New Hanover Community Endowment was formed by the sale of the County-owned New Hanover Regional Medical Center (which has served area residents since June of 1967) to Novant Health.
NHCE was created with the focus of significantly improving our community by focusing on:
- Education: Public primary, secondary, and post-secondary
- Equity: Health and social equity
- Public safety
- Community development
We seek to identify and address the root challenges in these areas, aiming for long-lasting and deeply impactful solutions in our community.
The board is empowered to accept, hold, invest, reinvest, and administer any gifts, grants, bequests, devises, benefits of trusts, and property of any sort on behald of the endowment. The 11 members, appointed by Successor Local Hospital and the County, have demonstrated leadership within the community and hold prior governance experience that meets the high standard and conduct of the public serving board.