Board Members James J. Ward, III Chairman & Founder Barry Blake Susan Dougherty Greg Feldman James Ferguson Nick Fiorella Marty Herndon Bonnie Lowrey Huff Stan Kirschner Dona McCoy Bob Moss Jim Plettner Janet Sayre Barbara Smith Terry Ward Why We Do What We Do Watch our new video about the mission and purpose of the High Country Charitable Foundation. Learn MoreGrantsThe goal of the Foundation is to support local Avery County charitable services. 2023 GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. View Grants Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser HCCF holds an annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser each summer at Elk River Club in Banner Elk, NC. 2022 marks our EIGHTH year serving Avery County! We look forward to many more. Learn More Connect on FacebookComments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons This message is only visible to admins. Problem displaying Facebook posts. Backup cache in use. Error: Error validating access token: The session has been invalidated because the user changed their password or Facebook has changed the session for security reasons. Type: OAuthException The vision of our foundation is to provide for needy Avery County residents and animals by supporting local public charities and other private foundations.