Founded in 2003, The University of Mount Olive Foundation serves as an independent fundraising arm of the College. The purpose of this nonprofit foundation is to seek alternate sources of support to strengthen University of Mount Olive’s outreach to students and the community.
The University of Mount Olive Foundation is governed by a 15 to 25 member Board of Directors. The Board of Directors strives to represent the diversity of the area served by University of Mount Olive in ethnicity, age, gender and geographic location. The directors are expected to play a critical role in providing University of Mount Olive access to key philanthropic, corporate, civic and government decision-makers, while serving as ambassadors to further the mission of the College.
Below is a list of current members of the University of Mount Olive Foundation Board of Directors:
Mr. George R. Kornegay Jr., Chair
The Kornegay Company, LLC
Dr. John Blackwell, Foundation President
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Mr. Robert Bizzell, Vice Chair
President, Realo Discount Drug Stores, Inc.
Mr. William H. Bryan, Treasurer
President, Mount Olive Pickle Company, Inc.
Mrs. Lisa Atkinson
White Oak Homes II, Inc.
Mr. Ralph Britt, Jr.
Dr. J. William Byrd
President Emeritus, University of Mount Olive
Mrs. Wendy M. Crumpler
Mr. Jeff D. Etheridge, Jr.
Regional President, BB&T
Mr. Robert J. Greczyn
CEO, BlueCross and BlueShield of NC
Ms. Olivia B. Holding
Mr. C. Darrell Horne
CEO, Horne Moving Systems, Inc.
Dr. Philip P. Kerstetter
President, University of Mount Olive
Mr. I. Ray McDonald, Jr.
Mr. E.J. Pope, Jr.
Mr. M. Townsend Quinn
Mr. Peter Reichard
Mr. A. Sandy Thompson
Senior VP, Wells Fargo Insurance Services
Mr. Doug Wilkins
Mr. Kenny Woodard
Ms. Ashley Mitchell, Secretary
Executive Associate to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Mr. Jay Rebman, Assistant Treasurer
For more information about the University of Mount Olive Foundation, please contact Dr. John Blackwell, Foundation President, at 919-299-4936 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Mount Olive thrives because of the support of numerous individuals. We are a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.