GSMA Endowment Fund
On January 1, 2010, The Board of Directors of Great Smoky Mountains Association established a perpetual endowment fund formally titled GSMA Endowment for Sustained Interpretation, Research, and Resource Protection, to support those activities in the Smokies.
The GSMA Endowment Fund is primarily supported by our members dues. As an endowment, only interest and other investment income from the fund will be expended. It is most appreciated
when our members want to do more to support our efforts and donations are accepted.
Expenditures will be managed by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, in consultation with national park management staff. The ultimate goal for the GSMA Fund is to
enable us to allocate 100% of our net sales revenue to Great Smoky Mountains National Park programs and services. It will greatly assist us in leveling out some of the peaks and valleys in
our aid contributions due to the uncertainties of the retail sales environment.
You can learn more about the endowment fund, by calling 1-888-898-9102 x222 or 254, or by mail to GSMA, P.O. Box 130, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.