Alleghany Education Foundation

The Alleghany Education Foundation provides

scholarship and enrichment opportunities to students

in Alleghany County.

Who We Are

In 1985, seven local volunteers, under the aegis of the Alleghany Chamber of Commerce Community Development Committee, explored the possibilities of encouraging local youth to pursue education beyond the high school level. Armed with five thousand dollar seed money provided by First Citizens Bank, the Alleghany County Educational Foundation, Inc. was about to embark on what would prove to the impetus for a remarkable future in our small, rural mountain community.

Photo of Founder of Ed Foundation



President: Warren Taylor

First Vice President: Jay Woodruff

Second Vice President: Susan Murphy

Secretary/Treasurer: Karen Leys

Jeff A. Cox, Ed.D.

Bob Irwin

James Moxley

Board Of Directors

Chad Beasley

Robert Black

Kimberly Brown

Clarence Crouse

Margaret Crouse 

Dennis Gambill

Evelyn Hash

Frances Huber

Karen Leys

Suzanne Irwin, Ed.D.

Walt McMillan

J. Sidney Miller

Susan D. Murphy

Susan Nilo

Shirley K. Richardson

Warren Taylor

Melissa Vestal

George White

John Wishon

Jay Woodruff

Post Office Box 33 Sparta, North Carolina 28675

Phone: 336.372.4755