Regional Affiliate Foundations

Philanthropy Across Our Region

Regional Affiliate Foundations

Led by local boards of trustees, our 13 regional affiliates share our vision to inspire philanthropy and strengthen their unique communities. 

FFTC supports the work of our affiliates by engaging local leaders, managing endowments and providing grantmaking services. Together, we provide philanthropic solutions to address community issues and invest in the important work of local nonprofits.

Wherever you call home, explore how you can support the communities and causes you care about most.

Our Regional Affiliates

Cabarrus County Community Foundation

The Cabarrus County Community Foundation was established in 1989 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Cabarrus County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.4 million in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, over $11 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Cabarrus County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Peggy Wagstaff, Chair, Civic Leader

Vernon Russell, Vice Chair, Plummer, Russell & Plummer PLLC

David Gordon, Immediate Past Chair, Gordon, Keeter & Co.

Troy Barnhardt, Civic Leader

Jan Beatty-Hendley, Wells Fargo

Chip Buckwell, Kannapolis City Schools

Tracy Caldwell, New Piney Grove Baptist Church

Benita Conrad, Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office

Phyllis Crump, Civic Leader

Tim Hagler, Charlotte Motor Speedway

Chris Lowder, Cabarrus County Schools

Perla Nunes, Duke University Medical Center

Tanya Oesterreich, Oesterreich Law PLLC

David Phillips, Civic Leader

Trent Propst, Propst Brothers Distributors

William Reames, Nationwide Insurance

Steve Steinbacher, Cabarrus Brewing Company

Betty Stocks, Concord Police Department

Trenton Whalen, Fifth Third Private Bank

 

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Kindl Shinn Detar

Kindl Detar

Vice President, Board Management

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704.973.4581

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Katie Russell

Katie Russell

Board & Grants Specialist

Email Katie

704.973.4559

Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation

Established in 2001, Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation is the primary grantmaking arm of Foundation For The Carolinas and is led by a local board of trustees.

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Board of Trustees:

Mark Reed, Chair, Charlotte Country Day

Melissa McGuire, Immediate Past Chair, Sherpa

Armando Bellmas, McColl Center

Tanya Blackmon, Novant Health

Cari Boyce, Duke Energy

Mike Campagna, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

Ken Chrisman, Sealed Air

Ashley Williams Clark, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

Peggy Eagan, Mecklenburg County

Eric Eubank, Pamlico Capital

Arthur Gallagher, Novant Health

Sabrina Joy-Hogg, City of Charlotte

Valecia McDowell, Moore & Van Allen

Katie Morgan, Bank of America

Lucia Zapata Griffith, Metro Landmarks

Dee O'Dell, US Bank

MC Belk Pilon, John M. Belk Endowment

Justin Perry, HopeWay Foundation

 

Trustee Emeritus

William M. Barnhardt, Retired, Southern Webbing Mills

 

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Brian Collier

Brian Collier 

Executive Vice President

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704.973.4556

Cherokee County Community Foundation

The Cherokee County Community Foundation was established in 1994 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Cherokee County, S.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, nearly $4 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Cherokee County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Ben Kochenower, Chair, Cline Brandt Kochenower & Co., P.A. 

Barry Morgan, Vice Chair, First Piedmont Bank

Cody Sossamon, Immediate Past Chair, The Gaffney Ledge

Kathy Baines, First Piedmont Bank

Jason Blanton Civic Leader

Marcus Bradley Cherokee Recreation District

Ed Elliott, Civic Leader

Addison Hamrick, Cherokee General Dentistry

Grady Hogue, First Piedmont Bank

Ana Moss, Moss Medical Institute & Spa

David Rilling, Retired, LtCol USMC

David Shehan, Keystone Constructors, Inc.

