NC Community Foundation hosts Pop-Up Philanthropy event in Wilmington

Anne Sorhagen, NCCF southeastern regional director; Frank Gibson, NHCCF and NCCF statewide board member; Rod Martin, NCCF statewide board vice-chair; Ned Barclay, NHCCF board member; and Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president, posing for a photo at Pop-Up Philanthropy.

The North Carolina Community Foundation and local affiliate foundations, the New Hanover County Community Foundation and the Brunswick County Community Foundation, hosted Wilmington’s Pop-Up Philanthropy event April 18 at the Cameron Art Museum.

Jonathan Alper and Connie Parker, founding NHCCF board members; and Anne Sorhagen, NCCF southeastern regional director, posing for a photo at Pop-Up Philanthropy.

The event featured discussion of opportunities for collaboration among fundholders, the local affiliates and NCCF to increase local philanthropic impact. On hand to meet with local philanthropists, professional advisors and nonprofit leaders were NCCF senior staff and local and statewide board members.

Kristi Sullivan, NHCCF board president; Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president; and Hollis Moye Ray, NHCCF board member; posing for a photo at Pop-Up Philanthropy.

“Pop-Up Philanthropy provided us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase resources the North Carolina Community Foundation provides in the southeastern region in partnership with our local affiliates, the New Hanover County Community Foundation and the Brunswick County Community Foundation,” said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president. “We’re proud to be the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and the largest community foundation serving eastern North Carolina. We see a lot of interest in how individuals, families, organizations and businesses can create endowment funds that will serve as permanent resources in this community forever, funding important nonprofit programs that impact local needs.”

Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president, speaking with a nonprofit leader at Pop-Up Philanthropy.

The New Hanover County Community Foundation and the Brunswick County Community Foundation have deep roots in southeastern North Carolina. They have been serving the community for the past 31 years and are local affiliate foundations of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president, addressing attendees at Pop-Up Philanthropy.

Over the past 10 years, NHCCF and BCCF have awarded more than $500,000 in local grant funding to nonprofit organizations from their community grantmaking funds and more than $12 million has been granted to nonprofits in New Hanover and Brunswick counties through funds administered by the NCCF.

Anne Sorhagen, NCCF southeastern regional director, addressing attendees at Pop-Up Philanthropy.

NHCCF board members include: Kristi Sullivan (president), Patrick Boykin (vice president), Justin Burgess (secretary), Charles Earney (treasurer), Ned Barclay, Ronald Copley, Eldridge Dodson, Noel Fox, Stephen Gaskins, Frank Gibson, A. Rickey Godwin, Martin Green, Patrick Moore, Hollis Moye Ray and Anna Van Rens Taylor.

JC Lyle, executive director of (WARM) Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, addresses attendees at Pop-Up Philanthropy, speaking to the value and importance of NCCF support of her nonprofit organization.

BCCF board members include: Barbara Patten (president), Jayne Mathews (vice president), Julie Wolfe (secretary/treasurer), Cindy Cheatham, Mike Gildea, Heather Holbrook, Franklin Rouse, Rosemarie Ryan, Mary Walton and Justin Wolfe.

Jimmy Pierce, executive director and founder of Kids Making It, addresses attendees at Pop-Up Philanthropy, speaking to the value and importance of NCCF support of his nonprofit organization.

NHCCF and BCCF are led by local volunteer advisory boards that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, make grants and leverage leadership – all for the benefit of New Hanover and Brunswick counties.

Kristi Sullivan, NHCCF board president, addressing attendees at Pop-Up Philanthropy.

Barbara Patten, BCCF board president, addressing attendees at Pop-Up Philanthropy.