ECU Foundation welcomes officers, directors in fall meeting


The ECU Foundation welcomed five new directors to 4-year terms on the board. The new directors are Kevin Monroe ’99 ’05, Angela Allen ’81, Mark Copeland ’96, Clay Walker ’89 and Dr. Virginia Hardy ‘ 93. (Contributed photos)


The ECU Foundation welcomed a new slate of officers and five new directors to its board at its fall meeting Sept. 30 in Greenville.

Reid Fogelman, ’89, will chair the board for the next two years. Henry Hinton, ’76, will serve as vice chair while Lisa Benton, ’83, serves as secretary.

New directors include: Kevin Monroe, ’99 and ’05; Angela Allen, ’81; Mark Copeland, ’96; Clay Walker, ’89, and Virginia Hardy, ’93.

The East Carolina University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to fund the margin of excellence at ECU. Gifts to the ECU Foundation benefit the students, faculty, academic programs, and research activities at ECU.

New officers for the next two years are left to right Lisa Benton ‘83, secretary; Henry Hinton ‘76, vice chair; and Reid Fogleman ‘89, chair.

At the fall meeting the board also celebrated the final months of a record setting Second Century Campaign. The campaign concludes at the end of 2011, one year early, and is expected to achieve 110 percent of its $200 million goal for ECU.

Following the theme of “Moving boldly beyond the Second Century Campaign,” the board of directors discussed and adopted several proposals that will guide its direction for the next four years. Foundation director Bill Clark said the board adopted a new strategic plan, new standards of engagement for directors, and new ways to improve development and donor relations.

Six persons received board awards for 2011 marking extraordinary commitments of time and service. Honored were: Henry Hinton, Advocacy Award; Kel Normann, Jim Galloway, Commitment Award; Carol Mabe, James R. Talton, Jr. Service Award, and Greg Abeyounis, Performance Award.