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

The Party Barn

The Party Barn

The Party Barn is a unique venue in the High Country for upscale dining, entertaining and fundraising. Jim Ward, founder and chairman of the High Country Charitable Foundation, envisioned the Party Barn as a way to spend time with friends and family while also enhancing donations to HCCF. Jim’s vision became a reality in May of 2022. Through Engel & Volkers Banner Elk shop’s generosity, the luxurious Party Barn, coupled with the services of Executive Chef Will Hughes, is available for relaxed upscale private events and functions for groups seeking a unique entertaining experience as well as dinner four nights a week.

The Party Barn’s mission is to provide an outstanding culinary and service experience in upscale mountain surroundings while benefiting the High Country Charitable Foundation through patron donations.

Access to The Party Barn is limited to those who have made an annual gift of $1,000 or more to the HCCF, or is a client of Engel & Volkers.

Visit The Party Barn or call (828) 737-2700 for more information.

Read Carolina Mountain Life’s feature on the Party Barn.

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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Grants

The goal of the Foundation is to support local Avery County charitable services.

2022 GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

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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. 2022 marks our EIGHTH year serving Avery County! We look forward to many more.

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4 weeks ago
James Nipper

As our Fall Hiking Season comes to an end, we are so very thankful to those friends who have supported us through their prayers, encouragement, and monetary contributions. We are very blessed and thankful to have broad community support for our program from local Avery County charitable organizations such as the The High Country Charitable Foundation, Inc. , the AMY Wellness Foundation , Run For Holland Foundation, Valle Country Fair, Grandfather Community Foundation, together with many private donors and personal friends who have provided generous support and encouragement.
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Bravery. Courage. Commitment To Purpose.
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The Jason Project's "Grandfather Challenge" strives to teach Middle School and High School students to face their struggles head-on, and learn to overcome them. We teach this through mentoring, leadership, adventure, and an organized wilderness challenge. It is impossible to know the impact that this experience has on these kids unless you could be at the awards ceremonies and personally witness the remarks of school principals, teachers, chaperones, hike leaders, and the kids themselves. It is a blessing beyond measure to know that these kids learn priceless lessons of leadership, introspection, self-esteem, and respect for teamwork, all while immersed in a magnificent place of God’s handiwork called Grandfather Mountain.
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During the off-season, we will stay busy organizing, planning, and meeting with schools and other program partners. We are firmly committed to do our very best as we move forward, and we do ask our friends to continue praying that God will lead this effort to where he would have it go, and also please pray for all of the kids who have participated in our program this year.
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“Great leadership is about inviting people to discover themselves while they follow you!!”
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We have hundreds of wonderful pictures of our hikes, but those included in this post are some of our favorites this year !
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(For those who may not know about The Jason Project and “The Grandfather Challenge,” please go to www.tinyurl.com/TheJasonProject2021 for more information. )

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