Executive Director: Ernest W. Sumner
Status: 501c3 public charity
Mission: The Community Foundation of Gaston County is to be the leader of philanthropic giving by connecting donors with community needs to enhance the lives of present and future generations.
We do this by:
- connecting donors to community needs and causes that are meaningful to them;
- investing charitable dollars prudently to achieve lasting results; and
- leading collaborative solutions to community issues.
Assets Under Management: $82.2M
Number of Charitable Funds: 370
Grants and Scholarships Award: $83.5M since inception; $5.7M in year 2015
Board of Directors: 22 volunteers
Accreditation: National Standards
Average Performance of Main Investment Pool Over the Last 5 Years: +5.26%
Performance of our Main Investment Pool in 2015: 0.5%
Administrative Expenses for 2015: 0.81%