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In Memory of Founding Board Member Ray White

Ray White was a man of passion, deeply devoted to the Outer Banks. His love for this region helped shape its transformation from quiet fishing villages to a bustling tourist destination.

Westervelt family creates fund for Ocracoke students

For over 60 years, the community in Ocracoke was a respite for the Westervelt family. Beginning in 1960, Dr. Frederic Westervelt would travel with his family from Virginia for a few days or weeks away from the rigors of his duties as part of the faculty at UVA medical school. The kindness of the people, the quiet pace of life, and the beauty of the ocean continued to draw the Westervelt family to the small island year after year. At Fred’s retirement in 2000, they moved full time down to Ocracoke.

Outer Banks Community Foundation Announces New Grant Awards at its Annual David Stick Legacy Society Lunch

At its recent David Stick Legacy Society Lunch event, the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced the recipients of its fourth quarter grant awards, shining a spotlight on the innovative Sound Minds program by Interfaith Community Outreach (ICO). In collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation (OBRF), Sound Minds aims to increase resources for better mental health support in the community.

Honoring Daughter’s Memory, Couple Establishes Fund to Help Families Battling Addiction

Driven by the tragic loss of their daughter to addiction, an Outer Banks couple has established a beacon of hope for families facing the same darkness. The Christina Nicole Jones Memorial Fund for Substance Abuse Education, Counseling, Prevention, and Treatment will provide funding for agencies addressing the needs of families facing addiction.

Scholarship Fund Established for Students to Pursue Veterinary Medicine

In 2023, Carole created the Teddy and Savory Garrett Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Fund at the Outer Banks Community Foundation to help local students who want to become veterinarians. And she has made a provision in her will for both the fund she established and to the Outer Banks Community Foundation to benefit Outer Banks people and causes.