Regional Affiliate Foundations

Philanthropy Across Our Region

Regional Affiliate Foundations

Led by local boards of trustees, our 13 regional affiliates share our vision to inspire philanthropy and strengthen their unique communities. 

FFTC supports the work of our affiliates by engaging local leaders, managing endowments and providing grantmaking services. Together, we provide philanthropic solutions to address community issues and invest in the important work of local nonprofits.

Wherever you call home, explore how you can support the communities and causes you care about most.

Our Regional Affiliates

Cabarrus County Community Foundation

The Cabarrus County Community Foundation was established in 1989 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Cabarrus County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.4 million in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, nearly $11 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Cabarrus County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Peggy Wagstaff, Chair, Civic Leader

Vernon Russell, Vice Chair, Plummer, Russell & Plummer PLLC

David Gordon, Immediate Past Chair, Gordon, Keeter & Co.

Troy Barnhardt, Civic Leader

Jan Beatty, Vice Chair, Wells Fargo

Tracy Caldwell, New Piney Grove Baptist Church

Benita Conrad, Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office

Tim Hagler, Charlotte Motor Speedway

Chris Lowder, Cabarrus County Schools

Perla Nunes, Duke University Medical Center

Tanya Oesterreich, Oesterreich Law PLLC

David Phillips, Civic Leader

Trent Propst, Propst Brothers Distributors

William Reames, Nationwide Insurance

Betty Stocks, Concord Police Department

 

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Kindl Shinn Detar

Kindl Detar

Vice President, Board Management

kdetar@fftc.org

704.973.4581

Contact

Katie Russell

Katie Russell

Board & Grants Specialist

krussell@fftc.org

704.973.4559

Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation

Established in 2001, Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation is the primary grantmaking arm of Foundation For The Carolinas and is led by a local board of trustees.

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Board of Trustees:

Mark Reed, Chair, Charlotte Country Day

Melissa McGuire, Immediate Past Chair, Sherpa

Mary Lou Babb, Community Leader

Armando Bellmas, McColl Center

Tanya Blackmon, Novant Health

Cari Boyce, Duke Energy

Rusty Bryson, Cary Street Partners

Debra Campbell, Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Department

Ken Chrisman, Sealed Air

Ashley Williams Clark, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

Peggy Eagan, Mecklenburg County

Eric Eubank, Pamlico Capital

Arthur Gallagher, Novant Health

Katie Morgan, Bank of America

Lucia Zapata Griffith, Metro Landmarks

Dee O'Dell, US Bank

MC Belk Pilon, John M. Belk Endowment

Justin Perry, HopeWay Foundation

 

Trustees Emeriti

William M. Barnhardt, Retired, Southern Webbing Mills

 

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Brian Collier

Brian Collier 

Executive Vice President

bcollier@fftc.org

704.973.4556

Cherokee County Community Foundation

The Cherokee County Community Foundation was established in 1994 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Cherokee County, S.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $3 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Cherokee County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Ben Kochenower, Chair, Cline Brandt Kochenower & Co., P.A. 

Barry Morgan Vice Chair, First Piedmont Bank

Cody Sossamon Immediate Past Chair, The Gaffney Ledger

Kathy Baines, First Piedmont Bank

Jason Blanton Civic Leader

Marcus Bradley Civic Leader

Ed Elliott, Correll Insurance Group

Addison Hamrick, Cherokee General Dentistry

Glenda Hartzog, Hartzog's Gifts & Fine Jewelers

Grady Hogue, First Piedmont Bank

Quincie Moore, Cherokee County School District

Ana Moss, Moss Medical Institute & Spa

David Rilling, Retired, LtCol USMC

Janet Shuford, Edward Jones

Mike Smith, Limestone College

Renee Smith, Carolina Premier Bank

David Stepp, Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ & Grill

Vincent Tharpe, Art Alive Ministries

Charles Wyatt, Limestone College

 

Trustee Emeritus

John Travers, Civic Leader

 

