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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 many 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 The Cypress Society, please contact:

Elizabeth Alexander
404-709-3172
ealexander@skylandtrail.org

Meet Our Cypress Society Members

Ellen and Roland Behm

Ellen and Roland Behm

Marzena Holly was our son’s primary counselor during his time at Skyland Trail. Theirs was a challenging relationship, one built not on sunshine and light…

Mark West and family

Mark C. West

 “My family and I value this opportunity to build on the legacy of all those who have contributed to the growth of Skyland Trail. It’s…

Jackie and Tony Montag include Skyland Trail in their annual giving and planned giving

Jackie and Tony Montag

We have been involved with Skyland Trail for many years. Every interaction, from attending fundraising and educational events, to participating in financial aid committee meetings,…

don and maryland mccarty alumni family story

Maryland and Don McCarty

The McCarty’s son, David, graduated from Skyland Trail in 2009. Since then, they have continued to stay connected as integral members of the Skyland Trail…

Denise and Jay Mitchell

Denise and Jay D. Mitchell

“I included Skyland Trail in my estate plans because it is such a worthwhile organization, and I want to ensure that it can continue doing…

Cindy and John Ferguson

Cindy and John Ferguson

“John and I believe Skyland Trail is serving a very important need in our community, and The Cypress Society provides us the opportunity to continue…

Show your support for Mental health

Make a gift to help our clients and families heal and thrive.