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FATE Foundation

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

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FATE on the Air

In 2023, we were guests of Jim Thorsen on his radio show “Thor in the Morn” on wART 95.5 FM. If you weren’t able to listen to the interview live, you can listen now by clicking on the link to access the interview.

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 truly cares about the future of Madison County and Western North Carolina by investing, year in and year out, in our students. The FATE Foundation is like no other foundation I have worked with in terms of having a “hands on” approach to their selection for young scholars. Mike and Anna stay engaged with our school family throughout the year, they support school initiatives, and they help with the development of critical programming such as STEM curriculum and community-based learning"

Will Hoffman Ed.D.

Madison County Schools

"FATE Foundation has had a very important impact on families in Madison County.  This foundation provides important financial support to help students further their education in four-year colleges/universities. Without FATE, some of the life changing experience of receiving a four-year college degree would be impossible for some of the students I have seen served through their scholarship program."

Jennifer Bryson
Madison Early College High School

"I would just like to say that words cannot describe how grateful I am to you and your sponsors at the FATE Foundation. Thank you for believing in me and understanding my want and need for a higher education. Thank you for giving me the tools to turn my dreams into a reality. I will forever be grateful to you for taking this leap of faith and choosing me.  This was a learning experience that I will never forget and for that I will always be appreciative of your guidance and support."

Molly Fisher
2020 FATEful 20 Scholar Winner

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

FATE Foundation

4625 Meadow Fork Road

Hot Springs, NC 28743