Memorial Funds

A memorial fund is a charitable fund established to accept donations in memory of a loved one and a simple, meaningful way to honor a life.

When Taylor Hunt died in a whitewater paddling accident in Ecuador, his parents, Cat Potts and Marc Hunt, and brother Colin Hunt chose to remember him through a fund at CFWNC that supports the causes and activities that gave him joy during his lifetime.

What is a donor memorial fund?

Establishing a memorial fund at The Community Foundation allows you to turn memorial gifts into a lasting legacy with the potential to impact the community for years to come.

Memorial funds can be established to support a range of charitable causes including your loved one’s passions and interests. We acknowledge each donation as it is received and notify you of the gift so that you may thank the donor in your own way.

All gifts to memorial funds are tax deductible. Please note: due to banking regulations, checks must be made payable to The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina or CFWNC with the named fund in the memo line.

For more information about The Community Foundation's Memorial Funds contact our Development Staff.