New Year Reflections from Our CEO - Melissa Q. Spain

May your days be filled with peace, hope,
and joy this holiday season. As always,
thank you for your business, loyalty, and support.

All of us at the Community Foundation of NC East

As we all take time to reflect on the many blessings we have been afforded in 2020, I want to say thank you to the many generous individuals, families and companies that have given of their financial resources to enable our Foundation to provide 2 million dollars in grants to many deserving charities and nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities throughout eastern North Carolina and beyond, over the past 18 months. In addition, I am honored and humbled that so many of you have trusted your resources to us, and we feel confident that the return on your investment will be far more than we can measure. 2020 has been a tremendous year for The Community Foundation of NC East, in spite of its challenges and we could not do the life-changing work that we do, year after year, without your support and your trust in us. Hundreds of charitable organizations have been the recipients of funding and we have served as a proud sponsor of many eastern North Carolina events in 2020, all of which together make this great region such a fabulous place to call home. It is always an honor to work with all of you and together we have been able to accomplish great things. So once again, we say thank you for being a special part of our Foundation Family and we look forward to a successful and prosperous 2021 together, as we Promote, Enable & Celebrate Philanthropy in Eastern North Carolina.

Melissa Q. Spain - CEO