United Bank Contributes to Community Foundation’s New Nonprofit Center

(L-R) Community Foundation CEO Chris Sawin with United Bank Senior VP and City Executive Barrett Bodiford and United Bank VP and Kill Devil Hills Branch Manager Richelle Barrett, at the Outer Banks Center for Nonprofits and new home of Outer Banks Community Foundation.


The Outer Banks Community Foundation is grateful to United Bank for their recent, generous support of its capital campaign to acquire commercial office space on Roanoke Island and establish the Outer Banks Center for Nonprofits. Early in the Community Foundation’s fundraising effort, United Bank stepped forward with a meaningful gift to our capital campaign.

United Bank has served Eastern North Carolina since 1902 and has been in business since 1839.

“At United Bank, our commitment to providing excellence in service extends beyond banking – it includes giving back to the communities where we live and work,” United Bank City Executive Barrett Bodiford said. “The Outer Banks Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter, to meet the needs of the entire Dare County community. We are proud to continue to support our friends and neighbors as OBCF prepares to open the new Outer Banks Center for Nonprofits to help achieve their important mission.”

Community Foundation President and CEO Chris Sawin said, “The first dollars to raise are often the hardest, and United Bank’s gift provided a much-needed boost to our efforts.” He continued, “They are an asset to the entire Outer Banks.”