Janet Shuford, Edward Jones

Christopher Smith, Limestone College

Michele Smith, Carolina Premier Bank

Tim Spencer, Civic Leader

Karen Spigner, First National Bank

David Stepp, Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ & Grill

Vincent Tharpe, Art Alive Ministries

Charles Wyatt, Limestone College

 

Trustee Emeritus

John Travers, Civic Leader

 

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Kindl Detar

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

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704.973.4581 

Cleveland County Community Foundation

The Cleveland County Community Foundation was established in 1985 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Cleveland County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $6.5 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Cleveland County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Cindy Teddy, Chair, Civic Leader

Ralph Meekins, Vice Chair, Teddy & Meekins, Attorneys 

Bill Chambless, Immediate Past Chair, Carolinas Commercial Realty

W. Ted Alexander, Preservation North Carolina

Helen Jeffords, Civic Leader

Jennie Lambert, Civic Leader

Myra McGinnis, Hospice Cleveland County

Mike Philbeck, Coldwell Banker Commercial

David Schweppe, The Schweppe Law Firm, P.A.

William Thompson, Saint Peter Church

Jason Winn, Nationwide/Winn Insurance

 

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Kindl Detar

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

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704.973.4581

The Cole (Richmond County) Foundation

The Foundation for Richmond County merged with The Cole Foundation in 2015. Together they have awarded more than $31 million in grants to local nonprofits.

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Brian Collier

Brian Collier 

Executive Vice President 

Email Brian

704.973.4556 

Iredell County Community Foundation

The Iredell County Community Foundation was established in 1989 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Iredell County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, nearly $15 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Iredell County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

David Green, Chair, Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Costi Kutteh,Vice Chair, Pope,McMillian P.A.

Ralph Bentley, Immediate Past Chair, Civic Leader

Jim Ashburn, Retired, Eisele, Ashburn, Greene & Chapman, P.A.

Marian S. Clark, J.C. Steele & Sons

David Harrison, Corporate and Non-Profit Board Member

Doug McCracken, Retired, Deloitte Consulting

Lauren Millovitsch, Creamer Millovitsch PLLC

Freddie Morrison, Civic Leader

Larry Rogers, Iredell-Statesville Schools

Rhyne Scott, Randy Marion Automotive

Devon Stamey, Civic Leader

Sara Tice, Civic Leader

William Troutman, Nicholson Funeral Home

Peggy Willhide, Civic Leader

Dorothy Woodard, Retired School Administrator

 

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Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

Email Kindl

704.973.4581

Contact

Katie Russell

Katie Russell

Board & Grants Specialist

Email Katie

704.973.4559

Lancaster County Community Foundation

The Lancaster County Community Foundation was established in 1988 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Lancaster County, S.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $111,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, over $2.3 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Lancaster County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Jackie Harris, Chair, Civic Leader

Holly Furr, Vice Chair, J. Marion Sims Foundation

Deborah Boulware, United Way of Lancaster SC, Inc

Chad Catledge, Perception Builders, LLC

Erick Crawford, Crawford Funeral Home

Steven Hutfles, City of Lancaster

Philip W. Neely, Civic Leader

Jill Newman, Civic Leader

Marsha Patterson, Civic Leader

Jodie Plyler, First Palmetto Bank

David Tolson, Civic Leader

Bobby Williams, Civic Leader

 

Trustee Emeritus

Robert Folks, Folks & DeVenny, LLC

 

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Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

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704.973.4581

Lexington Area Community Foundation

The Lexington Area Community Foundation was established in 1996 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Lexington, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $3 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Lexington Area Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Paula Turlington, Chair, Civic Leader

Teenie Tilley, Vice Chair, Civic Leader

David Inabinett, Immediate Past Chair, Brinkley Walser, PLLC

Mike Albert, Entrepreneurial Resources, LLC

Daniel Briggs, Davidson Funeral Home

Gayle Burke, Civic Leader

Michael Holshouser, BNC Bank

Pamela Myers, Orrells Food Service, Inc.

