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.

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. 

Ken and Layne Racht - Platinum Level of the Isabel Nichols Society 


Many thanks to these generous donors who supported The Transylvania Endowment. 

(07/01/16 - 06/30/17) 

Ms. Karla S. Atkinson

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bell

Mrs. John W. Bicknell

Mr. Don Bieger and Ms. Dora A. Miller

Mr. and Mrs. John Bigalke

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Blackstock

Ms. Judith H. Brubaker

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butz

Mr. Bill Carrington

Ms. Jane C. Castevens

Ms. Sara Champion

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Comer

Dr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Corum

Mrs. Jan Crocker

Mr. Don Dean and Dr. Bonnie Dean

Mr. and Mrs. John Doyle

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elliott

Mr. and Mrs. E. Russell Epperson III

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Furniss Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Garcia

Mr. John E. Gearity

Mr. and Mrs. John Goins

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hamilton

Mr. William T. Harper

Mr. and Mrs. W. Andrew Harvill

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Holimon

Mr. Carter W. Hopkins

Mrs. Carlene S. Jerome

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Jerome

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice L. Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Don Jordan

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kirkman

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Klein

Mr. Jean Lafrance and Mrs. Kate Lafrance

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Langley

Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Latell

Dr. and Mrs. Mark S. Lemel

Ms. June Litchfield

Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Long

Ms. Marilyn S. Mahoney

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McCallie

Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Melby

Mr. and Mrs. J. Ronald Miller

Ms. Elizabeth R. Mitchell

Mr. William H. Moore

Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Pidala

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Racht

Mr. and Mrs. Gayle E. Ramsey

Mrs. Louisa W. Reed

Mrs. Jacquelyn Rogow

Mr. and Mrs. Robin Saul

Mrs. Dorothy Semans

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stewart

Estate of Augustine Washington Tucker, III

Mr. Paul Welch and Dr. Judy Welch

Mrs. Sandra Welles

Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Wolf

Isabel Nichols Society

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

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