Donations at Work at Outer Banks Community Foundation

An open letter to all,

To me, the Outer Banks are a work of art, both stunningly beautiful and fragile. There is tremendous appeal and love for this special place, and we are working to make a our home even better for those who live, work, and play here. But it takes a village to ensure that everyone has a chance to succeed. Please join with us to make our Outer Banks healthier, happier, and more resilient.

Your Outer Banks Community Foundation was founded in 1982 by a group of forward-thinking leaders because they loved our community. They were certain that the best way to address unmet needs and promising opportunities was to “put something back” in return for the joy and success they had realized, simply by being here. Forty years later, and with more than $12 million in grants and scholarships awarded to date, we are poised to provide more meaningful support than ever before.

I am writing today to ask you to make a donation to help us address the urgent needs of our expanding, dynamic community. Our leadership team has been diving deep to discover how our neighbors are coping with issues like affordable housing, aging and disability, access to health care, substance abuse, education, and public safety. We’ve seen a lot of change in the last few years, including our share of storms, shutdowns, and a host of needs. The organizations that serve our community have been challenged to maintain their balance. But through the changing tides, these currents remain stronger than all the rest – the love so many feel for our beaches, and the desire to “put something back.”

What also is abundantly clear is that we are all in this together. Today we need your help, now more than ever, to continue to serve as a source of stability for our community. By working together, we can create a healthier, happier, and more resilient Outer Banks.

I invite you to please make a meaningful gift now to our Community Fund, our largest grant-making fund, which supports key projects of scores of Outer Banks charities. The Community Fund helps support our operations, allowing us to do all that we do—grants that help families in need, scholarships for our college-bound students, disaster relief, and support for our entire nonprofit sector. Simply put, your gift will make an immediate impact today, and help protect our future.

Thanks to strong leadership and 40 years of community involvement, the Community Foundation has been able to accomplish a great deal. With your support, we can do even more.

With deepest appreciation,