Join the 1934 Society

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Visionary leaders recognized the extraordinary features of the Smoky Mountains and championed the movement to create Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934. Today, Friends of the Smokies honors the distinguished group of donors who, year after year, help protect, preserve, and provide for this national treasure that belongs to us all. The 1934 Society leads this continued legacy of stewardship and philanthropy.


-Listed by name in Friends of the Smokies annual report

-Listed by name on Friends of the Smokies website

-Invitation to four special park experiences annually

Gifts of $1,934 or more given on an annual basis qualify you to join the 1934 Society and enjoy its benefits

1934 Society members have given cumulative direct donations totaling $1,934 or more annually.