Giving

Why We Need Your Help

It takes a lot to be your Folk School. With 800+ weeklong and weekend classes for 6,200+ people per year, and with vibrant music, dance, craft, and art event offerings, all on a large, 270-acre campus, your non-profit needs the support of everyone who values immersive creative learning and relational interactions as a way to a more fulfilled life.

We appreciate your support and are glad you’re part of the Folk School family.

When you financially support the Folk School, you’re helping make the world a more caring and creative place. Tangibly, that means maintaining and equipping studios, housing, the dining facility, History Center, Craft Shop, Log Cabin Museum, trails and gardens. It means supporting a robust traditional Appalachian concert and dance program. It means enabling scholarships for people who would otherwise be unable to attend. And it means reaching out to area youth with programs like Little Middle Folk School and our Junior Appalachian Musicians program.

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Fund-A-Need

Support for specific studio, housing, operation, and campus needs that helps make everyone’s experience even better.

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Annual Giving

Help strengthen the Folk School by donating to our Annual Fund. We’ll use your gift where it’s most needed.

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Scholarship Gifts

Help those who would otherwise be unable to attend have meaningful learning experiences.

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Planned Giving

Join the Olive Dame Campbell Society by including the Folk School in your estate plans.

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Other Ways To Give

AmazonSmile, Stock Transfers, and numerous other ways to support your beloved Folk School.

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2021 Annual Report Cover

Annual Report

Our recent Annual Reports are available here, on our website. We publish them here in grateful recognition of our generous supporters and to share our audited financial performance as a non-profit organization. The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. This mission is made possible by our students, community members, instructors, resident artists, studio assistants, performers, volunteers, staff and board – together, we are the Folk School.

View recent reports:

2021 ANNUAL REPORT 2020 ANNUAL REPORT 2019 ANNUAL REPORT 2018 ANNUAL REPORT 2017 ANNUAL REPORT

Locate & Contact

Please contact Development for more information.

The John C. Campbell Folk School

Development Office

Kathi Osborne: Director

1.800.FOLK.SCH (365-5724)

Mailing Address
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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From Bakery to Writing, you can choose from over 860 weeklong and weekend classes each year.

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