Sautee Nacoochee, GA

$63,156.13 (57.4%)

Our Goal:


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.

SINCE our founding in 1981, the Sautee Nacoochee Center has enriched our community with outstanding cultural, historical, educational, and artistic opportunities. In 2023 we celebrate our 43 years, 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.

What does the Annual Fund do?

In 2022-2023 it funded:

  • 58,500 students, visitors, and families participating in, enjoying, engaging with programs over 12 months in a county with a population of 30,000.
  • 7,600 visitors attending WinterFest Arts Tour 2023, a cooperative venture with Hardman Farm State Historic Site, Helen Arts & Heritage Center and Unicoi State Park & Lodge. The economic impact of the event returned $383,000 in revenues and taxes to the White County community.
  • Simple Breakfast, a monthly breakfast for folks to gather around a plate of pancakes for nourishment and fellowship. This free monthly meal has become financially self-sustaining and hosts 30 to 100 people.
  • A day-long celebration of Juneteenth that brought over 300 participants together to talk, learn, eat and celebrate together. Over $1,000 was raised to assist in the restoration of the Bean Creek Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.
  • A summer Youth Theatre Camp for 18 local children, a Sautee Stars production of The Little Mermaid JR to SRO audiences, and a variety of youth classes ranging from yoga to face mugs.
  • A four-part series of educational programs entitled "Preserving What Is Essential: Natural and Historical Resources and Our Local Economy", which was attended by local officials and concerned citizens.
  • A volunteer management software program for use in tracking SNC's nearly 200 volunteers who contribute over 10,000 hours each year.
  • A new live music series, the Hwy 255 Blues Club, which brought regional talent to the stage in the Historic Gym. Folks enjoyed the nightclub-like atmosphere and great music.
  • Biannual native plant sales that draw native plant and gardening enthusiasts like bees to a flower. These sales raise funds to support the work of the Environmental Stewardship program as well as improve our environment by the planting of native plants.
  • Spring @ Sautee, which is a dream come true for many in the local contra dance community. This first full weekend of called dancing to live music included regional talent, classes, hospitality, and dancers from all over the southeast.
  • Exhibitions of extraordinary work by Roger Corn and Clint Alderman in the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and in the Jim Thomas Invitation Gallery.

2023 Annual Fund Donors


Anonymous Donor

Askin/Williams Charitable Fund

Automotive Repairs, Inc. (ARI)


Ronda & Johnny Bailey

Pauline & Skip Bassler

Deborah & Bob Beard

Stacy Berrong

Pat Box - Memory of Debbie Bowman

Carolyn & James Bralley

Rona & Troy Broom

Marci Brown

The Sherrie & Craig Bryant Family

Susie Burton


Jacqueline Cain

Terrie & Jake Carlton

Carol Carnevale

Gene Caso

Dennis Clines

Mike Coleman & Ted Brothers

Eve & Michael Cook

W. G. Crannell


Jeanie & Walter Daves

Annette & Mike Dixon


Deborah Ferguson

Sharon Fisher

Eugenia & David Foster

Nancy Frankhouser - Honor of Lizzie Crittenden, Barbara Luhn, Jimmie Tinius


Cynthia Gilmore

The Lucinda & Mike Grace Family

The Kimberly Griswold Family

Mary Gruman


Pat & John Hauza

Beth & Charles Hawkins

Mona & Robert Haynie

Brenda Hedrick

Sarah Herold

Kaye Herrin - Memory of Doris Herrin

William M. House - Honor of Dean, Stewart and Chris Swanson

Shirley & Phil Hudgins


Ingrid & Craig Inglis


Barbara Johns - Honor of Jim Thomas

Nannette Johnson - Memory of Lynne Schwab

Courtney & Jim Johnston

Suzanne Johnston


Betty Kastner

Connie Keck

June & Richard Krise


Susan Lacher

The Erin & John Lavallee Family

Phoebe Lee

Janice & Steven Levetan

DeeAnna & George Likens - Honor of Linda McMillan

Lindenhaus Imports LLC

Cheryl Lusnia


Sue Mager

Cecilia & Bill Maher

Car Margeson & Sam Williams

Veronica & Todd Marks

Nita Mays

Ginger & Ken McPherson

Liza & Derrick McSwain

Susan Medina

The Jean & Robert Mitchell Family

Linda & Russ Mobley

Barbara Moser

Lisa Mount

Suzanne Myers


Nacoochee School

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Andy Negra - Memory of Viola S. Negra


Erin Oakley


The Tricia Page & Mikel Walters Family

Diana Popeck

Darlene & Larry Prater

Phylis Preston


Margaret & Thomas Rasmussen

Elaine Reiss & Rod Wilson

Martha Richardson

Riser Foundation

Edmund Robinson

Rebecca & Laddie Rollins

Ivy Rutzky


Denise Schwartz

Gracie & Bob Schwartzman - Memory of Bill Bullard

Kimberly Scott

Lucia & Bobby Scroggs

Marcia Scroggs

Mindy & David Shay

Pat & Phil Sheridan

Amy Burge-Skvarka & Ronald Skvarka

Sandra Snow & Bruce Martin

Janet & James Spoden

The Cortney Stafford Family

Leigh & Chris Swanson

Joanne & James Sweeney


Peter Tamblyn

Cynthia & Borden Taylor

Alice & Christopher Thacker - Honor of Courtney & Jim Johnston

Jan & Jim Thomas

Katya & Guerry Thornton - Memory of Tommy Deadwyler

Lucy Anne Tillett

Virginia Tinsley

Ann Tipton

The Kim & Reid Trimble Family


DeDe Vogt

Robert Vogt


Harriet Warren

Milene & Paul Watkins

Cindy & Jerry White

Barbara Williams

Laura Williams

Sally Williams

Susan Williams

Bunny & Steve Winter

Women of Heart


Mary Yarbrough

Michael Yarbrough