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MHO Launches Fundraising Challenge with a Sizeable Boost from Biltmore

Jun 23, 2023 | News

Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO) is excited to announce a special philanthropic commitment from The Biltmore Company in honor of MHO’s 35th Anniversary: a $35,000 Matching Gift Challenge. 

Beginning in June, Biltmore will match all donations made to MHO on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to $35,000. This special matching gift will DOUBLE the impact of individual donations and will result in at least $70,000 raised to support MHO’s affordable housing programs and services.

“The need for affordable housing in our region has never been greater. We are excited to partner with Biltmore to bring greater awareness to this urgent need and inspire others to donate what they can.” said Scott Dedman, MHO’s President and Executive Director. “Philanthropic support from individuals and  business partners like Biltmore help to fuel MHO’s efforts to create more opportunities for residents of western North Carolina to find and keep affordable housing and to build generational wealth through more equitable paths to homeownership.”

Biltmore’s history of community engagement and philanthropy dates back to its founding nearly 130 years ago. “We continue the Vanderbilt tradition of giving back and by supporting our community’s economic growth,” shared Tim Rosebrock, Vice President of Compliance and Legal Services at Biltmore. “Biltmore’s philanthropy is a demonstration of our core values in action. We are honored to support Mountain Housing Opportunities’ work to create and preserve affordable housing for the people who call this region home. And we hope the opportunity to have your donation matched encourages more of our neighbors to pitch in with their own contributions, as well.”

All donations received from individuals, including gifts in support of MHO’s upcoming 35th Anniversary Celebration, are eligible to receive a 100% match from Biltmore, up to $35,000. This includes gifts from family foundations and donor advised funds. Gifts from businesses are not eligible for the match.

“We are grateful for this generous and timely contribution from Biltmore in honor of MHO’s 35 years in business,” said Allison Rollison, Director of Philanthropy at MHO. “Biltmore’s reputation for excellence, service, and stewardship is unparalleled. We are honored to be aligned with a company that centers the dignity and well-being of the people of western North Carolina. This $35,000 match will catalyze generosity from others in our community who also believe that everyone – no matter their income—deserves a safe, stable, affordable place to call home.”

Interested in making a gift to support more affordable housing AND having your contribution matched?
Make a gift online today or call 828-254-4030 for more information.

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