Inaugural Luncheon a Great Success

The inaugural luncheon for the new Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge was held on Thursday, June 26th, at the Linville Ridge Clubhouse in Avery County.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, donors, and all who attended, the luncheon was a wonderful success. Together, we raised over $110,000 for the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge. The fund will soon begin its grant process to redistribute funds to local non-profits that benefit women and girls.

The theme of the luncheon was “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and 272 guests enjoyed the beautiful setting, fantastic silent and live auction items, and sharing a common goal of using philanthropy to better our community for our sisters in need.

To join the mailing list for the 2015 luncheon, become a member, or volunteer, contact the WFBR office at, or call 828-264-4002.

A Unified Women’s Fund

The Appalachian Women’s Fund and the High Country Women’s Fund are in the process of merging into one, unified organization. A continued commitment to serving the needs of impoverished, disenfranchised women and girls remains the core mission of the new group now known as Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR). Representatives from both groups began the merging process with the expectation that very little would change with regards to the grant funding priorities and goals. Focusing on the strengths of each fund, the combining of efforts will make for a very strong presence throughout the counties being served. Both groups voted unanimously and the transition is underway.


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