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Through Natural and Cultural Resources grants, CFWNC has invested $140,618 in the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership planning process.
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Eliada Farms and the Grow Dome: Building Sustainability to Serve Children
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Nonprofit fundholder SAHC works with CFWNC to preserve land and clean water for future generations.

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Abby Wambach, American soccer icon, Olympic gold medalist and activist, is the featured speaker for CFWNC's 15th Annual Power of the Purse®.  Reservations for the May 21, 2019, event can be made beginning March 2019. With 184 career goals, Wambach is the all-time leading scorer in the history of international women’s soccer and a vocal advocate for pay equity and LGBTQ rights.  She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. After winning the Women’s World Cup in 2015, Wambach retired as one of the most dominant players in the history of women’s soccer. A true leader on and off the field, she is dedicating the next chapter of her career to fighting for equality and inclusion across industries. Learn more.


Did you know that CFWNC's second bequest was from actress Ruth O. Warren, pictured at left in 1931's Annabelle's Affairs?  Warren performed in vaudeville and in Hollywood from the age of 6 until she retired in 1961.  She moved to Asheville from California in 1980.  When she passed away in 1986, she left a third of her assets to CFWNC to benefit people in Buncombe County.  She split the remainder between the Salvation Army and Mountain Area Hospice.  Through her generous bequest and planning, Warren's assets will continue her charitable interests forever. CFWNC is celebrating 40 years of philanthropy in 2018.  Learn more.

“Thank you for supporting The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County.  It is because of your help and generosity that we are able to continue to serve youth in our community who need us most.  Compassionate support truly makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of young people every day. We could not do it without you.” 

Tyree Griffin, Resource Development, The Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County

CFWNC has a 40-year track record of investing in Western North Carolina and an unmatched, in-depth understanding of the region's needs and opportunities. We provide financial management and easy administration for our fundholders.  You can be part of this legacy.


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