When Vernon and Leander Johnson bequeathed their farm to the Henderson County Schools in 1987, it was their vision that the farm be used as a heritage education center for area school children. That same year the Henderson County Foundation, Inc. was established as a fundraising partner in the Johnson Farm Project. It is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service. Qualified donations to the foundation for the benefit of Historic Johnson Farm are tax-deductible.
WAYS TO SUPPORT HISTORIC JOHNSON FARM
THE JOHNSON FARM ENDOWMENT FUND
To honor the memory of the Johnson brothers, and to ensure this farm will forever remain a community treasure, the Johnson Farm Advisory Committee of the Henderson County Education Foundation has established the Johnson Farm Endowment Fund. Our generous community needs to guarantee that this unique education center of today remains for the generations of tomorrow. The fund was started with gifts in memory of a beloved educator, and from funds raised during our annual fundraisers. Gifts to the Johnson Farm Endowment/HCEF may be mailed to 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791. Donations are tax-deductible.
JOHNSON FARM ANIMAL ENDOWMENT FUND
The Johnson Farm Animal Endowment Fund was established by an anonymous donor to create a fund that could be used for the acquisition, care and housing of farm animals at Johnson Farm. The Johnson Farm Advisory Board adds a percentage of proceeds from fund raising events to this fund, the hope being that it can grow to an amount that will generate income to insure a constant supply of funds for animal care. Currently the farm has a pair donkeys and a pair of sheep. Gifts to the Johnson Farm Animal Endowment Fund/HCEF may be mailed to 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791. Donations are tax deductible.
JOHNSON FARM ANIMAL SPONSORS
This fund is similar to the endowment fund, but funds donated to this are currently being used for animal care until the Endowment Fund has reached a point where income from the Endowment can be used for animal care. Gifts to the Johnson Farm Animal Sponsors may be mailed to 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791. Donations are tax deductible
When planning your finances, the foundation can assist you.
Giving opportunities include the following:
*Gifting of appreciated stocks
*Passing assets through use of trusts
*Donating through a will
*Assigning life insurance proceeds
*Naming IRA beneficiaries
*Life Estate Gifts & Personal Property
*Charitable Remainder Trusts
Bequests should be made to Historic Johnson Farm/HCEF. Historic Johnson Farm is a project of the non-profit Henderson County Education Foundation, Inc. For more information on Historic Johnson Farm, contact the Farm Coordinator at 828-891-6585.
Historic Johnson Farm is located at 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791.
BECOME A MEMBER OF FRIENDS OF JOHNSON FARM
Membership includes free passes, newsletter and more.
Sponsor I $125 – $249
Sponsor II $250 – $499
Sponsor III $500+
Call 891-6585 for more information
or mail check payable to:
Historic Johnson Farm
3346 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791