Fred Murray Fund to Help Families with Cancer

Every year, it seems like more and more families here on the Outer Banks are faced with hearing those awful words: “It’s cancer.”

Whether adult or child, rich or poor, cancer respects no one.

“The geography of where we choose to live brings untold beauty to our lives daily,” said Nancy Murray of Manteo. “But when cancer strikes, our isolation can be a stumbling block in seeking the best option for treatment. Few have insurance to cover the costs associated with travel to get that specialized care.”

But now local families will have a new source of help. The Fred Murray Memorial Fund is being established by his family in conjunction with the Outer Banks Community Foundation to serve as a perpetual, local funding source to help families from the Outer Banks who are struggling with cancer.

“Our family has been deeply affected by cancer, as have so many on the Outer Banks,” said Brant Murray, Fred’s brother and business partner. “We know Fred would have wanted to help any family that was struggling with this disease.”

A native of Hertford, North Carolina, Fred came to Manteo in 1972 and quickly joined his family in the auto parts business. It was at a softball game in Manteo in 1978 that Fred met Nancy Midgett, who would become his wife of 27 years. With Nancy, Fred raised two children, Jason and Megan, and grew his family and circle of friends.

Fred was literally in the business of serving others. According to lifelong friend Ray White, Fred would help friends, neighbors, and strangers, any time of day, with their car troubles — even opening his store in the middle of the night for anyone who might need a car part for an urgent trip.

Fred was a community leader and servant his entire life — an Eagle Scout in youth, president of the Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Roanoke Island Historical Association, member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, and devoted supporter of the Manteo Lions Club.

Fred was also an avid traveler and took great joy in sharing his love of travel with others. Most of all, he loved his family and his friends and his home on Roanoke Island.

“Fred loved living and working on the Outer Banks, but he was well aware of the challenges faced to find treatment facilities,” said Nancy Murray. “Traveling for days or weeks for specialized treatment can be a burden for any family. That is why we want to use Fred’s Fund to help with those travel expenses.”

Starting in 2016, the Community Foundation will partner with the Outer Banks Relief Foundation to work with local families who need assistance from Fred’s Fund. As a perpetual endowment, the principal will remain invested for growth, while providing grants each year in Fred’s name.

Fred lost his own battle with cancer in 2007, but his friends can recall countless stories of a life well-lived.

“Fred didn’t believe in strangers; they were just people he hadn’t met yet!” said Nancy. “Fred was gifted with a generous spirit and soul. This fund pays tribute to that memory. His spirit will live as he continues to be of service to others!”

Anyone can contribute to the Fred Murray Memorial Fund to honor his legacy of caring and to help local families who are engaged in a struggle with cancer. Gifts may be named in memory of Fred, or in honor or in memory of any other person. Donations can be made securely online at www.obcf.org/donate (please select “Fred Murray Fund” from the list) or by mailing a check to the Outer Banks Community Foundation, 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949 with “Fred Murray” in the memo line.

Community Foundation Announces Giving and Tax Seminar

The Outer Banks Community Foundation invites you to the inaugural presentation in its new Great Giving Seminar Series. Download the flyer here.

“Sip and Learn: The Tax Advantages of Charitable Giving” will be presented by Pat Herman, Attorney at Law with Vandeventer Black LLP, and Lorelei Costa, Executive Director of the Community Foundation, on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.

At this casual and friendly gathering, participants are invited to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, light beverages, and good company while learning more about the tax and community benefits of philanthropic giving.

Mr. Herman will discuss the basics of estate and gift planning, and will explain the financial advantages of bequests, charitable trusts, gifts of IRAs or other retirement assets, and other creative tools. He’ll offer particular advice for families on strategies for avoiding capital gains and estate taxes while protecting future heirs.

Ms. Costa will describe the Community Foundation’s unique offerings that can help individuals and families preserve their legacy, honor loved ones, enjoy maximum tax benefit, while helping the community. And she’ll share the stories of real people from the Outer Banks who have done just that.

