Advisory Councils

Tying it all together.

Our Foundation Leaders Advisory Council helps us forge better relationships with foundations.  These leaders share their expertise and advice to strengthen essential partnerships between the private, public and nonprofit sectors.


Foundation Leaders Advisory Council

  • Thomas W. Lambeth, Chairman, Foundation Leaders Advisory Council
  • Johanna Edens Anderson, Foundation Director, The Belk Foundation
  • McCray Benson, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Henderson County
  • Philip Blumenthal, Director, Blumenthal Foundation
  • Elizabeth Brazas, President, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
  • Cheryl Brownd, Program Director, Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation
  • Rhett Mabry, President, The Duke Endowment
  • Elizabeth Craven, Vice President, The Warner-Craven Foundation
  • Susan Edwards, President, SJ Edwards Foundation
  • Marilyn Foote-Hudson, Executive Director, N.C. GlaxoSmithKline  Foundation
  • Kevin Gray, President, Weaver Foundation, Inc.
  • Maurice Green, Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • Patrick Harman, President, Hayden-Harman Foundation
  • Kathy Higgins, President, BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation
  • Mary M. Holmes, Executive Director, Cumberland Community Foundation
  • Robert O. Klepfer Jr., Executive Director, Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation
  • Tom Lawrence III, Executive Director, The Leon Levine Foundation
  • Michael Marsicano, President & CEO, Foundation For The Carolinas
  • Jim Melvin, President, Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of Greater Greensboro
  • Elizabeth Nager, President/CEO, Polk County Community Foundation
  • Mimi O'Brien, Executive Director, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
  • Lori O'Keefe, President, Triangle Community Foundation
  • Jane Preyer, Trustee, Mary Norris Preyer Fund
  • H. Walker Sanders, President, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
  • Susan Shore Schwartz, Executive Director, The Cemala Foundation, Inc.
  • Venetia Skahen, Executive Director, The Cannon Foundation, Inc.
  • Charles Thomas Jr., Program Director, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Scott F. Wierman, President, The Winston-Salem Foundation
  • Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, Executive Director, North Carolina Community Foundation