Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia



$101,381.25 (103.5%)

Toward our Goal of:


Donations: $101,381.25 (103.5%)
Toward our Goal of: $98,000.00

What does the Annual Fund do?

In 2019 - 2020 it funded:

  • 475 students from White County Schools, plus teachers, staff, parents and volunteers coming to Celebrate the Arts, a day-long event produced in conjunction with national Exceptional Children's Week demonstrating that Everyone is Exceptional through the Arts.
  • 11,900 visitors attending WinterFest 2020, a cooperative venture with the Fireside Arts & Crafts Show (Unicoi State Park & Lodge), the Helen Winter Art Festival (Helen Arts & Heritage Center), and the Sautee Nacoochee Arts Festival. The Economic impact of the event returned $383,000 in revenues and taxes to the White County community.
  • 49,800 students, visitors, and families participating in, enjoying, engaging with programs over 12 months in a county with a population of 30,000.
  • The creation, release and promotion of Explore Helen & Sautee Nacoochee, a free, downloadable phone app that presents the history and heritage of White County as narrated by John Lumsden and the distribution of a driving tour in the form of a 12-panel, full color brochure.
  • The mounting of a nationally significant exhibit in the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia of the works of Dave Drake, poet, potter and slave.
  • The celebration of Juneteenth and Black History Month with interpretive programs at the African American Heritage Site and Blacksmith Shop.
  • 500-plus people reached on every Facebook post about the flora and ecology of the Native Peace Garden.
  • The reopening of the Center on June 1 after 11 weeks of COVID-19 shutdown, following the CDC and OSHA Guidelines for Phase 2 Opening as defined by the State of Georgia. The Center continues to put the safety of families, students, visitors, volunteers, and staff at the forefront of its operation.

SINCE our founding in 1981, the Sautee Nacoochee Center has enriched our community with outstanding cultural, historical, educational, and artistic opportunities. In 2021, we will celebrate our 40th anniversary, a milestone that only 12 percent of non-profits ever reach.

This remarkable achievement is possible only because of you and the rest of our supporters and volunteers who contribute their money, time, and talents to make the Center such a special place.

PLEASE consider for a moment how much SNC contributes to the quality of life in this area and imagine what your life and your family's would be without it.

Honor Roll of Annual Fund Donors


A to Zinc Health Store & Smoothie Bar

Cherri Alexander

Saundra & Cliff Altekruse

Carole Alverson

Anonymous Donor

Viva Araki

Jean Arnesen

Art of Stone Gardening

Automotive Repairs, Inc.

