2014 Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees was established to include community members who want to affect change in their community, provide needed skills and enjoy collaborating with other volunteers who have similar interests. Board members are informed about the needs in their community, the history and goals of their community foundation, and how to connect donors in their community to the services the community foundation can provide.

The board is responsible for conducting the activities of the community foundation, which include board/committee operations, communications, development, finance and grantmaking. The chair of the Community Foundation serves on the Board of Advisors of Foundation For The Carolinas.

Kathleen H. Wilson, Chair
Civic Leader

Ralph Meekins, Vice Chair
Teddy & Meekins, Attorneys

Bill Chambless
Carolinas Commercial Realty

Jay Gragg
Gragg and Gragg, LLP

Kathryn Hamrick
Retired, MetLife

Leon Leonhardt
Civic Leader

Andrea Leslie-Fite
Yelton, Farfour & Fite, P.A.

Myra McGinnis
Hospice Cleveland County

Barbara McLarty
Allen Tate Realtors

James E. Teddy
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Matt Triplett
Fidelity Bank

Board of Advisors

Foundation For The Carolinas' Board of Advisors is made up of the 13 regional affiliate community foundation board chairs. The board meets semi-annually to exchange information and ideas, discuss cross-community cooperation opportunities, and provide advice and counsel to Governing Board.

Patricia K. Horton
Cabarrus County Community Foundation

Michael P. Rizer
Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation

J. Rick Patterson
Cherokee County Community Foundation

Kathleen H. Wilson
Cleveland County Community Foundation

Edward L. Marxen
Iredell County Community Foundation

Audrey E. Curry, Jr. 
Lancaster County Community Foundation

Robert A. Team, Jr.
Lexington Area Community Foundation

Rosalind N. Welder
Lincoln County Community Foundation

Alden B. Webb
Foundation For Richmond County

J. Steven Fisher
Salisbury Community Foundation

Chris Bramlett
Stanly County Community Foundation

Judith F. Kennedy
Union County Community Foundation

Frederick W. Faircloth IV
York County Community Foundation

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For more information about Cleveland County Community Foundation, contact:


David Julian
Vice President
Philanthropic Advancement