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Burke Women's Fund

Operating under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Burke County, the Burke Women's Fund was created in 2009 by a group of 15 women. The Burke Women's Fund aspires to connect all parts of our community and to bring a diverse group of women together around substantive issues relating to women and families.



The vision of the Burke Women's Fund is to:

  • advance the power of collective giving among Burke County women
  • empower women in meaningful and purposeful ways
  • gain a deeper understanding of the issues that affect women and families in our community
  • provide impactful financial support which improves the quality of life for all

Membership options includes:

  • $365 a year - a dollar a day - for three years with $300 of that amount going to grants, $35 to the permanent endowment and $30 to operations
  • $150 a year for three years - for those who are 30 and younger with $10 of that amount going to the permanent endowment
  • Annual renewal after completion of the initial three year payment

Membership includes:

  • a vote on prospective grant recipients
  • an annual gathering to honor grant recipients and members
  • an invitation to local educational opportunities sponsored by the Burke Women's Fund
  • an invitation to Special Events sponsored by the Burke Women's Fund

General Grant Program: The grant application for 2018-2019 will be available in December of 2018. If you have questions, contact Nancy W. Taylor by email or by calling (828) 437-7105.

You are invited to join the Burke Women's Fund to inspire, educate and encourage women to effect change in Burke County through philanthropy.

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Steering Committee
• Marsha Carver • Beth Heile • Molly Hemstreet • Kelle Huffman
• Laurie Miller • Lisa Miller, Chair • Jane Moody • Leslie Rostan
• Mary Charlotte Safford • Golnush Sharafsaleh
• Cecilia Surratt • Mary Ellen Wiese