Gateway Wellness Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, philanthropic organization serving Burke, McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford counties.
The goal of Gateway’s Board of Trustees is that it be representative of our four-county area. We believe that when a nonprofit’s board reflects the diversity of the community served, the organization will be better able to access resources in the community through connections with collaborative partners and policy makers. A diverse board will improve our ability to respond to external influences that are changing the environment for those we serve, and when we are facing a major decision, diverse perspectives on are better qualified to identify the full range of opportunities and risks.
While Gateway has made significant progress diversifying its board, this is not something that will ever be complete or finished. As Gateway continues to define its focus areas, Board members will be added that have professional backgrounds and life experiences that are associated with those focus areas. The net result will be a Foundation that, like the region it serves, is in a constant state of growth, evolution, and responsiveness to the ecosystem in which it exists.