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If you like what you are reading and believe in independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism like ours—journalism the way it should be—please contribute to keep us going. Reporting like this isn’t free to produce and we cannot do this alone. Thank you!

As a nonprofit newsroom, we rely on the generosity of individuals, foundations and businesses to fund our in-depth and investigative reporting in the public interest. A unique mix of philanthropy, corporate sponsorship and earned revenue makes our important work sustainable over time. Thanks to support from around the state and across the nation, we have raised more than $835,000 in 2021 to fund our nonpartisan journalism. We’ve achieved this fundraising success without sacrificing a reputation for fairness and transparency. We continue to maintain the highest standards of financial disclosure in the industry, including publishing online lists of every individual, foundation or corporate entity that supports us.

2021 Revenue for Carolina Public Press

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Total revenue for 2021: $835,284

2021 Expenses for Carolina Public Press

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Total expenses for 2021: $620,037


2021 Donors

Foundation and Nonprofit Grants and Sponsorships

ANI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Dogwood Health Trust

Fund for Investigative Journalism

Google News Initiative

Inasmuch Foundation

NewsMatch

North Carolina Local News Lab

Pulitzer Center

Report for America

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation


Note: All donors who contributed $10 per month or more than $120 are considered “10 for 10 Members”. These donor levels and individual donors are marked with an asterisk (*).


* Innovators $10,000 – $24,999

Ellen and Will Gaddy
Sam and Sarah Jackson
Bob Lewis
Jim Overton


* Investigators $1,000 – $4,999

Scott Barnwell and Diana Toledo

Will Bondurant

Mildred Buchanan        

Martha Eblen

Lindsay Hearn

David Hurand and Martha Saylers

John and Dee Mason

Angie Newsome and Pat Hunt  

Michael Sartisky              

Allen and Marlene Shaklan


* Newshounds $500 – $999

Joel and Marla Adams

Ken Brame

Joel Bulkley

Felicia Gressette

Calvin Hall

Victoria Hicks

Jefferson Holt

Vern and Ann Hunt

Eric Jackson

Lee Lumpkin

Judy Mattox

Paula O’Hara

Louise Spieler

Jacqueline Spring-Stapel

Catherine Thomas

Teresa Van Duyn

Pamela Winkler


* Researchers $250 – $499

Ellen Acconcia

Suzanne Berl

William Black

Kirk and Shelley Brown

James and Anne Dale

Victor Dostrow

Mary Farmer

Thomas Fehsenfeld

Mark Fuerst

Celia Fuller

Anne Fitten Glenn

Michael and Jean Gora

Constance and Phil Haire

Bob Hall

Judith Hoy

Elaine Igelman

Jane Johnson

Keith Keener

Melody and Joshua Komeyrov

Peggy Korte

William Lamb

Seth Langson

Phil Leonard

Lisa Lopez

Linda McCarley

Renee and Jim McDermott

Eve Miller

Winfield Moses

Michael Murrie

John Norton

Cynthia Parks

Joseph Quinlan

James Samsel and Kim McGuire

Olin B. Sansbury, Jr.

