Planned Giving

Create a Legacy that Grows for Generations
The Hitchcock Woods are Aiken’s greatest treasure.

Hitchcock Woods is privately owned and managed by the Hitchcock Woods Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) charitable nonprofit, funded by donor support.  The Foundation was established by the Hitchcock family in 1939 to protect and maintain the Woods for the enjoyment of the Aiken community.  The Hitchcock family’s original gift of land (1190 acres) did not come with an endowment and the Foundation receives no operating support from municipal, county, state or federal taxes.

Generous annual gifts to the Foundation sustain the day-to-day costs of managing the Woods, but do not allow for the unforeseen. Major storms, downturns in the economy, and individual projects necessary to protect and improve the Woods, can deplete the reserves, compromising good stewardship.  Thanks to the generosity of a few, a small endowment exists, but your support is needed to build an Endowment Fund that will sustain and ensure the Foundation’s future work for generations to come.

All levels of endowment support are welcome.  Your gift can be partially or fully directed to the Endowment Fund.  When you designate the Hitchcock Woods Foundation Endowment Fund as a future recipient of a gift, you will become a member of the Woods Legacy Society.

Ways to Give

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