A Ravenel Soirée

Monday, July 18th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Join HBF for our biggest annual fundraiser on Monday, July 18th from 6:00 p.m. until dark as we raise money in support of our mission of stimulating and promoting biological research and education in the southern Appalachians.

This year, the festivities will be held at the enchanting, historic Ravenel property co-owned by Diane and Ray McPhail and Karen and Will Stolz.  Formerly known as Wolf Ridge, this home was built by the Ravenel family in 1913. The Ravenels have a deep history in Highlands and are well known for donating Sunset Rock to the town in 1914. Along with the historic home, the property boasts spectacular mountain views. The event’s proceeds will benefit HBF as we work to educate our community about the unique biodiversity of the Highlands Plateau.

For more information about HBF’s Ravenel Soirée fundraising event, please call the HBF office at (828) 526-2221.

Please note that parking is limited for this event, so a shuttle service will be provided from Highlands School (545 Pierson Dr).

Tickets $250 per guest.


Special thanks to our soirée

Host Committee:

Tricia and Inman Allen

Judy and Dick Allison

Elizabeth Bradham

Vevie and Lawrence Dimmitt

Martha and Michael Dupuis

Ruth and Berryman Edwards

Melinda and Jim Ethier

Cathy and Bob Fisher

Anne and Dick Goodsell

Lindy and Robbie Harrison

Marianne and Ben Jenkins



Cathy and Paul Jones

Cookie and Harrison Jones

Frank Langford

Lucy and Hans Luquire

Elizabeth and David Martin

Jennifer and Forrest McConnell

Heath Massey and John Mitchener

Kathleen Cheek-Milby and Jim Milby

Stephanie and Bill Reeves

Emilie and Bruce Reid

Rachel Friday and Jeff Schenck 



Lyda White and Art Steineker

Carol and Rusty Stewart

Martha and Hal Stibbs

Jennie Stowers

Susan and Charley Tarver

Kathy and Bestor Ward

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