The board of directors of the North Carolina Community Foundation announces the establishment of the Morrisville Community Fund for the support of non-profits in the Morrisville vicinity, according to Mayor Jackie Holcombe and former mayor Jan Faulkner.

“The endowment fund has been started with donations from citizens all over the Morrisville community,” stated Holcombe. “We’re very pleased that so many people – from all walks of life – have supported the idea that our non-profits can benefit from an endowment set up to support them permanently through an annual grants process. Everyone in Morrisville can get behind this fund and support the good work that our non-profits are doing here in the community.”

To celebrate the opening of the fund, the steering committee – consisting of Holcombe, Faulkner, Councilwoman Liz Johnson and Town Manager John Whitson – will host a reception on Thursday, July 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Historic Christian Church, 222 Church Street. Parking will be available across the street at First Baptist Church.

Founding donors will be thanked for their contributions, and community leaders as well as the general public are invited to attend. RSVP to Jeanne Lawson at 256-6914 or jlawson@nccommunityfoundation.org by July 11.

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Contributions to the fund are tax-deductible and should be made payable to the Morrisville Community Fund and mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609. Contributions can also be made online at www.nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation:

 

The NCCF is a single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $140 million in assets, the NCCF sustains more than 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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NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jeanne Lawson

NCCF Northern Piedmont Regional Associate

919-256-6914

jlawson@nccommunityfoundation.org

 

Noel McLaughlin, APR

Director, Marketing and Communications

919-256-6901

nmclaughlin@nccommunityfoundation.org

 

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