The Belser Arboretum Endowment Fund

The USC W. Gordon Belser Arboretum in the heart of Sherwood Forest is almost entirely supported by two funds established in 2007 by the University of South Carolina. The Belser Arboretum Endowment Fund (#B11336) was established to provide a permanent funding mechanism for the Arboretum operation. Only 5% of interest earned by the Endowment Fund can be used each year. The second is the Belser Arboretum Fund (#1A3769) which is a spendable fund from which monies can be freely spent for current Arboretum needs.

If you wish to donate to either of these funds, simple write a check to the USC Education Foundation, 1027 Barnwell St, Columbia SC 29208 and indicate in the memo field the name and number of the fund.

For more information or to arrange for large gifts, contact Vincent R. Suarez, Senior Director of Development, 803.777.4232 or mobile 803.260.3645, or email him at vsuarez@mailbox.sc.edu.

Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup

Volunteers are invited to participate in the two hour cleanup which is part of the Keep The Midlands Beautiful Adopt-A-Highway program. We will meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot at 8:15am, Saturday, June 24. We will work from Devine to Rosewood on Kilbourne, then east to Beltline, and finishing at Sherwood Forest Church. The clean-up should be finished by noon. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and bring their own gloves. Doughnuts, drinks and water will be provided.
Please call Dave Nelson at 803-447-4793 for information or any questions.