2016 Grants

2016 Grants

Offer outpatient art tables for pediatric patients in the Zeis Cancer Clinic and the Olson Huff Center for Child Development at Mission Children’s Hospital. (Arts for Life)

Fund programs for underserved youth and families in the WNC Region including the Summer Art Camp, Holiday Arts Extravaganza Camp and After School Art Adventure. (Asheville Art Museum)

Provide dog and cat food to 17 different food pantries including Meals on Wheels, in addition to offering temporary and low cost boarding, assistance with paying vet bills, low-cost spay/neuter, and low-cost vaccination clinics to families in need. (Asheville Humane Society)

Support the Music in Schools program, which introduces 7,500 third graders to the major symphony instruments with live performances. (Asheville Symphony Guild)

Fund the youth educational and outreach component of the 2017 Asheville Amadeus Festival. (Asheville Symphony Orchestra)

Purchase Smart Black Boards, an interactive teaching tool. (Avery’s Creek Elementary School)

Enable tree removal to remove safety risks and treatment of trees to survive insect and environmental assaults.
(Botanic Gardens)

Serve roughly 1,500 low-income youth through after school and full-day programs. (Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County)

Offer music instruction and education programs for 400 students in an immersive seven week program of intensive study and rehearsal. (Brevard Music Center)

Administer free spay and neuter and basic vaccinations, as well as helping with financial aid for people in Fletcher whose pets require life-saving treatments they cannot afford. (Charlie’s Angel Rescue Mission)

Provide the poor and homeless with an opportunity to earn much needed income. (Church of the Advocate Downtown Homeless Program)

Supply local children with clothing and shoes through the Student Clothing Project and If the Shoe Fits Program. (Eblen Charities)

Bring 3,000 students to the Flat Rock Playhouse though the Student Matinee Series. (Flat Rock Playhouse)

Deliver an after school activity based program to 50 girls in the Roberson School District. (Girls on the Run of WNC)

Support the AHOPE Center, which is the front door to ending homelessness for individuals and families in Asheville and Buncombe County. (Homeward Bound)

Offer the Empowering Youth Through Financial Literacy program at Avery’s Creek Elementary School. (Junior Achievement)

Inform the food insecure in WNC about the Food and Nutrition Services program and MANNA Services. (MANNA Foodbank)

Fund the cost of 1600 meals for the food insecure in WNC. (Meals on Wheels)

Offer a series of lectures for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. (MemoryCare)

Enable Copestone mental health professionals to attend a Crisis Prevention Institute training course. (Mission Copestone Behavioral Health Unit)

Provide free mammogram and health screenings to women who are uninsured or underinsured and are without Medicare Part B or Medicaid. (Mission Foundation)

Give free lodging to families from WNC who travel to Asheville to receive healthcare. (Mission Rathbun House)

Furnish 3rd and 4th grade students with Chrome Books, an interactive learning tool. (New City Christian School)

Allow 1-3 veterans in Western North Carolina to participate in a 10 day expedition program. (No Barriers Warriors)

Enable students ages 6-18 to attend theater summer camp programs. (NC Stage)

Support the Children’s Law Project and help an estimated 5,000 children and their families. (Pisgah Legal Services)

Supply 21 Special Olympians with uniforms and
other equipment. (Special Olympics of Buncombe County)

Fund the Middle School Success Program. This program works to increase the number of students entering 9th grade with skills to succeed in graduating from high school. (United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County)

Pilot a project with Asheville Housing Authority (AHA) to engage 75 girls, ages 7-17, in a custom-tailored program to expose young girls living in low income areas to the benefits of healthy living and higher education. (UNC Asheville)

Inspire K-8 grade students of Buncombe County to read outside of school, attend school each day, be respectful when they are there, and help them to see that going on to college is a real option for them.
(UNC Asheville Athletics)

Provide students that were raised in foster care the support they need to be successful in a college environment. (Western Carolina University RISA Program)

Offer the Learning Live program which presents school matinees that address issues of cultural awareness and anti-bullying through educational theater geared towards a K-8 audience. (Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center)

Participation:
If you are interested in getting involved in any of these organizations, feel free to contact the WCMA member listed below.
Arts for Life – Jan Friedt jpfriedt@msn.com
Asheville Art Museum – Julia Peterson jpeter5116@aol.com
Asheville Humane Society – Elaine & Gerry McGuire gemcguire2@gmail.com
Asheville Symphony Guild – Gayle Hanley gaylehanley@gmail.com
Asheville Symphony Orchestra – Ed Eudy eeudy672@att.net
Avery’s Creek Elementary School – Julia Peterson jpeter5116@aol.com
Botanical Gardens of Asheville – Buck Bragg buck.bragg@gmail.com
Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County – Dianeice Eldridge dianeice@aol.com
Brevard Music Center – Katie Loeb-Schwab runkls@aol.com
Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue – Susan Blexrud susanblexrud@bellsouth.net
Chuch of the Advocate – Bill Dockendorf wgdockendorf@gmail.com
Eblen Charities – Susan Ableidinger golfdinger@aol.com
Flat Rock Theater Student Matinee Series – John Maxwell jmaxwell13554@gmail.com
Girls on the Run of WNC – Charlie Snider sniderc64@gmail.com
Homeward Bound of WNC – Rosann Cioce rpcioce@aol.com
Junior Achievement – Charles Frederick cfrederick58@aol.com
MANNA Foodbank – Sierra Paturalski spaturalski@mac.com
Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe – Kevin O’Connor kevinoconnor27@gmail.com
MemoryCare – Sunny Mathews sunnysjm@att.net
Mission Foundation Copestone Behavioral – Sierra Paturalski spaturalski@mac.com
Mission Foundation Ladies Night Out – Becky and Dudley Lehman becca.lehman@gmail.com
Mission Rathbun House – Gayle Hanley gaylehanley@gmail.com
New City Christian School – Paul and Sharon Malone pem410@aol.com
No Barriers Warriors – Col Peter Champagne champsteel@aol.com
North Carolina Stage Company – Bill Dorfman broncobilld@gmail.com
Pisgah Legal Services Pete Friedt, Billy Solmson jpfriedt@gmail.com
Special Olympics of Buncombe County – Kevin O’Connor kevinoconnor27@gmail.com
UNC Asheville – Donna Bailey donnabailey50@bellsouth.net
UNC Asheville Athletics – Donna Bailey donnabailey50@bellsouth.net
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County – Leon Elliston elliston_1@hotmail.com
Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center – Joan MacNeill, Koni & Cary Findlay konstancef@aol.com
Western Carolina University RISA Program – Joan MacNeill, Koni & Cary Findlay konstancef@aol.com

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