Hennessee Foundation Grant
W.C. and Stella B. Hennessee Foundation, Inc.
Grant amount: Unspecified amount
Next anticipated deadline: Oct 15, 2018
Later anticipated deadlines: May 15, 2019
Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity College / University
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Jackson County, North Carolina
Location of residency: North CarolinaView website Save Need help writing this grant?
The W. C. and Stella B. Hennessee Foundation was established in 1985 for educational, religious, and charitable purposes, for the benefit of Jackson County, North Carolina.
- Arts, culture, and humanities
- Environment, animals
- Human services
W. C. Hennessee was born on May
22, 1903. He spent his career in the lumber business, beginning with the
Rocky River Coal and Lumber Company in Van Buren County, Tennessee. The
family moved several times in Tennessee and Georgia with the lumber
company before finally settling in Sylva, North Carolina, in 1934. Ten
years later, W. C. Hennessee bought out the interests of his partners
and started his own company, W. C. Hennessee Lumber Company, which
operated mills at several locations until finally consolidating into one
location in the Addie Community of Jackson County, North Carolina. Over
the years, the work of the company changed from the manufacture of
barrel staves to providing lumber for the war effort to becoming a busy
saw mill with dry kiln and lumber surfacing services. The company was in
continuous operation until 1980, when it merged with Hammermill Paper
Company of Erie, Pennsylvania.
W. C. Hennessee’s son, Jack, was elected President of W. C. Hennessee Lumber Company in 1960 and served in that capacity until the company merged with Hammermill. He then served as Assistant to the President of Hammermill Hardwood Company until 1986. At the time of Jack’s retirement, Hammermill Hardwood Company was a branch of the Hammermill Paper Company with headquarters in Augusta, Georgia. There were two mills in South Carolina, two in North Carolina, two in Tennessee, one in Kansas and one in Indiana. Jack was the timber buyer for all mills and also the company pilot.
W. C. Hennessee was active in his community, volunteering as a member of the Boy Scout Council and serving on the board of the local hospital. He and his son Jack provided funding to build a chapel in the hospital, and The W. C. and Stella B. Hennessee Foundation supported the hospital chaplaincy program for many years. Mr. Hennessee died on July 15, 1989. Stella B. Hennessee was born on March 22, 1903. She was a homemaker whose life centered on her family. She was a devoted mother, raising four children, Robert, Dortha, Jack, and Donna. Mrs. Hennessee died on December 26, 1990.
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- To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Grants will only be awarded in Jackson County, North Carolina.
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