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Leaders in Conservation

The Wyche Society

The Wyche Family has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Upstate South Carolina for over 40 years. Encompassing Tommy Wyche, the tireless leader of the successful campaign to protect over 100,000 acres in the Blue Ridge escarpment of the South Carolina mountains creating the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, the legacy also includes Harriet Wyche, the visionary champion of Falls Park on the Reedy River, and their son, Brad Wyche, who founded Upstate Forever in 1998 and served as its Executive Director until 2015.
 
The purpose of the Wyche Society is to honor the Wyche legacy, to promote fellowship and collegiality among its members, and to provide an ongoing forum to discuss important land conservation, clean water and growth management issues. Membership in the Society includes all donors who support Upstate Forever annually at a level of $2,500 or above, encompassing the Visionary, Guardian, Steward and Conservator giving levels as listed below.  Wyche Society members receive special benefits including:
 
  • Recognition in Upstate Forever publications
  • Recognition at the annual Forever Green Luncheon
  • A special gift each year 
  • Invitations to at least two social events each year to interact with one another and with Upstate Forever Board and staff
  • Consultation on key issues and projects 

Wyche Society Gift Levels

  • Visionary ($25,000+)
  • Guardian ($10,000-24,999)
  • Steward ($5,000-9,999)
  • Conservator ($2,500-4,999)

For more information about the Wyche Society, please contact Aldon Knight, Director of Development, at (864) 250-0050 ext. 31 or aknight@upstateforever.org

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