Keith Crisco, NCCF board member and "NC giant" dies

NCCF's board of directors and staff are saddened by the death of Keith Crisco, NCCF board member, former NC Commerce Secretary, textile executive, congressional candidate and our friend. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

In a message to NCCF board and staff, CEO Jennifer Tolle Whiteside wrote: "We were stunned as I know you were to learn of Keith Crisco’s death yesterday. Keith was our dear friend, dedicated board member, North Carolina leader, brilliant businessman, husband and father. Keith dedicated his life to public service and was a tireless advocate for all things North Carolina. He will be missed."

An article in the May 13 Raleigh News & Observer described Keith as one of our "state's giants."