The Rockingham County Community Foundation announces the establishment of a new fund, according to the board of advisors.

The new fund is the W. Reid Martin Endowment for programs supporting at-risk students attending Dalton McMichael High School in Rockingham County. Reid Martin was the older brother of Lemma Apple, who founded the Apple Foundation that served unmet needs in Rockingham and Stokes counties. Former trustees of the now defunct Apple Foundation Ben Vernon from Cornelius, NC and Jack Webster of Madison, NC initiated the creation of the Martin Endowment with the Rockingham County Community Foundation.

“The Rockingham County Community Foundation is very pleased to add the W. Reid Martin Endowment to our local family of funds.” says Ben Tucker, Rockingham County Community Foundation board president.

To make a donation, simply make your check out to “the W. Reid Martin Endowment” and mail it to: NC Community Foundation, 524 Six Forks Road, Ste. 524, Raleigh, N.C. 27609. Online donations also can be made here.

For further information, contact NCCF Regional Associate Dawn Neighbors at 910-292-4437.

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