KINSTON – The board of advisors of the Lenoir County Community Foundation announces 2011 awards from its community fund, according to Dr. Brantley Briley, board president.
This year’s nonprofit recipients include:
- Boy Scouts of America – East Carolina Council: for their “Learning for Life” program, a school-based initiative in character education for elementary and middle-school students;
- Prevent Blindness NC: for the Preschool Photo-Refractive Vision Screening Program;
- Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines: for their Girl Scout Community Outreach Program;
- Southeast Elementary School of Kinston: for a field trip for fourth graders.
Briley thanked the community for supporting the Lenoir County Community Foundation. “These grants are vital to our quality of life,” he said. “The generosity of those who support Lenoir County’s community fund enables critical programs and organizations to continue to strengthen the community.”
The Lenoir County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Lenoir County Community Fund, which is administered by the NCCF. Contributions should be made payable to the Lenoir County Community Fund and mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, Landmark Center, 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609. Contributions can also be made online at www.nccommunityfoundation.org.
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $130 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 endowments established to provide long-term support for a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 66 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org or the North Carolina Community Foundation page on Facebook.
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