(L-R)Bobby Boykin, WCCF board member; Martha Vick, executive director of the Wilson Education Partnership; Teresa Pope, WEP treasurer; Robert Wells, WEP president; Bob Watson, WCCF board member; Kurt Schmidt, future WEP president.

The board of directors of the Wilson County Community Foundation (WCCF), an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, announces the establishment of the Wilson Education Partnership Fund to promote excellence in public education in Wilson County.

The fund will support the Wilson Education Partnership, an organization founded in 1993 that connects Wilson County schools and community business leaders. The organization works to coordinate educational efforts to ensure that students are successful in the global workforce while still contributing to their local communities.   “In our modern economy, it is more important than ever that students have access to quality educational opportunities,” said Martha Vick, executive director of the Wilson Education Partnership. “The Wilson Education Partnership works with community businesses to create such opportunities and foster the leaders of tomorrow.”

“We are pleased to help the Wilson Education Partnership make the most of its funds in order to provide long-term contributions to the community,” said W. Kennedy Taylor, president of the WCCF board.

If you are interested in making a contribution to the Wilson Education Partnership Fund, credit card donations can be made online through the NCCF website via the “Give Now” button or under the “Giving” tab at nccommunityfoundation.org or by downloading a contribution form from the site and mailing or faxing it to NCCF offices. (The fax number is 919-828-5495. The form or checks can be mailed to NCCF at 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609). Please designate your gift for “Wilson Education Partnership.” All gifts are tax-deductible.

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