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.

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

Or contact Advisory Board Chair Scott Latell, PE PMP at (828) 553-8979.

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:

  • Mary Elizabeth Bailey*
  • David Burchfield
  • Sara Champion
  • Elizabeth R. Craig
  • William Harper
  • William R. and Sherry G. Minnich
  • John Nichols*
  • 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 112 grants totaling $1,018,389.

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

  • Mr. and Mrs. William S. Alexander
  • Ms. Karla S. Atkinson
  • Mr. and Mrs. George E. Bagwell III
  • Mary Elizabeth and George Bailey Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Ms. Kathryn Balistreri
  • Mr. and Ms. Martin Barger
  • Mrs. John W. Bicknell
  • Mr. Don Bieger
  • Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bishop Jr
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tom Blackstock
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bradner
  • Brevard Hearing Center LLC
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Burnett
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Carlin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Reed Carter
  • Ms. Ruth Cech
  • Ms. Sara Champion
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mike Comer
  • Mr. Don Dean and Dr. Bonnie Dean
  • Dr. and Mrs. Armand DelaPerriere
  • Ms. Sandra T. Dillon
  • Ms. Carol Dugger
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Fair
  • Mary K. Fisher
  • Mr. Jon G. Flowers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry C. Fogdall
  • Mrs. Claire Francis
  • Fred Market Realty Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Fullen
  • Mr. and Mrs. James P. Furniss Jr.
  • Mrs. Phyllis D. Gautier
  • Mr. John E. Gearity
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Goins
  • Mr. Paul Goree
  • Mr. and Mrs. Don Guffey
  • Mr. Robert Hamilton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hart
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Andrew Harvill
  • Rev. Kenneth Henry
  • Mr. and Mrs. M. Henry Day Jr.
  • Hickock Enterprises LLC
  • Mr. and Mrs. John F. Holbrook
  • Holbrook & Nichols Construction, Inc.
  • Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holimon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carter W. Hopkins
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jackson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Jerome
  • Mrs. Carlene S. Jerome
  • Dr. and Mrs. Frederic G. Jones
  • Mrs. Katharine Myers Jones
  • Mr. and Mrs. Don Jordan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kirkman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Klein
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kline
  • Ms. Barbara C. Kopp
  • Mr. Jean Lafrance and Mrs. Kate Lafrance
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lane Lastinger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Latell
  • Mr. Scott Latell
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Lauer
  • Dr. and Mrs. Mark S. Lemel
  • Dr. and Mrs. John Lindsay
  • Ms. Linda Little
  • Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Long
  • Ms. Marilyn S. Mahoney
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Maurer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McCallie
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Ronald Miller
  • Ms. Elizabeth R. Mitchell
  • Mr. Donald N. Molitor
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ron Monshaugen
  • Ms. Martha Murvin
  • Mrs. Lana A. Norris
  • Mrs. Martha R. Ohaus
  • Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Pidala
  • Mr. Michael K. Pratt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Racht
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gayle E. Ramsey
  • Reaben Oil Company
  • Ms. Rose Ellen Wimsatt-Reilly
  • Mr. and Mrs. Randy Rush
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robin Saul
  • Mrs. Dorothy Semans
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shevory
  • Dr. and Mrs. John Horton Smith
  • Ms. Kirk J. Smith
  • Ms. Aleen Steinberg
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stewart
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerald Stone
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Turner
  • United Community Bank
  • Ms. Carol Watkins
  • Ms. Shelly F. Webb
  • Dr. Judith C. Welch
  • Dr. Jacqueline H. Werner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jim White
  • Mr. and Mrs. Davy Wilkes
  • Ms. Virginia Williams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Wulbern
  • Anonymous

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