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Make a donation in support of the Center, the animals and the mission!
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North American Monarch Butterfly (up to $99 annually): Brightly colored and patterned, these amazing butterflies journey thousands of miles each year to find a suitable habitat. Your gift at this level helps make the Nature Center one of those butterfly friendly places.
King Snake ($100-$199 annually): Attractive residents of Western North Carolina, these snakes are immune to pitviper venom and can prey on rattlesnakes and copperheads.
River Otter ($200-249 annually): At home both on land and in water, river otter mothers use play to teach their young the skills they need to live in the wild.
Great Horned Owls ($250 - $499 annually): The largest of this region's native owls, great horned owls see their environment from every possible angle because of their flexible neck and extraordinary vision
Raccoons (gifts of $500 - $999 annually): With their acute sense of smell, above average intelligence and keen hearing and sight, bandit faced raccoons problem solve very well.
Red Foxes (gifts of $1,000 - $1,999 annually): Beautiful and speedy, red foxes are clever at recognizing and adapting to all opportunities and environments.
Black Bears (gifts of $2,000 or more annually): the largest animal in the Appalachian Mountains with a generous sized heart to match. Common in the dense woods, but hard to find because of their secretive nature.
Red Tail Hawk (gifts of $2,500 - $3,499 annually): This distinctly marked predator, the most common hawk in North America, has keen eyesight and a broad perspective to sense opportunities ahead.
White Tailed Deer (gifts of $3,500 - $4,999 annually): Beautiful and familiar in Western North Carolina, this powerful deer gracefully springs into action when the need is there.
Cougars (gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 annually): A cat of many names, these secretive animals prefer to take their time when hunting to make sure they get what they want.
Red Wolves (gifts of $10,000 or more annually): an endangered species. The Nature Center through its Reproduction program is working to ensure the red wolf's survival and increase their numbers in the wild. We want to increase their numbers at the Nature Center too!
Increase your support through matching gifts at work! Your gift can go even further if your company provides a matching gift program for their employees, spouses, board members and retirees.
To find out if your company matches charitable gifts, contact your Human Resources department and ask for a claim form. Please send us your completed form with your gift and we’ll take it from there. If you made a previous gift you can still apply for a claim. Just mail your form to: Friends of the WNC Nature Center, P.O. Box 19151, Asheville, NC 28815.
Donations of stock can be made by calling the Friends office at 828-298-0182.
Have a question or need help, please contact us at 828-298-0182.
Thank you for your support!