Nina Smith, Civic Leader

Tom Smith, Smith Leonard, PLLC

Daniel Timberlake, Timberlake Properties

 

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David Snider 

Vice President & Program Officer 

Email David

704.973.4528 

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Alexis Owens

Alexis Owens 

Board & Grants Specialist 

Email Alexis

704.973.4568 

Lincoln County Community Foundation

The Lincoln County Community Foundation was established in 2001 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Lincoln County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $113,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $3.1 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Lincoln County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Wayne Hoyle, Chair, First Federal Savings Bank

Walter Clark, Immediate Past Chair, Clark Properties

Loretta A. Beam, Retired Educator and Church Musician

Elaine Harmon, Retired, County Government

Willie Heafner, Piedmont Companies Incorporated

Marti Hovis, Civic Leader

Elaine Jenkins, Retired Educator

Joseph Lampron, Peoples Bank

David Lee, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Deirdre H. Nachamie, The Nachamie Law Firm, PLLC

Panico Peres, No Borders Consulting Group

Chris Rhyne, Chris Rhyne Financial Management

Tony Simpson, NCWorks Career Center Lincoln

Teresa Watson, Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln

Trustees Emeriti

Daniel Barefoot, Attorney at Law

Diane Hunter Boyd, Civic Leader

Jerry Cochrane, Former Chair, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners

Sylvia Holmes, Civic Leader

Dick Jonas, Civic Leader

Bo King, Jr., Civic Leader

Chip Stroup, Civic Leader

Mollie Warlick, Civic Leader

Rosalind Welder, Reitred, Gaston College, Lincoln Campus

 

 

Council of Past Chairpersons

Seth Haney

Mollie Warlick

Rosalind Welder

 

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Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

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704.973.4581

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Katie Russell

Katie Russell

Board & Grants Specialist

Email Katie

704.973.4559

Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation

The Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation was established in 1944 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Salisbury, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $25 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Kathy Boyd, Chair, Kathleen S. Boyd Dental

Dick Huffman, Vice Chair, Huffman Law Firm

Edward Norvell, Immediate Past Chair, Law Firm of Edward P. Norvell, PLLC

Karen Alexander, KKA Architecture

Greg Edds, Rowan County Board of Commissioners

Diane Fisher, Civic Leader

Michael Goodman, VA Medical Center/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Shari Graham, Civic Leader

Darrell Hancock, Civic Leader

Al Heggins, City of Salisbury

William Pete Kennedy, Civic Leader

April Kuhn, Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Vergel Lattimore, Hood Theological Seminary

Laura Lewis, Civic Leader

Eva Nelson, Civic Leader

Bryan Overcash, Civic Leader

Sheka Walker, Catawba College

Lee Wallace III, Wallace Realty Co.

Lauren Whaley, Carolinas Credit Union Foundation

 

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David Snider

David Snider 

Vice President & Program Officer 

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704.973.4528 

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Alexis Owens

Alexis Owens 

Board & Grants Specialist 

Email Alexis

704.973.4568 

Stanly County Community Foundation

The Stanly County Community Foundation was established in 1999 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Stanly County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, nearly $11 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Stanly County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Chris Poplin, Chair, Faison

Marshall Rogers, Immediate Past Chair, TWOROG HOLDING LLC

Merlin Amirtharaj, Civic Leader

Dawn Allen, GHA Autism Supports

Christopher Bennett, Elite Care Services, Inc.

F. Rogers Brafford II, Brafford, Odom & Co.

Paul Childress, Bear Insurance Services

Roger Dick, Uwharrie Capital Corp

David Grigg, Retired, Law Office of David L. Grigg

John Lowder, Civic Leader

Surendrapal Mac, Civic Leader

Judy Pierce, Civic Leader

Arthur Rogers, Jr., Civic Leader

Ed Shimpock, Retired, Seven Oaks Doors and Hardware, Inc.

