James B. Black, III, has been named chair of the North Carolina Community Foundation’s statewide board.


Black follows Linda Staunch, who served as NCCF board chair for the last two years. “Linda did a great job as chair, and it’s an honor to follow a succession of such outstanding leaders of the NCCF board,” he said. “We have a deep history of philanthropy throughout North Carolina, and I’m excited about our future.”

Tolle Whiteside said that the Foundation would benefit from Black’s deep professional experience in banking and finance. Black held a number of executive-level positions with Wells Fargo. When he retired in 2011, he was director of client development in the wealth management division.

Black also has been extremely engaged in volunteer leadership, both on the statewide and local levels in Wake County, where he lives. He currently is chair of the board of the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation.

“I speak for all of NCCF’s statewide directors and our staff when I say we are very excited that Mr. Black has agreed to lead the NCCF board,” Tolle Whiteside said. “His expertise, passion for our work and strong statewide network will be an asset.”

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