Professional Advisory Committee

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 Council that includes:

Sarah Thornburg, McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A, Chairperson

Joel Adams, Raymond James Financial Services
L. Daniel Akers, Jr., Altavista Wealth Management, Inc.
Andrew D. Atherton, Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A.
Mike Begley, Begley Law Firm, P.A.
Larry Casper, Edward Jones
Cindy D. Causby, CTFA, AEP®, C&C Senior Services
Vincent D. Childress, Jr., Attorney, Roberts & Stevens P.A.
R. Walton Davis,  R. Walton Davis, III, P.A.
Bob Deutsch, Robert J. Deutsch, P.A.
Betty Doll, Doll & Associates, Long Term Care Insurance Services
Kerry Friedman, Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A.
Jacqui Friedrich, Altavista Wealth Management, Inc.
Robert Gillis, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Larry B. Harris, CPA, CFP Burlingham & Harris, P.A.
Melanie Johnson, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Harris Livingstain, McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A.
Shon Norris, Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A.
Kale Olson, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
James Plaster, BB&T Wealth Management
Susan Taylor Rash, Adams Hendon Carson Crow & Saenger, P.A.
Townsend Tanner, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC




John Kelso
Estate Planning Attorney

"I often refer my clients to The Community Foundation, and have encouraged other advisors to do the same.  The staff at the Foundation is simply outstanding.  It's easy to refer clients knowing that they will come back and tell me first how much they learned and next how much they enjoyed working with them." 

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