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Ellis named regional director of development for NC Community Foundation

Thursday, June 1, 2017  
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Megan Ellis has been named regional director of development for the northwestern and western regions for the North Carolina Community Foundation, according to Beth Boney Jenkins, vice president for development.


Ellis has been serving the 18 counties comprising the NCCF’s western and northwestern regions in a similar capacity for more than three years, and her title has been updated to more accurately reflect the scope and depth of her duties, Jenkins said.


As NCCF’s regional director of development, Ellis works to identify and cultivate donors to increase giving throughout the region by building relationships with professional advisors, families, individuals, businesses, other foundations and nonprofit organizations, with a goal of building and growing permanent charitable assets, primarily endowment funds.


Ellis was a major gifts and special events coordinator before joining the foundation in 2013. She serves on the board of directors of the Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge, is the vice-president of the board of directors of Beanstalk Community Theatre, the former president of the board of directors of the Children’s Playhouse in Boone and served as treasurer for the Cancer Resource Alliance of the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center. She attended the University of South Carolina and Temple University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English. She also earned a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University.


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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