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Kindl Detar

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

kdetar@fftc.org

704.973.4581 

Contact

Bridgette Todd

Bridgette Todd 

Board & Grants Specialist 

btodd@fftc.org

704.973.4520

Cleveland County Community Foundation

The Cleveland County Community Foundation was established in 1985 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Cleveland County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $6 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Cleveland County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Bill Chambless, Chair, Carolinas Commercial Realty

Myra McGinnis, Vice Chair, Hospice Cleveland County

Ralph Meekins, Immediate Past Chair, Teddy & Meekins, Attorneys 

W. Ted Alexander, Preservation North Carolina

Helen Jeffords, Civic Leader

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

Mike Philbeck, Coldwell Banker Commercial

David Schweppe, The Schweppe Law Firm, P.A.

William Thompson, Saint Peter Church

Jason Winn, Nationwide/Winn Insurance

 

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Kindl Detar

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

kdetar@fftc.org

704.973.4581

Contact

Bridgette Todd

Bridgette Todd 

Board & Grants Specialist 

btodd@fftc.org

704.973.4520

The Cole (Richmond County) Foundation

The Foundation for Richmond County merged with The Cole Foundation in 2015. Together they have awarded more than $31 million in grants to local nonprofits.

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Brian Collier

Brian Collier 

Executive Vice President 

bcollier@fftc.org

704.973.4556 

Iredell County Community Foundation

The Iredell County Community Foundation was established in 1989 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Iredell County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, nearly $11.6 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Iredell County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Ralph Bentley, Chair, Civic Leader

David Green, Vice Chair, Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Jim Ashburn, Immediate Past Chair, Retired, Eisele, Ashburn, Greene & Chapman, P.A.

Ann Kelly, Mitchell Community College

Costi Kutteh, Pope,McMillian P.A.

Doug McCracken, Retired, Deloitte Consulting

Lauren Millovitsch, Creamer Millovitsch PLLC

Larry Rogers, Iredell-Statesville Schools: Career, Academy & Technical School

John Schaefer, Civic Leader

Rhyne Scott, Randy Marion Automotive

Devon Stamey, Civic Leader

Jim Staples, Opus Financial Advisors, Inc.

Marian Steele, J.C. Steele & Sons

Sara Tice, Civic Leader

William Troutman, Nicholson Funeral Home

Aurora Tudela, The Cultural Bridge

Julia Wilson, G.L. Wilson Building Company

Dorothy Woodard, Retired School Administrator

 

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Contact

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

kdetar@fftc.org

704.973.4581

Contact

Katie Russell

Katie Russell

Board & Grants Specialist

krussell@fftc.org

704.973.4559

Lancaster County Community Foundation

The Lancaster County Community Foundation was established in 1988 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Lancaster County, S.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $111,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, nearly $2 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Lancaster County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Jackie Harris, Chair, Civic Leader

Marsha Patterson, Vice Chair, Civic Leader

Deborah Boulware, United Way of Lancaster SC, Inc

Chad Catledge, Perception Builders, LLC

Erick Crawford, Crawford Funeral Home

Holly Furr, J. Marion Sims Foundation

Flip Hutfles, City of Lancaster

Phil Neely, Civic Leader

Jennifer Parker, Founders Federal Credit Union

Jodie Plyler, First Palmetto Bank

Susan Rowell, The Lancaster News

Doug Rucker, Civic Leader

Bob Williams, Civic Leader

 

Trustee Emeritus

Robert Folks, Folks & DeVenny, LLC

 

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Contact

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

kdetar@fftc.org

704.973.4581

Contact

Bridgette Todd

Bridgette Todd 

Board & Grants Specialist 

btodd@fftc.org

704.973.4520

Lexington Area Community Foundation

The Lexington Area Community Foundation was established in 1996 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Lexington, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $3 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Lexington Area Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

David Inabinett, Chair, Brinkley Walser Stoner, PLLC

Paula Turlington, Vice Chair, SII Dry Kilns, PLLC

Robin A. Team, Immediate Past Chair, Carolina Investment Properties

Daniel L. Briggs, Davidson Funeral

Gayle W. Burke, Civic Leader

Michael Holshouser, Bank of North Carolina

Stephen Holton, Holton & Holton

Tedman H. Myers, Myers & Myers, PLLC

Nina I. Smith, Civic Leader

Teenie Tilley, Civic Leader

Daniel R. Timberlake, Timberlake Properties, LLC

Pepper Younts, Turlington & Co.

