Outer Banks Legacy—Looking Back on 40 Years with Frank and Lynda Hester

Frank remembered a quote his mother used to say, “We may not always see eye to eye, but I hope we can see heart to heart...”

Outer Banks Road to Recovery Fund Created

"Our job is to grow this fund with support of our entire community, and to provide funding for new solutions to the tragic crisis of addiction..." 

$10,000 Grant Awarded from SAGA Donor-Advised Fund to Water’s Edge Village School in Corolla

“It is a privilege to invest in the lives and education of local children by offering a donation toward the expansion of the new academic building...

NC Symphony Music Grant for Dare Students

Our grant to the NC Symphony Society provided Dare County students with their first orchestral performance since COVID....

Community Foundation Awards $80,948 in Grants to Four Nonprofits

Second quarter Community Enrichment grants to four nonprofits fund performing arts, addiction treatment services, summer camp tuition for children...

Pauline Wright Endowment for Currituck Animal Shelter Helps 60 Dogs Rescued In Moyock

It was the largest seizure in the shelter’s history. Many of the animals were malnourished, neglected, and in desperate need of medical attention...

Local Philanthropist Establishes Endowments for Scholarships, Housing

Two new endowed funds that will support Outer Banks students and workers have been established by Nags Head realtor and philanthropist Karen DelVacchio...

OBX History Weekend: Searchers for New Horizons

“The primary strength of the symposium was the roster of pre-eminent presenters whose recent research, new discoveries, and challenging questions excited attendees,” said lebame...

Community Foundation Awards $191,100 in Scholarships

The Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded $191,100 in 76 scholarships to 56 students this spring, in a year of firsts for the Community Foundation’s expanding scholarship program...

VRMA Stewart Couch Golf Tournament Grows Memorial Scholarship Fund

Doug Brindley recently delivered an $8,000 contribution to the Community Foundation from VRMA for the R. Stewart Couch Scholarship Fund...

Cape Hatteras Secondary School Seniors Awarded $26,800 in Scholarships

Eleven 2022 scholarship awards for eight students totals $20,400; four renewable scholarships mean these students might realize $56,400 ...

$1,000 Scholarship Won by Sydney Guns at After Prom OBX

At this year's After Prom, First Flight High School senior Sydney Guns walked away with a $1,000 scholarship to help her with her studies at Elon University, where she plans to learn much more about music and theater performance...

Chamber of Commerce Develops Tomorrow’s Leaders

Leadership OBX is a professional development program of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. Established in 2014, it annually creates a cohort of business professionals and arms them with a greater understanding of the Outer Banks...

Regan Parker from Currituck High School Awarded Renewable Scholarship

Regan Parker, a senior at Currituck High School, has been awarded a renewable $1,000 scholarship from Outer Banks Community Foundation...

OBX GO FAR’s Miles 5k Cupcake Fun Run is May 14

OBX GO FAR 2022 season begins with the return of the Cupcake 5K on Saturday, May 14 in Manteo...

“Paint Experiences” at Kellogg Supply Benefits Community Fund

Throughout the first quarter of 2022, Kellogg Supply hosted six community painting events...

First Flight High School Seniors Awarded $38,900 in Scholarships

Congratulations to these scholarship recipients! We thank and appreciate each scholarship fund establisher and all donors to funds...

Manteo High School Seniors Awarded $19,400 in Scholarships

Congratulations to six Manteo High School seniors on receiving these awards. We thank and appreciate each scholarship fund establisher...

Celebrating Exceptional Dare County Volunteers

We're celebrating these exemplary volunteers, who are recent recipients of the N.C. Governor's Volunteer Service Award. We know many of these amazing individuals personally...

Annual Advice 5K Fund Establisher Nancy Caviness earns NC Governor’s Service Award

The Annual Advice 5k Turkey Trot Fund at Outer Banks Community Foundation provides significant support for health and human service grant awards each year...