to the Weed Action Coalition (Affiliate of Carolina Mountain Land to the Mountain Area Health Education Center’s Conservancy) to eradicate non-native invasive species (NNIS) that disrupt the natural bio-diversity and wild-life food chain in the Gorge’s ecosystem.
to the Lake Lure Mountain Area Health Education Center’s (MAHEC’s) fundraiser drive to purchase and install an x-ray facility to expand its diagnostic capabilities
to the to Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach to support its mission to provide immediate and practical assistance to local families in need
to the Lake Lure Olympiad annual sports festival in support of its unwavering commitment to provide outstanding opportunities to people near and far to enjoy the recreational offerings so abundantly available in the Gorge.
to the Fairfield Mountain Fire Department in support of its long-time protection to life and property in the local community.
to the Bill’s Creek Community Center and the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Community Center in support of the work of both of these organizations to build ‘community’ at the local level
Invited Carolina Raptor Center
to Lake Lure to release an injured and recovered Bald Eagle into the Gorge. Today, several eagles can often be seen in the Gorge
Sponsored the Opening Day
celebration for the Lake Lure Classical Academy and awarded several grants to the school over the years
Awarded a Grant
(Through its "Ned Hermann Education Component Fund", to the Principal’s Discretionary Fund at Lake Lure Classical Academy
Awarded a Grant
to the Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival in support of its ongoing work to promote truly local arts and handmade crafts in the Gorge.