Lenoir County Community Foundation awards more than $13,000 in grants (August 2022)

The board of advisors of the Lenoir County Community Foundation has awarded $13,050 in local grants from its community grantmaking fund, the Oakland Fund, and the Warren and Barbara Perry Fund.

The board granted:

“The Lenoir County Community Foundation has seen tremendous growth, allowing our local board to give back in even bigger ways,” said Sandy Skirving, the advisory board president. “In the past 10 years, we have awarded more than $100,000 to deserving local nonprofits to help better Lenoir County. With the help of local donors and volunteers, that impact continues to grow.”

The Lenoir 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 npeel@nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the Lenoir County Community Foundation

The Lenoir County Community Foundation (LCCF) was founded in 1993 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 Lenoir County.

The LCCF board advises the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, the Oakland Fund and the Warren and Barbara Perry Fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

Advisory board members live and work in Lenoir County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Skirving, board members include Chris Henderson (treasurer), Jimmette Graham (secretary), Lee Albritton, Rev. Reginald Bradshaw, Ann Cherry, Yesenia Cuello, Beth Edwards, Greg Hannibal, Kim Hazelgrove, Stephen Hill, Wade Howell, Dana Letchworth, Laura Pressly, James C. Purnell, Frances Theodorakis, Leraine Tolston, Michael Whitfield and Betty Blaine Worthington.

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 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/Lenoir.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation 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