For 25 years, the Folk School was under the inspiring leadership of Director Jan Davidson. Our school was fortunate to have such an extraordinary person at the helm, encouraging self-discovery and celebrating the happiness that comes from creating things with our hearts and hands. In honor of Jan's work and all he did for the Folk School, we've established the John Neil Davidson Scholarship, in memory of Jan's late son. This fund will be used to provide scholarships to those who need financial assistance to attend the school. We invite you to donate to honor Jan's legacy and to memorialize John Neal.
The David Rakoff Scholarship Fund
To celebrate the life of David Rakoff, The John C. Campbell Folk School has established a fund that will award the first David Rakoff Scholarship in 2013. This Scholarship fund will provide tuition and board for a week-long class. David was a student, a dear friend of the Folk School and a member of its Board of Directors. In a New York Times article, David wrote, "The week I spent there is as close as it gets to my idea of paradise." This scholarship fund will help deserving students experience this unique school in the North Carolina mountains that David loved. We hope that you will consider joining us in this endeavor and make a tax deductible donation to help strengthen this fund.