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Lee County Community Foundation establishes Holzwarth Family Endowment

Tuesday, April 25, 2017  
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The board of advisors of the Lee County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Holzwarth Family Endowment, according to Oliver Crawley, board president.


The new fund will benefit three local nonprofit organizations: the Jonesboro United Methodist Church, the Christian United Outreach Center and the Salvation Army Sanford Service Center. Each of these organizations will receive annual grants from the Holzwarth Family Endowment in perpetuity.


In addition, the Holzwarth family also made a generous contribution to the Lee County Community Foundation’s community grantmaking fund. The gift will enable the LCCF to double amounts granted to local nonprofits serving Lee County beginning in 2018.


Crawley said the gifts to the community were made possible by the generosity of Frances Holzwarth and her sister, Beatrice Kriegbaum. “Through their generosity, Lee County nonprofits will benefit from the legacy of their gift through the community grantmaking of the Lee County Community Foundation forever.”


The Lee County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. LCCF’s community grantmaking fund was established to support local charitable needs through annual grants. In addition to Crawley, other board members include: Dargan Moore (vice president), Mikeal Basinger (secretary), Larry Aiken, Wilson Cox, Jan Hayes, Jasmine Lucas, Bob McCall, John Ramsperger and Sharon Spence.


For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Dawn Neighbors at 910-292-4437 or or visit the NCCF website at


About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $116 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $222 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.


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