We believe each dream deserves a chance


"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

"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

"We are honored to share in the mission of FATE Foundation and Mike and Anna in achieving their goal of providing higher education opportunities in Madison County. The charity seeks to meet other needs in the community as well and is run with much integrity."

 Jim and Lisa McLean

"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

"Thank you and Anna for the hours of effort you give to FATE and all the young people you have helped.  The kids won’t remember the donors when they grow up but they will always remember you and how you enriched their lives. God bless you."

Gweneeth Conklin

"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

"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

"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