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North Carolina Community Foundation names new CFO

Wednesday, June 14, 2017  
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RALEIGH – The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) has named Wilson Simmons as its chief financial officer, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president. Simmons replaces David Ryan, who retired in early 2017.

 

As CFO, Simmons has full management responsibilities for all financial matters of NCCF. He reports to Tolle Whiteside and is a member of NCCF’s leadership team.

 

Simmons brings a broad background to NCCF that includes a mix of public accounting and industry practice. He most recently served as vice president of finance at the United Way of the Greater Triangle.

 

Tolle Whiteside said NCCF was fortunate to have attracted a nonprofit professional with Simmons’ depth of experience to the CFO position. “We are so excited to have Wilson on our team and look forward to what his skills and professional experience will bring to the Foundation,” she said.

 

Originally from Greensboro, Simmons attended North Carolina State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business management. He received a master’s of accountancy from George Washington University and is a certified public accountant.

 

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 $22 million in assets at fiscal year-end March 31, 2016, the NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. NCCF partners with affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.

For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @NCCF.

 

            


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