Assets to consider in planning your gifs include cash, securities, life insurance or real estate. By pooling gifts of all sizes, we can provide significant support for local needs.
Gifts in honor or memory of friends and family are always welcome.
You may give as little or and much as you wish. There is no set limit on contribution.
Other Meaningful Ways to Give
• Include the Foundation in your will and in your estate planning
• Work on one of our many volunteer committees
• Join the board
• Tell your friends & neighbors about us
• Become a sponsor of the annual Community Impact Awards Gala
The Gorge residents and those of nearby communities have longed for primary health care closer to home to avoid a lengthy round trip for family check-ups, routine tests and special medical supplies. Thanks to the Mountain Area...
Helping the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Community Center in Gerton renovate its kitchen. This building is one of the oldest community centers in the state of North Carolina and...
Chairman - Jack Barton
Vice-Chairman - Ned Kiser
Treasurer - Jack Barton (temporary)
Secretary - Dawn Regan
April Sottile Schick
Andy Bell, a Founder
Edith Bond, a Charter Member
Thomas McKay, a Co-Founder
The Late James P. Dunn, a Co-Founder
Jeanine Nobel, a Charter Member
The Late Lake Lure Mayor, Kevin Cooley
Jim Proctor, Former Lake Lure Mayor
Michael Frierman, Past Chairman
The Late Stuart Richardson
Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, a Co-Founder
Tommy Hartzog, a Charter Member and Past Co-Chairman
Valerie A. Hoffman, a Charter Member and Past Co-Chairman
We are responsible for the future of the Gorge.
We are responsible to and for each other.
We strive to do the best thing, for the best reason, in the best way.
On appearances, the grants we award are not big and splashy in terms of specific amounts, but they are significant in far more lasting ways.
As a small early-stage community foundation, building up the endowment upon which it exists, is vitally important. It is the only significant way in which to deepen the impact of the organization over time.