Sautee Nacoochee, GA


Changing People's Lives!

$107,505.22 (109.7%)

Our Goal:


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.

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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.

What does the Annual Fund do?

In 2020-2021 it funded:

  • 8,900 visitors attending WinterFest 2021, 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.
  • A collaborative research project with the University of North Georgia to locate and map the Unicoi Turnpike in Northeast Georgia. Using ground truthing, lidar (light detection and ranging) and local interviews, the completed maps will be shared on SNC's phone app, the Heart & Heritage of the Northeast Georgia Mountains.
  • The mounting of the first of two exhibits highlighting the work of female Folk Potters, "The Men Won't Tell Us Anything." Women of Georgia Folk Pottery (born 1890 through 1940s).
  • The celebration of Juneteenth through the presentation of excellence in the arts with an art exhibit by Ashley Gary and a concert by the Orchestra Noire Quintet, along with interpretive programs at the African American Heritage Site and Blacksmith Shop.
  • The operation of the Center 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.
  • A summer Youth Theatre Camp for 25 local children, an outdoor production by the Sautee Stars of A Midsummer Night's Dream to a crowd of over 300 people, and a variety of youth classes ranging from soccer to gardening.

2022 Annual Fund Donors


Cherri Alexander

Juliet & John Allan

Linda Anderson & Susan Shlaer

Anonymous Donor

Jean Arnesen - Honor of Barbara Luhn

Art of Stone Gardening

Askin/Williams Charitable Fund

Lynda & Richard Averack


Jennifer & Gary Bagley

Rhonda & Johnny Bailey

Betty & Ron Barton - Honor of Nona & Charles Stephens

Pauline & Skip Bassler

Bean Creek Missionary Baptist Church

Debi & Bob Beard

Suzanne & Jack Bennett

Helen & Gordon Benson

Cathy & Kevin Bente

Bernie's at Nacoochee Valley Guest House

Peggy Berry

Steve Beshara

Betty's Country Store

Rochelle Bloom

Nan Bowen

Mary (Pat) Box - Memory of Deborah Sue Bowman

Patricia & William Brake

Denyse & Patrick Brennan

Meg L. Brennan

Janice Bridges

Rona & Troy Broom

Donn Brous

Janette & Ken Brown - Honor of Hamilton Schwartz

Kay & Charles Brown

Robin & Dennis Brown

The Sherrie & Craig Bryant Family

Sharon L. Bucek - Memory of Anthony Jay Bucek

Nance Burrell - Honor of DeDe Vogt


Alice & Ralph Carey

Terrie & Jake Carlton

Virginia Carter & John Zoranovich

The Kristi Casey Family

Gene Caso

Beth & Richard "Skeet" Cathey

Richard Chambers

Susan & Jim Church - Honor of Candy & John Davis

The Karen Clark & Ware Kuschner Family - Memory of Sue Kuschner

David Cleghorn

Dennis Clines

Clyde's Table & Tavern

Mike Coleman & Ted Brothers

Cheryl Cook

Eve & Michael Cook

Cool River Tubing

Elizabeth Crittenden

Linda & Mike Crittenden

Cheryl & Jim Crysel

The Sharon & Larry Cunningham Family

Caroline J. Curran


Jean Daniel

Jeanie & Walter Daves

Candy & John Davis

Amber Dean

Catherine & Edward Decker

Terri & Andy DiRaddo

The Linda DiSantis & Bob Kerr Family

Annette Dixon

Sally Dobbins & Rick Heggood

Nancy & Bob Duggan


Wofgang Enneker

Linda & John Erbele

Joyce & Jack Etheridge

Clarissa & Patrick Evans


Dorothy P. Foster

Eugenia & David Foster

Sharon Fowler

Nancy Frankhouser - Honor of Elizabeth Crittenden

Pat & Mike Freeman


Mary & Chris Geidel

Cindy & Steve Gibson

Ann Gillespie

Cynthia Gilmore

