The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce recently created the Cashiers Area Legacy Fund as a North Carolina non-profit corporation whose purposes are exclusively educational and charitable.
“This charity is designed to specifically support responsible growth and preservation of the quality of life we enjoy on the Plateau,” Board of Trustees President Malice Grant explained. “Grant support may be in the form of sidewalk construction subsidies, beautification projects, leadership programming and more,” she said.
According to its bylaws, the foundation may finance and endow public work programs for the Cashiers Area, defined as the communities of Cashiers, Glenville, Sapphire and Lake Toxaway. The organization is designated as a 501(c)3 entity by the federal Internal Revenue Service, so that contributions to the Fund may be considered tax deductible charitable gifts by individuals.
The Cashiers Area Legacy Fund Board of Trustees works in close cooperation with the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce and also invites informal advisory input on the prioritization of initiatives and funding from community organizations and stakeholders.
Serving as the Board of Trustees are Grant as President; Ken Fernandez, Vice President; Robert Starkey, Treasurer, and Stephanie Edwards, Secretary.
To provide financial support to these community-based efforts, please make checks payable to: Cashiers Area Legacy Fund, Inc., and mail to P O Box 3048, Cashiers, NC 28717.