Peel joins 28th class of Leadership North Carolina

Natalie Jenkins Peel

Natalie Jenkins Peel has been accepted into the 2020-2021 class of Leadership North Carolina, the state’s premier leadership engagement program.

Peel is an Elizabeth City resident who serves as a Community Leadership Officer for the North Carolina Community Foundation. She manages the success, strength and growth of NCCF’s affiliate network across eastern North Carolina.

Peel worked in nonprofit management and the marine industry prior to joining the Foundation in 2013. She has served on the boards of The Benjamin House, Elizabeth City Rotary Club and as a Vestry Member at Christ Episcopal Church. She attended Virginia Episcopal School and is a graduate of Meredith College. She and her husband are both from eastern North Carolina and are raising their three children in Elizabeth City. She enjoys the arts, traveling, and fishing.

Each year, through a rigorous selection process, Leadership North Carolina chooses a class of established and emerging leaders from across the state to participate in its acclaimed program. LNC’s Class XXVIII is made up of top leaders from the government, business, nonprofit and education sectors.

NCCF is proud to see Peel join the class, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president. “We’re honored that Leadership North Carolina has once again chosen one of our team members to join their latest class,” she said. “Natalie is a tremendous leader in eastern North Carolina and an incredible asset to philanthropy in our state.”