University of Mount Olive Foundation

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Founded in 2003, the University of Mount Olive Foundation serves as an independent fundraising arm of the University.  The purpose of this nonprofit foundation is to seek alternate sources of support to strengthen the 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 the University of Mount Olive in ethnicity, age, gender, and geographic location.  The directors are expected to play a critical role in providing the University of Mount Olive access to key philanthropic, corporate, civic, and government decision-makers, while serving as ambassadors to further the mission of the University.

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.
Britt Family Farms, LLC

Dr. J. William Byrd
President Emeritus, University of Mount Olive

Mrs. Wendy M. Crumpler

Mr. George Robert Denning

Mr. Jeff D. Etheridge, Jr.
Regional President, BB&T

Mr. Jimmie Edumundson

Mr. Robert J. Greczyn

Ms. Olivia B. Holding
First Citizens Bank

Mr. C. Darrell Horne
CEO, Horne Moving Systems, Inc.

Dr. Philip P. Kerstetter
President, University of Mount Olive

Mr. I. Ray McDonald, Jr.

Mr. Brooks Moye

Mr. E.J. Pope, Jr.

Mr. M. Townsend Quinn
UBS Financial Services

Mr. Peter Reichard
Tryon Capital Ventures, LLC

Mr. A. Sandy Thompson
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.

Mr. Doug Wilkins

Non-Voting Officers

Ms. Ashley Mitchell, Secretary
Executive Associate to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Mr. Jay Rebman, Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Comptroller

For more information about the University of Mount Olive Foundation, please contact Dr. John Blackwell, Foundation President, at 919-299-4936 or

The 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 University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.