Show You Care about the Future of WNC

Please consider making a lasting gift to Pisgah Legal Services. You’ll join a special group of people who have made bequests and other planned gifts to Pisgah Legal Services and help continue the fight for justice for vulnerable people in WNC.

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About Pisgah Legal’s Endowment
Pisgah Legal Services has established endowment funds at The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Community Foundation of Henderson County to ensure that we can provide legal assistance to our low-income neighbors far into the future. An endowment fund is permanent – gifts to the fund remain intact while the investment income is available each year to fuel PLS’ mission.

Please consider a planned gift to PLS’ endowment funds. Planned giving options range from a simple bequest in your will to a tax-free gift from an IRA to a complex trust arrangement. Through planned giving you may enjoy increased income and generous tax savings.

By making a gift to one of PLS’ endowment funds you will:

  • Provide a reliable funding stream to secure PLS’ future;
  • Create a lasting legacy of caring and compassion for your family and community;
  • Ensure exceptional stewardship for your gift; and
  • Endow your annual giving to PLS forever.

To learn more about providing a planned gift to PLS, please contact Executive Director Jim Barrett at 828-210-3408. You may also complete our Planned Giving Form. Your attorney or financial planner or staff at local community foundations can also advise you about how philanthropic planning fits your personal circumstances.

Members of the Endowment Campaign Cabinet

The following people are guiding PLS’ efforts to grow our endowment to $10 million.

Pat and Phil Smith, Co-Chairs

Betsey Bent and Doug Wilson
Shelley and Kirk Brown
Carola and Stuart Cohn
Madeline and Roy Davis
Carol and Bob Deutsch
Bruce Elliston
Anna and Kerry Friedman
Judy Futch and Paul Smith
Myra Grant
Diana Soileau and Ed Hay
Heather and Bill Lee
Lyn and Tom Leslie
Barbra and Keith Love
Dershie and Larry McDevitt
Jim Oliver
Charlie Owen, Jr.
Pam and Tom Siekman
Cissie and Jack Stevens
Jane and Bill Swafford
Pam and Jim Turner
Terry and Ted Van Duyn
Ann and Michael Young


“We’ve taken steps to perpetuate our annual gift so that our support for Pisgah Legal Services continues long into the future. We hope you will join us.”

– Pat and Phil Smith, Co-Chairs of the PLS Endowment Campaign