The Ricketts Environmental Excellence (T.R.E.E.) Trust
Managed by the Madison Greenspace Commission (GSC), the T.R.E.E. Program fosters the replenishment of Madison's valuable and gracious trees through the stewardship of the Ricketts Fund and award of annual TREE Grants.
Management of the Ricketts Fund
GSC established a non-expendable trust fund for trees with the $25,500 bequest of Mr. Gwyn T. Ricketts. Interest on the trust is used to offer annual TREE Grants, a shared community investment program planting 10-15 trees each year. The GSC reserves the first 5% of interest each year to augment the Ricketts Fund, also supplemented by donations from participants and the community.
Help Us Grow the Ricketts Fund
Contributions to the Ricketts Fund are tax-deductible. The Ricketts Fund is an independent, dedicated fund for trees - its monies can not be commingled with any other funds nor used for other purposes. The Ricketts Fund is subject to an annual audit and is an open public record.
donatE to plant for MADISON'S future generations
c/o Ricketts Fund - GSC, PO Box 32, Madison, GA 30650 DONATE: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
A MADISON SHARED COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM
Established January 10, 2001, this program honors the bequest of
GWYN THOMAS RICKETTS
(1932-2000) Mr. Ricketts, originally of Eufala, Alabama, spent much of his life in Atlanta and its environs. As a designer, he recognized the need for beauty in the home and in one's environment. The elegance of many of Madison's homes and public buildings are a direct result of his input and volunteer commitment. Upon his death, Mr. Ricketts bequeathed equal portions of his estate to the Georgia cities of Madison and Covington for the purchase of trees.