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 (7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019)

  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony S. Amatangelo
  • Rev. and Mrs. Eade Anderson
  • Mr. Michael Arones
  • Mrs. Jean Baker
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Barstow
  • Ms. Kannah Begley
  • Mrs. Ruby B. Begley
  • Mr. William C. Biebusch
  • Black Mountain Bungalow Company LLC
  • Black Mountain Savings Bank
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce James Blackley
  • Capt. and Mrs. John M. Box
  • Mr. John F. Buckner
  • Dr. and Mrs. Gill Campbell
  • Dr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Cannon
  • Estate of Julia A. Capps
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Travis Childs III
  • Mr. Austin C. Cooley
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Corkran
  • Mr. and Mrs. William G. Cox
  • Mr. and Mrs. Chip T. Craig Jr.
  • Ms. Lynn J. Deese
  • Mr. and Mrs. David D. Duncan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Dunning
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Farmer Jr.
  • Mr. Charles E. Fitzgerald
  • 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
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry B. Harris
  • 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
  • Mrs. Elizabeth W. Holden
  • Mr. and Mrs. William G. Hollins
  • Mr. and Mrs. Maury Hurt
  • Mr. Cecil Jividen
  • Dr. David Kaylor
  • Mrs. Frances H. Kennedy
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Anthony Lee
  • The Rev. Fitzhugh M. Legerton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Linton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mayer
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ben McCarty
  • Mr. and Mrs. William McGuire
  • Rev. and Mrs. Neil M. McMillan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steve Miller
  • Mr. and Mrs. Danny H. Mullis
  • Dr. Gretchen Naff
  • The Rev. Dr. Jerry M. Newbold Jr.
  • Parsec Financial Management, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Petrequin Jr.
  • Mr. Lew Ponder
  • Mr. and Mrs. James B. Robinson Jr.
  • Ms. Maria Roloff
  • Mr. and Mrs. John David Rose
  • Mrs. Susan Ross
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Shaw
  • Mr. Joseph and Dr. Mary Standaert
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Straughan Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Turley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Tuttle
  • Estate of Almeda Lovadia Tweed
  • Ms. Betsy Warren
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wilcox
  • Ms. Dawn M. Wilson
  • Anonymous

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