Charities We Support 2017-08-30T20:53:15+00:00

2017 Charity of Choice

Young Elites was created because we saw the lack of leadership training for young women at the high school level. From this need, we started providing expert programming for high school girls to inspire their intellectual, physical, and social growth while preparing them for a lifestyle of leadership.

Since piloting our annual showcased Leadership Summit in 2012, over 700 girls have gone through the program. Young women from our Carolinas, as well as from distances as far as Georgia, Nevada and New Jersey, have traveled to experience the life-changing programming Young Elites provides.

At Young Elites, young women are taught to have VISION, INTENT, and PURPOSE through deliberate event scheduling that pushes high school girls in and out of their comfort zones. A unique combination of intellectual, physical, and team building challenges teaches these young women 8 game-changing leadership skills – critical thinking, emotional intelligence, fitness & wellness, identifying strengths & goals, mentorship, professionalism, service, and teamwork.

Young Elites programming has made it possible for high school girls to build confidence and learn the skill sets that put them in positions to be successful!

Thank you for your support! We couldn’t do this without YOU.


2016 Charity of Choice & Legacy Scholarship in Honor of Lauren Kimsey

The idea for ANSWER Scholarship Endowment began years ago. Susan Andersen put herself through college and was grateful to receive a four-year partial scholarship from a Charlotte organization. She vowed to give back one day to the community that believed in her.

From that desire, ANSWER was born.

Many others have joined what Susan began. ANSWER has funded 53 scholarships so far thanks to gifts from individuals, organizations, and houses of worship. We’ve helped remarkable mothers in the Charlotte region earn college degrees and become strong and self-supporting. Their children are inspired to follow their moms’ example and work harder in school.

ANSWER is a non-profit fund housed at Foundation For The Carolinas. We invite you to learn more about our work here. If you like what you see, and if you’ve experienced the power of education in your own life, make a tax-deductible donation to ANSWER today. You can help more women achieve their dream of a college education.

Legacy Scholarship

Executive Women of Lake Norman will be providing a $3500 scholarship donation to Answer Scholarship in honor and memory of our dear friend Lauren Kimsey.