Nonprofits in the High Country: A Stephenson Center for Appalachia Lecture

The Stephenson Center for Appalachia will host High Country nonprofit specialist and leader of Sustain Essential and Rural Community Healthcare (SEARCH) Susan Larson as she presents her work Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. as part of the summer series lineup.

Her presentation, held in the Shelton Learning Commons, is free and open to the public.

Larson has been involved with creating, directing, and advising nonprofits for many years since she founded and became the first president of the Toe River Arts Council in 1976. She has since served on many other nonprofit boards, including the Penland School of Crafts and the Fund for Mitchell County. In addition, she worked at Mayland Community College before moving on to coordinate the Duke Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management in addition to her work as director of corporate and foundation relations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

“Nonprofits have been important forces in the Toe River Valley for many years, and remain important components of the area culture,” Director of the Stephenson Center Michael Joslin said. “We are fortunate to have Susan Larson share her expertise for our lecture series. We invite everyone to share this important discussion with us.”

With questions, please contact Michael Joslin at

By Nina MastandreaJune 17, 2019