Funding the Downtown Greenway


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 two-year period, donations of securities, and bequests and other types of planned gifts.

You can be a part of the Final Mile Campaign to raise $1M to complete the project that will launch in the coming year.

Naming opportunities are available to recognize support.  These opportunities range from $250 for a bottle in the gabion basket wall at the Friendly Avenue overpass on the west side to $5,000 for Standard Benches to $150,000 for significant features on the Greenway.  In addition, all donors contributing $2,500 or more will be recognized permanently and prominently on the Donor Spool Wall located at Woven Works Park 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.

A Major Gifts Campaign was held in 2011/2012.  We thank the following donors who have already supported this public-private partnership:

Greensboro City

The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation
Weaver Foundation
VF Corporation

Funding to Date:

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
  • VF Corporation

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

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

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

  • Brooks Family
  • Federal Transportation Grant
  • ITG Brands

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
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation

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

  • Anonymous
  • Gail Boulton
  • Nancy and Trip Brown**
  • Joseph M. Bryan, Jr.
  • Dawn S. Chaney
  • Lindsey & Frank Auman, Melissa & Seth Coker, Karen & Bob Isner, and Milton Kern
  • Cone Mills Charitable Fund
  • Duke Energy Foundation
  • Ellison Foundation
  • First Bank
  • 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
  • Leslie and Robert Ketner
  • Barbara Kretzer
  • 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
  • The Dianne and Scott Roe Foundation
  • Southeast Fuels, Inc.
  • David and Pam Sprinkle
  • William A. Stern Foundation
  • Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation, Inc.*
  • United Guaranty
  • Jack and Sarah Warmath
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brian Crean
  • Candace and Roger Cummings
  • Larry and Betty Day
  • First Citizens Bank
  • First Community Development
  • 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
  • Rene and Larry Lawrence
  • 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*
  • Well Spring Retirement Community
  • Lauren and David Worth

*Gifts designated for the Henry Levinson Memorial Fund

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

Click here for gifts made in memory of Chalmer Lee Randall.

Click here for gifts made in memory of Holt Gwyn.

Click here to see the full list of donors.