There will be a lot of people who will miss Al Bouchard who died today at Skyland Nursing Home in Sylva. He was instrumental in the founding of many, if not most, of the non-profit organizations in the area. I met him when he helped Advocates for Excellence, and Cathy Gibson. Al Bouchard helped me with founding SEASCAT.org at the state level, I'm still working on getting the money for a 501(c)3. And most recently he helped Dogwood Insight Center (where I now work) become a non-profit.
Al Bouchard made a difference in so many lives with his work with nonprofit organizations in our community.
Connie J. Conklin — Dillsboro, N.C.