Ensuring the Future

The Cherokee Garden Library endowment assures that this precious library resource for Atlanta and our region continues fulfilling our mission into the future with new and expanded programs, collection growth, and our commitment to preservation and conservation. Your contribution to the endowment fund allows the Cherokee Garden Library to continue to unveil a beautiful and engaging world of horticulture, history, and friendship to our community.

Giving to the Endowment

To make a gift to any of the funds described below, please make your check payable to “Cherokee Garden Library” and send with a note sharing which fund you have selected (Carr Fund, Gunn Fund, McIntyre Fund, or General Fund of the Endowment) to the Cherokee Garden Library, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. Every gift in any amount will make a tremendous difference in the life of the Cherokee Garden Library. Your gift may be made in honor of or in memory of a beloved family member or friend. Acknowledgements will be sent promptly. 

If you have any questions, please contact Garden Library Director, Staci Catron, at 404.814.4046 or scatron@atlantahistorycenter.com.

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The Anne Coppedge Carr Research and Director’s Fund is a tribute to the legacy of the library’s founder and reflects her vision by ensuring a strong leadership staff and research of the highest caliber. It provides for the Cherokee Garden Library staff salaries and funds student intern research projects in the fields of gardening, landscape design, garden history, horticulture, floral design, botanical art, cultural landscapes, natural landscapes, and plant ecology. 

The Louise Staton Gunn Conservation Fund honors the vital leadership role Louise Gunn has played from the early years to the present in the Cherokee Garden Library’s development and in the establishment of an active program to conserve rare books and other treasures in the collection. This fund provides for the library’s ongoing program to conserve historic items so they are accessible for research or pleasure. 

Established in memory of Ashley McIntyre and her love of the natural world, the Ashley Wright McIntyre Education and Programming Fund supports occasional programs, lectures, and exhibitions presented by the library for the public as part of the Ashley Wright McIntyre Lecture Series.

The Carter Heyward Morris Acquisitions Fund was established to honor Carter Morris’s significant role in the library’s development and to recognize the heart and soul of the Cherokee Garden Library – its remarkable collection. The fund contributes to the continual growth of the collection with its focus on documenting the Southeastern region of the U.S. and root sources from North America, Europe, and beyond. 

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