2016-2017 Board of Directors

Executive Committee 

PRESIDENT
Greg Abeyounis, CFRE 
Associate Vice Chancellor for DevelopmentEast Carolina University Foundation, Inc.
Greenville, NC

VICE PRESIDENT
Carolyn Kozuch DeFrancesco, J.D.
Director of Planned Giving Elon University
Elon, NC

TREASURER
John D. Ladd
Planned Giving Director
Carolina Friends School
Durham, NC

SECRETARY
Lyne S. Gamble, Jr.
Director of Development, Non-Territory
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Beth Boney Jenkins
Vice President for Development
North Carolina Community Foundation

Nancy Beard, CFRE
President
UCHS Foundation
Newton, NC

Geoff Graham
Associate Vice Chancellor
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

Susan R. Gutterman, JD
Endowment Director
Jewish Foundation of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Jamie Hayes, MA, MPA, CFRE
Executive Director, Western Carolinas
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Charlotte, NC

Julie Heinitsh, M.Ed.
Major Gifts Officer
Eliada Homes, Inc.
Asheville, NC

Andrea Jenkins
Director of Development, Major and Planned Gifts
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC

Jim Kelley, CFRE
Director of Development
Roman  Catholic Diocese of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Lee Knight, JD
Legacy Gift Planning Advisor
UNC Wilmington
Wilmington, NC

Crystal Thompkins, CAP®
VP, Director of Relationship Management
BNY Mellon Planned Giving
Greensboro, NC

Stephen R. Watt, CFRE
Assistant VP for Development and Gift Planning
The University of North Carolina General Administration
Chapel Hill, NC