Ms. Costa explained: “This is not a fundraiser… we won’t be passing a hat or making any hard sells! At this informal seminar, we simply hope to inform and inspire people who want to give back to any charitable cause on the Outer Banks.”

There is no cost to attend; however, RSVPs are kindly requested. Please call us at 252-261-8839 to let us know to expect you.

Pat Herman is senior tax attorney at Vandeventer Black, LLP, specializing in estate and tax planning, trusts, and nonprofit organizations. Licensed to practice in both North Carolina and Virginia, Pat divides his time between his firm’s Norfolk and Kitty Hawk offices. Pat serves on the board of the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation, represents numerous nonprofits in the Outer Banks and Tidewater areas, and received the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s 2015 Champion Award for his outstanding community contributions.

Lorelei Costa has served as the Executive Director of the Outer Banks Community Foundation since 2012. She graduated with highest honors from UNC Chapel Hill in 1999 and earned her certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. Lorelei has 17 years’ experience in the philanthropic sector. She and her husband live in Southern Shores, where they both serve as volunteer firefighters with the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is a public charity that manages $13.5 million in 135 charitable funds for individuals and agencies, awards charitable grants to local nonprofits, administers 45 scholarship funds, and provides tailored services to help donors pursue their charitable interests. Since its inception in 1982, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $6.8 million in grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and students.

Community Foundation Awards $40,000 in Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded more than $40,000 in grants yesterday to 15 local nonprofits. The grants will assist with a wide range of charitable needs, from volunteer fire departments to animal rescue, children and youth to violence prevention, outdoor education to food assistance for the needy.

Outer Banks Hotline and the Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County each received grants through the Community Enrichment Program, which is the Community Foundation’s broadest grant-making program. Community Enrichment Funds are contributed from individuals, businesses, families, and other groups across the Outer Banks, mostly through our membership program.

Children & Youth Partnership was awarded $26,500 for renovations for a new center at 534 Ananias Dare Street in Manteo. Formerly a group foster care home, the renovated space will become headquarters for the Partnership and a community center for children and youth programming.

Outer Banks Hotline was awarded a $2,750 grant for new computers and a technology upgrade. Hotline works to mitigate and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault; last year Hotline provided direct services to over 350 individuals, in addition to 150 women and children who resided in their safe house.

In addition, the Community Foundation also awarded grants from two donor-advised funds, which are funds managed on behalf of donors and families who recommend the grants that are awarded. The Kelly Family Fund awarded grants to Friends of Jockey’s Ridge, Mano al Hermano, and OBX Pride. The Kelly Family Fund was established in 1994 and has awarded over $250,000 in grants since that time. Kelly’s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 19 to raise money for the fund.

The Dorothy Scott Townsend Fletcher Memorial Fund also awarded grants this quarter. Recipients included the Albemarle Commission’s Home-Delivered Meals Program, the Beach Food Pantry, Food for Thought, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Interfaith Community Outreach, the Kill Devil Hills Fire Department Auxiliary, the Kitty Hawk Volunteer Fire Department, the Outer Banks SPCA, the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department, and the Town of Southern Shores for the Flagpole and Tree Restoration Projects. The Dorothy Scott Townsend Fletcher Memorial Fund was established in 1998 by Mrs. Fletcher’s family in her memory and has awarded almost $100,000 in grants since its founding.

The Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Community Enrichment Grants Program. The next application deadline (and the last deadline of the year) is Friday, October 30. Eligible projects must directly benefit all or a portion of the Community Foundation’s service area, which includes all of Dare County, and all Outer Banks communities, from Corolla to Ocracoke Island.

Community Enrichment Grants support all charitable categories, including arts and culture, animal welfare, children/youth, disaster relief and prevention, education, the environment, health, historic interpretation and preservation, and other human services.

