THE ROARING GAP FOUNDATION

EDUCATION.
SCHOLARSHIP.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT.

Since 2006, generous donor support has helped the Roaring Gap Foundation improve the lives of residents in Alleghany County, North Carolina, through education grants, scholarships for college and graduate students, mentoring awards and other community support.

PROVIDING SCHOLARSHIPS AND EDUCATIONAL GRANTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE GOING PLACES

The Roaring Gap Foundation works to provide financial support for 4-year, community college and continuing ed students who are working for achieve their academic goals. 

WORKING TO PROVIDE FOOD, HEAT, MEDICAL CARE AND CLOTHING

The Roaring Gap Foundation partners with Alleghany Cares, Inc. and other local organizations to provide heat, food, shoes, medicine, fans, healthy programs and more to those who need it the most in Alleghany County. We stretch our donation dollars and to try to do the most good.

PROVIDING MENTORS TO HELP OUTSTANDING STUDENTS FIND DIRECTION

Each year, Roaring Gap Foundation board members sit down to talk with — and listen to — outstanding students to help with goal setting, planning and visualizing success in their academic and personal lives. We’re all about dreaming big and then finding the small steps to get motivated students where they want to go.

SEARCHING FOR THE FINEST PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY

Each year the Roaring Gap Foundation presents Teacher and Principal of the Year awards to recognize outstanding teachers and principals who excel in mentoring students. We’re looking for leaders who make a difference in the lives of local students and motivate them maximize their potential.

Thank you.

A note from the Roaring Gap Foundation Board:

In 2023 we provided over $266,000 of support to Alleghany County. This included over $97,000 in scholarships and $175,000 in community grants. Most money went to education-related endeavors, including over $40,000 to Alleghany County Schools. In addition, we supported basic human needs, such as $55,000 for food through the Solid Rock Food Closet and their Backpack program for Children.

It’s amazing to see the impact our dollars make in the Alleghany County community.  Whether it is sending kids to college or trade school, providing lunch backpacks to families that struggle to feed their children, assisting the elderly with dental care, transportation and home heating needs, or providing the school system with a founding grant to create an after school program that enables a parent to work, the Roaring Gap Foundation is working to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in Alleghany County, North Carolina.

Please consider making a donation today. The money you give truly impacts the residents of Alleghany County and their families.

Many thanks.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The Roaring Gap Foundation seeks to make a difference in the lives of residents of Alleghany County, North Carolina, by helping those in need and providing educational support.

Making a difference in Alleghany County

Pictured above: the Roaring Gap Foundation sponsored the Barter Theatre production of “Frosty” for the School System.

Praise for the event: “I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all the Roaring Gap Members for funding. Our students and teachers absolutely loved the play ‘Frosty’ yesterday! … Without the support of the Roaring Gap Foundation we could never provide the fun enriching activities for our students and staff.”

Making a difference in Alleghany County

Pictured above: from the play “Frosty” at the Barter Theatre. The event was sponsored by the Roaring Gap Foundation.

Praise for the event: “The Frosty play yesterday was AMAZING! What a wonderful experience and exposure to art for our students. All I can say is wow and thank you!”

Making a difference in Alleghany County

Pictured above: An Alleghany County STEM student.

Making a difference in Alleghany County

Pictured above: Alleghany County students.

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