Our Mission

The Haywood County Schools Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Our purpose is to make available to students and faculty members of the Haywood County Public Schools educational opportunities not normally available through regular or public funding sources.



What we do

The Haywood County Schools Foundation is committed to the children, schools and employees of Haywood County Public Schools. That commitment is made possible through generous donations and efforts by members of the community.  Contributions may be designated to a specific scholarship, grant, school, project or program. With the exception of endowments and savings, all of the money that comes in goes back out.

The Haywood County Schools Foundation has very little operating expenses. There are no salaries or benefits paid to staff by the Foundation. The Executive Director and Administrative Assistants salaries are paid by the Haywood County School System.

How to donate

Contributions may be made by cash, appreciated securities, real estate, life insurance, charitable remainder, non-profit organization assets, memorials, estate gifts, wills and bequests or other real or personal property.

Checks may be made out to the Haywood County Schools Foundation. Please put the designation in the memo line.

Donations to the Haywood County Schools Foundation may also be made through Pay Pal.

Contact us

The Haywood County Schools Foundation is located at 1230 N Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786. Our office is located on the second floor of the Haywood County Board of Education.

Contact Information

Jenny Wood, Executive Director
Phone: 828 456 2400 X 2117
Fax: 828 456 2438
Email: jwood@haywood.k12.nc.us

Karen Sluder, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 828 456 2400 X 2108
Fax: 828 456 2438
Email: kcragg@haywood.k12.nc.us

Carrie Sutton, Marketing Assistant
Phone: 828 456 2400 X 2118
Fax: 828 456 2438
Email: csutton@haywood.k12.nc.us

Mardi Gras Ball 2017

Thank you to all those who made our 9th annual Haywood County Schools Foundation Mardi Gras Ball such a huge success! We raised more than $65,700!!! Congratulations to King Nathan Lowe and Queen Becca Swanger. Can’t wait to see everyone next year and raise even more money for the students and teachers of Haywood County!


Realty World Sports Scholarship

Download the Realty World Sports Scholarship application here. All applications should be returned to Jenny Wood at jwood@haywood.k12.nc.us or mail to HCSF, 1230 N Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786