In particular, the Community Foundation has funds available this grant cycle for health and wellness projects, arts programs, and organizations supporting individuals from Currituck County with disabilities.

For more information, and to submit an application online, please visit www.obcf.org/grants.

4th Annual Video Contest!

Announcing the 2016 Community Foundation Video Contest! Show us how a Community Foundation grant
helped your nonprofit improve our community, launch a new program, and change people’s lives!

This is your chance to showcase your organization’s success stories. Tell us about your nonprofit’s amazing work, and highlight the most exciting and impactful program that the Community Foundation has helped fund. Any organization supported by any Community Foundation grant since 2011 is eligible to enter.

Your video doesn’t have to be perfect and will not be judged on technical ability. Videos will be judged on how they make us feel. A winning video will make us all proud to be part of our community! Showcase your nonprofit’s vital mission and the necessity of your programs.

The winners will receive unrestricted grants for:
First Place: $2,000
Second Place: $1,000
Third Place: $500

Additionally, the winning videos will be shown at the Community Foundation’s Annual Meeting in February 2016.

Don’t know how to make a video? It’s easy! Check out your phone, camera, or computer — or the closest teenager! Ask your organization’s board members, volunteers, and clients to help. Use photos, client testimonials, event footage, interviews… Be creative!

Click here to view the videos submitted in prior year contests!

For more information including contest rules, download our flyer.

 

 

Community Foundation Announces Planning Workshop for Nonprofits

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is offering a strategic planning workshop for local nonprofits on Friday, October 16 from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese. Click here to register online.

Led by trainer and advisor Jeanne Allen, the workshop will focus on strategic planning for charitable nonprofits of all shapes and sizes. The course will cover all of the key components of an organizational strategic plan, the essential practices of the planning process, and the practical tools a nonprofit can use to evaluate itself.

The class will compare and contrast such tools as the SWOT Analysis, Sustainability Matrix, and Strategy Canvas. Participants will also review samples of actual strategic plans from real nonprofits in order to gain a better vision of the end result.

“A good strategic plan can transform a nonprofit organization,” said Lorelei Costa, executive director of the Outer Banks Community Foundation. “With a good strategic plan, you can engage your board members, synchronize your programs, prioritize spending, and set realistically ambitious goals that will inspire your donors and volunteers.”

Costa continued: “We always get lots of requests for help with strategic planning. As part of our mission to support local nonprofits, the Community Foundation is thrilled to offer this six-hour training to local charities at a hugely reduced price.”

Registration for the workshop is just $15 per person for any board or staff member representing an Outer Banks charitable nonprofit. The fee includes a full lunch and morning coffee.

Jeanne Allen is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer with 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is a trainer, speaker, consultant, and advisor to nonprofits on such topics as board development, strategic planning, and social media strategy. She has worked for a variety of local and national nonprofits, including the Girl Scouts USA, Susan G. Komen of NC, and Clean Energy Durham.

As an Instructor with the Duke University Nonprofit Management program, Allen teaches classes on succession planning, board governance, volunteers, and, of course, strategic planning. Allen is a Newswire Contributor for Nonprofit Quarterly, and she is on the Editorial Board for the Nonprofit Technology Network magazine CHANGE. Hailing from the Triangle Region of North Carolina, Allen is an active leader with the nonprofit tech group NCTech 4 Good.

Space is limited for the workshop, and advance registration is required by Monday, October 12. Download the flyer here, or register at https://obcf.org/i-have-a-need/nonprofit-workshop-registration.

 

Flat Top Painting Sold at Arts Council Gallery in Manteo

SOLD!!! A recent donation of a large oil painting by Helen Crouse will help preserve one of the last remaining Flat Top cottages of Southern Shores.

Debbie Weiland of Richmond, Virginia, donated a Crouse original to the Outer Banks Community Foundation to benefit the Flat Top Preservation Fund, a perpetual endowment that helps fund the maintenance, protection, and preservation of the 1953 Frank Stick Flat Top cottage at 13 Skyline Road in Southern Shores.

