ROCKY MOUNT – The Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount has awarded $7,500 to My Sister’s House, according to Kelly Lee, regional associate with the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) and a member of the local giving circle, which is a program of the Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount and NCCF.

The gift will be used for general upgrades and repairs at My Sister’s House, which operates a shelter for victims of family violence in Nash and Edgecombe counties.

About the Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount

The Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount has awarded more than $24,000 in grants to local nonprofits over the past three years, with contributions going to My Sister's House, United Community Ministries, Boys and Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe counties, Smart Girls Program and the Down East Partnership for Children.

The giving circle currently has about 25 members who agree to donate $250 annually to the gift fund. Members vote annually on how contributions are to be distributed to the local community. Those interested in joining or applying for a 2012 grant should contact Kelly Lee, NCCF regional associate, at or 252-973-1205. Grants for the 2012 program year will be awarded at year-end.

The Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount was established in 2008 through several gifts, including a lead grant from the Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount. It is administered through NCCF. The Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation was launched in 1997 and has awarded about $550,000 to the area since its inception. It is an affiliate of NCCF.

About 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 $145 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 plus funds and 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 67 counties across the state. For more information, visit and Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


News media contacts:

Kelly Lee, NCCF Regional Associate, Rocky Mount



Noel McLaughlin, NCCF Director of Communications and Marketing


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