Newport native and renowned artist Charles Bird King (1785-1862) holds a special place in the Redwood’s long list of dedicated supporters. Over the years, King contributed generously, giving money and books as well as scores of paintings. Upon his death in 1862, he gave the Redwood his own personal library, volumes of bound engravings, a significant sum of money and 75 additional paintings. The Redwood is deeply indebted to Charles Bird King and to all those who have helped it thrive for more than two and a half centuries by contributing to the endowment. It is fitting that the Library commends those who have made, or intend to make such gifts, by including them in the Charles Bird King Society.
There are many ways for you to consider supporting the Redwood in your estate planning. Planned gifts are Redwood’s financial bedrock, the foundation that ensures continuation of its mission and vision and investment in its future.
For more information on becoming a member of the Charles Bird King Society, please contact Alyssa Gaudreau, Donor Relations Manager, at 401-847-0292, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.