Lee County Community Foundation awards more than $49,000 in grants

The board of advisors of the Lee County Community Foundation has awarded $49,258 in local grants from its community grantmaking fund, the Betty Sauls Memorial Endowment, the Lisa Lynn McBryde Memorial Endowment, and the Warren and Imogene Kinder Owens Memorial Endowment.

The board granted:

“These nonprofits are the bedrock of our community,” said David Spivey, advisory board president of the Lee County Community Foundation. “They are meeting critical local needs that we are proud to support, today and every day.”

The Lee County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. For further information, contact Dawn Neighbors, NCCF community leadership officer, at dneighbors@nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the Lee County Community Foundation

The Lee County Community Foundation (LCCF) was founded in 1997 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets by creating permanent endowments, making grants, and leveraging leadership and partnerships – all for the benefit of Lee County.

The LCCF board advises the Brunswick County Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

Advisory board members live and work in Lee County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Spivey, board members include Mikeal Basinger (vice president), Linda Foushee (secretary), Mark Akinosho, Jan Hayes, Bob Joyce, Steve Malloy, Margaret Murchison and Terry Russell.

The LCCF makes it easy to support your community. 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 Lee 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 at nccommunityfoundation.org.

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.

Media contact
Amy Dominello Braun, Senior Communications & Marketing Officer
abraun@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-256-6922