Professional Advisory Committee

CFWNC works with professional advisors, like Brevard attorney Michael K. Pratt, to help clients meet their charitable goals.  Watch the video. 

Philanthropy is our only business.  Our goal is to help your clients give in the way that works best for them, their family, their assets and their legacy.  We recognize that the advice and assistance of lawyers, accountants, financial and insurance planners, brokers, money managers and other estate planners is critical to the future of philanthropy in Western North Carolina.

We consult with a Professional Advisory Committee that includes:

Sarah Sparboe Thornburg, McGuire Wood & Bissette Law Firm, Chair

L. Daniel Akers, Jr., Altavista Wealth Management, Inc.

James W. Baley, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Mike Begley, Begley Law Firm, P.A.

Vincent D. Childress, Jr., Roberts & Stevens P.A.

R. Walton Davis,  R. Walton Davis, III, P.A.

Betty Doll, Doll & Associates, Long Term Care Insurance Services

Nicki Engel, Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A.

Evan Gilreath, Gilreath Shealy Law PLLC 

Larry B. Harris, CPA, CFP,  Parsec Financial Management, Inc.

BJ Kilgore, The VanWinkle Law Firm

Harris Livingstain, McGuire, Wood & Bissette Law Firm

Shon Norris, Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A.

Kale Olson, Hilliard Lyons

Harli L. Palme, Parsec Financial Management, Inc.

Townsend Tanner, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, CFP®

Carter Webb, Strauss & Associates, PA

Sarah Wenzel
Estate Planning Attorney

As a professional advisor, Sarah values CFWNC’s expertise and experience.  “The staff has a lot of knowledge,” she says.  “That makes my clients feel comfortable; knowing I can work with the Foundation as a partner makes me feel comfortable.” 
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