The Conservation Fund, Resourceful Communities Program
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

The Conservation Fund – Resourceful Communities Program
North Carolina Coastal Federation
Golden LEAF Foundation
North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
North Carolina Sea Grant
North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Ocracoke Preservation Society
United States Department of Commerce
Trust for Public Land
North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance
Outer Banks Community Foundation
Hyde County Government
North Carolina State University, Soil Science Department

OFI Capital Contributors commit to donate a minimum of $5000 to OFI,
either as a single gift [*] or over 2- 5 years,for the Board to use for initiatives and opportunities to benefit the community.

Susan and Edward Norvell***
Scott Bradley**
Keith McDermott*
Ocracoke Island Realty
Susan and Todd Collins
Raina Brubaker and Jessica Hough

SUSTAINING DONORS ($500.00 plus)      [*] Multiple Years
C. Felix Harvey
Brant Godfrey
Tideland EMC**
Leonard and Beverly Meeker******
Webb and Dorothy Fuller
Susan Burt Collins
Scott Bradley
Al and Linda Scarborough*
Bill and Jennifer Rich
Dr. Joseph and Margo Babb
Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Assocation
Mr. and Mrs. Norvell O. Scott
John Wright ~ Sanctuary Vineyards
Tim Spear
Tony McGowan ~ Down Creek Gallery
Robin and Bradley Metcalf
Kelley Shinn*
Dick and Janey Jacoby
Scott Bradley – in memory of Leonard Meeker

SUPPORTERS       [*] Multiple Years
Katharine Rondthaler Woodwell******
Dwight Burrus ~ Hatteras Tours**
Ocrafolk School
The Howes Family**
Nancy Troxler and Brian Mitchell
Anne B. Davis***
John and Mame Bradley
Charles C. Meeker
Ralph and Vera Buxton*
Joseph and Jean Rohling
David and Ursula Shears*
Merle and Donald Davis
Norma Sigal
Rudy Austin
Noel Yates
Robert Cannon
Colin Osborne
Beverly Sheppe
Eden and Greg Honeycutt
Marcelle Brenner
John and Joan Crowe
Bill and Sue Shanklin**
Ocracoke Island Realty – Donor Match (5)
Christopher Sterling*****
Edward Lane
Deborah Bowen
Donald and Paula Johnson
Stewart and Carla Aly*
Constance Leinbach*
Dr. Calvin Hanrahan
Robert Link
Kivi Miller
Edward Norvell
Nelson Baitzel and Allison Guinan
Anonymous – in honor of Kimberly Emery
Julianne Mueller*
Thomas Smerling
Reverend Danielle Creeksong
Tom Bell
Liz and Chuck Hotchkiss
Brant Godfrey – in memory of Leonard Meeker
Mica Swyers – in honor of Randy Swyers
Bill and Peggy Birkemeier
Susan Lindsay

Susse Wright
Stephen Chandler
Ruth Fordon
George Brown

Janet Chrzan, Ph.D.  Department of Anthropology  

University of Pennsylvania

Brian Pompeii, 

Saltwater Connections
Fresh Catch Programs


ACQUISITION PARTNERS – Planning, Professional Fees and Acquisition [November 2013]
The Conservation Fund – Land Conservation Loan Program
Keith and Isabelle McDermott
Susan and Edward Norvell
Outer Banks Community Foundation
C. Felix Harvey
Earl W. O’Neal, Jr.
“Coastal Cohorts” Bland Simpson and Don Dixon

RESTORATION DONORS (Post-purchase, November 2013) [*] Multiple Years
Tom Bell*
Al and Linda Scarborough
Edward Calvitti and Cynthia Carver-Calvitti
Susan and Edward Norvell
Jocelyn Watson – in memory of John Wharton
Kati Wharton – in memory of John Wharton
Joe Bob Cravens – in memory of John Wharton
Katy Villiers – in memory of John Wharton
Julianne Mueller – in memory of John Wharton
Deborah Leonard – in memory of John Wharton
Michelle Byrne – in honor of Rich and Paula Hibbs
Dick and Janey Jacoby
Edna and Roger Clark
Anne B. Davis
Ralph and Vera Buxton
Mike and Carol Self

Maj. Hugh R. Dunlap, Jr., Ret.
Christopher C. Sterling
Scott Bradley
David J. Shears
Anonymous (2)
Stephanie Reisinger
Rudy and Pat Austin
Ralph and Vera Buxton
David Montgomery
Ocracoke Island Realty
Sophie & Bob Oakes
Merle & Donald Davis
Ed & Susan Norvell
Hardy Moving and Storage
Pam, Ella and Jamin Simmons
David Senseney Family
The Crews Inn
Robert Kornegay, Jr.
Julia Howard & Gary Coye
Charles Meeker
Douglas Tanner and Kathleen Gille
Phyllis Wall
Elizabeth R. Bloomquist ~ in honor of Joel Wingard
Katharine R. Woodwell
Leslie Monticone
Rodney B. Kemp
Calvin and Elizabeth Hanrahan
Reena Bernards
John Alexanderson
Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Andrew Preston
Susan and Todd Collins
Janey and Dick Jacoby
Carl Bose
Joseph and Cheryl Pino
Constance Leinbach
Jack Whitehead
Pam Carpenter and William Watts
Susan E. Stuck
Holly and Harry Williams
Warren and Beverly Meekins
Robin and Bradley Metcalf
Virgina H. Meekins Family Trust
Susan and David Jones
Ocracoke Island Realty – Donor Match (2)
Brian Mitchell
John Golden
Reverend Danielle Creeksong
Rusty Vaughan


