The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors is made up of well-respected individuals and community leaders who govern the Foundation. The Community Foundation staff are experienced professionals dedicated to the organization’s mission and values.

Our Staff

Ernest Sumner

President

704-864-0927, ext. 106

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Carey Barnett

Financial Officer

704-864-0927, ext. 107

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Nina Greene

First Gaston Foundation Fund Officer & Scholarship Officer

704-864-0927, ext. 103

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Angela Micalizzi

Financial Manager

704-864-0927, ext 105

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Elizabeth Patton

Donor Development Officer

704-864-0927, ext. 104

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Lauren Vanacore

Community Engagement Officer

704-864-0927, ext. 102

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Sydney Wyrick

Communications/Office Administrator

704-864-0927, ext. 101

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Our Board

Robert Caldwell

Nazrul Chowdhury

Jennifer Davis

Dr. Mark Epstein

Mike Fayed

John Griffith

Dr. Kelvin Harris

Davidson Hobson

John Lowery

John McGill

Secretary/Treasurer

Nancy Paschall

Past Chair

Jane Pearson

Chris Peek

Tony Powell

David Rogers

Chair

Bob Spencer

Amy Spencer

Jennie Stultz

Pam Warlick

Steven Wilson

Dave Wofford