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Reverend Scott Rogers

November 2017

Executive Director, Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry Reverend Scott Rogers, executive director of Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM), says there are enough heartwarming stories about ABCCM and the impact…

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Michael Rottjakob

November 2017

Executive Director, Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association When asked why he chooses to work for a nonprofit, Michael Rottjakob, executive director of Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association (ABYSA) and its…

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Susan Harper

November 2017

Executive Director, Asheville Community Theatre If you have had the opportunity to see a production at Asheville Community Theatre (ACT), then you have more than likely seen Susan Harper. Perhaps…

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Smithson Mills

November 2017

Executive Director & Board Chair, Blue Ridge Food Ventures Life and work just led Smithson Mills in the direction of nonprofits. The executive director of Blue Ridge Food Ventures (BRFV)…

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Mark Weinstein

November 2017

President & CEO, Brevard Music Center Thirty years ago Mark Weinstein concluded that he was not driven by money, but by mission. “That sounds odd coming from a Harvard Business…

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Elizabeth Brazas

November 2017

President , The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Elizabeth Brazas credits her mother as being the most influential person in her life. “Mom is a feminist,” says Brazas. “She…

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Dana Mayer

November 2017

Managing Director & Co-founder, Paws, Prayers, and Promises Dana Mayer believes in following your passion and loving what you do—which she does every day as the managing director and co-founder…

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Jim Barrett

November 2017

Executive Director, Pisgah Legal Services Jim Barrett believes that all people should have access to the legal assistance that is necessary to function in society. He received his law degree…

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David Rizor

November 2017

Director, Two Rivers Community School Visiting with students in the younger grades at Two Rivers Community School in Boone always makes David Rizor smile. It’s certainly one of the most…

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John Mahshie

November 2017

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Veterans Healing Farm In late summer of 2001, United States Air Force veteran John Mahshie had just returned from his first duty station. He was 3,000…

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