The weather couldn't have been more perfect as WCMA Members and Partners gathered together to raise funds for local charities during the annual Weekend of Giving, presented by Wicked Weed Brewing.
The Sip & Stroll, sponsored by Walnut Cove Realty, was held under the marquee tent. The mountain view, the music, the delicious food and the spirit of giving all contributed to making this a very memorable evening.
We had a course full of golfers looking for the gophers as they played in the Caddyshack Golf Tournament, sponsored by Lightning Restoration and Penny Insurance.
The Rose Gala, sponsored by Colton Groome & Company, was an evening to remember. Guest soloists from Brevard Music Center graced us with a rose inspired medley. We heard from individuals who have been greatly impacted by our grants. The live auction was a huge success. But best of all, we were treated to a special song, written and performed by Dan Eldridge, about the WCMA and our Corporate Partners. It brought the house down! Watch below for Dan's unforgettable performance.
But most important, we set a philanthropic milestone for the WCMA! As a result of the multitude of talent and time donated by the Weekend of Giving Committee and volunteers, along with the generosity of our Member Partners, Corporate Partners and WCMA Members, we are poised to grant out more than $370,000 this year! Together, we are making a difference!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported The Weekend, whether as a Corporate Partner,Member Partner,Member, or Volunteer. The Weekend Committees, headed by Jane Seaman, worked extremely hard to ensure that this was a fabulous Weekend for everyone. And it truly was!!
Thank you!! Thank you!!
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One of the highlights from the Rose Gala was hearing from a recipient of our grant program, Lia. After having gotten out of prison and trying to get her life back on track, she finally found a job but needed some particular tools and safety boots. At the time she had only $12. The UpSkill program, which we support, gave her the money for the things she needed to get the job. As she said, "Those tools and boots changed my life." She is now debt-free and is even able to save some money. She said after the event that it was difficult to tell her story because she was so nervous, but she wanted to thank everyone for the kind welcome she received and for our donation which helped turn her life around.
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WCMA annual dues are just $300 per household. To join, send your check to WCMA at P.O. Box 374 Skyland NC 28776. Or you can join by paying with a credit card online. Your username is your email address. To join online, Click Here.
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 $1,250,000 to 306 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 out 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.
We have a full schedule of exciting events planned for our Members! For, example, we've planned a musical dinner at Walnut Cove, evenings at Brevard Music Center and Flat Rock Playhouse, and craft cocktails in the Oak Grove. Click here to see the full schedule.
When registration opens for each event, it will appear on the calendar to the right.