Advocating for public education


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


The Education Foundation values it reputation as the leading support organization for our public school system. We are committed to the solicitation, management, and distribution of funds and/or other negotiable assets acquired by the Foundation to benefit the students, teachers, and staff of Transylvania County Schools.

Planned Giving

Leave the ultimate legacy by giving a contribution that will impact generations of students and teachers.

Through an endowment, donor-advised fund, bequest or beneficiary designation, today you can make an investment with Transylvania County Educational. Foundation that will strengthen K-12 public education for years to come.

Please call  828-513-0389 to discuss how to set up your Planned Giving to TCSEF.

Other Ways to Give

Other ways to  ways to donate and to support Transylvania County Schools. Your contribution and support for Transylvania County Schools is appreciated. Contact us today on other creative ways you can donate.

  • In-Kind Donations are always welcome- art supplies, equipment, meeting or event space, administrative or business services, etc.
  • Volunteer!! A gift of your time is a valuable way to support our efforts. We welcome volunteers to help with fundraising events, mailings, creative classroom grant committee, and other necessary functions of the foundation.
  • Guest speakers- tell your personal story of “success”, share your life and educational experiences, and/or how you failed and overcame. Real world experiences are invaluable to students and it helps bring what they are learning in the classroom to life.
  • Items for raffle and auction at our annual fundraising event Taste of Transylvania. Valuable donations in the past have been trips and vacation rentals, art, local business goods, services, and gift certificates.

For more information on other ways to Give please click the button below or email: foundation@tcsnc.org

For my students to be better prepared in the field of graphic design. Thank you for supporting the BHS graphics program with your gift to purchase premium digital tablets. They have been a huge addition to my classroom and for my students. I greatly appreciate your support.

Katrina Ronneburger

Brevard High School

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.


Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the enrichment of educational opportunities for our students and exists to support the goals and strategic plans of the Transylvania County School System (TCS).

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