Helping those in need in Avery County, N.C.

Board Members

Florio Abbate

Florio Abbate

Barry Blake

Barry Blake

John Brabson

John Brabson

Ginny Burton

Ginny Burton

Katherine Church

Jack Erdody

Jack Erdody

James Ferguson

James Ferguson

Marty Herndon

Bonnie Lowrey Huff

Bonnie Lowrey Huff

Stan Kirschner

Stan Kirschner

Gayle McAlister

Gayle McAlister

Kim McPhail

Kim McPhail

Phil Myers

Phil Myers

Wayne Roquemore

Wayne Roquemore

Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith

John C.B. Smith

John C.B. Smith

Delbert Williamson

Delbert Williamson

James J. Ward, III

James J. Ward, III

Chairman & Founder

Harold T. Pontius

Harold T. Pontius

April 27, 1930 – August 26, 2015

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HCCF was honored to provide a grant to the The Jason Project this year. We exist to support programs like this. We are so grateful to all of our generous donors, and thankful for Mr. Nipper's inspired vision for youth outreach. "Our underlying goal in “The Grandfather Challenge” program is to use the adventure of mountain hiking and climbing, coupled with the leadership skills and experience of our hike leaders, to teach at-risk kids that through perseverance and commitment, they can overcome their unique challenges in life." James Nipper, The Jason Project/The Grandfather Challenge ... See MoreSee Less

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Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser


HCCF holds an annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser each summer at Elk River Club in Banner Elk, NC. 2019 marks our FIFTH year serving Avery County! We look forward to many more.

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Grants

The goal of the Foundation is to fill the needs of the charities in and around Avery County, N.C.

Grant Applications for 2019 are available for download.

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Why We Do What We Do

Watch our new video about the mission and purpose of the High Country Charitable Foundation.

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