You can make a difference in Rutherford 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. 

My family has worked with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina for almost twenty years. My wife, Martha, passed away in 2013 and my children - Tim, Chris and Robin -  and I wanted to honor her memory. With CFWNC’s help, we created the Martha Baker Wilkins Family Memorial Fund. This endowment will forever support the church Martha loved so much – St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton – and we all trust in the Foundation’s permanent stewardship of our gift. 

Dick Wilkins


Many thanks to these generous donors who supported The Rutherford County Endowment. 

(07/01/17 - 06/30/18)


Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bell
Mr. John Condrey
Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Dalton
Mrs. Martha DeBrule
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Deviney
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Edwards Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Ron L. Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. W. Henry Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gavin
Mrs. Katy Hunt
Mrs. Dianne Lambert
Dr. and Mrs. Donald T. Lesher
Mr. Jack L. Lutz
Mr. and Mrs. Keven McCammon
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Miller
Mrs. Margaret Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore
Mrs. Janice R. Paris
Dr. Robert G. Stallings
Dr. and Mrs. John Tolhurst
Mr. and Mrs. David Toney

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 Rutherford County Endowment include:

  • James and Ellyn Tanner*
  • Lynne and Mike Tanner
  • Dick and Martha* Wilkins

* Deceased

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