Jane Spainhour

Roger van der Horst

Linda Watt

Ellen Weiner


Fact Finders $1 – $249

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Robert Ackley

Brooke Adams

Richard Adelmann*

Coleen Akers*

Sonny Albarado

Judith M Albertson*

Victoria Albright*

Hooper Alexander IV*

Sherri Allgood*

Margot Ammidown*

Karen Anderson

Gayle Anderson

Micah Anderson

Martha Apple*

Katherine Armstrong*

Harold Arrowood

Patricia Ashe*

Eleanor Ashton*

George Auman

William Austin

Margaret Avery*

Carolyn Aycock*

James Aycock

Pam & Hunter Bacot

R. A. Bailey

Tamara Baker

Ruth Ballard

Virginia Barile*

Lee R. Barnes*

Beverly Barnett*

Lorna Barnett

Annie Barnhill

Cynthia Barrager*

Mark Barrett

Daniel Barron*

Nancy Bartlett

Valerie Bateman*

Mary Baydarian*

Suzan Bayorgeon*

Kimberly Beer*

Daniel Beerman*

Peter Bego*

Philip Belcher*

Kate Bellows

Jan Beresford

Chris Berg

Lee Berger*

Laura Bertocci

Melissa Bigg*

Ruth Birge

Stephanie Biziewski*

Diane Blanks

David Block

Violette Blumenthal

Rachel Bolanos*

Julie Bond-Meers

Judith Bonner

Alexander Bonnyman

David Boraks*

Ernest Boyd*

Jill Boyd Myers

Wanda Brandt*

Kelli Brannon

Art Breitenstein

Carol Brinkley

Linda Brinkley

Susan Broadhead

Martha Brock

Gregory Brown*

Jerry Elijah and Libby Brown

William Brown

Elisha Brown

Bennett and Arlene Brummer

Barbara H. Bryan

Anne Buckley*

Steve Buckley*

Jarratt Burch*

Dennis Burns

William Busa*

Sandra and Jones Byrd

Basil Byrne*

Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Bill Callahan*

Kathryn Cameron*

Charlotte Campbell*

Colin Campbell

Karen Campbell

Kate Carey*

Nora Carr*

Aiden Carson

Pamela Carver

Emilio Cecchi*

Judith Chaet*

Bill or Cecilia Champion*

Thomas Chapman

Hilary Chiz

Paige Christie

Gordon Clark*

Ellen Clarke*

B. Sheila Clendenning*

Larry Clubine

Charles Coble*

Elizabeth Colton

James Colville

Patrick Conant

Christopher Cooper

Leto Copeley

Billy Corriher

Thomas Coulson*

Dana Courtney

Vanessa Cowie*

Evelyn Cox*

Peter Cranford

Diane Crenshaw

Curt Crowhurst

Leda Cunningham*

Anne Cunningham

Robert Currie

Carole Hart Currie

Nancy Curtis

Gary Cyphers

Michael Czeczot*

Charles Daniels*

Jim Davis

Mark de Castrique

Jason deBruyn*

Gary Deen*

Laurel Degernes*

Barbara Dennis*

Ray Dennis

Julie Dillon

Katherine Dixon*

John Cotterman

William Dobbins*

Lucy Doll*

Virginia Dollar

Patrick Doran*

Elizabeth Drake and Ross Prezant*

Joan Dressler

Gracen Duffield*

Joanne Dufilho*

Kathy Edwards*

James Edwards*

Elizabeth Ellington

Stephanie Embry*

Elizabeth Ernest

Jane Falkenstein*

Russ Farmer*

Randolph Fenninger*

Bob Ferriera

Heidi Fields

Anthony Finelli

Curry First

Lewis Fisher*

Laura Floyd

Jodi Ford

Deborah Francis

Susan Francy

Marcia Freed*

Joshua Freeman

Myra Fuller

Paula & Earl Futrell*

Bob Gale*

Silvia Gambardella*

Virginia Gambill

Patricia Gass

Judith Gates*

Lucy Gellman

Jack Gentile

Karise Germain*

Jennifer Gillis

Monroe Gilmour*

Jim Glaze

Lee Glenn

Lucinda Glover

Jayashree Gokhale*

Daniel Goldberg*

Frank Goldsmith*

Mark Goldstein*

Leonardo Gomez

Mary Goodkind

John Graham

Peter Gramiak

Jeri Gray

Steven Gray

Julie Green

Phoebe Greene

Kathy Greggs

Marena Groll*

Robert Gross

Liz Guinan*

Benjamin Guiney

Steve Gunn

Jack Hafeli*

Nation Hahn*

Christine Hale

Bob Halstead*

Judith Hamill

JoAnn Hammerberg*

Jerry Hancock

Cathy Hargett*

Doug and Terri Harris

Paul Harvin

Nicholas Haskell*

Tom Havener

Tom Hayes

Tommy Hays

Michael Hearn*

Thomas Heath*

William Heck

Edward Hennessey*

Faith Herndon*

Sue Hertz*

Merrill Hibbs

