By conducting a consolidated fund drive for the participating nonprofit organizations here, SCUGF enables those nonprofits to focus more on service delivery to the community and less on fundraising. For our donors they like the idea of “giving once to benefit many.”
The 2020 fund drive raised over $70,000 that is being distributed to 17 Swain County nonprofits:
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Swain County
Bryson City Food Pantry
Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Swain County
Family Resource Center of Swain County
Friends of Bryson City Cemetery
The Giving Spoon
Hope Springs Eternal
Julia Hunt Scholarship Fund
Marianna Black Library
Maroon Strong Foundation
Mountain Mediation Services
Smoky Mountain Community Theater
Swain Arts Enrichment
Swain County Caring Corner
Together We Raise of Swain County
The fund drive relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses who have a vested interest in the people of Swain County. Every donation, no matter how big or small, matters and 100% of the dollars contributed will be distributed to nonprofits.
Toby Allman, Leslie Barr, Christine Colcord, Donna Ennis, Amber Gilliam, Lisa Kim Fisher, Rachel Lackey, Mike Shakar, Erin Walker-Smith, Cynthia Womble, and Ann Marie Wright comprise the 2021 committee. SCUGF is a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (a 501c3 charitable organization) that provides professional management.
Donations by check made out to Community Foundation of WNC can be mailed to SCUGF, Post Office Box 222, Bryson City, NC 28713. Donations by credit card can be made by clicking on the “Donate Now” button and selecting “Swain County United Gift Fund” on The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina website www.cfwnc.org.