Dawn Neighbors

Regional Director - Sandhills

(910) 292-4437


PO Box 739
Coats, NC  27521
Phone: 910-292-4437
Fax: 919-827-0749

Dawn provides leadership for seven communities in the Sandhills region. She supports the affiliates' work in developing strong boards, promoting philanthropy, conducting grantmaking, and serving as community leaders. She builds relationships with fundholders and helps develop new funds, administers scholarships, and provides assistance to NCCF’s women’s giving programs. She worked in higher education for 14 years in administration, development and grantwriting roles prior to joining the foundation in 2015.  She also served as an affiliate foundation board member for five years in her home county of Harnett.  She received her bachelor degree in political science from Campbell University.  She has served on various chamber of commerce boards and has contributed to her local newspaper in an article series about nonprofit organizations and local charitable opportunities.  She and her husband have three adult children between them and live in Harnett County.  She recently became SCUBA certified and in her spare time enjoys traveling, boating, camping, gardening and cooking.

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