Our greatest hope for achieving our mission is in sharing the best ideas and practices among our local and state leaders and finding ways to expand methodology that works.
We must listen and respond to families so that we know whether we are really making a positive difference and then make changes accordingly. We must also respond to the changing climate within the communities, within families, and within organizations as well as to the many governmental and fiscal constraints that affect our planning process if we are to be successful. Perhaps most importantly, we must communicate with each other about what we do so that children and families are served most effectively.
Our valued public and private partnerships are an integral part of our commitment to serve the children and families of western North Carolina. The Region A Partnership for Children appreciates the hard work and dedication of so many individuals and organizations in our area that have committed much needed resources through partnering with us. We thank you for your continued support.
Carolina Mountain Trust for Children & Youth
The Carolina Mountain Trust for Children and Youth (CMTCY) is an endowment fund sponsored by the Region A Partnership for Children. The Trust was created to honor and recognize children and families in the seven westernmost counties of North Carolina and on the Qualla Boundary.
The money contributed to the Trust stays here in western North Carolina, and the investment income is used for funding grants to local organizations serving children and youth. This year a $1,000 grant was awarded to the Macon County 4-H Teen Girl’s Club in support its “Nurture Healthy and Safe Lifestyles Among Teen Girls” program.
The Adult Award for Volunteer Service to Youth was presented to Michele Holden of Waynesville. Michelle was recognized for her efforts in serving as a Support Parent for the Family Support Network which serves families of children with special needs. The Youth Award for Volunteer Service was presented to Sarah Anne Smith of Waynesville Sarah Anne was cited for her work in the young children’s ministry at First United Methodist Church of Waynesville.
Gifts to the Trust are tax-deductible to the extent allowed under IRS regulations and may be made in honor of a child or group of children or in honor of a group of children or in honor of a champion for children. The Trust is managed by the NC Community Foundation which ensures professional investment of the endowment fund. Gifts of cash, stock, bonds, or other appreciated assets are welcomed and valued.
The Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1978 to build a permanent pool of charitable capital for the 18 counties of Western North Carolina. We work with individuals, families and corporations to create and manage charitable funds and make grants to nonprofits or public agencies in our region.
We manage $211 million (6/30/13) in assets with a long-term investment strategy that permanently protects and grows these funds. In partnership with fundholders, the Foundation has awarded more than $140 million in scholarships to students and grants to nonprofit organizations and public institutions across our 18-county region and beyond.
Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation, Inc. operates exclusively for the benefit and support of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community and assists it in furthering its charitable, religious and educational mission.
The Foundation is managed in accordance with the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Animated by the Gospel and Catherine McAuley’s passion for those who are poor, the Foundation seeks to promote systemic change and assist individuals to empower themselves, especially women, children and those who are elderly, to improve the quality of their lives.