Dear Biltmore Community Benefit Sponsors and Supporters,

At Biltmore, our top priority is always the health and safety of our guests, employees, and community partners. Out of an abundance of caution, we wanted to let you know that we will be rescheduling this year’s Biltmore Community Benefit.

Recently, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services made the recommendation to reduce mass gatherings. With that in mind, we have made the difficult decision to postpone and reschedule this year’s Biltmore Community Benefit scheduled for March 26.

As a valued partner, we want to personally thank you for your involvement with this event. We were all looking forward to celebrating with you, especially in light of exceeding our fundraising goals for this year. We will be sharing that total amount with you soon and will notify you of the new date as soon as possible.

On behalf of Biltmore and Muddy Sneakers, our 2020 Community Benefit recipient, thank you for your understanding and for your continued support of this important fundraising event.

With gratitude,

Dini Pickering
President of the Family Office & Chair of the Board of Directors
The Biltmore Company

Alison Norris
Chair of the Biltmore Community Benefit Planning Committee
The Biltmore Company

This Year’s Benefit Supports Muddy Sneakers
March 26, 2020

The Muddy Sneakers mission is to awaken in children a deeply felt connection with the natural world – one that inspires curiosity, stimulates learning, and brings new life to classroom performance.  Muddy Sneakers believes every child deserves access to the wonder of the outdoors.

Sponsorships are now available.
To receive information, please call 828-225-1218 and leave your name and either your mailing address or email address.
After the Benefit, stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate, our four-star property, or enjoy the casual convenience of Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate®. Rooms are limited; for reservations, please call 800-411-2529.

In Western North Carolina alone, Muddy Sneakers will work with more than 2,000 students this school year.
These students enjoy a unique opportunity: the experience of learning within a living laboratory, one only an outdoor classroom can provide, while exploring their community’s most valued lands. Bringing the science curriculum to life via hands-on learning, Muddy Sneakers programs provide the highest caliber outdoor science instruction in the state.

Proceeds from the Biltmore Community Benefit will help cover programming costs for all five Asheville City public elementary schools in the 2020–21 school year for more than 360 fifth-grade students. With six to ten expeditions throughout the year for each school, there are at least 2,170 student days of instruction, with approximately 1,450 of those programming days in Pisgah National Forest. This year, Muddy Sneakers expects to provide nearly 9,000 instruction hours in Pisgah National Forest to Asheville City students, which aligns  with and extends George Vanderbilt’s legacy of education and conservation in the region.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Diamond Level $15,000
BiltmoreClassic Event Rental*Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
First Horizon BankKen Wilson FordTruist Financial
Wells Fargo
Platinum Level $10,000
Biltmore Estate Wine Company*Colton Groome & CompanyGrove Stone/Hedrick Industries
Insurance Service of AshevilleRoberts & Stevens PAWicked Weed Brewing
Gold Level $5,000
Advanced Business EquipmentBank of AmericaBiltmore Floral*
Coca-ColaHershey Creamery CompanyPGAV Destinations
PSAV*Royal Cup Coffee and TeaWorley, Woodbery, & Associates, PA
Silver Level $2,500
M.B. Haynes CorporationO’Brien Atkins AssociatesSysco Charlotte, LLC*
Bronze Level $1,500
Chris Hyland and Betty ShottonEugene M. Carr, JrFirebrand*
FreshPoint*Gourmet Foods International*Highland Brewing Company
Hour Glass CleanersJoseph K. Oppermann – Architect, P.A.National Wiper Alliance
US Foods

Special Thanks To:

  • Biltmore Retail*
  • Clark Communications
  • The Community Foundation of WNC


*In-Kind Sponsor

Biltmore Values Community Involvement

Biltmore’s Strategic Philanthropy efforts align with Biltmore’s social, economic, and environmental goals and partner with organizations within the counties of Western North Carolina to support People in Need, Food and Farming, and the Preservation of Natural and Cultural Resources.