 

Trustee Emeritus

William Grigg Retired, Duke Energy

 

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Kindl Detar

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

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704.973.4581

Union County Community Foundation

The Union County Community Foundation was established in 1999 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in Union County, N.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $945,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, more than $7 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the Union County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Ron Hinson, Chair, Hinson Electric

Randy Adcock, Vice Chair, First National Bank

Lisa Hildreth, Immediate Past Chair, Sherpa

Craig Addison, Wingate University

Nancy Anderson, Civic Leader

Lisa Biehl, Civic Leader

Ron Brown, State Utility Contractors, Inc.

Craig Horn, NC House Representative

Todd Johnson, Johnson Insurance Management

Pat Kahle, Union County Chamber of Commerce

David Lee, Retired Senior Resident Superior Court Judge

Jesse Milliken, Bank of North Carolina

Mary Ann Rasberry, Civic Leader

Don Richardson, Civic Leader

Laura Thomas, Anderson & Associates

John Whitley, Civic Leader

 

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Kindl Detar

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

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704.973.4581

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Katie Russell

Katie Russell

Board & Grants Specialist

Email Katie

704.973.4559

York County Community Foundation

The York County Community Foundation was established in 1988 by local leaders to encourage philanthropy and secure resources to address local issues. The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofits to make positive impacts in York County, S.C.

Led by a local board of trustees, the Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to area nonprofits since inception. In addition to the endowments that support local grantmaking, nearly $30 million in charitable assets – typically comprised of individual, family and nonprofits funds – are affiliated with the Foundation. 

With continued support from generous donors, the York County Community Foundation can continue building on this spirit of philanthropy for generations to come.

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Board of Trustees:

Alice Williams Davis, Chair, Williams & Fudge

Elizabeth Smith Owen, Vice Chair, Morton & Gettys, LLC

Laurie Leader, Immediate Past Chair, South State Bank

Jason Ackerman, BNA CPA's & Advisors

Lisa Amigo, Civic Leader

Shaun Barnes, Comporium Communication

Craig Craze, Entrepreneur

Sharen DuBard, Civic Leader

Chuck Epps, Civic Leader

Catherine Faircloth, South State Bank

Michelle Guissinger, LePhew Financial Services

Allan Gregory, K.A. Gregory Wealth Management, LLC

Dehler Hart, Springland Inc.

Dawn Johnson, Civic Leader

Kim Keel, Adult Enrichment Centers

Nicki McBrayer Nash Founders Federal Credit Union

Grier Sandifer, Bank of York

Michael Schonfeld, Clover Chiropractic Care

 

Trustee Emeritus

Harry Dalton, Sr., Retired, Caraustar Industries

 

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Kindl Detar

Kindl Detar 

Vice President, Board Management 

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704.973.4581

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Katie Russell

Katie Russell

Board & Grants Specialist

Email Katie

704.973.4559

2019 Board of Advisors 

Board chairs from each of our 13 affiliates serve on FFTC’s Advisory Board.

Peggy Wagstaff, Cabarrus County Community Foundation

Mark Reed, Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation

Ben Kochenower, Cherokee County Community Foundation

Cindy Teddy, Cleveland County Community Foundation

Sandra Ridley, The Cole Foundation, Richmond County

David Green, Iredell County Community Foundation

Jackie Harris, Lancaster County Community Foundation

Paula Turlington, Lexington Area Community Foundation

Rege Eger, Lincoln County Community Foundation

Kathy Boyd, Salisbury Community Foundation

Chris Poplin, Stanly County Community Foundation

Ron Hinson, Union County Community Foundation

Alice Williams Davis, York County Community Foundation

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CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS AID NEXT GENERATION

From boosting student achievement to promoting kindergarten readiness to creating college pathways and career readiness for young adults, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation has an eye on helping the next generation of Mecklenburg County.

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Huffman Ensures Hometown's Vibrant Future

Salisbury attorney Dick Huffman cares deeply about his hometown. That is why he has entrusted FFTC’s regional affiliate – the Salisbury Community Foundation – with a planned gift, ensuring permanent support for Rowan County’s future needs and opportunities.