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WILMINGTON, N.C., April 8, 2024 – The New Hanover Community Endowment has selected moss+ross, a consulting firm that focuses on strengthening North Carolina nonprofits, to guide its search for a president & chief executive officer.

“We are excited to work with moss+ross as we search for the next leader of the Endowment,” said Board Vice Chair Shannon Winslow, who leads the Endowment’s CEO search committee. “moss+ross will manage the search process to help us attract outstanding candidates and choose the best person to lead us toward transformational change in our community, now and into the future.”

moss+ross has provided consulting to more than 265 North Carolina nonprofit and educational organizations over the last 15 years. It works across all sectors, including higher education, healthcare, social services, and faith communities. The firm’s search services focus on C-suite executives.

“We are honored to partner with the Endowment to fill this critical role in the community,” said Mary Moss, Partner and Co-Founder. “Our work gives us a deep understanding of the impact strong leadership can have on an organization. We look forward to working with the search committee to find people who are excited about this opportunity.” moss+ross will work with the CEO search committee to finalize a position description, recruit applicants, interview candidates and select a finalist for Board approval.

The search for the new president & CEO will remain open until the leader is named by the Endowment Board.


The New Hanover Community Endowment was established from the sale of the county-owned New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health in 2020. From its sale, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners invested nearly $1.3 billion to form the endowment to benefit the community.

moss+ross is a full-service strategic development consulting firm offering executive search, campaign counsel, strategic planning, leadership development, assessment, and interim staffing to North Carolina nonprofits. Founded in 2009 and a HUB-certified women-owned business, the firm is focused on impact that matters. We understand the role that nonprofit institutions play in leading the important work of ensuring diverse and inclusive environments that reflect the communities they serve, and we join them by placing a priority on equitable and inclusive hiring practices, language, and beliefs.

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