Flat Top cottages once dominated the Southern Shores landscape. Known for their distinctive cinder block walls, flat roofs, jewel-toned soffits, and vertical shutters, Southern Shores Flat Tops were designed by Frank Stick, the visionary developer, painter, avid outdoorsman, and architect. Today, only approximately thirty Flat Tops remain, most built from indigenous Outer Banks materials.

Crouse was a Flat Top lover, having spent many summers in Southern Shores in a Flat Top cottage built by her grandfather from blocks he cast by hand on site. As an adult she made a study of this vernacular architecture, painting a series of over 50 oils on the subject, including the donated work. In her paintings, she hoped to “capture this time before telephones, televisions, or air conditioning… when vacation meant being alone with nature and perhaps a book or a sketch pad.”

Debbie Weiland was another lover of this Southern Shores style. She spent 9 idyllic years on the Outer Banks with her husband, Joe, walking the beach, sunning among the dunes, watching sunsets, and tending fish ponds and gardens. They purchased the 24 x 36 inch “Structural Organic” in 2011.

“Structural Organic” depicts a sun-draped corner of the Knight Cottage at 113 Ocean Boulevard, examining the play of light on the architectural angles of the cottage’s quintessential soffits, juxtaposed against the natural shapes of a cactus and the cumulus clouds overhead.

After her husband’s passing, Ms. Weiland generously donated “Structural Organic” to the Outer Banks Community Foundation. In partnership with the Dare County Arts Council, the Community Foundation sold the work to benefit the Flat Top Preservation Fund. All proceeds will be placed in this endowment to maintain and preserve the cottage, which is the only Flat Top in permanent protection. The cottage was bequeathed to the Community Foundation in 2007 by an anonymous donor and is now used as the Community Foundation’s office.

Anyone wanting to contribute to the Flat Top Preservation Fund can do so via our website. Select “Other Fund” and choose the Flat Top Fund from the list that appears.

Now Accepting Grant Applications Through July 31

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is currently accepting online applications for its Community Enrichment Grants Program. The application deadline is Friday, July 31.

The Community Foundation supports charitable projects that directly benefit all or a portion of its service area, which includes Dare County and all Outer Banks communities, from Corolla to Ocracoke.

Last year the Community Foundation awarded almost $225,000 in grants through its Community Enrichment program, plus another $195,000 through its donor-advised and designated funds. Already this year the Community Foundation has supported a range of nonprofits across the Outer Banks, including the Lost Colony, Beach Food Pantry, Interfaith Community Outreach, Special Olympics, NEST, Mano al Hermano, the Outer Banks Children’s Museum, and the Ocracoke Community Park.

The Community Foundation supports charitable projects of all types, including arts and culture, animal welfare, children and youth, disaster relief and prevention, education, the environment, health, historic preservation, and other human services.

Priority is given to projects that: involve or benefit a broad segment of the community; provide an innovative approach to addressing area needs; attract additional funding from other sources; promote collaboration and efficiencies amongst multiple organizations; and/or fill gaps and address urgent community needs, among other considerations.

Any 501(c)3 organization is eligible to apply, as are other tax-exempt organizations for charitable projects that meet a public need. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis; the last two deadlines of 2015 are July 31 and October 30.

For more information about the Community Foundation’s grants program, or to apply for a grant, please visit www.obcf.org/grants. Before applying, all applicants are urged to call Community Foundation staff at 252-261-8839 to discuss their projects.

Community Foundation Awards $109,000 in Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded more than $109,000 in grants last week to 19 separate charities. Nonprofits from Dare County, Ocracoke, and Currituck County will benefit, on programs ranging from ball fields to libraries, sea turtles to arts groups, college-bound students to adults with disabilities.

