You can make a difference by making a tax-deductible gift of cash, securities, life insurance or real estate. By pooling your gift with those of your neighbors, you can provide significant support for local needs.

Meet Ruby Begley

Marcus and I came to the Swannanoa Valley as a young couple with no resources, but lots of hopes and dreams. For us and our family, now four generations, this community has provided wonderful opportunities for family, business, faith, school, civic and cultural relationships. This special community has played a vital role in raising and shaping the life values of our family’s children, grandchildren, and now, great-grandchildren. Promoting and supporting our local endowment is the very best way for us to pay our gratitude forward, so that many others in our Valley can thrive.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina was awarded $3,500 to recruit, screen, train and place mentoring volunteers with disadvantaged children from the Owen School District. Photo courtesy of BBBSWNC.

How to Donate

Donate online or send a check made out to "CFWNC" with "BMSVEF" in the memo line to the address below. (Please note that checks not made out to CFWNC may be returned.)

Mail checks to:

4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28803
: Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund

The Legacy Society

The Legacy Society honors individuals who have arranged for a future gift to our affiliate in the form of a bequest, charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, retirement assets, life insurance, life estate or other deferred contribution. Legacy Society members of the Black Mountain – Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund include:

  • Thomas R. and Katharine W. (Scottie) Cannon
  • Henry and Barbara Griffin
  • Sara Hill

Since 1999, the Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund has awarded 176 grants totaling $1,299,080.

Thanks to Our Donors (7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020)

  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony S. Amatangelo
  • Mr. Michael Arones
  • Mrs. Nada M. Barnett
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Barstow
  • Ms. Kannah Begley
  • Mrs. Ruby B. Begley
  • Ms. Mary Anna B. Belz
  • Mr. William C. Biebusch
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce James Blackley
  • Capt. and Mrs. John M. Box
  • Ms. Gladys R. Brooks
  • Mr. John F. Buckner
  • Dr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Cannon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Christy
  • Mr. Austin C. Cooley
  • Ms. Janey Cope
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Corkran
  • Mr. and Mrs. William G. Cox
  • Mr. and Mrs. Chip T. Craig Jr.
  • Ms. Lynn J. Deese
  • Mrs. Lucy Dusthimer
  • Mr. Charles E. Fitzgerald and Mr. Jack Hammack
  • Mrs. Margaret H. Fouse
  • Mr. and Mrs. Randal Frazer
  • Ms. Jean L. Gettys
  • Mr. Robert B. Goodson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griffin
  • Ms. Carol Groben and Mr. Douglas A. Lebbon
  • Mrs. Mary E. Hafley
  • Ms. Cheryl Ann Harper
  • Dr. Robert N. Headley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Henderson
  • Ms. Elizabeth Hermelee and Dr. Norman Gottleib
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerone C. Herring
  • Mr. C. Roger Hibbard
  • Ms. Sara P. Hill
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Samuel Hobson Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Maury Hurt
  • Mr. Cecil Jividen
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Anthony Lee
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Linton
  • Ms. Carol Majors
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mayer
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ben McCarty
  • Mr. and Mrs. William McGuire
  • Rev. and Mrs. Neil M. McMillan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Danny H. Mullis
  • Dr. Gretchen Naff
  • The Rev. Dr. Jerry M. Newbold Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Don Reid
  • Ms. Jeanette Reid
  • Mr. and Mrs. John David Rose
  • Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Roy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Shaw
  • Mr. and Mrs. James M. Skidmore Jr.
  • Mr. Joseph and Dr. Mary Standaert
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Turley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Tuttle
  • Estate of Almeda Lovadia Tweed
  • Ms. Betsy Warren
  • Mr. William W. White Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wilcox
  • Ms. Dawn M. Wilson
  • Anonymous

Contact Melissa Edgington for more information about the Foundation’s Affiliate Program.