Your work this year to make North Carolina more resilient is to be commended. Thank you for your generous investment in CTNC programs; we raised $1.7 million in the past 12 months. Thank you. Our state thanks you.

We have so much planned for the rest of this year. Here are a few key updates to share with you that we know will only make CTNC stronger:

  • The search to fill the Executive Director role after Chris Canfield’s departure is underway. The Board selected Elinvar, a North Carolina-based agency with a proven track record of successful executive hires for nonprofits. The Executive Search Committee was particularly impressed with Elinvar’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices in recruitment, hiring, and retention support. If you know of a qualified candidate for the job, please share this job search description. The Board is on track to have the new Executive Director in place by the start of 2024.
  • To help carry CTNC through the leadership transition and beyond, Mary Alice Holley has been promoted to Associate Director and Community Innovation Officer. She takes on the expanded role to support CTNC’s upcoming leadership transition and facilitate continuity for the board, staff, donors, supporters, and community partners. We’re thankful to have her apply all she has learned about our unique mission toward the strategic plan’s goals in partnership with the climate-impacted and under-resourced communities we seek to serve.
  • Another leadership transition took place at the end of June. Amy Smith, who has successfully led our philanthropy efforts over the past four years, left CTNC for an executive director position in the area. We can’t say enough good things about Amy and the way she stewarded us all through the worst of the COVID challenges, leaving CTNC on more solid ground. Our new Philanthropy Director is Erin Witcher, a one-time practicing attorney with a background in government affairs, natural resource and land-use law who has found a love of nonprofit fundraising. We are so thankful for her willingness to step into this position.

We appreciate your ongoing support of CTNC’s mission, vision, values and our ongoing commitment to partnering with communities impacted by climate change. Please contact a member of our team with any questions or well wishes to share.