The back story

Stories that inspired the creation of endowments and how these gifts and local affiliate foundations are changing lives and communities.

The back story

This newly designed and organized section is where you can find NCCF’s iconic stories, organized by region. This section will grow, and we’ll let you know when new “chapters” are posted!

Mr. Brown created a legacy for Appalachia

When Edward G. Brown Jr. was a little boy growing up in southeastern Kentucky, he recalled walking to school past some children whose abject poverty was upsetting. While no…

Creating endowed assets to fight poverty

Editor's note: Former statewide Board Member Horace Stacy Jr. passed away in 2015. This feature is from our 25th anniversary collection of profiles about some of the people…

Beaver Creek Scholarship graduates its first scholar

The Beaver Creek High School Memorial Scholarship Fund just graduated its very first scholar! And while Holly Stephens received her bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in May, she does not consider her education over.

Legend honored with fund

The world of golf has has been centered on NC with both the US Men’s and Women’s Opens just complete, so we thought it fitting to re-post this article on Peggy Kirk Bell and the fund created to honor her contributions to golf and our state.

Mary Ferebee Howard: adventurer, philanthropist

Mary Ferebee Howard wrote a book, “No Drums, No Trumpets” about her adventures in the Red Cross during WWII. As the afterword notes, women from Tarboro during the first half of the 20th century “do not have adventures; they stay home.”

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