Biltmore Community Benefit - Biltmore

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 e-mail address.

In WNC alone, Muddy Sneakers will program with over 2,000 students this school year, giving them the chance to experience learning within a living laboratory, one only an outdoor classroom can provide, while exploring their community’s most valued lands.  Their program will continue to provide the highest caliber outdoor science instruction in the state that brings to life the science curriculum through hands-on learning.

The proceeds from the Biltmore Community Benefit will provide necessary support to cover the costs of programming with all five Asheville City public elementary schools in the 2020-21 school year, totaling over 360 fifth-grade students.  With six to ten expeditions over the course of the year for each school, this equates to a total of at least 2,170 student days of instruction, with approximately 1,450 of those programming days happening in Pisgah National Forest.  This year alone, Muddy Sneakers expects to provide nearly 9,000 instruction hours in the Pisgah to Asheville City students, in furtherance of 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 LLPFirst Horizon Bank
Ken Wilson FordWells Fargo
Platinum Level $10,000
Colton Groome & CompanyInsurance Service of AshevilleRoberts & Stevens PA
Gold Level $5,000
Hershey Creamery CompanyRoyal Cup Coffee and TeaWorley, Woodbery, & Associates, PA

Special Thanks To:

  • 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.