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Henderson County Life

The Hasties, 'force of nature' for good, honored as Cranford Award winners

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Donna and Sandy Hastie, a "formidable combined force of nature" who have led philanthropic and organizational efforts to benefit youth, the performing arts, the war on cancer and more, have been named this year's winners of the Rob and Ginger Cranford Community Service Award.   Read Story »

Tags: United Way | Donna Hastie | philanthropy | Sandy Hastie | Rob and Ginger Cranford Award

Flat Rock Life

Leimans' donation boosts Playhouse coffers

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Just a few days after moving from New York City to Flat Rock in 2016, David and Sharon Leiman set out to explore the arts in their new community.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | philanthropy

Henderson County Life

Rachel and Clay and a gift of life

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Little did Rachel Balson realize, as she checked the box to be an organ donor on her first North Carolina driver’s license, how God would use her decision.   Read Story »

Tags: philanthropy | Chick-fil-A | Joel Benson

Henderson County News

McGradys donate $100,000 to COVID-19 relief fund

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A newly created emergency response fund to assist Henderson County nonprofits responding to the coronavirus crisis received a $100,000 gift this week from Chuck and Jean McGrady, Mike McGrady, and Kathy McGrady.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | philanthropy | Jean McGrady | COVID-19 charity

Henderson County News

Foundation presents second Dot Marlow Catalyst Award at Vintage Carolina

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Albert Lyons, who has volunteered in the Etowah community for more than 30 years in the volunteer fire service, Boy Scouts and his church's food pantry, was honored Monday night with the second Dot Marlow Philanthropic Catalyst Award during the Vintage Carolina fundraiser of the Community Foundation.   Read Story »

Tags: fundraisers | philanthropy | Vintage Carolina

Henderson County News

Advent Health Foundation announces new board members

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The AdventHealth Hendersonville Foundation welcomed nine new members to its board of directors recently.   Read Story »

Tags: philanthropy | AdventHealth

Henderson County News

BRCC receives its largest individual gift ever

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Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation has received a $1.75 million bequest from the estate of Liselotte R. Wehrheim, the single largest single gift from an individual in the history of the college.   Read Story »

Tags: BRCC | philanthropy | scholarships

Henderson County Life

Grossmans’ grant funds kids’ meals over holidays

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The Henderson County school system and the Henderson County Education Foundation will launch “Comfort Food,” a grassroots initiative funded by donors Brian and Gina Grossman to feed local children facing food insecurity during the winter break.   Read Story »

Tags: Brian Grossman | philanthropy

Henderson County News

Pardee Foundation leader to retire

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Kim Hinkelman, executive director of Pardee Hospital Foundation, will retire at the end of December after eight years at Pardee and 45 years in the nonprofit world, Pardee UNC Health Care announced on Friday.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee Hospital Foundation | philanthropy | Kim Hinkelman

Henderson County Business

Thrive hires full-time fundraiser

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Thrive, a nonprofit organization that assists individuals in psychiatric crisis to move from surviving the crisis to thriving in the community of their choice, has hired a new full-time development associate to raise funds for the organization.   Read Story »

Tags: fundraiser | non-profit organizations | philanthropy | Thrive

Henderson County News

Pardee honors Physician, Philanthropist of the Year

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The Pardee Hospital Foundation  honored the hospital's Physician of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year during the foundation's annual gala attended by 350 guests at Horse Shoe Farm on Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee | philanthropy | Dr. Werner Brooks | Greg Burnette

Henderson County News

Community Foundation awards $229,000 worth of grants

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The Community Foundation of Henderson County made $228,890 in grant awards through the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment, the Community Grant process and an emergency request.   Read Story »

Tags: Community Foundation of Henderson County | philanthropy

Henderson County News

$750,000 gift jumpstarts BRCC campaign

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Henderson County News

Agarwals repay community many times over

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To understand the charitable spirit of Rakesh and Dolly Agarwal, you have to go back 31 years to their arrival in Hendersonville from India with nothing but $20 and a desire to pursue the American dream.   Read Story »

Tags: philanthropy | Pardee Comprehensive Cancer Center

Henderson County News

Gordon family donates $175K for healing garden

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Norm Gordon recalls a traumatic time when his mother fell ill in 1961.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee Hospital | philanthropy | Pardee Comprehensive Cancer Center | Norm Gordon | Marilyn Gordon

Henderson County Life

Annual report details $2.5 million in local grants

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The Community Foundation of Henderson County received more than $3.6 million in contributions, had more than $77.6 million in assets and awarded more than $2.49 million in grants to nonprofits and scholarship recipients this past fiscal year, the foundation said in its annual report.   Read Story »

Tags: Community Foundation of Henderson County | Richard C. and Vina L. Sauer Charitable Leadership Award | non-profit organizations | philanthropy

Henderson County Life

Foundation accepting nominees for philanthropy award

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Nominations are being accepted for the Richard C. and Vina L. Sauer Charitable Leadership Award, presented each year by the Community Foundation of Henderson County to honor a local philanthropist who makes a difference in our community.   Read Story »

Tags: Richard C. and Vina L. Sauer Charitable Leadership Award | non-profit organizations | philanthropy

Henderson County Life

Community honors Athena Award winner

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FLAT ROCK — Annie Fritschner, a longtime volunteer, non-profit fundraising expert and ordained minister, was honored as the 2013 Vanessa Y. Mintz Athena Award winner during a luncheon Thursday at Kenmure Country Club.   Read Story »

Tags: Volunteers | volunteerism | Athena Award | non-profit organizations | philanthropy | Annie Fritschner