Pictured are nonprofit roundtable participants (left to right): Sally Francis Keyhayes, Edenton Historical Commission board chair; Billy Nixon, Ukraine Ministries; Jennifer Harriss, Destination Downtown Edenton executive director; Janet MacKenzie, Edenton Farmer's Market manager; Sadie Riddick and Audrey Bond, Kadesh A.M.E Zion Church; Lynne Layton, Chowan Community Funds Foundation; Win Dale, Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce executive director; Lisa Turner, Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce board president; Kelly Cross, Vidant Chowan VolunTEEN;  Susan Nixon, Chowan-Perquimans Smart Start Partnership executive director; Mike Irvin, Edenton Historical Commission executive director; and Roger Coleman, Edenton- Chowan Food Pantry executive director.

The board of advisors of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation initiated a nonprofit roundtable in partnership with the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 17, according to Katharine Little Farless, board president.

The program gathered nonprofit leaders from across Chowan County for a community discussion on collaboration, grants and agency endowments.

Participating organizations included:

  • Chowan Perquimans Smart Start
  • Destination Downtown
  • Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce
  • Edenton-Chowan Food Pantry
  • Edenton Farmers Market
  • Edenton Historical Association
  • Kadesh - Chowan Cultural Heritage Foundation
  • Ukraine Connection Ministries
  • VolunTEEN with Vidant

“The Chowan Community Funds Foundation is excited to initiate this important community nonprofit collaboration,” said Lynne Layton, Chowan Community Funds Foundation board member. “We are honored to convene our local nonprofits working to make Chowan County a better place to live and work.” The event is expected to become a recurring quarterly gathering by the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce.

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