Our Partners

Blowing Rock Charity Horseshow Foundation

The Blowing Rock Charity Horseshow Foundation donates to the Foundation for the preservation and maintenance of the riding trails in the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, which adjoins the horse show grounds. Throughout the year, thousands of visitors bring their horses to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park to enjoy its beautiful trails, putting pressure on the aging facilities.Their donations are ensuring that these trails remain accessible to the public.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is a funding sponsor of our Kids in Parks program, providing the program with over $1 million in grants to start up and expand the program. They are a separate, independent, nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians.

Blue Ridge Boxster Summit

The Blue Ridge Boxster Summit is an annual event, friends gathering to travel the Blue Ridge Mountains over 4 days in the Porsche Boxsters. Contributions to the Foundation are made in memory of Chuck “Porsche Pete” Hammersmith.

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Designated by Congress in 2003, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area serves to protect, preserve, interpret, and develop the unique natural, historical, and cultural resources of 25 Western North Carolina counties and the Qualla Boundary (Cherokee) for the benefit of present and future generations and, in so doing, to stimulate improved economic opportunity in the region. Heritage Area staff and volunteers also have a significant role in providing visitor services at the new Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center (milepost 384).

Blue Ridge Parkway Association

For more than 50 years the Blue Ridge Parkway Association, a group of travel businesses and chambers of commerce, has provided information about accommodations and visitor services along the entire Parkway corridor. Its annual Blue Ridge Parkway Directory, distributed free at Parkway visitor centers, contains the most extensive single listing of hotels, attractions, and other travel services in the region.