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.

Waypoint Adventure received $6,890 for an outdoor program that serves adults with physical challenges and to purchase an adaptive off-road wheelchair.. Photo courtesy of Waypoint Adventure.

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

Legacy Funders

Legacy Funders 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 Funders 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 215 grants totaling $1,538,600.

Thanks to Our Donors (7/1/2022 - 06/30/2023)

  • Mr. Michael Arones
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Barstow
  • Dr. Sylvia M. Bassett
  • Mrs. Kannah L. Begley Walker
  • Ms. Mary Anna B. Belz
  • Amy and Phil Berry
  • Mr. William C. Biebusch
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary Biggers
  • Black Mountain Savings Bank
  • Capt. and Mrs. John M. Box
  • Mr. John F. Buckner
  • Dr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Cannon
  • Mr. Austin C. Cooley
  • Mr. John R. and Mrs. Toni Corkran
  • Mr. William G. Cox
  • Mr. and Mrs. Chip T. Craig Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Crawford
  • Ms. Lynn J. Deese
  • Mr. Jeffrey Dektor
  • Mrs. Lucy Dusthimer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Farmer Jr.
  • Mr. Charles E. Fitzgerald
  • Mrs. Margaret H. Fouse
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griffin
  • Ms. Carol Groben
  • Mrs. Mary E. Hafley
  • Ms. Cheryl Ann Harper
  • Ms. Rebecca P. Harris
  • Dr. Robert N. Headley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Henderson
  • Ms. Elizabeth Hermelee and Dr. Norman Gottleib
  • Mr. C. Roger Hibbard
  • Mr. and Mrs. Maury Hurt
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Anthony Lee
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Linton
  • Benjamin T. Many
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ben McCarty
  • Mr. and Mrs. William McGuire
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steve Miller
  • Dr. Jean C. Norris and Dr. Bluford B. Hestir
  • Mrs. Anne B. Rogers and Rev. John Bush Rogers
  • Mr. Joseph Standaert
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Turley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wilcox
  • Ms. Dawn M. Wilson
  • Sally Withers
  • Anonymous

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