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

Nourishing Hatteras Island Fund Created

The Nourishing Hatteras Island Fund, a Donor-Advised Fund, was created “to support Hatteras Island Meals and other health and wellness programs on Hatteras Island...”

Diane Baum St. Clair’s Bequest to the Outer Banks Keeps Giving Back

Thomas, Annie, and Diane all lived remarkable lives, and they loved the Outer Banks well. We are still feeling that love and generosity today...

David Stick’s Words Ring True Today

David Stick wrote, "It belongs to the people of the Outer Banks, both native and adopted. Through its designation as a public charity, it is operated in the public interest, prepared at all times to address the most pressing educational..."

Kelly Family Fund’s Amazing Community Impact

The Kelly Family Fund is an example of how a $5,000 initial gift, coupled with investment stewardship and golf tournament proceeds over the years, grew to award nearly $380,000 in grants...

R. Wayne Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund to Benefit COA Graduates

College of The Albemarle graduates will benefit from a new fund established by the family of R. Wayne Gray, a well-known Wanchese native, poet, historian, restaurateur, and educator...

Recent Grants from Memorial Funds Support Key Community Needs

Memorial funds established at the Outer Banks Community Foundation years ago factored prominently in recent grant awards to local nonprofits and will help people...

Marine Corps Commandant General Paul “P.X.” Kelley Memorial Fund

A new fund honors General P.X. Kelley, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran who served his country for 37 years rising to become Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1983 – 1987...

Renewable Scholarships Fund Four Years of School for Deserving Local Students

Here are four stories that describe where Community Foundation scholarship recipients are in their school careers—and on their paths through life. As you will read, renewable scholarships have made a profound difference...

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...