Housing, transportation, other goods & services]
M.J. Finley Austin
John Giagu ~ Island Golf Carts
Karl Lehman and Deanna Dannels
Mr. and Mrs. Barry G. Burgan
Brant and Beverly Godfrey
Clayton Gaskill
Blue Heron Realty
Ocracoke Island Realty
Debbie Wells




​                                                             ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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[+] Total of Mulitple Donations

+Keith and Isabelle McDermott, London & Ocracoke

Charles Meeker and Anne McLaurin, Raleigh & Ocracoke
Historic District Fund, Ocracoke Preservation Society, Ocracoke [*]


Todd and Susan Burt Collins, Philadelphia, PA & Ocracoke

Scott Bradley and Kelley Shinn, Ocracoke*
Anonymous, Ocracoke

Greg and Eden Honeycutt, Ocracoke



+Carlson Family Foundation, Chapel Hill, NC


Linda and Al Scarborough, Ocracoke

+Katharine Rondthaler Woodwell, MA & Ocracoke

                                                                        - in memory of Sherrill Senseney


+Orton Foundation, NC


Brian and Jo-Ellen Catto, Augusta, GA

Elizabeth Hanharan, Ocracoke*
2016 Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament*
Richard Dodd and Cheryl Grandefield, NY & Ocracoke

Simpson-Sharp-Oakes Fund, Outer Banks Community Foundation

*Katharine Rondthaler Woodwell, MA & Ocracoke


+Northey Family Fund, Charlotte, NC - in honor of David & Sarah Northey

Constance Leinbach, Ocracoke*
Brant Godfrey, Winston-Salem, NC & Ocracoke
Ann and Bland Simpson, Chapel Hill & Beaufort, NC

Raina Brubaker, Bethesda, MD & Ocracoke

William C. Watts, Jr., Arlington, VA & Ocracoke

Ellen and James Barrie Gaskill, Ocracoke

+Kathy Gille and Doug Tanner, Washington, DC & Ocracoke

Katharine Rondthaler Woodwell, MA & Ocracoke - in memory of Merle Davis

Tom Hollinshed and Kathy Lange, Southern Pines, NC

+Jonathan Wallace


+Barbara and Clifford Baumbach, Philadelphia, PA


The Miller Family, Seattle, WA - in Remembrance of Dr. Joseph Babb

+Jeannine Guthrie, Asheville


+Brad and Robin Metcalf, Richmond, VA & Ocracoke 


Art Mines and Elizabeth Dyer, Ocracoke

+Chris Sterling, Richmond, VA

+Ocracoke Island Realty- Matching Donations, Other

+Jeffrey and Susan Dippold, Ocracoke
+Nadine Cobb, Mayodan, NC

James and Ann Borland, Ocracoke
Candice Cobb and Martha McMillan, Hillsborough, NC & Ocracoke

                                                         - in honor of Vivian Cobb
Dean and Joan Rutledge, Clemmons, NC*                      
Woody Billings, Ocracoke & Beaufort, NC*
Peggy and Bill Birkemeier, Kitty Hawk, NC

Lee Kimball and Tucker Scully, Washington, DC

Robert Wells, Kitty Hawk, NC & Ocracoke

Doug Tanner and Kathy Gille, Washington, DC & Ocracoke

                                                         - in memory of Merle Davis

Kathy Krickhahn, Santa Fe, NM

Bank of America Charitable Foundation - Matching Gift Program

Willis Slane, Lewisville, NC & Ocracoke

Keith Hardt, Washington, NC

+Connie and Craig Luigart, Fairfax, VA & Ocracoke


+Vera and Ralph Buxton, Ocracoke.

Garrett Drapala, Cary, NC


+Karen and Barry Burgan, Ocracoke

+Robert Lineberry, Blacksburg, VA

+Grant Kessler - in honor of Karen Kay Kessler

Ruth and Bob Toth, Ocracoke*
Carroll and Andy Preston, Morrisville, NC

Robert Kornegay, Rocky Mount , NC & Ocracoke

Morton and Katherine Lebow, Washington, DC

Perantinides & Nolan Co. LPA, Akron, OH - in memory of Cinda Shinn

+Leslie Davis and Robert Suppa, Cape Charles, VA

Marcie Ferris

Kristen Zapotok, Raleigh, NC
Carol and David Hoyt, Conway, SC

Gary Davis, Ocracoke

Alison Rhoades, Holly Springs, NC

Nic Stark, Annapolis, MD​

+Christine Hacket and Rob Eisenberg, Sterling, VA

Catherine Whitney, Harrison Twp, MI

+Anne B. Davis, Solomons, MD

Carroll and Andrew Preston

Evelyn LaMers, Yellow Springs, OH
Steven and Mary Seifert, Virginia Beach, VA
Tom Cafferty, Great Falls, VA

