Sustain Charlotte receives Parsec Prize

Press release:

Sustain Charlotte receives Parsec Prize Funds will support efforts to build a more sustainable future

Asheville, N.C. – Parsec Financial, a fee-only wealth management firm, recently awarded Sustain Charlotte a Parsec Prize for 2016. Sustain Charlotte will receive $15,000 and will use the funds to improve and expand their program initiatives.

Sustain Charlotte is known across the region as the leading voice for sustainability. Their mission is to inspire choices that lead to a healthier and more vibrant community for generations to come. This is accomplished through educating, engaging and uniting citizens to solve Charlotte’s sustainability challenges.

Their work primarily focuses on the key issues of land use and transportation. They recognize that excellence in these areas creates a solid foundation for a connected, sustainable community for all who live in the region, especially given the region’s expected population growth.

“Sustain Charlotte’s staff and Board of Directors are incredibly honored to be selected as recipients of a Parsec Prize! The funds will support our efforts to build a more sustainable future for the Charlotte metro area as our city prepares to welcome 400,000 new residents over the next 25 years. Sustain Charlotte educates, inspires, and empowers people to make more sustainable transportation and land use choices as we work towards a future where everyone who calls this region home can enjoy economic opportunity, social equity, and a healthy environment.” – Sustain Charlotte
This year, ten organizations will share a total of $100,000. “Parsec has long maintained a significant commitment to helping local nonprofits in the communities we serve. The work these organizations do to improve the lives of others and our communities we live in is impressive,” says Rick Manske, CEO, Parsec Financial.
One of the fundamental values at Parsec Financial is giving back to the community. Parsec founded the Parsec Prize in 2005 and since that time, Parsec has given over $850,000 in prizes to 61 local nonprofits serving Western North Carolina and Charlotte. The Parsec Prize represents approximately one half of Parsec’s annual charitable giving.

About Parsec Financial:

For over 35 years, Parsec Financial has provided financial planning and investment management services to Western North Carolina and beyond. With over $1.9 billion assets under management as of September 30, 2016, Parsec provides investment management, retirement planning, and estate and trust advisory services.

The mission of Parsec Financial is to help clients set financial goals, create an investment strategy in accordance with those goals, and maintain this focus through long-term investment management.

For more information on Parsec Financial please visit:

About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at

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