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Dr. Adelaide Daniels Key

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The Urban News Publishing Co
Phone: (828) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Urban News
P.O. Box 2038
Asheville , North Carolina 28801
United States


Employment History

  • President
    Adelaide Worth Daniels Foundation
  • Owner
    Mountaineer Publishing Company

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • George School
  • Women's College
33 Total References
Web References
Asheville Living Treasures Fall 2013 ..., 8 Mar 2014 [cached]
Asheville Living Treasures Fall 2013 Selections | Adelaide Daniels Key, owner of the Mountaineer Publishing Company. Photos: Urban News | Read more » | Add a comment The Urban News > Asheville Living Treasures Fall 2013 Selections
The Asheville Living Treasures Committee has announced that Shirley Cohen, Billy Gardenhight, and Adelaide Key will be honored as Asheville Living Treasures at a recognition ceremony Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's Reuter Center at UNC Asheville.
Adelaide Daniels Key, owner of the Mountaineer Publishing Company. Photos: Urban News
Adelaide Daniels Key, owner of the Mountaineer Publishing Company. Photos: Urban News
Adelaide Daniels Key was born December 10, 1935, in Durham, NC, into the prominent Daniels family, publishers of the Raleigh News and Observer. After graduation from the George School in Bucks County, PA, Adelaide attended Women's College in Greensboro; she is also the recipient of honorary doctorates from UNC Asheville and Western Carolina University.
Having learned early the importance of philanthropy, she created the Adelaide Worth Daniels Foundation; her generosity has established the Key Center for Community Citizenship and Service Learning at UNC Asheville; the Rathbun Center, an innovative non-profit that provides lodging and other support services in a home-like environment free-of-charge for patients and caregivers coming to Asheville for medical treatment; and the Key School at Carolina Day School, which teaches children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
In addition to being a successful business owner (Pantry Key in Franklin, Mountaineer Publishing Company in Waynesville, and Baggie Goose in Asheville) Adelaide has given of her time, energy, and resources to numerous organizations and received honors from many schools, universities, and other community organizations.
Proud of her four children, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, and despite facing another battle with cancer, Adelaide and her partner, Maggie Smith, are still busy with community activities, family, and friends.
Dr. Adelaide Daniels Key :: PROTECT National Advisory Board, 16 Feb 2008 [cached]
Dr. Adelaide Daniels Key, is a community volunteer, an entrepreneur and a philanthropic humanitarian.She is the mother of four grown children, grandmother of seven, and great-grandmother of one.
Dr. Key attended the George School in Pennsylvania and the Women's College of the University of North Carolina, which is now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
She grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, lived most of her life in Macon County, North Carolina, but has been in Asheville, North Carolina since 1987.While in Macon County she served on the Fontana Regional Library Board and the Macon County Library Board.She was instrumental in helping get the Macon County library built.
Through the years, Dr. Key has also done her due as a scout leader for both boys and girls.She ran her own gourmet gift shop and catering business in Franklin, North Carolina, the Pantry Key, for several years.She was the former owner of The Mountaineer Publishing Company, Inc. in Waynesville, North Carolina, and has served as a Director for the Raleigh News and Observer.In 1990, she founded the Adelaide Worth Daniels Foundation, a charitable organization that has served as benefactor to numerous worthwhile projects focusing on health, children and education.Dr. Key is President of the foundation.
Currently and in the recent past, Dr. Key has served on a multitude of boards (over 30) including hospitals, universities, foundations, and a variety of other humanitarian organizations.Her board work more directly relating to children include the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, STEAM-Asheville (a program serving at-risk high school students), YWCA, the United Way, The Health Adventure, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, amongst others.
Her most recent honors include a lifetime achievement award, an honorary degree, an alumni award, citizen awards, and fundraising awards, not to mention her endowments to local institutions of higher learning.In almost every facet of her life she has been distinguished as a leader, benefactor and participant in the creation of a better future for our children.
Western Carolina University - Campaign Leadership, 10 Nov 2007 [cached]
Adelaide Key, Chair Member of the UNC Board of Governors Former chair of WCU Board of Trustees
The Sylva Herald and Ruralite - WCU unveils new Center for Applied Technology, 8 Nov 2003 [cached]
Adelaide Key, former chairman of Western's board of trustees who now serves on the UNC Board of Governors, said the Center for Applied Technology fits with several long-range goals established by the state board - including economic development and community outreach, expansion of creative activities for faculty and students, promotion of technology transfer, and cooperation with industry, government and other partners.
Adelaide D. Key* ..., 24 Oct 2014 [cached]
Adelaide D. Key*
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