Pharr Family Preserve Trail - scenic

Carolina Thread Trail and Catawba Lands Conservancy

Vandever Batten was privileged to support the Catawba Lands Conservancy as it launched the Carolina Thread Trail, a 15-county initiative conserving land and funding trail development. The CTT’s campaign goal was $25 million in cash and $15 million in land for a total of $40 million. Vandever Batten helped craft an overarching capital campaign strategy and implement it through the work of the Governing Board, and then empower individual counties to execute their own private fundraising campaigns. Following the campaign’s conclusion, Vandever Batten continued assisting the Catawba Lands Conservancy by assessing and strengthening its development function while helping it partner with other land trusts across the region to attract planned gifts and bequests.

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