Barrie Aycock


Betty & Ron Barton

Debi & Bob Beard

Helen & Gordon Benson

Cathy & Kevin Bente

Julie & Steve Bentley

Bernie's at Nacoochee Valley Guest House

Betty's Country Store

Nan Bowen

Mary (Pat) Box - Memory of Deborah Bowman

Patricia & William Brake

J. Mark Braswell

Denyse & Patrick Brennan - Memory of Joan King

Janice & Duane Bridges

Bill Brooksher - Memory of Joan King

Rona & Troy Broom

Donn J. Brous - Honor of Courtney & Jim Johnston

Janette & Ken Brown

Kay & Charles Brown

Robin & Dennis Brown

Linda Brummer

Sherrie & Craig Bryant

Sharon Bucek - Memory of Anthony "Jay" Bucek

Susan & Travis Burch

Nance Burrell

Susan Burton


Alice & Ralph Carey

Terri & Jake Carlton

Dot & Norm Carver

Gene Caso

Beth & Skeet Cathey

Susan & Jim Church - Honor of Candy & John Davis

The Karen Clark & Ware Kuschner Family

Dennis Clines

Cheryl Cook

Elizabeth Crittenden

Jill & Sara Crunkleton

Cheryl & Jim Crysel

Caroline Curran


Jeanie & Walter Daves

Candy & John Davis

The Catherine & Edward Decker Family

The Emily DeFoor Family

Terri & Andy DiRaddo

Linda DiSantis & Bob Kerr

Sally Dobbins & Rick Heggood

Lynda & Ted Doll

Nancy & Bob Duggan


Janet & John Elger

Wolfgang Enneker

Linda & John Erbele

Clarissa & Patrick Evans

James Eyles


Sharon Fisher

Dorothy & Stanley Foster

Eugenia & David Foster

Nancy Frankhouser

Pat & Mike Freeman

Harriette Fulton & Robert Sway


Mary & Chris Geidel

Georgia Communications Corporation

Cindy & Steve Gibson

Ann Gillespie

Cynthia Gilmore

Jim Glen

Janie & Patrick Glisson

Gordon E. Fowler, LLC


Anne & Alan Hall - Memory of Joan King

Berma Hamilton

Helen Fincher Hardman

The Laura & John Hardman Family

Linda Harris & Jim Smoot

Beth & Charles Hawkins

Carolyn W. Hayes

Mona & Robert Haynie

Donna & Ted Hendry

Jess Herring - Honor of Michelle Malone and Trish Land

William M. House - Honor of Jeanie & Walter Daves


Ingrid & Craig Inglis

Jennie Inglis & Mark Baker - Memory of Joan King & Zeke Williams

Mary & Gary Isbell


Laurina & Jody Jacobs

Barbara Johns - Honor of Kat Stratton

Susan Johnson & Darcie Lewis

Courtney & Jim Johnston

Mary Ruth Jones - Memory of Bob Crittenden


Henry Kannapell

Sally Keadle

Susan & Jim Keller

Ginny King & Jon Schwartz

Andi & Tom Knecht - Memory of Kaja Arlene Schriefer

Shell & Wyck Knox

Tandy Knudstrup

Kathleen Kollock

Nancy Kollock

Leslie & Keith Kozicki

The John Kuschner Family


Lyle Lammers

Jack & Ruth Ann Lavender

Betsy Ledbetter & Ben Dockins

Janice & Steven Levetan

The Karen & Michael Lloyd Family

Elizabeth Lovern

Patty Lowe

Cheri & John Luhn

The Barbara Luhn & Dudley Sisk Family - Honor of SNCA Staff & Volunteers

Cheryl Lusnia & Harold Bryson


Sue Mager

Cecilia & Bill Maher

John Maher - Honor of Cecilia Maher

Kim Mallett

Edward Mangan

William Mangham

Janine & Robert Marthai

Sandra Snow & Bruce Martin - Memory of Joan King

Brad McCanna

Randy & Tosh McIntosh

Liza & Derrick McSwain

Deborah & Michael Melton

Linda Metz

Dr. Oscar Mims

The Jean Mitchell Family

Linda & Russ Mobley

Barbara Moser

Lisa Mount


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - Honor of Joe Cash

Andrew Negra

The John C. Nix Family

Libby Norris


Doug Oster

Gwen Owens


The Tricia Page Family

The Sherry & Jim Perkins Family

Linda Pierce & Laurie Lee

Darlene & Larry Prater

Phylis Preston

Anne Forrest & Robert W. Prim

Joy W. Pruett

Mary Pyett


Lilith Quinlan & Hoyt Oliver


Cindy & Strother Randolph

Margaret & Thomas Rasmussen

Carol & Alan Reddish

Jessi & Dylan Reed - Memory of Joan King

Ann Reed-Hill

The Lesley & Todd Reese Family

Elaine Reiss

Martha Richardson

Debra & Bob Rimel

Gail & Larry Rollin

Rebecca & Laddie Rollins

Marcia & J.T. Rougeou

Jill Ruhlman

Ivy Rutzky - Memory of Helen Greear


The Kristi Casey Sanders Family

Sautee Inn Bed & Breakfast

Edgar Schneider

Nannette Johnson & Lynne Schwab

Tracy & Hamilton Schwartz

Denise Schwartz

Gracie & Bob Schwartzman

Lucia A. & Bobby J. Scroggs

Marcia Scroggs - Memory of Charles Stephens

Mary Ann & Alvin Seale

Marianne & Michael Seitz

Mindy & David Shay

Pat & Phil Sheridan

Sheron Sherman & Peter Kovacic - Honor of SNCA Volunteers

Nancy & Gary Sievert

Margaret A. Sikes

Amy Jo Burge-Skvarka & Ronald J. Skvarka

Lynn H. Slick

Donna Slocumb

Steven Solomon

Springer Mountain Farms

The Lisa & Rachel Staggers Family

The Sarah & Travis Stewart Family

Jan & Mark Stillwell

Gae & Ike Stovall

Merry & Allen Stovall

Kat Stratton

Mary Stripling - Memory of Mamie Gettys Atkinson

The Robin & Justin Sullens Family

Theresa & Jerry Sustakovitch

Chris Swanson

Stewart Swanson


Kendall & Rusty Tamlyn

Jennie & Ron Taylor

Rebecca Testerman

Jan & Jim Thomas

Jane & Fred Threlkeld

Jimmie & Richard Tinius

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Tipton


Jonathan Urizar


Gena & Bill VanDerKloot

Cheryl & Jerry Vandiver

Viola Vaughan

Kathryn Vazquez

DeDe Vogt

Robert Vogt


Harriet Warren

Milene & Paul Watkins

M.K. Wegmann

Elizabeth Wells - Honor of Kat Stratton

Faye & David Westfall

Cindy & Jerry White

Thomas Wilbanks

Wildwood Outfitters

Patti & Charlie Wilkins

Barbara & Sam Williams

George Williams

Harriet & George Williams

Laura Williams

Ann & Peter Willis

Sylvia Wilson

Pandora Wimberly


Elizabeth Young - Memory of Eleanor Kraus