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.

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County was awarded $10,000 to support its middle school initiative at Owen Middle School. Photo courtesy of United Way.

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

For more information, email Advisory Board Chair Chip Craig or call him at (828) 669-1072.

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 110 grants totaling $930,440.

Thanks to Our Donors (7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018)

  • Mr. and Mrs. William Abromitis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony S. Amatangelo
  • Ms. Sybil H. Argintar
  • Mr. Michael Arones
  • Dr. William T. Atkins
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord L. Baker
  • Mrs. Nada Barnett
  • Mr. and Mrs. William E. Barrick
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Barstow
  • Mr. Wendell Begley
  • Mr. Wm. Michael Begley
  • Mrs. Ruby B. Begley
  • Mr. William C. Biebusch
  • Mrs. Bonnie Blackley
  • Mr. John F. Buckner
  • Dr. and Mrs. Gill Campbell
  • Dr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Cannon
  • Mr. Austin C. Cooley
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Corkran
  • Mr. and Mrs. William G. Cox
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ben Craig
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Craig Jr.
  • Ms. Lynn J. Deese
  • Mr. and Mrs. David D. Duncan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Dunning
  • Mrs. Lucy Dusthimer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Farmer Jr.
  • Mr. Charles E. Fitzgerald
  • Mrs. Margaret H. Fouse
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Franklin
  • Ms. Jean L. Gettys
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Gilbert
  • Mr. Robert B. Goodson
  • Ms. Elizabeth Hermelee and Dr. Norman Gottleib
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griffin
  • Ms. Carol Groben
  • Mrs. Mary E. Hafley
  • Ms. Cheryl Ann Harper
  • Dr. Robert N. Headley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Henderson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerone C. Herring
  • Mr. C. Roger Hibbard
  • Ms. Sara P. Hill
  • Mr. and Mrs. William G. Hollins
  • Mr. and Mrs. Maury Hurt
  • Ms. Dorothy M. Inglis
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Johnson
  • Mrs. Dorothy Kaylor
  • Mrs. Frances H. Kennedy
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Kent
  • Ms. Susan Kiser
  • The Rev. Fitzhugh M. Legerton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Linton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mayer
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ben McCarty
  • Mr. and Mrs. William C. McGee
  • Rev. and Mrs. Neil M. McMillan
  • Estate of Frances M. Miller
  • Mr. and Mrs. Danny H. Mullis
  • Dr. Gretchen Naff
  • Ms. Donna Oliver
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Petrequin Jr.
  • Mr. Lew Ponder
  • Mr. and Mrs. Don Reid
  • Mr. and Mrs. James B. Robinson Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. John David Rose
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robb E. Ross
  • Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Roy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Shaw
  • Dr. and Mrs. Gene M. Shuford
  • Mr. Mark Siler and Mrs. Kiran Sigmon
  • Mr. Charlie Sparks
  • Mr. Joseph and Dr. Mary Standaert
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Turley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Tuttle
  • Ms. Betsy Warren
  • Mr. William W. White Jr.
  • Ms. Dawn Wilson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gene Witherspoon
  • Anonymous

Contact Sheryl Aikman for more information about the Foundation’s Affiliate Program.