Press release from WNC Bridge Foundation:
Asheville, NC—CarePartners Foundation (CPF) – a non-profit foundation since 2003 –is changing its name to WNC Bridge Foundation (WNC Bridge). The name change reflects the foundation’s broader mission of providing funds to assist in meeting the health challenges of persons in the communities of Western North Carolina and to empower non-profits to impact individual and community wellness in those communities.
Prior to changing its name to WNC Bridge Foundation, CPF’s primary purpose was to support the service lines of CarePartners Health Services. Because CarePartners is part of the HCA transaction, the organization will no longer need financial assistance from the foundation. WNC Bridge will continue to support its other community works, including service lines that were originally part of CarePartners: Adult Day Services, Grief Support, and Music Therapy (now part of MountainCare). WNC Bridge Foundation will also fundraise on behalf of the Rathbun House now operating as part of MountainCare, the only hospitality house in Western North Carolina.
“The new name – WNC Bridge Foundation – allows us to emphasize our overall goal of forming partnerships in health with the 18 counties of Western North Carolina,” said Scott Buchanan, President and CEO of WNC Bridge Foundation. “As a non-profit with its roots in elder care, we remain committed to helping heal wounds, hold hands, and restore hearts—for the residents of Western North Carolina.”