Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment awards $500,000 in grant awards across eastern NC (November 2018)

The North Carolina Community Foundation announces $500,000 in grant awards across eastern North Carolina from the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment. Grants were awarded to nonprofit programs serving education, health and human services in 41 eastern counties.

This year the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment awarded:

$40,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Edenton/Chowan County

$42,500 to Communities In Schools of Robeson County

$50,000 to the Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. in New Hanover County

$40,000 to the Coastal Women’s Shelter Inc. in Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties

$30,000 to the Down East Partnership for Children in Nash and Edgecombe counties

$35,000 to the Open Door Community Center in northeastern NC

$50,000 to the Phoenix Hometown Hires in the Cape Fear region

$42,500 to Reach Out and Read in southeastern NC

$35,000 to Student Action with Farmworkers in eastern NC

$35,000 to Teach For America ‐ Eastern NC

$30,000 to Transitions LifeCare in Harnett, Johnston and surrounding counties

$35,000 to TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.) in eastern NC

$35,000 to Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc.

“We were honored to award these grants to nonprofit programs making an impact in eastern North Carolina,” said Leslie Ann Jackson, NCCF director of grants and scholarships. “This marks the first competitive portion of the grants program from the fund,” she said. “Thanks to Mrs. Burevitch’s lifelong support of charitable causes, the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment will have an impact across eastern North Carolina for generations to come and cement her legacy as a philanthropist who cared deeply for her community.”

NCCF was proud to announce the establishment of the $20 million Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment in 2015. The endowment has been granting to Burevitch’s named nonprofits since then, when the plan was announced for a portion of the fund to grow before commencing the competitive portion of the grants program this year. More than $1.4 million has been granted to her named charities to date.

“Mrs. B,” as Burevitch was known to her friends, was a Wilmington native whose generosity was well-known in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. The story of her philanthropy can be found here.