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. 

(07/01/17 - 06/30/18) 

Mr. and Mrs. William S. Alexander
Ms. Karla S. Atkinson
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Bagwell III
Mary Elizabeth and George Bailey Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Ms. Kathryn Balistreri
Mr. and Ms. Martin Barger
Mrs. John W. Bicknell
Mr. Don Bieger
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bishop Jr
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Blackstock
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bradner
Brevard Hearing Center LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Burnett
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butz
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Carlin
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Reed Carter
Ms. Ruth Cech
Ms. Sara Champion
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Comer
Mr. Don Dean and Dr. Bonnie Dean
Dr. and Mrs. Armand DelaPerriere
Ms. Sandra T. Dillon
Ms. Carol Dugger
Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Fair
Mary K. Fisher
Mr. Jon G. Flowers
Mr. and Mrs. Larry C. Fogdall
Mrs. Claire Francis
Fred Market Realty Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. David Fullen
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Furniss Jr.
Mrs.  Phyllis D.  Gautier
Mr. John E. Gearity
Mr. and Mrs. John Goins
Mr. Paul Goree
Mr. and Mrs. Don Guffey
Mr. Robert Hamilton
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hart
Mr. and Mrs. W. Andrew Harvill
Rev. Kenneth Henry
Mr. and Mrs. M. Henry Day Jr.
Hickock Enterprises LLC
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Holbrook
Holbrook & Nichols Construction, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holimon
Mr. and Mrs. Carter W. Hopkins
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Jerome
Mrs. Carlene S. Jerome
Dr. and Mrs. Frederic G. Jones
Mrs. Katharine Myers Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Don Jordan
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kirkman
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Klein
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kline
Ms. Barbara C. Kopp
Mr. Jean Lafrance and Mrs. Kate Lafrance
Mr. and Mrs. Lane Lastinger
Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Latell
Mr. Scott Latell
Mr. and Mrs. John Lauer
Dr. and Mrs. Mark S. Lemel
Dr. and Mrs. John Lindsay
Ms. Linda Little
Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Long
Ms. Marilyn S. Mahoney
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Maurer
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McCallie
Mr. and Mrs. J. Ronald Miller
Ms. Elizabeth R. Mitchell
Mr. Donald N. Molitor
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Monshaugen
Ms. Martha Murvin
Mrs. Lana A. Norris
Mrs. Martha R. Ohaus
Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Pidala
Mr. Michael K. Pratt
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Racht
Mr. and Mrs. Gayle E. Ramsey
Reaben Oil Company
Ms. Rose Ellen Wimsatt-Reilly
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Rush
Mr. and Mrs. Robin Saul
Mrs. Dorothy Semans
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shevory
Dr. and Mrs. John Horton Smith
Ms. Kirk J. Smith
Ms. Aleen Steinberg
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerald Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Turner
United Community Bank
Ms. Carol Watkins
Ms. Shelly F. Webb
Dr. Judith C. Welch
Dr. Jacqueline H. Werner
Mr. and Mrs. Jim White
Mr. and Mrs. Davy Wilkes
Ms. Virginia Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Wulbern

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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