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 awarding of annual TREE Grants.
Management of the Ricketts Fund
The 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.
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Help Us Grow the Ricketts Fund
Contributions to made to the Ricketts Fund are tax-deductible.
The Ricketts Fund is an independent, dedicated fund - 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.
Make a donation to plant for future generations in Madison.
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,
honors the bequest of
GWYN THOMAS RICKETTS
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.