From memberships and fund-raisers, to one time donations and gifts, we help you make a difference in Transylvania County Schools.



TCSEF values it reputation as the leading support organization for our local public school system.  We will provide you an organization committed to the solicitation, management, and distribution of all funds and/or other negotiable assets acquired by the Foundation.

TCSEF Memberships

Our Memberships offer many levels to show your support for Transylvania County Schools.

Young Alumni*, $20
(for those that have graduated within the last 5 years)
Annual Membership, $50-$100
Honor Roll Membership, $250
Salutatorian Membership, $500
Valedictorian Membership, $1,000
Dean’s List Membership, $2,500

For more information and a complete look at each membership level’s benefits, visit Become a Member.

Tips On Giving

Be an Informed Giver

Don’t be afraid to ask questions when you’re asked to give, including the specific name of the solicitor and his or her relationship to the organization, how much of your gift will be used for overhead, the specific project the money will go toward, and other important information. Give only when you feel comfortable that your dollars will be going to support an organization you know and believe in.

Keep the Right Records

For gifts of less than $250, a canceled check or credit card statement is sufficient for IRS requirements. For larger gifts, you’ll want to get a properly worded receipt from the charitable organization as a confirmation of your tax—deductible contribution.

Your Gift Can be Confidential

If you prefer to have your gift remain confidential, you should let the organization know. You can expect the charitable organization to honor your request.

Our Pecuniary Aid

TCSEF will promote and solicit contributions of any kind for the benefit of TCS, provided that the Foundation has the power to reject any gift made subject to any condition which the Foundation believes to be in conflict with the policy or the best interest of TCS or TCSEF.

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

The Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation is a Non-Profit Fund listed with CFWNC.  A nonprofit fund is an endowed fund and TCSEF has chosen to secure our endowment with The Community Foundation which provides annual support to our nonprofit and allows the principal to grow in perpetuity. Through placement of TCSEF funds with The Community Foundation, our Board of Directors has ensured the long-term stewardship and objective fiscal management of our funds.

Our relationship with CFWNC provides a resource to help secure charitable gifts that are larger than simple donations.  If you are considering a contribution to TCSEF through an estate plan or need further guidance please contact us today to discuss your options.