Costa Joins Board of NC Network of Grantmakers

The Executive Director of the Outer Banks Community Foundation has been elected to serve on the Board of the NC Network of Grantmakers.

Lorelei Costa, who has led the Community Foundation since 2012, will serve on the Network Board of Directors with 13 other philanthropic leaders from across North Carolina, representing a range of private, family, corporate, and community foundations.

“I am excited to join such a prestigious group,” said Costa. “This is an opportunity for our Community Foundation to learn from the most influential and impactful foundations working in our state. It’s my honor to ensure that a voice from Dare County and Northeastern North Carolina is heard in statewide philanthropic venues.”

Costa has 20 years’ experience in the charitable and philanthropic sectors, working and volunteering for such groups as the NC Coastal Land Trust, the Alaska Chamber Singers, the Alaska Women’s Giving Circle, the Triangle Land Conservancy, and the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department. She has a BA from UNC Chapel Hill and a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University.


The NC Network of Grantmakers connects more than 115 foundations and corporate giving programs to a network of knowledge, resources, and sector colleagues that help them meet their mission and serve the community. The Network provides grantmakers the ability to come together, learn together, build relationships, and create a body of knowledge that enables them to conduct their work more effectively.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is a public charity that connects people who care with causes that matter. The Community Foundation manages $18 million in 180 charitable funds for individuals and agencies, awards charitable grants to local nonprofits, administers 50 scholarship programs, and provides tailored services to help donors pursue their charitable interests. Since its inception in 1982, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and students.