You can make a difference in Transylvania County 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 Ken and Layne Racht

Every community needs visionaries who imagine a better tomorrow. Isabel Nichols and her dream to create a fund that would forever meet the changing needs of Transylvania County caught our attention. By making a legacy commitment to the Transylvania Endowment, we are honored to stand with her in a continuing promise of philanthropy for our beloved community.

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity was awarded $3,925 for materials needed to build a home for a low-income family. Photo courtesy of Habitat.

How to Donate

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

Mail checks to:

P.O. Box 2334
Brevard, NC 28712-2334
: Transylvania Endowment

The Isabel Nichols 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,

The Isabel Nichols 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. Isabel Nichols Society members who have formally informed us in writing that they wish their membership to be listed publicly include:

  • David Burchfield*
  • Sara Champion
  • Elizabeth R. Craig
  • William Harper
  • Sherry G. Minnich
  • Ken and Layne Racht
  • David W. and Sara B. Sowersby
  • Aleen Steinberg

* deceased

Since 1998, the Transylvania Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 133 grants totaling $1,121,075.

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

  • Mr. and Mrs. William S. Alexander
  • Ms. Karla S. Atkinson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Doug Bailey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bailey
  • Mr. Bill Bell
  • Mrs. John W. Bicknell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. Biddle
  • Mr. Don Bieger and Ms. Dori Miller
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tom Blackstock
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bradner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butz
  • Mr. Don Dean and Dr. Bonnie Dean
  • Ms. Sandra T. Dillon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Eubanks
  • Mr. Arthur G. Fisher
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Franklin
  • Mr. and Mrs. James P. Furniss Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Goins
  • Mr. and Mrs. Don Guffey
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Andrew Harvill
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ford Heacock
  • Holbrook & Nichols Construction, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. John F. Holbrook
  • Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holimon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Isabelli
  • Mrs. Carlene S. Jerome
  • Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Jerome
  • Mr. and Mrs. Don Jordan
  • Keystone Camp, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kibler
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Klein
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kline
  • Mr. Jean Lafrance and Mrs. Kate Lafrance
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lane Lastinger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Latell
  • Dr. and Mrs. John Lindsay
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Maurer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McCallie
  • Mr. Grayson McCouch and Mrs. Karen Burke
  • Mrs. Nicola Melby
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tom Messervy
  • Ms. Martha Murvin and Mr. Joe Hughes
  • Mr. and Mrs. James O'Neal
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Phillips
  • Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Pidala
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Racht
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Reed Carter
  • Mr. and Mrs. Randy Rush
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robin Saul
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shevory
  • Mr. and Mrs. Russell Small
  • Ms. Aleen Steinberg
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stewart
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerald Stone
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Wallis
  • Mr. Paul Welch and Dr. Judy Welch
  • Mrs. Sandra Welles
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jim White
  • Ms. Virginia Williams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Wulbern
  • Anonymous

Contact Angela Farnquist or Amber Harrelson-Williams for more information about the Foundation’s Affiliate Program.