receives Lewis R. Holding Award from NC Community Foundation
Hugh Bingham has received the Lewis R. Holding Philanthropic Leadership Award for 2012, according to James W. Narron, chairman of the board of directors of NCCF.
was honored at the NCCF's
board meeting last week in Raleigh for his
instrumental leadership as a member of the board of advisors of the Moore County Community Foundation
, an affiliate of NCCF.
Carmen Holding Ames presented the award to Bingham
at the board meeting.
Bingham has been a banker for 20 years, spending the last eight with First Bank, where he is regional executive and senior vice president.
He joined the Moore County Community Foundation in 2007 and became president of the board in 2009, when he established the goal to double the affiliate's community grantmaking fund, which was accomplished a year later.
has been instrumental in bringing new endowments to the affiliate and increasing gifts.
also has worked successfully to raise the profile of the affiliate in the community, Narron said when presenting the award.
The Moore County Community Foundation
was established in 1993 and last year awarded approximately $80,000 from its local grantmaking fund to the community.
"Moore County and the Sandhills region certainly have benefited from Mr. Bingham's leadership," said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president.
L-R: James Narron, NCCF Statewide Board Chair; Hugh Bingham, President of the Moore County Community Foundation and Carmen Holding Ames just after the Lewis R. Holding Award was presented to Bingham last week.