Wake County Community Foundation

The Wake County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. WCCF was founded in 1991 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, makes grants and leverages leadership – all for the benefit of Wake County.

Officers

Ellen Gorham

President

Peter Roche

Vice President, Secretary

Board members:

Donna Bishop

Sarah Gaskill

Jamilla Hawkins

Delilah Jones

Greg McNamara

Samir Mehta

Ruth Peebles

Amanda Powell

Jerry Sayre

Michael Shaw

Maggie Stroud

Minnie Vickers

Directors emeriti:

Jeff Raxlin

Jamilla Hawkins, member of the Wake County Community Foundation board, shares about her experiences being a part of the WCCF board and working with other community leaders.

Grants Awarded

Wake County Community Foundation News

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Wake County Community Foundation awards more than $15,000 in grants

October 2, 2023

The Wake County Community Foundation has awarded $15,630 in grants to organizations supporting the local community. The board of advisors granted: $1,500 to All…

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Enloe Charity Ball proves the power of youth in philanthropy

January 25, 2023

  When one thinks of teenagers, budding philanthropists is not always the first image that pops into your head. But Enloe High School in…

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Wake County Community Foundation awards more than $13,000 in grants

November 18, 2022

The Wake County Community Foundation (WCCF) has awarded $13,350 in grants to programs supporting the local community. The board of advisors granted: $1,500 to…

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Scholarship for former Enloe principal continues to grow, support students

August 5, 2022

The first students to attend William G. Enloe High School were welcomed by Principal George Kahdy. The year was 1962, a time of great change…