Published On: Fri, Sep 9th, 2011

Ferebee Endowment Fund taking applications

The Percy B. Ferebee Endowment Fund will be accepting grant applications through Sept. 30.  Grants from the Ferebee Endowment are limited to those non-profit, 501(c) 3 organizations located in the counties of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain or the Cherokee Indian Reservation.  Grants generally are not made for operational or maintenance-oriented purposes such as vehicles and computers, or for use to support salaries or endowments.  Primary consideration will be given to projects which will be of a non-recurring nature or short-term in duration as to reliance upon grants from the Endowment.  Grants may be made to match contributions or other sources of funds for the support of a particular project. To apply online and additional information please visit our website . If you need further assistance please feel free to contact:


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Attn: Wesley Reardon

One West 4th Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Toll free: 800-576-5135, extension 78187

Fax: 336-747-8197



The Percy B. Ferebee Endowment Fund was created under the will of Percy B. Ferebee for educational, charitable and benevolent purposes.  Ferebee, a native of Elizabeth City, moved to Western North Carolina in 1913 after his graduation from North Carolina State College to work for the U. S. Forest Service.  He settled in Andrews and devoted a great deal of time and energy toward the economic needs of Andrews and Cherokee County.  His desire was to make Western North Carolina a better place to live.  Ferebee was a former State Senator, Mayor of Andrews for a number of years, and served as President of Citizens Bank and Trust Company of Andrews for 40 years.  He died Dec. 30, 1970 at the age of 79. 


– Percy B. Ferebee Endowment Fund