The largest grant awarded was to the Beach Food Pantry of Kitty Hawk: $50,000 over two years toward the purchase of a new pantry and office space. In 2014 the Pantry helped feed 4,100 people, which represents about 15% of Dare County’s population. With the Community Foundation grant for the building’s down payment, the Pantry will be saving $300 each month in mortgage payments, allowing them to feed an additional 20 Dare County residents each and every month.

The Network of Endangered Sea Turtles received a $3,975 grant for a new ATV, which will allow this all-volunteer group to identify turtle nests on the beaches between Virginia and Nags Head, mark and protect the nests, assure that hatchlings reach the ocean, and educate beachgoers about those amazing and ancient creatures.

Mano al Hermano received a $2,264 grant for translation equipment, and the Carolina College Advising Corps received a $10,295 grant to help support a full-time advisor for Dare County’s three public high schools. Targeting low-income, first generation, and other underrepresented students, the goal of the program is to increase the college-going rate of Dare County seniors, help students find the best post-secondary institution for them, and increase the outside scholarship dollars received by Dare County students.

For Ocracoke, the Community Foundation awarded $25,000 for the Ocracoke Community Park — the third installment of its three-year commitment for the island’s first-ever baseball field. The park officially opened this past spring.

The Community Foundation also awarded its second annual David Aycock Loy and Pauline Wright Grants, which specifically target adults and children in Dare and Currituck Counties with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Special Olympics received a $5,000 grant to provide training and competition opportunities for over 60 athletes from Dare and Currituck Counties, subsidizing uniforms, facilities, and travel costs to the state competitions. The Lighthouse Club of Monarch received $2,400 for a community kitchen, and the Beach Club of Monarch received $3,800 for an art instruction room.

The Dare County Library also received a grant through the Aviation Education Fund to purchase additional copies of David McCullough’s Wright Brothers biography.

In addition, the Community Foundation also awarded grants from several donor-advised funds, which are funds managed on behalf of donors and families who recommend the grants that are awarded. The Francis W. and Virginia H. Meekins Family Fund awarded a grant to the Beach Food Pantry for needed food/resources, and the Kelly Family Fund awarded grants to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, Pocosin Arts, Father’s Heart Ministries, Meredith College, and the Children and Youth Partnership of Dare County.

The Preston Family Fund awarded grants to Food for Thought in honor of Evelyn B. Preston, the Shriners Hospital for Children in memory of Norman G. Preston, GEM Adult Day Services in memory of Mabel S. Preston, the Community Care Clinic of Dare in memory of Elizabeth K. Preston, and Interfaith Community Outreach in memory of Rev. Norman G. Preston, Jr. for the Dare Cancer Support Group.

The Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Community Enrichment Grants program. The next application deadline is Friday, July 31. Eligible projects must directly benefit all or a portion of the Community Foundation’s service area, which includes all of Dare County, and all Outer Banks communities, from Corolla to Ocracoke Island. Community Enrichment Grants support all charitable categories, including arts and culture, animal welfare, children/youth, disaster relief and prevention, education, the environment, health, historic interpretation and preservation, and other human services.

For more information, and to submit an application online, visit www.obcf.org/grants.

 

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is a public charity that connects people who care with causes that matter. The Community Foundation manages $13.5 million in 135 charitable funds for individuals and agencies, awards charitable grants to local nonprofits, administers 45 scholarship funds, and provides tailored services to help donors pursue their charitable interests. Since its inception in 1982, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $6.8 million in grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and students.

Community Foundation Awards $147,000 in Scholarships

Sixty-nine talented and hard-working local students are getting help this year in fulfilling a dream — the dream of a college education.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation announced 89 scholarship awards this spring totaling $147,000 to students of all backgrounds and interests, from ballerinas to basketball players, English majors to engineering majors, aspiring chemists to aspiring criminologists.

Forty-one graduating high school seniors from First Flight, Manteo, Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke, and Currituck are receiving Community Foundation scholarships, totaling $82,000 in academic awards. Twelve of those students received multi-year scholarships, representing an additional $67,500 in future, committed scholarship awards.

