Edward Turner Garsed's vision of hope for special needs children began in small ways. He invited children from the Alexander Home to July Fourth picnics at his dairy farm in southeast Mecklenburg County. He provided milk and butter for their dining tables. He took the children to the circus and bought them peanuts and balloons.
Prior to his death in 1947, Garsed donated his entire 466-acre dairy farm to Alexander and created the Garsed Trust to provide an endowment for future operating income. Alexander’s main offices and residential campus are today located on a portion of the Garsed farm, and the Garsed Trust continues to provide financial assistance to aid in the agency’s mission and to realize Garsed’s dream of hope for the future of the troubled children we serve.
We invite those that share in Edward Garsed’s vision of hope to join the Garsed Legacy Society by including Alexander in your will, trust, or other estate plan.
For information on making a planned gift, call Alexander’s Advancement Department at 704.366.8712.