Transylvania Endowment Announces A
$5,750.00 Grant To Heritage Coalition
The Transylvania Endowment has announced a grant of $5,750.00 to the
Transylvania Heritage Coalition for two teaching trunks that will provide hands-on learning
experiences for fifth and eighth grade students.
Based on the successful introduction this spring of a traveling trunk featuring
artifacts and teaching materials related to the economic history of Transylvania County, the
Heritage Coalition will develop two additional trunks focusing on civil rights and educational
changes with the specific content aligned with the class curriculum. A website will be developed to
provide additional resouces for teachers and activities for teachers.
An affiliate of the The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, the
Transylvania Endowment was established in 1998 by a group of local residents as a permanent
endowment and resource for charitable efforts that benefit Transylvania County. The local volunteer
board of directors works to raise awareness of the Transylvania Endowment and to build assets for
These board members are Sara Champion, Jan Crocker, Rebecca Desmond, Marcia
Harper, W. Andrew Harvill, Kevin Jones, Betsy Jordan, Scott A. Latell, James Lipham, Amye McCallie,
Gail McCarty, Peter McKinney, Linda Neumann, William Thomas Pen (chairman), Kenneth G. Racht,
Louisa Reed and John R. Rowe Jr.
Area nonprofit organizations and public institutions may apply to the
Transylvania Endowment for support through The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. The
next opportunity to apply is the upcoming Opportunity Grant cycle with a Feb. 1 deadline.
Application instructions are available at www.cfwnc.org. Funding decisions will be announced in May.
For more information about the Transylvania Endowment, contact Chair Tom Penn at
(828) 884-4237. To support the Transylvania Endowment, donate online at www.cfwnc.org or by mail to the Transylvania Endowment, P.O. Box 2334,
Brevard, NC 28712-2334. Contributions of any size are welcome, are tax-deductible, and
make a difference.
Western North Carolinans rely on The Community Foundation to help them turn
their charitable passions into meaningful and effective philanthropy. The foundation supports the
growth of its affilitate funds to extend the benefits of philanthropy across the region. To learn
more about The Community Foundation, call (828) 254-4960 or visit www.cfwnc.org.