In addition, 28 college students — all originally from the Outer Banks — received renewed scholarships from the Community Foundation, totaling another $65,000 in awards this year.

Among the scholarship winners this year is Zach Warren, who received the R. Stewart Couch Hatteras Island Scholarship, the Community Foundation’s largest one-year award, totaling $8,900 this year. This need-based scholarship combines an endowment bequest left by the late Stewart Couch, along with donations raised by the Outer Banks Association of Realtors in memory of Mr. Couch after his passing in 2012.

“Many scholarships look for traditional achievement in one area or another, but the Stewart Couch Scholarship is a little bit different,” said Jackie Ricks-Sample, the executrix of Mr. Couch’s estate. “For this scholarship, we were looking more for a ‘diamond in the rough,’ the young person who has outstanding potential, but just needs a little help to achieve his or her educational dreams.”

“I can’t imagine a more deserving first recipient than Zach Warren,” she said. “Zach has excelled in balancing classroom demands with extra-curricular activities that included soccer, tennis, and trombone at Cape Hatteras. He did this while working to help support his family, yet still finding time to volunteer at Three 1 Six Ministries in Frisco. He meets and exceeds every criteria for the Stewart Couch Scholarship.”

Zach plans to study English and secondary education at UNC Charlotte in the fall, with the hopes of one day becoming an English teacher. Zach was also the recipient of the Community Foundation’s Scott Day Family Scholarship, a new award for Hatteras students who plan to study education. The scholarship was established by the family of the late Scott Day, in memory of the teacher and coach who supported countless students in his career, before passing away from cancer in 2014. The scholarship’s goal is to continue Mr. Day’s legacy of inspiring and helping young people.

Another remarkable scholarship recipient this year was Charity Durand, who received the Jerry and Arlene Davis Scholarship, a four-year, $20,000 need-based award. Mr. and Mrs. Davis established this extraordinary scholarship in 2007 to help hard-working students achieve educational dreams that might not otherwise be possible.

“Charity was the outstanding choice for the Davis Scholarship,” said Teresa Osborne, Chair of the Community Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. “She has worked hard at jobs, volunteers at her church, is a section leader in the school orchestra, and has earned wonderful grades. But most of all, Charity inspired us deeply with her maturity and her ability to overcome obstacles and use them as a motivating force for good.”

Charity plans to study nursing at UNC Wilmington in the fall.

Another talented scholarship recipient this year was Matthew Thibodeau, who received the Milton A. Jewell Scholarship, the Community Foundation’s most prestigious merit-based award. Established by bequest by the late Ruth Medgyes of Southern Shores, the Milton A. Jewell Scholarship is granted each year to a new graduating senior with exceptional academic achievement and outstanding leadership qualities. Due to investment earnings, the Milton Jewell award increased this year from $5,000 per year to $6,000 per year, for a total, four-year scholarship of $24,000.

Matthew is the valedictorian of his First Flight High School graduating class, President of the Student Government Association, Field Commander of the marching band, and Captain of the award-winning Remotely Operated Vehicle Club. Matthew plans to attend Rice University in the fall and is interested in studying materials science.

The Community Foundation manages 45 scholarship programs on behalf of families, churches, civic groups, nonprofits, and businesses across the Outer Banks. Anyone can establish a scholarship endowment with the Community Fund, or contribute to one of our existing scholarship funds. Since the organization’s inception in 1983, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships to over 1,300 Outer Banks students. For more information, call 252-261-8839 or visit www.obcf.org.

