There are many ways to make a donation to the Highlands Foundation

A Donation to the Highlands Foundation can help Send a Book to a child every month, or help provide a meal to The Poor in Appalachia, or help the less fortunate with their medical needs.  There are so many other ways that your gift to our foundation will make a difference to the lives of People in Eastern Kentucky.

A message from the Highlands Foundation Board of Directors.

We can truly say that 100% of your contributions to Highlands Foundation are donated to worthy causes.  And, almost all of our endowment income is also used to support those institutions and charities in the Eastern Kentucky area that need your help.

All of us volunteer our time to help make lives of the less fortunate better, and your gifts go a long way to make that possible.

So again, Thank you for your support.

Your Board of Directors

Joseph “Buz” Tharp III, Chairman of the Board

Dewey L. Bocook, Jr, President and Vice Chairman

Robert R. Allen II, Secretary

Robert Chris Tackett, Treasurer

Edward Nairn, Executive Director

Mark McKenzie

Gregory A. Wilson

James Ayers

Tim A. Hatfield

Paul D, Nunn

Karen R. Sellers

Jean M. Dorton

How to donate

Mail A Check:

Write a check, in whatever amount you can, payable to Highlands Foundation, and mail it to:

Highlands Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 266 
Prestonsburg, KY 41653-0266

Or, if it’s more convenient, you can use Paypal to use your credit or debit card.

You’ll receive a tax-receipt from Highland Foundation allowing you to write off the donation on your tax returns.  Make sure your full name and address is on the check or cover letter you send to us.


There are many other ways you can make a donation to our Foundation

Matching Gifts

Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? Some companies will even match retiree’s donations.  Check with your company, you may be able to double up on your donation.

Low Cost Basis Stock

The donation of a stock that you have held for a long time and that has appreciated in value will be tax deductible at its current market value, allowing you to leverage your gift giving.


Have your attorney or tax advisor explain how gifts from your Retirement Plan Assets, Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts or Life Insurance contracts can be made with minimal tax consequences.

See this page of our website to see a partial list of how your donations are used.

Legacy Giving

Also called planned giving, legacy giving refers to gifts that donors plan to be distributed from their estate after their death.

It’s really quite simple – the language in the donors Paragraph might read as follows:

I give and bequeath to Highlands Foundation the sum of $____ (or a specific piece of property) to be used as Highlands Foundation directs.

In Lieu Of A Family Gift

Consider supporting our charities in lieu of receiving gifts for your birthday, anniversary, graduation, or your favorite holiday!