Janie & Patrick Glisson

Nancy & Delbert Greear


Erica Haddad - Honor of Cindy Angliss & Matt Henderson

Anne & Alan Hall

Lillian & Mike Hall

Berma Hamilton

Linda Harding & Vicky McMorrough

The Laura & John Hardman Family

Linda Harris & Jim Smoot

Beth & Charles Hawkins

Mona & Robert Haynie

Pamela Hendrix

Donna & Ted Hendry

Kaye Herrin

Harry Herz

William House - Honor of Mr. & Mrs. Whelchel Meaders and Ann Forrest & Bob Prim

Linda & Billy Hubbard

Jaime Huffman & Michael Peart

Lark Hutto


Ingrid & Craig Inglis

Jennie Inglis & Mark Baker - Memory of Noreen Burroughs & Peggy Alexander

Mary & Gary Isbell


Barbara Johns

Nannette Johnson - Memory of Rhev Tucker

Courtney & Jim Johnston - Memory of Joan King & Kay Swanson

Hoke Johnston


Henry Kannapell

Connie Lynn Keck

Ginny King & Jon Schwartz

Andi & Tom Knecht - Memory of Kaja Schriefer

Shell & Wyck Knox

The John Kuschner Family


The Anita & Lyle Lammers Family

Betsy Ledbetter & Ben Dockins

Laura Leiden

Janice & Steven Levetan

The Ximena & Gustavo Llanos Family

The Karen Lloyd Family

Patty Lowe

Betty Lowery

The Barbara Luhn & Dudley Sisk Family

Cheri & John Luhn


Sue Mager

Cecilia & Bill Maher

Car Margeson & Sam Williams

Janine & Robert Marthai

Sandra Snow & Bruce Martin

Brad McCanna

Randy & Tosh McIntosh

Liza & Derrick McSwain

Deborah & Michael Melton

Linda & Russ Mobley

Jackie & Tony Montag

Sheila J. Morrison

Barbara Moser

Lisa Mount


Andry Negra - Memory of Viola S. Negra

The John C. Nix Family


Doug Oster

Corrie & David Overton


The Tricia Page Family

Jane Payne

Lana Paz

Becky Peebles-Norris

Sherry & Jim Perkins

Linda Pierce & Laurie Lee

Susan & John Poulter

Marie Powell

Darlene & Larry Prater

Phylis Preston

Anne Forrest & Robert Prim

Joy W. Pruett


The Hilary R. Randall Family

The Cindy & Strother Randolph Family

Margaret & Thomas Rasmussen

Carol & Alan Reddish

Ann Reed-Hill

Elaine Reiss

Debra & Bob Rimel

Rebecca & Laddie Rollins

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

Ivy Rutzky


Edgar Schneider

Tracy & Hamilton Schwartz

Gracie & Bob Schwartzman

Lucia A. & Bobby J. Scroggs

Marianne & Michael Seitz

Kathy & Jim Shelfer - Memory of Lloyd & Virginia Summer (Momma & Daddy)

Pat & Phil Sheridan

Nancy & Gary Sievert

M. A. Sikes

The Amy Jo Burge-Skvarka & Ronald J. Skvarka Family

Lynn H. Slick

Pam & Russ Spangler - Memory of Jack Lavender

The Sarah & Travis Stewart Family

Jan & Mark Stillwell

Gae & Ike Stovall

Merry & Allen Stovall - Memory of Opal & Fred Stovall

Kat Stratton

Joanne & James Sweeney

Sweetwater Coffeehouse


Kendall & Rusty Tamlyn - Memory of Goodie & Joseph DeRaddo

Barbara & Ed Taylor

Cynthia Taylor

Sonia Tetlow - Honor of DeDe Vogt

Jan & Jim Thomas

Katya & Guerry Thornton - Memory of Patricia Darden Thornton

Richard Thornton

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Tipton

The Kim & Reid Trimble Family


Gena & Bill VanDerKloot

The Kathryn Vazquez-Lagunas Family

DeDe Vogt


Connie C. Stephenson Walters & Bucky L. Walters

Harriet Warren

M.K. Wegmann

Elizabeth Wells - Honor of Linda Harris & John Luhn

Cindy & Jerry White

Thomas Wilbanks

Marguerite Wilder

Wildwood Outfitters

Kim & Wayne Wilkes

Patti & Charlie Wilkins

Barbara Williams

George Williams

Harriet Williams

Laura Williams

Deborah & Ken Willis

The Willows Pottery

Julianne Wilson

Sylvia Wilson

Bunny & Steve Winter

Women of Heart - Memory of Donna Redfeather

Marsha & Steven Wright


Mary & Michael Yarbrough