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Capital Campaign

To celebrate the life of David Rakoff, The John C. Campbell Folk School has established a fund that will award the first David Rakoff Scholarship in 2013.  This Scholarship fund will provide tuition for a week-long class.  David was a student, a dear friend of the Folk School and a member of its Board of Directors.  In a […]

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Recap: Culinary Collaborations: A Springtime Folk School Feast

by Reed Caldwell, Development Manager on May 19, 2011

in Capital Campaign

We held the first of our new Culinary Collaborations Series this past Saturday.  The Dining Hall was transformed. Two large banquet tables, covered with beautifully laid place settings, flowers and candles filled the Ferebee Room.  Small lights shone on the immaculate flower arrangements. And wonderful Mediterranean aromas filled the air.  I think most people were […]

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Menu For the Culinary Collaboration Dinner

by Reed Caldwell, Development Manager on April 14, 2011

in Capital Campaign

We have been working diligently with our seven guest chefs, Randy Harris, Steve Cipriano, Jerri Fifer, Barbara Swell, Nanette Davidson, Andrew Brown, and Carla Owen, to establish a tentative menu for the Springtime Folk School Feast.  This event is the first in a series of elegant dinners showcasing the wonderful talent of our cooking instructors. […]


Hill House Plant Motifs/Windgate Match Grant

by Reed Caldwell, Development Manager on February 17, 2011

in Capital Campaign

It is an absolutely gorgeous day here at the Folk School, 65 and sunny. I decided it was a prime day to get out and do some photography for a grant I am writing for the Hill House, the historic home of Brasstown Carver mentor, Murray Martin. One of the things I wanted to get […]


Metalwork Instructors Buy Beams

by Reed Caldwell, Development Manager on March 18, 2010

in Blacksmithing & Metalwork, Capital Campaign

Last week, metalwork instructor Bob Trout stopped by my office to talk about the upcoming Gala and Benefit Auction (June 12) and to let me know that he and his fellow instructor, John Rausch would both be purchasing beams in the New Forge Building. Bob, being the enthusiastic supporter that he is, asked if he […]

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