Lenoir County Community Foundation awards $11,820 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Lenoir County Community Foundation recently announced $11,820 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, the Oakland Fund and the Warren and Barbara Perry Fund.

The board granted:

Jim Purnell, board president, thanked the community for its continued support of the Lenoir County Community Foundation.  “These grants would not be possible without the many generous individuals who have supported our community foundation through the years,” he said. “Giving is an act of joy and we could not be more thankful to support these important organizations.”

For further information, contact Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF community leadership officer, at npeel@nccommunityfoundation.org or visit the NCCF website at nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the Lenoir County Community Foundation  

The Lenoir County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. The LCCF was founded in 1993 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 Lenoir County. The LCCF board advises the Lenoir County Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annual. Advisory board members live and work in Lenoir County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Purnell, board members include: Chris Segal (vice president), Jimmette Graham (secretary), Chris Henderson (treasurer), Lee Albritton, Rev. Reginald Bradshaw, Beth Edwards, Greg Hannibal, Kim Hazelgrove, Stephen Hill, Dana Letchworth, John Marston, Joe Rasberry, Laura Pressly, Sandy Skirving, Frances Theodorakis, Leraine Tolston, Michael Whitfield and Betty Blaine Worthington. The Lenoir County Community Foundation, through the 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 Lenoir 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 NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $184 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $290 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. The 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. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org.

Media contact

For more information:  info@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-828-4387