Alex Walker, Leslie Cole and Anne Miller - in memory of Vickie Cobb

+Virginia H. Meekins Family Trust, Manteo, NC

Amy Howard and David Tweedie, Ocracoke

David Isele

Jack Whitehead, Ocracoke
Liz Hotchkiss, Ocracoke  -  in memory of Chuck Hotchkiss
Margaret and Dan Brock, Winston-Salem, NC - in honor of Marcy Brenner  
Peter and Mary Vankevich, Ocracoke*                                           & Lou Castro
Aaron Garrish, Clayton, NC*
The David Sweatt Family, Greenville, NC
Katherine Delaney, Wadsworth, OH    -   in honor of Aunt Katie
Anonymous, Pittsburgh, PA
Dean Rafferty
Jo Patterson Miller, Florence, SC
The Phillips/Cottrell Family, Richmond, VA
Robert A. Lauten, Purcellville, VA - n memory of Elsa Anders
Deborah Leonard, Thomasville, NC
Stewart G. Young, Blythewood, SC
Cheryl and Dwight Shaffer, Spring Grove, PA
B. Stewart, Chapel Hill, NC

Anonymous, Ocracoke

Jodi and Larry Burkhart, Alliance, OH

Robert Rhodes

Julianne Mueller, Falls Church, VA

Paul Hultberg, Asheville, NC
Anonymous, Norfolk, VA

Jim Stone, Centerville, OH

Will and Tina Rucker, Shelby, NC

Mishew Smith, Bahama, NC

Andrew Wall, Grass Valley, CA - in memory of Vivian Cobb

Phyllis Wall, Ocracoke - in memory of Vickie Cobb

Beverly Sullivan, Ocracoke - in memory of Vickie Cobb 

Susan Alden and Dana McDonald - in memory of Vivian Cobb

Gail Cooley, Hillsborough, NC - in memory of Vivian Cobb

Tandy Farber, Mechanicsville, VA

Julianne Mueller, Falls Church, VA - in memory of Thomas E. Johnson

Tim Donaldson, Pace, FL - in honor of Vera Louise Paul (Midgett)

+Matthew Lee, Carrboro, NC

Under $100
Melzer (Pat) Morgan, Reidsville, NC
Sarah and Ian Atwood
Frank Marra, Trent Woods, NC
Jane Scarborough Turnbull, Sandy Springs, GA
Keith Williams, Reidsville, NC
Leslie Smith
Bill Roessler, Fancy Gap, VA
Robert and Jean Link, Washington, DC & Ocracoke
Philip Howard, Ocracoke

Anonymous (4)

Annens Adkins, North Chesterfield, VA  -  in honor of Richard Adkins

Dana Cash, Raleigh

Carl Bose

Kevin and Lea Ann Seymour, Gibson City, IL

Judith Vollmer, Pittsburgh, PA - in honor of Carole Coffee on her birthday

Daniel Haybron, Olivette, MO - in memory of Vivian Cobb

Sandra Marley and Lynn Gaskins, Ocracoke - in memory of Vickie Cobb

Eileen Powell and Jerry Powell, Hillsborough, NC - in memory of Vickie Cobb

The Schultz Family, Hillsborough, NC - in memory of Mrs. Vivian Cobb

Lucille McCorkle, Charlotte, NC - in memory of Vivian Cobb

Judi Guerrieri, Westminster, MD

Sam Corlis

Gaye Dimmick, Charlotte, NC - in memory of Vivian Cobb

Charles Cloninger

Amazon Smile

+Katie Sandage, Firestone, CO

Jennifer Baysden, Winterville, NC

Michele Dohse, Asheville, NC - in honor of Katrin Dohse

Susan and Jim Kelemen, Pittsboro, NC

Elizabeth Borel, West Chester, PA

Amanda and Steve Staines, Libertyville, IL

Daniel Dorsey

Lucinda MacKethan

TisBest Philanthropy, Seattle, WA

Pat Coulter

Brian Merrill

Network for Good

Mary Jane Merrill

Carolyn L. Tebault, Lorton, VA

Stephanie Flores de Valgaz, Winston-Salem, NC

*Donations Matched by Ocracoke Preservation Society,

              Historic District Fund - $10,000 

Golden LEAF Foundation  $137,000                                          

Wastewater Improvements  [Completed Spring 2018]                                                        

Marion Stedman Covington Foundation  $15,000                   

Restoration, Willis Store & Fish House 

[Scheduled Fall 2021] 

Golden LEAF Foundation  $175,820                              

Willis Store & Fish House and Dock - Hurricane Disaster Recovery

[Completed August 2019]

Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Reserve Funds  [2019] $84,500

Docks and Shoreline Restoration [Willis Dock, Store & Fish House]

{Completed August 2019]

Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Funds [FY 2019-2020] $54,426

Willis Dock, Platform Areas [completed August 2019]

Golden LEAF Foundation $278,000

Replace Main Dock, destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019

[completed February 2021]