 

Outer Banks Community Foundation 2015 Scholarships

Catherine Carrington Clawson Scholarship
Waverly Reibel: $1,500 (Manteo Class of 2015)

Charles H. & Dorothy S. Luedemann Art Scholarship
Savannah Brown: $1,200 renewable (Cape Hatteras Class of 2014)
Gage Clawson: $1,200 renewable (Manteo Class of 2014)
Natasha Fink: $1,200 renewable (First Flight Class of 2015)
Matthew Harrington: $1,200 renewable (First Flight Class of 2015)
Amelia Kasten: $1,200 renewable (First Flight Class of 2013)
Morgan Leatherwood: $1,200 renewable (First Flight Class of 2013)
Nickolas Nelson: $1,200 renewable (First Flight Class of 2013)
Anastasia Ratti: $1,200 renewable (First Flight Class of 2015)
Andrew Sanchez: $1,200 renewable (First Flight Class of 2013)
Jose Valle: $1,200 renewable (First Flight Class of 2014)
Summer Warrington: $1,200 renewable (First Flight Class of 2014)

Courtney M. Burgess Memorial Scholarship
Rachel Dutton: $1,000 (last year of four-year award) (Manteo Class of 2012)
Lia Raves: $1,000 renewable (Manteo Class of 2015)
Sara Seto: $1,000 (last year of four-year award) (First Flight Class of 2012)

Curtis Creech Memorial Scholarship
Abby Haywood: $1,500 (Manteo Class of 2015)

Dare County Association of Fire Officers Scholarship in Memory of Doug Remaley
Stephen Brake: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Brandon Farrow: $1,000 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)
Colby Sawyer: $1,000 (Manteo Class of 2013)

Dare County Outer Banks Jaycees Scholarship
Cheyanne Wescott: $600 renewable (Manteo Class of 2013)

Dare Math & Science Scholarship
Victoria Moore: $1,200 renewable (Manteo Class of 2015)

Dorothy Scott Townsend Fletcher Memorial Scholarship
Krista Cartwright: $1,000 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)
Sarah Jennings: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Kristen Mugford: $1,000 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)

Duck Woods Ladies Tennis Association Scholarship
Ryan Scarborough: $1,000 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)

Elmer & Betty Jo Sawyer Scholarship
Charity Durand: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Kate Tawes: $625 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)
Katherine Williams: $625 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)

First Flight Society Scholarship
Will Fallon: $675 (Currituck Class of 2015)

Founders Scholarship (Duck Woods Ladies Golf Association)
Will Fallon: $2,000 (Currituck Class of 2015)

Frank M. Cahoon Memorial Scholarship
Julia Tawes: $1,500 (Manteo Class of 2015)

George W. Neighbors Memorial Scholarship
Taylor Bancroft: $1,200 renewable (First Flight Class of 2014)

Glenn Eure Arts Education Scholarship
India Murray: $1,000 (Manteo Class of 2015)

Greg & Eden Honeycutt Scholarship
Lucy O’Neal: $3,000 (Ocracoke Class of 2015)
Kate Tawes: $2,000 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)

Inez Daniels Austin Scholarship
Myra Caldwell: $2,400 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)

Jerry & Arlene Davis Scholarship
Madeline Bailey: $5,000 renewable (First Flight Class of 2014)
Charity Durand: $5,000 renewable (First Flight Class of 2015)
Charles Shotton: $5,000 renewable (First Flight Class of 2013)
Hunter Wright: $5,000 (last year of four-year award) (Manteo Class of 2012)

John T. Daniels Scholarship
Suzanne Mullins: $1,000 renewable (Currituck Class of 2014)

Kellogg Cuthrell Manteo Rotary Scholarship
Jay Cueva: $1,200 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Kaitlyn Midgett: $600 (Manteo Class of 2015)

Kiwanis Leo Sheetz Memorial Scholarship
Austin Banks: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Rachel Zuhars: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)

Lacy J. McNeill First Flight Rotary Scholarship
Emily Lyster: $1,800 (First Flight Class of 2015)

Linda Porter’s Shear Genius Scholarship
Krista Cartwright: $1,000 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)

Lucian Griffin Scholarship
Connor Jarvis: $1,100 (Currituck Class of 2015)

