Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving

Barbara Barnes Sherman Memorial Scholarship Fund

We are honored to accept donations in memory of Barbara Barnes Sherman, a beloved schoolteacher, friend, mother, and wife. Gifts in her memory will help local students pursuing higher education...

Community Foundation Announces Manteo Rotary Club Sonny Albarty Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Manteo Rotary Club has established a new scholarship fund, the Manteo Rotary Club Sonny Albarty Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund honors Roanoke Island native Jefferson “Sonny” Lee Albarty V, an avid outdoorsman and inspiration...

New Bill Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund Established at Community Foundation

The Bill Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund will grow over the years and will provide financial assistance to college-bound local students for generations to come. Anyone can contribute to this fund...

Avery Harrison – Life By Design, Legacy By Choice

Avery and Peebles Harrison live in Duck, NC, where they are raising their three children and enjoying a remarkable life in a place they’ve called home since 1995. “We didn’t think we’d stay forever,” Avery laughed...

College Senior Christian Eberhard: “Apply Now for More Security, and for Future Schooling and Career Options”

"Applying and receiving a multi-year scholarship has been a tremendous help in my academic career. It has allowed me to venture out of North Carolina in pursuit of higher education…

Southern Shores Philanthropist Establishes Disaster Relief Fund

Helen Wiegel, a Southern Shores retiree and philanthropist, has created a new fund with the Outer Banks Community Foundation to help local residents in the aftermath of hurricanes and other natural disasters. The Wiegel Disaster Relief Fund...

Helping Kids: The Karen Phillips Scholarship Fund

It all started when Karen Phillips convinced her husband, Roy, to volunteer at their son's elementary school. Now Roy has created the Karen Phillips Scholarship in her memory to help deserving students achieve their higher education goals...

Billy G. Roughton Scholarships To Help Students Achieve Their Dreams

Billy Roughton was a family man, a pharmacist, and a community activist. Owner of Bear Drugs, he helped many achieve their dreams of higher education during his lifetime. And now, two scholarships have recently been established in his name...

A Hard Worker with a Helping Hand: Introducing the Shearouse Scholarship

Master Chief of the U.S. Naval Submarine Service. Recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal. Head of the Dare County Fleet Maintenance Department. Boss of his own yard maintenance company. These are just a few of the titles Howell Revier Shearouse, Jr. held in his lifetime...

Something Good from a Terrible Thing: The Sgt. Rimer Fund for Veterans

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has funds and endowments for a wide range of purposes and reasons, but the Sgt. Joshua Rimer Memorial Fund for Veterans is unlike any other fund the Community Foundation administers....

New Scholarship Honors Courage, Determination in Long-Time Coach

Rex Sample led a remarkable life. A teacher, coach, athlete, and dad, Rex exemplified courage, determination, and positivity in the face of hardship, which he hoped to impart to young people. Now, a new college scholarship will honor Rex’s legacy...

New Evans Scholarship Pays It Forward

When Betty Evans was in nursing school, an anonymous donor reached out and helped her at a time of need. Now, Betty and her husband, Wayne, have established a scholarship of their own to help the next generation of nursing students...

A Lifetime of “Putting Back”

Jack Adams, one of the founding directors of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, has a history of giving back to the community in which he lives. “I’ve always had the desire to help. It’s something I’ve always believed in,” he said...

New Scholarship Funds Honor Beloved Parents

The Community Foundation announces two new scholarships -- the Jeannette U. McOwen Scholarship, and the Lillian W. Riddick Scholarship for Nurses -- that will both honor a beloved parent and help generations of aspiring college students...

A Legacy of Caring

As Bonnie Pfennighaus and Louise Baraw reflect upon their lives, an extraordinary story of giving back, of caring for others emerges. But for the longtime friends, a lifetime of caring is not enough. They want to ensure their legacy will continue...

A Family Tradition of Giving

The Inez Daniels Austin Scholarship, one of the largest scholarships for seniors from Hatteras Island, is growing; a surprise bequest from Inez's late daughter, Josephine Oden, has just been added to the perpetual scholarship fund...

Supporting Scholars With Promise – Jerry and Arlene Davis

When Maria Mendoza’s house burned to the ground, just months before her senior year at Manteo High School, she lost everything...

Dare County Boat Builders Establish Two Funds with Community Foundation

It started in 2003, when the marine community learned that a good friend and colleague on the Outer Banks faced a very serious illness. Taylor Harrison, a talented and respected boat builder...

Schiffman Fund Will Help Our “Favorite Non-Human Locals”

It’s possible you might recognize the name Lila Schiffman, or you might know her by her popular moniker, “The Squirrel Lady"...

OBX Relief Foundation Creates New Fund Honoring the Late Warren Judge

In partnership with the Community Foundation, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has created a new endowment fund in memory of Warren Judge to assist citizens in our community who face debilitating illness, disease, or personal tragedy...