Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our Sponsors: former, current and future.
Their valuable contributions are financial and/or in-kind.
Sponsors can be businesses, organizations or individuals.
Let us know if you might like
to become a Sponsor,
suggest a potential Sponsor or learn more!

Also, check out our short Sponsor Presentation:
Little Pearls Sampler: 7 Pearls in 5 Minutes!


String of Pearls

 Jim Stokoe – Oct. 11, 1946 – Dec. 11, 2012
Family, financial and in-kind support for this labor of love called Little Pearls.
Without Jim’s financial support, which continues after his death, we would not be here.
Husband of Executive & Creative Director Linda McLean
Weaverville, NC


South Sea Pearl



Tahitian Pearl

Lee Barnhardt Hatling & Family
Long-term friend & supporter
Yellow Mountain &
Kernersville, NC 


Gould Killian CPA Group
Long-term accounting and Board support via
our Treasurer Harvey Jenkins & staff, Asheville, NC




Akoya Pearl

Bandit leaping 2015Martha Lipshitz & Bandit
Childhood Friend
& Long-term Supporter
Gloucester, MA


Shane Peters
Cinematographer and Editor for most
Little Pearls. Now in real estate,
Shane still provides priceless support and advice.



Emily Tomasik Emily Tomasik
Recent Friend and Board member,
in-kind support with
social media and a graphic design


 Ben Scales, Attorney & Musician
Pro Bono Assistance
with Music License Agreements
Asheville, NC


Gina Woods 2015

Gina Woods, PhD
Advisor for next-step strategies toward
sustainability ~ in-kind
Indianapolis, Indiana




Baroque Pearl

Diana McLean
Sister and long-term supporter
Mother Earth at MosaiCanada (2017),
reminding us to nurture.
Ontario, Canada

Julie Savage Parker ~ author, publisher, book designer
Long-term Friend, our web designer & In-kind Sponsor
Asheville, NC

Angela & Vernon (Buggy) Pate
Childhood Friend & new Sponsor
Lynchburg, SC

Larry Thompson
Long-term Friend & Supporter of Little Pearls and many great causes
Asheville, NC

Mark Fields
Long-term friend & new sponsor



Freshwater Pearl

John Charping & Betty Larsen
Long-term Friends & Supporters
Morganton, GA

Natures-New-Logo-175Nature’s Vitamins & Herbs
Bill Cheek & Mike Rogers
Long-term Friends & Sponsors
Asheville, NC

Dry Ridge Inn
Dry Ridge Inn B & B
Long-term Neighbors & Friends
Weaverville, NC

Rod & Bess Baird
Friends and supporters
Asheville, NC

Laborde Eye Group
Robert & Susan Laborde
Hendersonville, NC

Trout Insurance
Jan & David Trout
Long-term Friends & Sponsor
Weaverville, NC
 Harvey Jenkins
Long-term Friend, Supporter and Board Member
Asheville, NC
Big Joy for 2015 SponsorBig Joy Project
Stephen Silha
Long-term friend, journalist, filmmaker
Vashon Island, WA
David Graham logo cropped 2 - vitruvian-man-davinci-200x210Dr. David Graham
Chiropractic Physician
Long-term Friends & Sponsor
Applied Kineseology
Asheville, NC

Ruth Johnson
Long-term friend and supporter


Darlyne & Wiley
Darlyne Sahara
Long-term Friend & Supporter
Day Sponsorships on WCQS for several years
Asheville, NC

Peak Dentistry
Joe and Gabrielle Ramellini
Newer friends & sponsor
Clyde, NC

Michael & Cynthia Justice
Long-term Friends & Supporters
Asheville, NC

White Oak Financial Management
Laura McCue & Priestley Ford
Long-Term Friends & Sponsor
Asheville, NC

AD Anderson
“Always looking for the perfect swimming hole”
Long-term Friend & Supporter
Swannanoa, NC


Jennie Eblen & Rick Perkins
Long-term friends & supporters

Amira & Tom Ranny
Newer friends & supporters
Arden, NC

SheVille.org – WNC Edition
Jean Cassidy & Va Boyle
~ in-kind ads
Asheville, NC

Patsy Keever
Longtime friend and encourager
for filling people’s hearts and spirits.
Asheville, NC

Tim Arem
Longtime friend, supporter,
adviser and former Board member
Asheville, NC

 Virginia Callaway
Long-term friend & sponsor
Fairview, NC

Paul Duckwall
Hometown friend & sponsor
Atlanta, GA

Kathy Guy Gaines
Childhood friend & sponsor
Troutman, NC

David and Laura Bourne
Former media collaborator,
friends & supporters
Asheville, NC