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Tan quotations marks in serif fontI look forward to partnering with our inaugural board of directors in sustaining the positive momentum community members are already generating.

– William Buster
CEO & President, NHCE

The first CEO and President of the Endowment is William Buster, a seasoned leader in philanthropy who has dedicated his life’s work to improving the social determinants of health and quality of life for all people across the South. In his position, Buster will work closely with the 13-member board and its committees and a cross-section of stakeholders and organizations with a vested interest in a sustainable, equitable future.

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2022 Cape Fear Opportunities and Needs Grants is now open!

The New Hanover Community Endowment is excited to announce that the application period for the 2022 Cape Fear Opportunities and Needs Grants (Cape Fear ON) is now open! Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022 via our website portal.

Reflections and Updates

IMPORTANT: August 24 Information Session POSTPONED

UPDATE: The public information session has been rescheduled for August 30 at the Harrelson Center's event space located at 410 Princess Street. Doors will open…

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Announcing the 2022 Grantmaking Criteria and Application Process 

A public information session will be held on August 24, 2022 from 4:30-7:00pm at the Harrelson Center with virtual viewing also available. We are excited to…

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William Buster Reflection Piece: My First 150 Days as the CEO of New Hanover  Community Endowment (NHCE) 

It has been more than one hundred days since stepping into the position of president and CEO  of the New Hanover Community Endowment (NHCE) in…

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2022 Cape Fear Opportunities and Needs Introductory Video

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