You can make a difference in McDowell 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.

Twenty years ago, The McDowell Endowment was established with a $10,000 gift from a family with deep ties to McDowell County. It was created to offer a safe, purposeful, long-term way for people to give back. Since then, with much support from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, 85 grants totaling more than $700,000 have been made and our endowment has grown to $970,000.  It would be a wonderful celebration of twenty years if the Endowment could reach $1,000,000 in its twentieth year. It is truly a grand resource for McDowell County.

Becky Cross


Many thanks to these generous donors who supported the McDowell Endowment. 

(07/01/17 - 06/30/18) 

Mr. and Mrs. Kit Alverson
Ms. Kellie D. Arrowood
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Atkinson Jr.
Mr. Rod Birdsong
Mr. Jimmy Blanton
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Booke
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Boyette
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Brewer
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown
Dr. Jennings Bryant
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Buchanan
Mrs. Bunnie Burgin
Ms. Rebecca C. Canady
Mr. and Mrs. Everette C. Carnes Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dudley C. Chandler
Ms. Mary Jo Conloque
Ms. Anne Copenhaver
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cross III
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Cross
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Cross Jr.
Ms. E. Sealy Cross
Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Cummings
Cummings Properties LLC
Martha and Orion Daniel
Ms. Janet E. David
Mr. and Mrs. Louise Divan
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dodge
Ms. G. Juanita Doggett
Ms. Laura W. Dover
Mr. and Mrs. W. Hill Evans
Ms. Christine Farnam
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Faulkner
Ms. Dee Cash and Mr. C. Frank Goldsmith
Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Glenn
Mr. and Mrs. William Goodson III
Dr. John D. Gossett
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Gourley
Thomas and Carole Grady
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gray Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow P. Greene
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Gregory
Mrs. Alice Griffin
Mr. Norman Guthrie
Mr. and Mrs. H. Victor Hansen
Ms. Norma H. Hanson
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hayes
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hill
Ms. Danielle Holliday
Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Hollifield Jr.
Ms. Kay B. House
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hunter
The Hon. and Mrs. Robert C. Hunter
Mrs. Wanda Hyder
Ms. Janet Burhoe-Jones
Ms. Marion Baker and Mr. James Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kelly
Mr. Michael Lavender
Dr. and Mrs. Kellett Letson
Mr. and Mrs. Fred London
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lowery Jr
Mr. Ric Luther
Mr. Clifford C. Marshall Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Marshall Dark III
Mr. and Mrs. R. Marshall Dark Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Michael McCall
Mr. and Mrs. W. Ray McKesson
Mrs. Ann W. McNutt
Mrs. Caroline Mitchell
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Moore
Ms. Martha Noblitt
Mr. and Mrs. Rob Noyes
Ms. Kathy Noyes
Ms. Debra Oister
Ms. Sharon L. Parker
Ms. Maria Pilos
Mr. Laurance D. Pless
Ms. Mary Frances Queen
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ramsey
Ms. Kara Ann Reel
Mr. and Mrs. O. Roane Cross Jr.
Ms. Allison Roquemore
Mr. Willard Ross
Dr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Roy
Mr. and Mrs. John Royster
Dr. and Dr. Wilson Russell
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ryan
Ms. Helen Shimp
Mr. Alfred M. Shiver
Mrs. Joy Q. Shuford
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Sisk
Mrs. Jeannette C. Smith
Ms. Sharon P. Smith
Ms. Nancy Spencer
Mr. and Mrs. Roger D. Sprinkle
Mr. and Mrs. Alan P. Stewart
Ms. Susie Sweet and Ms. Gwen Straub
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Taylor
Mr. Robert S. Teaster
Mr. Joe Tisdale
WestRock - NTL
Ms. Debbie Whittemore
Ms. Jane Wilson
Ms. Ann King Windham
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Woody

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 McDowell Endowment who have formally informed us in writing that they wish to be listed publicly include:

John M. and Becky Cross
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Cross and Family
R. Marshall Dark, Jr. and Barbara W. Dark
Mr.* and Mrs. Albert C. Hogan and Vickie
Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. McCall
Sharon L. Parker
Joy Q. Shuford

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