The board of directors of the Watauga County Community Foundation is hosting a continuing legal education seminar entitled Charitable Giving Structures: How to Help Your Client Save Taxes, Help Others and Stay Out of Trouble. The seminar will take place on Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chetola Resort, 500 North Main St., Blowing Rock.

The seminar is presented by the North Carolina Community Foundation and Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, a North Carolina law firm with offices in Greensboro and Raleigh.

Speakers for the seminar include: Robert W. Saunders, Adam P.M. Tarleton and D.J. O’Brien III, from Brooks Pierce and Mary Morgan, philanthropy counsel from NCCF. They will cover a variety of legal topics pertinent to charitable giving including the use of community foundations in charitable giving; the life-cycle of charitable giving structures from formation to dissolution; and ethics.

The Watauga County Community Foundation is excited to offer an educational experience as well as valuable CLE credit to local attorneys and CPAs, according to Bettie Bond, board president. “The speakers are very experienced professionals who have a lot to teach about the legal aspects of charitable giving,” she said. “Those who attend will not be disappointed.”

The seminar cost is $80 and includes lunch, the program and CLE fees. Seating is limited and those interested should register by contacting Maria Manning at or (828)328-1237 by Friday, Sept. 16.

Credit card payment may be accepted via phone or at the door. Checks should be made out to N.C. Community Foundation and mailed to 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609 with CLE in memo line – or can be accepted at the door.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation:

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $145 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 plus funds and endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 66 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit and Facebook.

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News Media Contacts:

Maria Manning

NCCF Regional Associate



Leslie Stewart

NCCF Regional Development Officer



Noel McLaughlin, APR

NCCF Director, Marketing and Communications



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