2012 Grants

Walnut Cove Members Association

2012 Approved Charitable Grant

Grant Request:  Friends of Santa Claus

Grant Initiative: To support the food costs for the children with cancer and their families during summer camp experience

WCMA Members: Paul & Sharon Malone

Approved Grant: $4,000

Grant Request: Avery Creek Elementary School

Grant Initiative: To provide food, clothing, school supplies, class room technology and books for the school’s media center for the students

WCMA Member: Julia Peterson

Approved Grant: $4,000

Grant Request: Sleep Tight Kids

Grant Initiative: To provide bedtime related items (PJ’s, blankets, books, pillows to local children in need or crisis.

WCMA Members: Patti Secrist, Donna Bailey, Gayle Hanley, Debbie Higgins and Carole Meyer

Approved Grant: $2,000

Grant Request: Mission Healthcare Foundation……Ladies Night Out

Grant Initiative: To provide health exams, education, breast exams and mammograms for low income, uninsured and underinsured women

WCMA Members: Becky and Dudley Lehman

Approved Grant: $3,000

Grant Request: The Guardian ad Litem Association

Grant Initiative: To provide special project and/or need requests of Guardian ad Litem for children in foster care and in the custody of the Department of Social Services

WCMA Members: Lynne Brofman and Kevin O’Connor

Approved Grant: $2,500

Grant Request: MANNA Food Bank

Grant Initiative: MANNA Packs for Kids is an initiative that provides school children with a source of nutrition to fill their weekend hunger gap.

WCMA Member: Jim Mathews

Approved Grant: $7,500

Grant Request: Grace United Methodist Church

Grant Initiative: To provide high protein food supplements to financially needy and very ill dialysis patients

WCMA Members: Jack and Trish McCarty

Approved Grant: $1,000

Grant Request: Read to Succeed Asheville

Grant Initiative:   To cover the costs and materials for a 34 hour training class for Read to Succeed Volunteer Reading Coaches

WCMA Member: Barbara Norman

Approved Grant: $2,500

Grant Request: Western Carolina Center for Criminal Justice…..Women at Risk Program

Grant Initiative: To provide 90 days of out patient therapy and training) in lieu of jail time) for 10 women at risk at a cost of $39 per day

WCMA Members: Kevin & Debra O’Connor

Approved Grant: $3,510

Grant Request: The North Carolina Arboretum

Grant Initiative: To provide outdoor educational programs to local families for winter 2012 and spring 2013

WCMA Member: Jan Friedt

Approved Grant: $500

Grant Request: New City Christian School

Grant Initiative: Investing in the classrooms, families and staff for the low income minority students at the school

WCMA Members: Paul & Sharon Malone, Ron &Vivian Rogers

Approved Grant: $2,875

Grant Request: Mission Healthcare Foundation……..Paws on a Mission Program

Grant Initiative: To assist in the training materials and supplies needed for pet visits within the Mission Healthcare system

WCMA Members: Bruce Brofman and Debra O’Connor

Approved Grant: $500

Grant Request: Asheville Tourists Charities

Grant Initiative: To provide shoes to children in need through the “If the Shoe Fits” program

WCMA Member: Kevin O’Connor

Approved Grant: $2,500

Grant Request: Pisgah Legal Services

Grant Initiative: Providing legal aid assistance to the indigent within our community

WCMA Members: Pete Friedt and Allan Gerson

Approved Grant: $5,000

Grant Request: Western Carolina Medical Society

Grant Initiative: To provide funding for a Spanish speaking screener for Project Access

WCMA Members: Carolyn and Orville Coward

Approved Grant: $2,000

Grant Request: Animal Compassion Network

Grant Initiative: To support the financial construction of a new attached outdoor space and to provide support of their transport pet program

WCMA Members: Bruce and Sherry Bales

Approved Grant: $500

Grant Request: Care Partners Foundation

Grant Initiative: To provide services/equipment for those in need to receive care at nursing home

WCMA Member: Bruce Elliston

Approved Grant: $2,000

Grant Request: Eblen Charities

Grant Initiative: To provide clothing to children in need within the Western North Carolina area.

WCMA Members: Susan and Bob Ableidinger

Approved Grant: $5,000

Grant Request: The Asheville Symphony

Grant Initiative: Sponsor of Children’s Concerts

WCMA Members: Ed and Jane Eudy

Approved Grant: $1,000

Grant Request: Memory Care

Grant Initiative: To support the completion of a new web site that will provide community education and outreach to distressed families and individuals with memory loss

WCMA Member: Carol Gerson

Approved Grant: $1,500

Grant Request: Brevard Music Center

Grant Initiative: To provide a need based partial scholarship to a student from WNC who otherwise would not be able to attend this school

WCMA Member: Carol Gerson

Approved Grant: $500

Grant Request: Asheville Humane Society

Grant Initiative: To provide pet food to sheltered animals in the “Hungry Hearts” program

WCMA Members:  Gerry and Elaine McGuire

Approved Grant: $1,500

Grant Request: Eblen Charities

Grant Initiative: Support of rental equipment for free dental care at A-B Tech’s Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic for those in need

WCMA Member: Jack Teague

Approved Grant: $5,000

Grant Request: A-B Tech Community College Foundation

Grant Initiative: To provide a partial scholarship for a culinary student in need of support

WCMA Member: Nancy Thompson

Approved Grant: $2,500

Grant Request: The Asheville Art Museum

Grant Initiative: To provide week long scholarships for disadvantaged youth to participate in the Museum’s Summer Art Camp program

WCMA Members: Nancy Thompson and Carolyn Coward

Approved Grant: $1,000

2012 WCMA Approved Charitable Grants

  • 25 Approved Grants
  • Total Dollars Approved for Distribution = $63,885 
  • Average Grant Size = $2,555
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