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. W. Robert Bizzell, Chair
President, Realo Discount Drug Stores, Inc.
Mr. James E. Williams, Foundation President
Vice President for Institutional Advancement      
Mr. I. Ray McDonald, Jr., Vice-Chair
Mr. William H. Bryan, Treasurer
Executive Chairman, Mt. 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. Jeff D. Etheridge, Jr.    
Mr. Jimmie Edmundson
Mr. Robert J. Greczyn, Jr.
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. Billy Kornegay
Eastern Wrecker Sales, Inc.
Ms. Stephanie Kornegay
Sleep Inn
Mr. Brooks Moye    
Mr. M. Townsend Quinn    
UBS Financial Services
Mr. Peter Reichard
Tryon Capital Ventures, LLC
Mr. Sandy Thompson
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.
Non-Voting Officers:
Ms. Ashley Mitchell, Secretary
Executive Associate to the VP for Advancement
Mr. Jay Rebman, Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Comptroller

For more information about the University of Mount Olive Foundation, please contact Mr. James E. Williams, Foundation President, at (919) 658.7678 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.