planned giving

Include Skyland Trail in Your Will or Trust

Making a planned gift to Skyland Trail assures the ongoing growth of our landmark work, with profound benefits for our clients, their families, and our community. Skyland Trail can help you plan how to make a gift. While we do not provide estate or tax advice, our development professionals will work with you and your financial advisor to achieve your charitable goals.

Here are a few ways you can invest in the future of Skyland Trail and the people we serve:

  • Wills and Bequests
  • Beneficiary Designations (IRA, donor advised fund, etc.)
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Gifts of Real Estate and Tangible Property

Planned giving provides many tax-wise ways to designate your assets that can benefit you and your loved ones, while also making a lasting impact at Skyland Trail. These legacy gifts ensure that Skyland Trail continues to meet the needs of future generations through state-of-the art facilities and innovative, leading-edge treatment programs.

Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support Skyland Trail.

Cypress Society logo

The Cypress Society

Individuals who make a planned gift join the Skyland Trail Cypress Society.

In ground too loose and shifting for other trees, the cypress tree soars to great heights. The huge base of the cypress gives stability and strength, enabling the tree to overcome extreme conditions. A single cypress tree can live for 1,000 years. And where cypress trees grow together, they provide unique habitat and make the surrounding world more interesting, healthy and beautiful.

Thanks to the insights of a special friend of Skyland Trail, Randolph W. Thrower, the cypress tree has become an important emblem for us. As a member of the Cypress Society, your planned gift will provide strength and stability for the ongoing work of Skyland Trail, helping our clients thrive and enrich their communities.

See a list of Cypress Society Members >>

Ready to Leave a Legacy?

Please seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor when considering planned gifts.

Here is information you may need to make a gift:

Legal name: The George West Mental Health Foundation dba Skyland Trail
Located: 1961 North Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta GA, 30329
Federal tax ID number: #58-1489941
Tax Exemption Letter: download here

For questions or to notify us of a gift so that we can add you to The Cypress Society, please contact:

Katie Dozier

Meet Our Cypress Society Members

A portrait photo of Mary and Tom Watson at the 2023 Benefits of Laughter event.

Mary and Tom Watson

Mary and Tom Watson shared their inspiration for including Skyland Trail in their estate planning in the 2023 issue of Journeys magazine “Our experience with…

Beth Finnerty and Beth Jones

Beth Jones

A Lasting Impact “When I first met with Beth Finnerty 30 years ago, I told her that I didn’t want mental illness to be something…

Kristin and Jim Howard

Kristin & Jim Howard

Supporting a World Class Treatment Facility “Like many families, ours has been touched by mental illness. Today one in five individuals will struggle with mental…

Tom and Anita Adams

Tom & Anita Adams

The Healing Impact of Skyland Trail Tom and Anita Adams were neighbors of the West family, who were founders of Skyland Trail. When a young…

Chris Cline

Chris Cline

I am impressed daily with the tenacity of our clients I have included Skyland Trail in my estate planning because I trust this organization to…

Mark West and family

Mark C. West

Building on a Legacy  “My family and I value this opportunity to build on the legacy of all those who have contributed to the growth…