornerstone in designated recognition categories.

Those contributing $1,000 to the Greenway Tree Fund will be featured on a Tree Plaque to be displayed on a special Greenway Milestone Kiosk along with periodic newspaper ads recognizing donors of $100 or more. Unless anonymity is requested, all contributors will be recognized on the website.

To donate or get more information, call Dabney Sanders at 336-387-8353.

We thank the following donors who have already supported this public-private partnership:

The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation
Weaver Foundation
VF Corporation

Funding to Date as of 6.15.17:

Front-Runners ($5 Million and Above)

  • City of Greensboro
  • The USDOT and the Federal Highway Administration through the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Groundbreakers ($1,500,000 Million to $4,999,999 Million)

  • The Cemala Foundation
  • Cone Health Foundation
  • Phillips Foundation

Pathfinders ($500,000 to $1,499,999)

  • Joseph M. Bryan Foundation
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • NCDOT
  • Weaver Foundation

Pacesetters ($250,000 to $499,999)

  • Brooks Family
  • Federal Transportation Grant
  • ITG Brands
  • VF Corporation

Marathoners ($100,000 to $249,999)

  • Anonymous
  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
  • National Endowment for the Arts: Mayor’s Institute on City Design’s 25th Anniversary Initiative
  • Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation

Explorers ($50,000 to $99,999)

  • BB&T
  • Greensboro Bicentennial Commission
  • Chandler Concrete Company Inc.
  • Barbara S. Cone and Herman Cone Jr. Family
  • NC Health & Wellness Trust Fund-Fit Community
  • Sam and Anne Hummel**
  • Henry Samuel Levinson Memorial Gifts
  • Bobby and Kathryn Long
  • Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation

Cyclists ($25,000 to $49,999)

  • Anonymous
  • Gail Boulton
  • Nancy and Trip Brown**
  • Joseph M. Bryan, Jr.
  • Carolina Bank
  • Dawn S. Chaney
  • Lindsey & Frank Auman, Melissa & Seth Coker, Karen & Bob Isner, and Milton Kern
  • Cone Mills Charitable Fund
  • Duke Energy Foundation
  • Ellison Foundation
  • Greensboro Grasshoppers
  • The Hagan Family
  • Mike and Lynn Haley/The Michael W. Haley Foundation, Inc.*
  • Hillsdale Fund
  • Rotary Club of Greensboro
  • Schell Bray PLLC

Sprinters ($10,000 to $24,999)

  • American Express
  • ArtsGreensboro
  • Bank of America
  • Bell Foundation
  • Sylvia and Mike Berkelhammer**
  • Bill and Margaret Benjamin
  • J. Cooper Brantley
  • Nancy and Frank Brenner
  • Burlington Industries/Cone Denim
  • Charles Aris, Inc.
  • Hayes and Clem Clement*
  • College Hill Sundries
  • Chuck and Nancy Cornelio
  • William H. and Joanne B. Craft Family
  • Greensboro Downtown Residents’ Association
  • Holt Gwyn and Beth Boulton
  • The Hassenfelt Family
  • Family of Catherine and Henry Levinson*
  • Richard and Jane Levy**
  • Barbara A. Lusk
  • John and Barbara McLendon Family Foundation
  • Kenneth D. Miller
  • News & Record
  • Donna and Bob Newton
  • The North Carolina Arts Council
  • Southeast Fuels, Inc.
  • David and Pam Sprinkle
  • William A. Stern Foundation
  • Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation, Inc.*
  • United Guaranty
  • Len and Judy White
  • Eric and Susan Wiseman*
  • Rock 92/107.5KZL

Joggers ($2,500 to $9,999)

  • Jamison M. Alston and the Alston Family
  • American National Bank & Trust Company
  • Bee, Bird, and Butterfly Garden at Innovation Cornerstone Gifts
  • Bernard Robinson & Company LLP
  • Sandra and W.C. “Bud” Boren
  • Don and Mary Gay Brady
  • Molly and Jeb Burns
  • Janis and Marc Bush
  • Eric and Mary Calhoun
  • Jim and Linda Carlisle
  • Dorothy Wilson Chappell
  • Marjorie T. Coleman and William R. Coleman*
  • Stephen and Shannon Dahlstedt
  • Pat and Mary Carol Danahy**
  • Luck Davidson
  • Alan and Pam Duncan
  • Greensboro Garden Club
  • Greensboro Jaycees
  • Greensboro Partnership*
  • Porter and Marty Halyburton
  • Berkeley and George Harris
  • Hawthorne Residential Partners
  • Hayden-Harman Foundation
  • Randall Kaplan and Kathy Manning
  • Rob and Courtney Kidwell
  • The Klee Family
  • Barbara Kretzer
  • William and Carter Leinster
  • Dr. Joseph E. Levinson*
  • Al and Ginni Lineberry
  • Little Gate Garden Club
  • Lee and Ellen Lloyd
  • Misty McCall
  • Todd, Tammy, & McKiran McElroy
  • NC Unit of the Herb Society of America
  • Mary Norris Preyer Fund
  • Sandy and Frank Mascia
  • Cheryl and Chuck McQueary
  • Laura C. Meagher and Donald G. Wolcott
  • Jim and Susan Melvin**
  • Jake and Marge Michel/The Michel Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Skip and Peg Moore**
  • William V. Nutt, Jr. Family
  • Cissy and Bill Parham
  • Barbara and Jeff Peck
  • Probity Products/Larry and Rene Lawrence
  • REI
  • Charles and Nancy Reid
  • Richardson Properties LLC
  • Dabney and Walker Sanders**
  • Susan and Jerry Schwartz**
  • Serendipity Garden Club
  • Pat and Bob Sevier
  • Susan and Brad Shumaker
  • Tom and Linda Sloan
  • Flo Snider**
  • Snider Fleet Solutions, Inc.
  • Taylor & Associates Appraisers
  • Jack and Sarah Warmath
  • Westerwood Tavern
  • Ann and Benjamin Zuraw

Trekkers ($1,000 to $2,499)

  • Linda Allgood
  • Mr. and Mrs. James B. Barber
  • Willie and Lisa Bullock
  • Myrna Carlock
  • Alan and Sally Cone**
  • Crafted-The Art of Street Food
  • Candace and Roger Cummings
  • Larry and Betty Day
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Marion and Peggy Follin
  • Sarah Gilley
  • Greensboro Beautiful
  • Ginger and Haynes Griffin
  • William E. Hall, Jr.
  • April and Jay Harris
  • Jim and Deborah Hooper
  • Morgan and Jack Horner
  • Burney and Dina Jennings
  • Ed and Emily Kitchen
  • Bob and Joretta Klepfer
  • Lazy Daisies Garden Club
  • Molly Levinson and Josh Wachs, Henry, Louisa, and Olivia Wachs*
  • Laura Lorenz
  • NC A&T University Foundation
  • Gifts in memory of Chalmer Lee Randall
  • Tim and Carolynn Rice
  • Dr. William R. Rogers and Mrs. Beverley C. Rogers
  • Sarah, Matthew, Alexandra, and George Rothman*
  • Mac Sims
  • Joan and Doug Stone
  • Susan and Tom Storrs
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Gary and Ellen Taft
  • Priscilla P. Taylor
  • Tom Tryforos*
  • Lauren and David Worth

*Gifts designated for the Henry Levinson Memorial Fund

** A portion of the total donation designated for the Henry Levinson Memorial.

***Gifts made in memory of Chalmer Lee Randall

Click here to see the full list of donors.