Columbus County Community Foundation announces new board members (February 2022)

New members have joined the board of advisors of the Columbus County Community Foundation.

Joining the board are Jess Hill, Randolph Keaton, Christopher Russell, Vickie Sasser, and Pamela Young-Jacobs.

“We are excited to partner with these leaders to serve our community,” said Lisa Richey, board president. “They will join us in our mission of working to inspire philanthropy throughout Columbus County.”

Other board members are Adam Wooten, vice president; Becky High, secretary and treasurer; Amber Bellamy; Liz McLean; Terray Suggs; Andy Wayne; Kevin Williamson; and Richard Wright.

The Columbus County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). For further information, contact Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF community leadership officer, at or (252) 562-9824.

About the Columbus County Community Foundation

The Columbus County Community Foundation (CCCF) is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. CCCF was founded in 1999 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 Columbus County.

The CCCF board advises the Columbus County Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually. Advisory board members in live and work in Columbus County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities.

The Columbus County Community Foundation, through NCCF, makes it easy to become a philanthropist, whatever your means or charitable goals. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time – or contribute to an existing fund in any amount. Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Columbus County Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships.

NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.