Upcoming Events

Leverage Fund Community Meetings

Thank you for your interest in the Leverage Fund and your desire to bring more funding to WNC! To provide additional insight and answer questions about the Leverage Fund, we’re partnering with the legacy foundations to host a series of community meetings that will allow for questions and discussion around this topic. We will continue to update this page as more dates are added. 

Dec13 11am - 12pm

Leverage Fund Community Meeting

Leverage Fund Community Meeting co-hosted by Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation at The Village Green Commons – Main Hall (160 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC). RSVP here

Immediate Opportunities and Needs Community Meetings

Thank you for your interest in Immediate Opportunities and Needs Grants. To learn more about the grant process, including what types of grant requests are appropriate, we are offering a webinar and a series of community events on this new topic. As more dates are added, we will update this list.

Dec16 9:30am - 10:30am

Immediate Opportunities and Needs Community Meeting

Morganton Community House – Connelly Room. 

120 N King St, Morganton, NC 28655
9:30 am – 10:30 am, Breakfast Provided. 

RSVP by emailing IONgrants@dht.org

Dec18 9am - 10am

Immediate Opportunities and Needs Community Meeting

Western Carolina University at Biltmore Park, Room 346.

28 Schenck Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28803
9 am – 10 am, Breakfast Provided.

RSVP by emailing IONgrants@dht.org.

Dec18 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Immediate Opportunities and Needs Community Meeting

Marianna Black Library

33 Fryemont St, Bryson City, NC 28713
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Snacks Provided.

RSVP by emailing IONgrants@dht.org

Community Meetings & Panel Discussions

October 9-10, 2019

What We’re Learning from The Region

Top 10 priorities to address health and wellness WNC

On October 9 and 10, hundreds of people from all over WNC met with us during our community meetings in Marion, Sylva and Asheville. At those meetings, and through earlier listening sessions and some online crowdsourcing, we asked folks to share their top priorities to address issues of health and wellness in the region. Although our outreach was informal and the results aren’t scientific, we did learn what’s on the minds of many in WNC communities. We’ll combine what we heard with more data, an exploration of big ideas (we call them “bright spots”) that are working here and in other parts of the country, and deeper conversations throughout WNC to inform our board’s strategic planning process this fall. We’ll also look at the opportunity for systems change and sustainability. And we’ll examine all of these factors through an equity lens. 

If you missed one of the meetings and want to let us know what’s on your mind, we want to hear from you. Please send us a note at info@dht.org and be sure to sign up for our email updates here.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

October 10, 2019

Southwestern Community College

October 10, 2019

McDowell Technical Community College

October 9, 2019

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