Banner Elk Heritage - Mountains of Western North Carolina

Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation

The GBEHF is a charitable and philanthropic entity, which devotes its energies and funds in an endeavor to protect the heritage of the greater Banner Elk area and strives to ensure that the infrastructure and cosmetic appearance of Banner Elk remains appealing to our local residents and visitors while retaining the "small town" atmosphere. The heritage of the Greater Banner Elk area will be recorded and maintained by the Foundation for future generations.

The Foundation was established in August 2002 and Incorporated in September 2002. It has been recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) publicly supported organization and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

The Greater Banner Elk
Heritage Foundation

Board Members


Judy Hilsmier

Vice President

Brent Thomas


Karen Brett


Jean Webb

John L. Banner, IV
Martha Beasley
Sally Breslauer
Ciny Brown
Debbie Buxton
Jeff Davis
Brenda Lyerly

Jo-Ann McMurray
Teresa Shadoin
Anne Shinn
Pat Southward
Susan Staton
McNair Tornow

Emeritus members

Mary Elder Frisbie
Bud Hahn
Sylvia Hahn
Jane B. Stephenson
Deka Tate
Charlie B. VonCanon, Jr.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 828.898.3634 or email us.


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