Mabel O. Cooper Scholarship
Mitchell Foster: $1,500 (last year of four-year award) (First Flight Class of 2012)
Lia Raves: $1,500 renewable (Manteo Class of 2015)
Paige Twyne: $1,500 renewable (Manteo Class of 2014)
Cheyanne Wescott: $1,500 renewable (Manteo Class of 2013)

Milton A. Jewell Academic Scholarship
Taylor Cecil: $6,000 renewable (Manteo Class of 2014)
Richard Murphy: $6,000 (last year of four-year award) (Manteo Class of 2012)
Zachary Owen: $6,000 renewable (First Flight Class of 2013)
Matthew Thibodeau: $6,000 renewable (First Flight Class of 2015)
Molly Weybright: $1,100 renewable (First Flight Class of 2014)

North Banks Rotary Scholarship
Austin Banks: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Jay Cueva: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Blair Flatt: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Rachel Parsons: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Lia Raves: $1,000 (Manteo Class of 2015)

Ocracoke Island Realty and Village Realty Scholarship
Madeline Bailey: $1,000 renewable (First Flight Class of 2014)
Maclean Frazier: $1,000 renewable (First Flight Class of 2015)
Amanda Gaskins: $1,000 renewable (Ocracoke Class of 2014)
Madeline Nance: $1,000 renewable (Manteo Class of 2015)
Caitlyn Silvio: $1,000 renewable (Currituck Class of 2015)
Courtney Silvio: $1,000 renewable (Currituck Class of 2015)
Daniel Garza Salazar: $1,000 renewable (Beaufort County Community College Student)
Jose Valle: $1,000 renewable (First Flight Class of 2014)
Samantha Styron: $1,000 renewable (Ocracoke Class of 2015)

Outer Banks Association of Realtors Scholarship
Jay Cueva: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Charity Durand: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Abby Haywood: $1,000 (Manteo Class of 2015)
Violet Krawchuk: $1,000 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)
Isaiah Lewis: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Lia Raves: $1,000 (Manteo Class of 2015)
Kate Tawes: $1,000 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)
Anderson Weeks: $1,000 (First Flight Class of 2015)

Peggy O’Brien Scholarship
Leighanne Davis: $1,200 (last year of four-year award) (Currituck Class of 2012)

R. Stewart Couch Cape Hatteras Island Scholarship
Zach Warren: $8,900 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)

Ralph and Ida Lee Saunders Scholarship
Will Fallon: $500 (Currituck Class of 2015)

Robert E. Rollason, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Mary Alice Blackstock: $1,200 (First Flight Class of 2015)

Sawyer Scholarship
Aaron Zeigler: $5,000 renewable (First Flight Class of 2013)

Scott Day Family Scholarship
Zach Warren: $1,000 (Cape Hatteras Class of 2015)

Sgt. Earl Murray Memorial Scholarship
William Geraghty: $350 (First Flight Class of 2015)

Tom O’Brien Scholarship
Tucker Jarvis: $1,100 (last year of four-year award) (Currituck Class of 2012)

Wallace H. McCown Scholarship
Charity Durand: $1,150 (First Flight Class of 2015)
Abby Haywood: $1,150 (Manteo Class of 2015)

Note: Ocracoke winners will be announced on June 15 at the Ocracoke School graduation.

 

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Community Foundation Releases Annual Report

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has released its 2014 Annual Report, showcasing 12 new endowment funds and over $560,000 in grants and scholarships. The report also spotlights the Giving for Good Giving Circle, Legacy donor Dorothy Luedemann, and grants to Mano al Hermano, Ocracoke Alive, and Coastal Voices. The Community Foundation gratefully thanks and acknowledges all of our generous 2014 donors, who are listed in the report, including local design firm Three Dog Ink, which generously donated half the designs costs of the beautiful report.

Download the report here: 2014 Annual Report.