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

Wayne Fulcher Arts Scholarship Fund Created

Wayne Fulcher, former “Artist in Residence” at the Indian Town Gallery, now has a scholarship in his memory and bearing his name. The Community Foundation is proud to partner with Indian Town Gallery in holding the endowment fund for the new scholarship, which will be administered by the Dare County Arts Council...
Naomi Hester (center) with family members and board members of the Outer Banks Community Foundation Board at the establishment of a fund in her name.

Hester Family Fund Perpetuates a Tradition of Giving

Naomi Collins Hester did more than make a difference. She left a legacy. Whether it was by founding the Monday Night Alive program, educating as a Sunday School teacher, or volunteering....
The Martin Smith Fund benefits Dare CASA supporting recovering addicts.

The Martin Smith Fund: More Than A Name

A young person from a caring family is fun-loving, friendly, and hard-working. But somehow, the young person begins to experiment with drugs, and begins to abuse...
Graduate Kaitlynne Ludolph poses with Cindy Edwards and Colleen Shriver at Manteo High’s scholarship awards night after receiving an Outer Banks Association of Realtors Scholarship. Photo courtesy of the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Outer Banks Realtors Help Local Students Realize Dreams

When Macy Quidley applied for college earlier this year, she wasn’t sure how she would pay for it. That was, at least, until she received help from the Outer Banks Association of Realtors...

New Fund for Hatteras Island Will Help Local Charities

A local family has established a new, perpetual charitable fund at the Outer Banks Community Foundation to aid benevolent projects and help meet urgent needs on Hatteras Island for generations to come...

Local Couple Establishes Charitable Endowment in Memory of their Mothers

Ron and Tiney Curtis have a tradition. Whenever a family member, neighbor, or friend falls upon hard times, they slip that person an envelope...

Frank Tate Fund Established for the Manteo High School Band

The Manteo High School Band is getting new help next year, in memory of a young clarinetist whose life was enriched by his band experience...

Fred Murray Fund to Help Families with Cancer

Fred Murray’s legacy of kindness has been memorialized in a new charitable endowment. Established by his family with the Outer Banks Community Foundation, the Fred Murray Memorial Fund will serve as a perpetual funding source to help people from the Outer Banks who are struggling with cancer...

Stewart Couch Leaves Generous Scholarship Bequest

Stewart Couch’s friends and family were left in shock upon his passing in February 2012, but many found solace by giving back to Hatteras for a scholarship in his name. Little did they know, Stewart himself had the exact same idea...

Scott Day Scholarship Honors Late Teacher

When beloved teacher and coach Scott Day departed this world on August 24, 2014, he left behind not only his family, but a generation of Hatteras students whose lives he had enriched. And now, Mr. Day is leaving an even larger legacy...

Pauline Wright ‘Walked the Walk’

Pauline Wright died on Sept. 3, 2011 at the age of 93, but her dedication to her community will continue for countless generations to come, thanks to a bequest left in the care of the Outer Banks Community Foundation...

New Memorial Fund for David Aycock Loy to Make Charitable Grants

David Aycock Loy left this life with just one request — to be remembered...

Artist Leaves Legacy of Culture, Art

Local artist Dorothy Luedemann left a legacy of artwork after her death: sculptures, map prints, paintings, and more. But her greatest legacy might be the two bequests that she gave to the Outer Banks Community Foundation...

SAGA Construction and Outer Banks Community Foundation Announce New Charitable Endowment

SAGA Construction, Inc. and the Outer Banks Community Foundation are delighted to announce a new charitable endowment fund that will make grants to nonprofits to promote and improve quality of life and health across the Outer Banks...

Golfing for Grants: Kelly Family Knows the Art of Giving

Some folks get testy or cling to their wallets if a charitable gift is suggested. Nags Head businessman Mike Kelly just brushes off his golf clubs...

Mystery Donor Bequeathed Largest Gift in Foundation History

The 30-year history of the Outer Banks Community Foundation is full of stories that tug at the heart, demonstrate the community’s character, and show how small monetary gifts can change lives...