Toast of the Town

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Burke County United Way presents Toast of the Town 2018!


TOAST OF THE TOWN is THE signature community FUNdraising experience where friends and community gather to support and invest in the children of Burke County.

PROCEEDS from Toast of the Town will support the Burke County United Way, 4 Burke Kids-Embracing the Future Fund. Grants will be awarded through a vetted allocation process to Burke County organizations that provide support and services to children in our community.

FUNdraising experience: $60 ticket price assists in providing the evening’s dining and entertainment experience, but then the true FUNdraising begins! At each venue, there will be a brief presentation regarding the needs of children in our community. Guests will be provided an opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket to win an outstanding venue prize or to make a tax-deductible donation to support the 4 Burke Kids-Embracing the Future Fund.


2017 The Producer’s Circle


Dawn & Robert Collett and Ann & Hugh Morgan


Joan & Dan Bradley, Georgia & William Collett, Sally & Rich DeAugustinis, Duke Energy, Dr. Kimberly Gragg, Gragg Orthodontics, Haugen-Carver Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Lea & Randy Loftis, Janice & John Rostan, and The Morganton News Herald


Burke Primary Care, Carolinas HealthCare System - Blue Ridge, Everett Chevrolet, Kellex Corporation, Mimosa Insurance Agency, LLC, Morganton Eye Physicians, PA, Anita & Charles Rutherford, Sossoman’s Funeral Home and Libby & Chris Stephens


Benjamin's & Libba's, Bowers Nationwide Insurance, Catawba Valley Medical Services, Cottonwood Development Company, EmergeOrtho, Dr. and Mrs. Mark Brazinski, J. Branstrom & Associates, Marsha Riddle, Smith, Miller, & Buff, CPA, PA, The Kitchen Connection, and Allen & Jean VanNoppen

Venue Hosts

Katrina & Joe Blumetti, Susan & Don Haugen, Danielle Welch & Doug Brown, Dana & Scott Whisnant, and Martha & Chip Whitfield

Venue Prize Donors

Steve Baker, Brown Mountain Bottle Works, Catawba Brewery, Ken Clark, Erwin Family, Joara Foundation, Martha Washington Inn & Spa, “Mo” Schwind & Tracy Yancey, and Silver Fork Winery

Organizing Committee & Liaisons

"Mo" Schwind, chair
Caroline Butler, Keith Bowman, Kathleen Bute-Schmidt, Ken Clark, Travis Mull, Robin Nicholson, Jennifer Propst, Catherine Turner, and Chasity Poteat Rice