 

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David Snider 

Vice President & Program Officer 

dsnider@fftc.org

704.973.4528 

Contact

Alexis Owens

Alexis Owens 

Board & Grants Specialist 

aowens@fftc.org

704.973.4568 

Lincoln County Community Foundation

The Lincoln County Community Foundation was established in 2001 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Lincoln County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $113,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $1.5 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Lincoln County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Walter Clark, Chair, Clark Properties

Regis Eger, Vice Chair, The Timken Company

Rosalind Welder, Immediate Past Chair, Retired, Gaston College

Guy Cline, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Elaine Harmon, Retired, County Government

Willie Heafner, Piedmont Companies Incorporated

Wayne Hoyle, First Federal Savings Bank

Elaine Jenkins, Retired Educator

Joseph Lampron, Peoples Bank

David Lee, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Panico Peres, No Borders Consulting Group

Chris Rhyne, Chris Rhyne Financial Management

Tony Simpson, NCWorks Career Center Lincoln

Teresa Watson, Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln

Trustees Emeriti

Daniel Barefoot, Attorney at Law

Diane Hunter Boyd, Civic Leader

James Burt III, Retired, Banking Executive

Jerry Cochrane, Former Chair, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners

Sylvia Holmes, Civic Leader

Dick Jonas, Civic Leader

Bo King, Civic Leader

Chip Stroup, Civic Leader

Mollie Warlick, Civic Leader

 

Council of Past Chairpersons

James Burt III

Seth Haney

Mollie Warlick

Rosalind Welder

 

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Contact

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

kdetar@fftc.org

704.973.4581

Contact

Katie Russell

Katie Russell

Board & Grants Specialist

krussell@fftc.org

704.973.4559

Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation

The Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation was established in 1944 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Salisbury, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $25 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Kathy Boyd, Chair, Endodontist

Edward Norvell, Immediate Past Chair, Law Firm of Edward P. Norvell, PLLC

Gwin Barr, Civic Leader

Diane Fisher, Civic Leader

Michael Goodman, VA Medical Center/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Shari Graham, Civic Leader

Dick Huffman, Huffman Law Firm, P.A.

Al Heggins, City of Salisbury

William Pete Kennedy, Civic Leader

Vergel Lattimore, Hood Theological Seminary

Laura Lewis, Civic Leader

April Kuhn, Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Sheka Walker, Prevent Child Abuse Rowan

Lee Wallace III, Wallace Realty Co.

Bill Wagoner, Wagoner Properties

 

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David Snider

David Snider 

Vice President & Program Officer 

dsnider@fftc.org

704.973.4528 

Contact

Alexis Owens

Alexis Owens 

Board & Grants Specialist 

aowens@fftc.org

704.973.4568 

Stanly County Community Foundation

The Stanly County Community Foundation was established in 1999 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Stanly County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $9.6 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Stanly County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Chris Poplin, Chair, Faison

Colleen Keith, Vice Chair, Pfeiffer University

Marshall Rogers, Immediate Past Chair, TWOROG HOLDING LLC

Dawn Allen, GHA Autism Supports

F. Rogers Brafford II, Brafford, Odom & Co., LLP

Paul Childress, Bear Insurance Services

Roger Dick, Uwharrie Capital Corp

Leon Frederick, Civic Leader

David Grigg, Retired, Law Office of David L. Grigg

William Grigg, Retired, Duke Energy

Jerry Jordan, Jerry Jordan Enterprises, Inc.

John Lowder, Civic Leader

Judy Pierce, Civic Leader

Art Rogers, Jr., Civic Leader

C. Wayne Sasser, Medical Pharmacy of Locust, LLC

Ed Shimpock, Retired, Seven Oaks Doors and Hardware, Inc.

