We believe each dream deserves a chance

FATE Foundation

“Advancing educational opportunities and enhancing the quality of life in WNC”

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Our Story                                             

At different points in our lives and for a myriad of reasons, we set priorities. Some priorities are pretty minor, others can be life changing, forcing you to think beyond today and to invest your resources wisely while maintaining focus and balance.  

Our parents prioritized education. They understood that education requires some amount of sacrifice, as does anything of importance. They also clearly understood that education is an investment in our children, providing them a foundation on which to succeed in the future, to open doors to opportunities that wouldn’t be available to them without an education.  

Those beliefs instilled in us by our parents were the catalyst for FATE Foundation. We formed FATE Foundation to honor our parents... their conviction that education offers a real path out of poverty... their sacrifices that allowed us to attend college and create a brighter future.  By giving back to our community and especially our community's children, FATE Foundation celebrates and honors our parents and their principles.


"The FATE Foundation is a great opportunity to invest in the future of Madison County and beyond,  by providing recognition and financial assistance to students as they continue their educational experience after High School. I firmly believe my annual donation will be used wisely.  As a Career Educator, Founding Principal of the Madison County Early College High School, two term County Commissioner and current Chairman, I am deeply grateful of the efforts of Mike and Anna Tuziw and the FATE Foundation. WELL DONE."

Norris Gentry
Madison County Commissioner

Thank you guys SO much for taking the time to do such an amazing thing.  Everyday, our deputies see up close the living situations of many people who need help.  This is truly more impactful than we can express.  Thank you!

Lindsay Regner
Haywood County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Officer

"You all are doing a great work and I am honored and proud to be a part of it"

Bill Welsch
The Lord's Harvest

"It is very encouraging to know there are people in the world who recognize the potential and value in naive young adults who are transitioning into a very new stage of life...

...This scholarship has granted me confidence I did not even realize I had within me.  Words really cannot express my gratitude - but I promise my hard work while in college will express and reflect how greatly I cherish your support."

Megan Powell

2019 FATEful 20 Scholar Winner

FATE Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the IRC.
EIN 82-2528013