CF of NC East Brings Holiday Cheer as Producing Sponsor of Elf The Musical in partnership with Thalian Performing Arts and Community Theatre in historic downtown Wilmington

As we welcome the upcoming holiday season, this is the perfect time to truly reflect on our opportunities to live we and do good! While we all strive to encourage and inspire healthy living and doing good with our philanthropic work throughout the year, let’s be honest, we each feel even more passionate about our giving and sharing of our time, talents and financial resources throughout the holiday season.

At the Community Foundation of NC East, we take this opportunity seriously, and we always look forward to the incredibly special and exciting events that we can bring to light to all of our communities throughout eastern North Carolina.

We are extremely proud and honored to once again be the Producing Sponsor of the 2023 family holiday event of the season, Elf The Musical! It is always one of the greatest highlights of our year, and we are honored to partner with Thalian Association and Thalian Community Theatre, to once again bring this famous holiday classic to life, with an amazing cast and production team, in the beautiful Thalian Hall and Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Wilmington. this holiday season, there will be more shows than ever, beginning December 7th through 17th. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our very special Foundation Donors, Regulator Marine and the Maxwell Family, for their generosity in helping make this special partnership possible. In addition, not only can you bring your family and friends and colleagues to enjoy this wonderful holiday musical, but you can also help us change lives this holiday season. We will be accepting contributions during each performance and through the month of December to benefit Make A Wish of Eastern North Carolina. There is no better way for you to make a heartfelt difference this holiday season, than to help us invest in the lives of children whom are waiting to receive their “holiday wish”! So get your tickets now, by going directly to the Thalian website at and join us for this special event of the 2023 holiday season.

As always, I personally look so forward to this incredibly special event every year, as I will get the opportunity to see many of you, our Foundation Donor Families, regional partners and friends who so generously invest in our giving initiatives throughout throughout each year.  We sincerely thank you for all that you do, to help us ensure we are living well and doing good! Our mission of Promoting, Enabling & Celebrating Philanthropy in Eastern North Carolina, For Good, For Ever, is made possible by you!

May you find the joy of giving at the center of your family throughout this holiday season! God Bless!

Melissa Q. Spain
Chief Executive Officer