Five Questions with Caroline Poteat

Each week, we get to know a Boone Sunrise Rotarian by asking five simple, but reflective questions.

This week we feature Caroline Poteat, who serves as Director of Development for Blue Ridge Conservancy. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Caroline has put that passion together with her skills as one of the area’s top non-profit fundraisers. Her work helps to raise funds for a variety of BRC projects, like development of the Middle Fork Greenway and purchasing easements and property for viewshed protection. Caroline is an active volunteer with several local agencies, including the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge.

What appeals to you most about being a Rotarian? Being engaged with community leaders and keeping up with all the wonderful things happening in Boone.

What has been your favorite Boone Sunrise Rotary service project to work on during your time with the club? Parking cars for the Luke Combs concert.

What brought you to the High Country? I came to App State for graduate school in 2006.

How has Boone Sunrise Rotary helped deepen your connections within the community? I have strengthened friendships with people I’ve known for years and made lots of wonderful new friends, all of whom care deeply about making Boone an even better place. 

How can the Boone Sunrise Rotary Club help the High Country thrive? Rotary provides community members the opportunity to move past the divisive political issues and discouraging news cycles that tend to dominate the world right now and zoom in on the things we have in common, our shared goals for our community, and the tangible ways we can make a difference in our neighbor’s lives.

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