Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia



$129,698.32 (144.1%)

Toward our Goal of:


Donations: $129,698.32 (144.1%)
Toward our Goal of: $90,000.00

What does the Annual Fund do?

It funds approximately:

  • 500 students from White County Schools, plus teachers, staff, parents and volunteers, that came to Celebrate the Arts, an event coordinated with national Exceptional Student & Teacher Week demonstrating that Everyone is Exceptional through the Arts.
  • 11,000 visitors that attended WinterFest 2019, a cooperative venture with the Fireside Arts & Crafts Show (Unicoi State Park), the Helen Winter Art Festival (Helen Arts & Heritage Center), Hardman Farm Historic Site, and the Sautee Nacoochee Arts Festival. Economic impact to the community of $684,000 in revenues and taxes returned to the White County community.
  • Over 700 visitors attending The Valley Where They Danced, a play by local author Emory Jones telling the stories and history of the area. Six of the eight performances were sold out.
  • 41,000 students, visitors, and families attending programs over 12 months in a county with a population of 27,000.
  • The dedication of a Native Peace Garden with 75 people witnessing the preservation of native plants and representing a testimonial to native settlers of the valleys.
  • 55 artists from across the region painting and composing original art depicting the local landscapes at the premiere Sautee Plein Air Painting Experience.

As of Friday, November 29, the contributions to the 2019 Annual Fund total $116,394, which exceeds our goal by 29%. In the past, excess funds went to pay off the line of credit, which is paid in full. This time we want to invest in our campus.

Funds received after December 1st will go toward campus improvements. We call this our 2019 Stretch Goal. Thank you in advance for your contributions to the 2019 Annual Fund. Your donation is an investment in our community and helps us achieve our goal of Changing People's Lives.

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 & Michael Alexander

Saundra & Cliff Altekruse

Anonymous Donor

Judy & Calvin Anthony

Sheryl Anton - In Memory of Jim Bradley

Jean Arnesen

Art of Stone Gardening

Automotive Repairs, Inc.


Jennifer & Gary Bagley

Rhonda Bailey

Hannah Rose Baker - In Honor of Jennie Inglis & Mark Baker

Betty & Rony Barton

Debi & Bob Beard

Julie & Steve Bentley

Alice & Wally Berg

Bernie's at Nacoochee Valley Guest House

Betty's Country Store

Jeannette & Marvin Blackburn - In Memory of Bob Curran

Pat Box - In Memory of Debbie Bowman

Patricia & William Brake

Carolyn & James Bralley

J. Mark Braswell

Denyse & Patrick Brennan

Janice & Duane Bridges

Rona & Troy Broom

Suzanne Brosche

Janette & Ken Brown

Robin & Dennis Brown

Rick Bryant

Sherrie & Craig Bryant

Sherry Bryant & Jim Oxford

Susan & Travis Burch

Nance Burrell


Alice & Ralph Carey

Terrie & Jake Carlton

Dot & Norm Carver

Gene Caso - In Memory of Maria Teresa Flores-Caso

Beth & Skeet Cathey

Jeannine Causey

Peggy Christie

Karen Clark & Ware Kuschner

David Cleghorn

Dennis Clines

Beth Crabill

Kathy Crafton

Elizabeth Crittenden

Cheryl & Jim Crysel

Caroline Curran


Dale D'Agata - In Memory of Jim Bradley

Davens Ceramic Center

Jeanie & Walter Daves

Candy & John Davis

Cathy & Ted Decker

Linda DiSantis & Bob Kerr

Annette & Mike Dixon

Sally Dobbins & Rick Heggood

Lynda & Ted Doll

Nancy & Bob Duggan


Janet & John Elger

Catherine & Thomas Embry - In Memory of Joyce Reid Sanders

Wolfgang Enneker

Linda & John Erbele

Joyce & Jack Etheridge

Clarissa & Patrick Evans

Casey Evans - In Honor of Clarissa Evans


Peggy & Stuart Forbes

Dottie & Stan Foster

Eugenia & David Foster

Nancy Frankhouser - In Memory of Sam Frankhouser

Pat & Mike Freeman


Carolyn & Bill Gaik

Mary & Chris Geidel

Cindy & Steve Gibson - In Memory of Russell Jones

Ann Gillespie

Jim H. Glen, Jr.

