RALEIGH – The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the statewide board of directors, according to James W. Narron, NCCF board chairman.

Elected to serve are John Cameron, Frank B. Gibson Jr. and Karen Stiwinter. All three will assist the NCCF board in the areas of funds development, grant-making and strategic planning to ensure that the organization continues to meet community needs across North Carolina. Board members also serve as the Foundation’s ambassadors throughout the state.

Cameron is managing partner and founder of TransTech Management, Inc., a transportation management consulting and planning firm based in Greensboro. He previously was a consulting partner at Ernst and Young in Washington, D.C. and is a former deputy secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and both master’s and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University. He lives in Eden.

Gibson is an attorney and partner with Murchison, Taylor and Gibson in Wilmington. He is a member of the New Hanover County and American Bar associations and the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. His practice areas include commercial transactions, business and corporate law, estate planning and administration and aviation law. He received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a juris doctorate from Vanderbilt University.

Stiwinter is an accountant and owner of K.M. Stiwinter and Company, an accounting and tax preparation firm in Franklin. She currently serves as president of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) and also is a certified state instructor for the NATP. She is a member of the board of advisors of the Macon County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the NCCF. She is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.

Narron said the Foundation would benefit from the new board members’ varied professional backgrounds and representation of different geographic regions. “We’re delighted and honored to elect such high caliber professionals to our board,” he said.

About the NCCF:

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 of 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 and Facebook.


News media contact:

Noël McLaughlin, APR

NCCF Director of Marketing and Communications






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