Our annual Day of Giving was a huge success!! Thanks to a beautiful, sunny day and the meticulous planning of Jane Seaman, everyone had a fabulous time at the Day of Giving. Participants started the day playing in the Tin Cup Golf Tournament and then headed to the Turnhouse for drinks and shopping at the Craft Fair. It was great to see everyone having such a good time at the club again; there was a lot of enthusiasm and energy.
We sincerely thank all our members who came out to support the WCMA and the charities we support. We will announce the total amount we raised as soon as all the financial information is tallied.
A special thank you to our Corporate Partners for their ongoing support of the WCMA: Wicked Weed Brewing, Walnut Cove Realty, Fields Auto, and Dillard-Jones Builders.
Dianeice Eldridge and Mike Haislip
Click here for a list of our Member Partners.
Click here for a list of our Corporate Partners.
Click here to see photos from the Day of Giving. You need to sign in with your password in order to view the photos.
Karen Spacek and Jane Seaman with Kevin O'Connor
Kevin is one of the founding members of the WCMA
Congratulations to all the tournament winners!
A Flight Winners - Warren & Sandra Emerson, Steve Gigliotti, and Woody Orris.
B Flight Winners - Steve McDowell, Chris Onulak, Larry and Graham Stoddard.
9 Hole Winners - Doug & Pam Duncan, Jim & Connie Cieslak.
Please click here to view a short, heartwarming video created by Jane Seaman, showing the impact of the grants we made earlier this year.
We are currently looking for volunteers to serve on our committees. Come and join in the fun we have planning events and raising money to support our community. This is a great way for new members to quickly get involved in the neighborhood. Click here for more information.
Now Accepting Grant Applications!
The WCMA is now accepting grant applications. Any WCMA member who is actively involved in a local charitable organization that meets our guidelines can request a grant for up to $20,000. The deadline to submit an application is October 12. Click here for more details regarding the grant process.
225 Households and Counting.....
The WCMA has reached a significant Membership milestone. We currently have 406 members representing 225 households! Dan and Vickie Dunleavy, Membership Chairs, have done an outstanding job welcoming new residents and communicating the advantages of being a WCMA Member. We also want to thank Walnut Cove Realty for gifting a one year membership to all new WCR property owners. As our Membership grows, so does our potential for making a lasting contribution to our community.
Enjoy a virtual introduction to some of our newest members by clicking here to read their personal stories.
Ten Charities Designated as Recipients of the
WCMA Coronavirus Emergency Grant Fund
Ten local organizations working on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis received a total of $157,000 from the WCMA emergency fund. These non-profits are working overtime to address the immediate needs of people tragically impacted by the current environment. The money will primarily be dedicated to basic needs such as food and living expenses. More than 70 of our WCMA members, plus Wicked Weed and Walnut Cove Realty, contributed to the fund, which was initially seeded with membership dues and donations.
Click Here to learn more about the Fund and the organizations
we are supporting.
Click Here for a list of Members that generously
supported the Fund above and beyond their Membership Dues.
Click Here for a list of our 2020 Members who
supported the Fund through their annual dues.
you for your very generous support! Stay safe and healthy!
We are Making a Difference!
week Sierra Paturalsksi awarded a $25,000 check to MANNA FoodBank from
the WCMA Coronavirus Emergency Grant Fund, which purchased an entire
truckload of food to be distributed to local residents in need. Both
volunteers and the National Guard are loading the trucks and getting the
food out into the community. This is one example of the many ways in
which the WCMA is supporting our community during this challenging time.
Four Seasons Hospice sent a special "thank you" video to our Members in appreciation of our emergency grant. To learn more about how much they appreciate the grant and how they are using the money, click below.
Click here for the video.
Visit Our Facebook Page
As we spend more and more time at home and are unable to join together for our fun social events, we wanted to find a way for our members to connect with one another. We created a private Facebook page for WCMA members only.
Click here to visit the private WCMA Facebook page.
Meet our 2019 Grantees
Get to know the organizations supported by WCMA in 2019 - all working hard to serve those in need in diverse ways. Learn more about the work we support by clicking here.
Dianeice and Dan Eldridge presenting a check to the Boys and Girls Club.
Donna Bailey presenting a check to UNCA.
Dan Dunleavy presenting a check to Eblen.
Join WCMA Today!
WCMA annual dues are just $300 per household and are fully tax deductible. To join online, Click Here.
Although you can pay with a credit card, we encourage you to pay by check so 100% of your donation goes to WCMA, avoiding the credit card processing fees. To pay by check when registering online, just select the Bill Me option and mail
your check to P.O. Box 374, Skyland, NC 28776. Every dollar makes a difference!
Announcing the WCR/WCMA 2020 Initiative
In 2020, new Walnut Cove residents will be presented with a one-year membership to WCMA by Walnut Cove Realty as a welcome gift. Click here to learn the details.
Philanthropy and Fun
The WCMA is a charitable and social organization for Walnut Cove property owners. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises money through dues, donations, and our annual Weekend of Giving. Since our creation in 2007, we have donated over $1.6 million to more than 340 deserving Western North Carolina charities in which our members are actively involved. And as an all volunteer organization, we have a very high efficiency rate of 97.5%. That means almost all of your donation goes to help the community!
The WCMA is also a great way to meet and socialize with neighbors. Each year we organize a variety of unique events that are exclusively for our members. Many of these events offer an opportunity to explore exciting local venues while others take place at Walnut Cove.
JOIN NOW for Philanthropy and Fun 2020!!