Janie & Patrick Glisson

Gordon E. Fowler, LLC

Gail & David Greear


Anne & Alan Hall - In Memory of Marion Tidmore and Russell Jones

John Hall

Berma Hamilton

The Laura & John Hardman Family

Linda Harris & Jim Smoot

Erford Harrison

Beth & Charles Hawkins

Mona & Robert Haynie

Donna & Ted Hendry

Harry Herz

Julia Holmes

Connie & Cliff Hood

Jan & Gary Hopkins

William M. House - In Honor of Dean & Kay Swanson

Ann Hudson & Suzanne Phillips

Jaime Huffman & Michael Peart


Ingrid & Craig Inglis

Jennie Inglis & Mark Baker - In Memory of Rhev Tucker


Carol A. Jackson

Carole & Bill Jackson

Barbara Johns - In Honor of SNCA Staff & Volunteers

Hilary & David Johnson

Susan Johnson & Darcie Lewis

Courtney & Jim Johnston - In Memory of Hank Houston, Marion Tidmore, Jim Esslinger & Russell Jones


Henry Kannapell

The Christine Killeen & Russell Chinnis Family

Joan King

Andi & Tom Knecht - In Memory of Walter & Erma Knecht

Shell & Wyck Knox

Nancy Kollock - In Memory of John Kollock

John Kuschner


Sarah LaMance

Lanierland DBC - In Memory of Jim Bradley

Jack & Ruth Ann Lavender

Betsy Ledbetter & Ben Dockins

Jeanne Lenz - In Memory of Jim Bradley

Jane Alise Lenzen

Janice & Steven Levetan

Patty Lowe - In Memory of Roy Lowe

Barbara Luhn & Dudley Sisk

Cheri & John Luhn


Sue Mager

Cecilia & Bill Maher

Kim Mallett

Jane Mann - In Memory of Jim Bradley

Janine & Robert Marthai

Brad McCanna - In Memory of Rebecca McCanna

Lillian & Dennis McCollum - In Memory of Bob Curran

Georgia McDonald

Randy & K.G. McIntosh

Liza & Derrick McSwain

Deborah & Michael Melton

Dr. Oscar Mims

Jean & Robert Mitchell

Elaine D. Mobley

Linda & Russell Mobley

Jackie & Tony Montag

Barbara Moser

Helen Mott

Lisa Mount


Andrew Negra

The John C. Nix Family


Doug Oster - In Memory of Mary Anne Duncan, Joyce Ferguson Ware & Duke Oster

Corrie & David Overton

Gwen Owens - In Memory of Bob Owens


Melissa Painter - In Memory of Ethan Painter

Frances & Richard Parker - In Honor of Vickie & Lon Slack

Jane Payne

Sherry & Jim Perkins

Linda Pierce & Laurie Lee

Heather & Jim Pisano

Darlene & Larry Prater

Phylis Preston

Anne Forrest & Bob Prim

Joy White Pruett


Lilith Quinlan & Hoyt Oliver


Joyce & Edgar Rand

Hilary & Michael Randall

Margaret & Thomas Rasmussen

Letty & Oscar Rayneri

Marilyn Reed

Ann Reed-Hill - In Memory of Kelly Reed

Tena & Richard Riley

Debra & Bob Rimel

Gail & Larry Rollin

Rebecca & Laddie Rollins

Marcia & J.T. Rougeou - In Memory of Annette Rougeou

Ivy Rutzky - In Memory of Bob Curran


Sautee Inn Bed & Breakfast

Edgar Schneider

Nannette Johnson & Lynne Schwab

Denise Schwartz

Tracy & Hamilton Schwartz

Gracie & Bob Schwartzman

Lucia A. & Bobby J. Scroggs

Marianne & Michael Seitz

Mindy & David Shay

Pat & Phil Sheridan

Sheron Sherman & Peter Kovacic

M.A. Sikes - In Honor of Helen Mott and in Memory of Robert "Bob" Curran to benefit Children's Performing Arts

Ann Whitley Singleton & Doug Singleton

Amy Jo Burge-Skvarka & Ron Skvarka

Lynn H. Slick

Pam & Russ Spangler - In Memory of Rhev Tucker and Russell Jones

Nona & Charles Stephens

Jan & Mark Stillwell

Gae & Ike Stovall

Merry & Allen Stovall

Robin & Justin Sullens

Summitt Cellular, Inc.

Theresa & Jerry Sustakovitch

Chris Swanson


Cynthia & Borden Taylor

Jennie & Ron Taylor - In Memory of Blanche G. Bishop

Jan & Jim Thomas

Jane & Fred Threlkeld

Jimmie & Richard Tinius

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Tipton

Muriel & Jim Toler

Leah & Victor Torregiano - In Memory of Judy Aquilina


Anne R. Vann

Marla Vaughan

Viola Vaughan

Kathryn Vazquez

DeDe Vogt

Robert Vogt


Karen & Steven Walker

Harriet Warren

Milene & Paul Watkins

Gail M. Watson

M.K. Wegmann

Elizabeth Wells - In Honor of Rick Rayfield

Cindy & Jerry White

Thomas Wilbanks

Marguerite Wilder

Patricia & Charles Wilkins - In Memory of Robyn Lipscomb

Barbara & Sam Williams - In Memory of Mary Goode "Goodie" (Geer) DiRaddo

George W. Williams

Harriet & George Williams

Susan Williams

Ann & Peter Willis

Julianne Wilson

Pandora Wimberly


Mary M. & Michael W. Yarbrough

Elizabeth Young