Mike Snyder, Civic Leader

 

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Kindl Detar

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

kdetar@fftc.org

704.973.4581

Contact

Bridgette Todd

Bridgette Todd 

Board & Grants Specialist 

btodd@fftc.org

704.973.4520

Union County Community Foundation

The Union County Community Foundation was established in 1999 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Union County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $945,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $7 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Union County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Lisa Hildreth, Chair, Sherpa

Ron Hinson, Vice Chair, Hinson Electric

Randy Adcock, First National Bank

Ron Brown, State Utility Contractors, Inc.

Craig Horn, NC House Representative

Pat Kahle, Union County Chamber of Commerce

David Lee, Retired Senior Resident Superior Court Judge

Jesse Milliken, Bank of North Carolina

Mary Ann Rasberry, Civic Leader

Don Richardson, Civic Leader

Nancy Stephen, Cameo Communications, LLC

Laura Thomas, Anderson & Associates

David Whitley, Whitley Mortgage & Ty Par Commercial Realty, Inc.

 

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Kindl Detar

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

kdetar@fftc.org

704.973.4581

Contact

Katie Russell

Katie Russell

Board & Grants Specialist

krussell@fftc.org

704.973.4559

York County Community Foundation

The York County Community Foundation was established in 1988 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in York County, S.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, nearly $19.5 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the York County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Alice Williams Davis, Chair, Williams & Fudge

Elizabeth Smith Owen, Vice Chair, Morton & Gettys, LLC

Laurie Leader, Immediate Past Chair, South State Bank

Jason Ackerman, BNA CPA's & Advisors

Lisa Amigo, Civic Leader

Shaun Barnes, Comporium Communication

Amahl Bennett, SC Department of Juvenile Justice

Sharen DuBard, Civic Leader

Janet Gaglione, Monarch Mortgage

Michelle Guissinger, LePhew Financial Services

Allan Gregory, K.A. Gregory Wealth Management, LLC

Dehler Hart, Springland Inc.

Dawn Johnson, Civic Leader

Kim Keel, Adult Enrichment Centers

Barry Mack, Jr., Mack & Mack, Attorneys

Nicki McBrayer Nash Founders Federal Credit Union

Franklin Pendleton, II Pendleton and Pendleton

Grier Sandifer, Bank of York

Michael Schonfeld, Clover Chiropractic Care

Serena Williams, Rock Hill Schools

 

Trustee Emeritus

Harry Dalton, Sr., Retired, Caraustar Industries

 

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Kindl Detar

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

kdetar@fftc.org

704.973.4581

Contact

Katie Russell

Katie Russell

Board & Grants Specialist

krussell@fftc.org

704.973.4559

2018 Board of Advisors 

Board chairs from each of our 13 affiliates serve on FFTC’s Advisory Board.

Peggy Wagstaff, Cabarrus County Community Foundation

Mark Reed, Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation

Ben Kochenower, Cherokee County Community Foundation

Bill Chambless, Cleveland County Community Foundation

Sandra Ridley, The Cole Foundation, Richmond County

Ralph Bentley, Iredell County Community Foundation

Jackie Harris, Lancaster County Community Foundation

Paula Turlington, Lexington Area Community Foundation

Walter Clark, Lincoln County Community Foundation

Kathy Boyd, Salisbury Community Foundation

Chris Poplin, Stanly County Community Foundation

Lisa Hildreth, Union County Community Foundation

Alice Williams Davis, York County Community Foundation

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CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS AID NEXT GENERATION

From boosting student achievement to promoting kindergarten readiness to creating college pathways and career readiness for young adults, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation has an eye on helping the next generation of Mecklenburg County.

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Huffman Ensures Hometown's Vibrant Future

Salisbury attorney Dick Huffman cares deeply about his hometown. That is why he has entrusted FFTC’s regional affiliate – the Salisbury Community Foundation – with a planned gift, ensuring permanent support for Rowan County’s future needs and opportunities.