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Your Generous Donation Helps Secure Our Future!


The Endowment Fund for the Historic Orchard at Altapass Foundation allows us to plan for and to continue the conservation, educational and other programs which are at the heart of the mission.  

This is provided through your direct generous contributions here, through Legacy programs and many other available options to help us.  If you'd like more information on all of the ways which you can help, please contact us directly and we'd be pleased to speak with you about how YOU can help make a real difference.  Call us @ 828-765-9531, toll-free @ 888-765-9531, eMail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our Contact Us page form.  Someone will be in touch as soon as possible.

You may select to pay via PayPal, Debit/Credit card, or by mailing us a check or money order.  

You may elect to make your donation anonymous by selecting the "Anonymous donation" checkbox at the end of the form.



The general fund for the Historic Orchard at Altapass is a way to help support our ongoing operations, maintenance, training and educational programs.  You may also support our musical and other programs.  

If you'd like your donation to go toward a specific need, please select it or note it in the comments section.  We'll make sure it gets directed correctly.

If you'd like to make a donation In Honor Of, In Support Of, or In Memory Of, please check the corresponding box and note to whom this should be dedicated to in the "Special Notes" section.

If you wish for your donation to remain anonymous, select the "Anonymous Donation" checkbox at the end of your address information.  Otherwise, you will be listed in our "Donors" Hall of Fame.

The first thing you will notice as you proceed along Orchard Road is the new roof color. It is white like you have seldom seen! It no longer leaks, it is much better at reflecting heat away and it will last for years to come. As you approach the building, admire the beautiful red end of the barn. Wood from its construction in 1956 has been replaced and painted the brightest barn red you will ever see. When you enter the building, notice the new power-stingy L.E.D. lights replacing the old fluorescents. All of these improvements required $25,000. Our thanks go to Bill and Claire Wygand who suggested and detailed the work, funding for which was provided by the Wygands and Carol Price of the Tourism Development Authority of McDowell County. Many thanks owed them!

As you compare the ends of the building with the sides, you understand why we are establishing a Building Fund to bring the remainder of the outside to the same look as the ends. You can make that happen. It will require another $25,000 to achieve that goal! Just mark your tax deductible donation to the Building Fund.


1025 Orchard Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

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