We had a wonderful grants reception in Edenton, hosted by the Chowan Community Funds Foundation. Dick Vail was invited to speak about the disaster relief grant his nonprofit, the Interfaith Disaster Relief, received after last year's tornadoes. Eight local nonprofits received grants totaling $12,000. Each spoke about their programs benefiting Chowan County. NCCF Statewide Board Member Laura Beasley was the guest speaker and talked to the group about the power of endowment.