Every gift helps transform a life.
The Literacy Council budget relies on support from a variety of funders: the N.C. Community College System, foundations, individuals, corporations, faith-based organizations, and special event revenue. In fiscal year 2012/13, individuals contributed over $40,000 in cash to support our programs.
Please contact our Development Director to discuss your gift. If you prefer, you can make your donation securely online. Simply click on the Donate Online button at the top of this page.
The Leader’s Circle
We especially want to recognize those dedicated donors who make significant, long term commitments to supporting reading, writing, spelling, and English language instruction in Buncombe County.
Learning to read and speak English is hard work and takes time. Many of our students stay with us for several years – sometimes as many as eight years. Your pledge can ensure a student’s long term education journey by supporting the Literacy Council’s annual operating costs.
Become a member of The Leader’s Circle by pledging a minimum of $675 per year for three years. Each spring you will enjoy a special gathering of the Leader’s Circle members.
The Walter and Nancy McConnell Scholarship Fund
Help a student or tutor by supporting the Walter and Nancy McConnell Scholarship Fund. This fund covers the cost of training materials – $5-$25 for a student’s workbook and $25 for a tutor’s instructional materials – if a Literacy Council student or volunteer cannot make this contribution.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
The Literacy Council encourages you to consider making a gift to memorialize or honor a loved one or to honor someone’s life and achievements. Your donation in the name of a relative, friend, or co-worker may be the perfect gift to celebrate a birthday, holiday, anniversary, or special event of those who are blessed with abundance.
We will send a letter to the honored individual or family of the deceased and describe how this special gift will be used by the Literacy Council.
Please direct inquiries and charitable contributions to:
Brantlee Eisenman, Development Director.
Ashley V. Lasher, Executive Director
Financial information about the Literacy Council of Buncombe County and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (888) 830-4989. The Literacy Council of Buncombe County's North Carolina Solicitation License Number is: SL002378. This license is not an endorsement by the state.