Rebekkah Hilgraves*

Brenda Hilliard

Rosemary Hoban

Lauran Hoders

Christine Hoepfner

Catherine Hogan

Adrienne Hollifield

Matt Holloway

Mary Holmes*

Deborah Hooker

Mike Hopping

Albert Horcher

Beth Horne

Lang Hornthal

Sandra Houts*

Cathy Howell*

Robin Howse

James Hugenschmidt*

Dan Huger*

Kimberly Hughes

Megan Hull*

Jack Igelman*

Leoneda Inge

Krystal Irven

Brian Irving

Kathleen Jacobs

Dean Jagels

Susan Jenkins*

Libbie Johnson

Glenda Johnson

Eleanor Johnson

Christopher Johnson

Apryl Johnson

Cody Jones

Rebecca Jones

Heather Jones Weaver

Holly Jordan

Allegra Jordan

Douglass Joyce

Joel Kallander

Hannah Kaminer*

Estalee Kapleau

Harriet Karro

Marisa Kathard

Ron Katz

Albert Kaufman

Patsy Keever*

Leslie Keller

Gayle Kemp*

Abraham Kenmore

Karen Kennedy*

Gary Kenton

Lyric Kinard

Nancy Kinsel

Colin Kirkman

Jane Kniffin*

Martha Knisley*

Mendy Knott

Marilyn Knowles

Alexander Knudsen

Kristin Knudsen

Richard Kolb

Bruce and Anna Koloseike

Jim Konneker*

Linda Kooiker*

Robert Kruhm

Donna Ladd

Naomi Lambert*

Mignon Lamia*

R. Franklin Landis*

Pamela Lane*

Martha Lane

Drew and Louise Langsner

Barbara Lanwermeyer*

Joseph S Lappin*

Risa Larsen*

William Larson*

Jean Larson

Beverly Larson

Susan Larson

Jock Lauterer*

Leigh Lawrence

Kalen Lawson

Judy Leavitt

William Lee*

Laura Lee*

Tharesa Lee

Valerie Leeper*

Gina Lemons*

Natalie Lew*

Eliza Licht

Alan Light*

Ellen Lingerfelt

Susanne Loar

Laurie Lomauro*

Amelia Lumpkin

Dan Lunsford

Anna Lynch*

Robin Lynne

Roberta Madden

Margaret Mago

Gina Malone

Johanna Manasse

Elizabeth Mangrum*

Wendy Marsh

C. Amanda Martin*

Aaron Martin*

Katherine Martin*

Jean Martin

Julie Martin*

Nancy Martin*

Richard Martin

Jamarr McCain

Carol McCollum

Nancy McCormick

Robert McDonald

Stephen McGrigor

Les McGuire*

Judy McKnight*

Sean McNeal

Mark and Shelley McNeill*

Kim Mcwhirter

Stephen Merrill*

Susan Messick

Fred Meyer

James Meyer

Robert Mikulak

Joyce Lewis Miles

Sharon Millard*

Marcianne Miller

Diane Millikan*

Smithson Mills*

Hanne and Glen Miska

Jon Mize*

Julie Montanea

Janet Montgomery

Betty Moore*

Amy Moore

Dasia Moore

David Moore

Fiona Morgan*

Lucy Morgan

Thomas Moriarty

Constance Morrison*

Deanna Moss

Sandra Mueller*

Janet Muir

Valerie Munei

Carolyn B. Murdock

Kathleen Murdock*

Jamie Murphy

Chuck Murray

Michael Murrie*

Darlene W. Natale*

Ron Navik

James Neely

Joyce Neff*

Brian Nelson

Joseph Neri

Mark Nevilke

Noel Nickle

Leon Niegelsky*

Cathy Nieman

Don Nonini

Leslie Norber and Adam Dovenitz*

Charles Norton*

Sadie Nott

Nancy Nye*

Martin Oakes*

William O’Connell

Dianne Olansky

Richard Olejniczak

Kathleen O’Nan Brown

Sarah Oram

Lynette Orbovich

Christopher O’Reilly

Andrew Otey*

Mia Overton

Sharon Oxendine

Eileen Wilson Oyelaran

Elizabeth Page

Pamela Jarrett

Andrew Pardue

Margaret Parker

Charles Parker*

Ruth Parlin

Tracy Patterson*

Sally Payne

Diane Pennington*

Regina and Rick Pettus*

Thomas Phelps

Spencer Pierce

Richard and Judith Pigossi

Thomas and Marian Plaut

Joyce Pollack

Lew Powell

Emma Pred-Sosa*

Lenora Prewitt

Janet Price-Ferrell*

Phil Pritchard

James Pugh*

Scot Quaranda

Jake Quinn

Ian Ragsdale*

Bill Rand*

SP Rankin*

Linda M. Ray

Cathy Reas

Joanne Rebbeck

Andrew Reed

Larry Reeves

Martha Reifsnider*

Laurie Richard*

Geraldine Richards*

Leslie Richeson

Robert Riehle

Patricia Rieser

Joseph Ritok*

Carlos Rivera

Pam Robbins*

Tara Romano

Olga Ronay*

Amber Rose*

Adam Rosen*

Marilyn Rosenberg

Sandy Ross*

Sue Roussopoulos*

Jennifer Rudolph

Rebecca Ruhlen*

John Rukavina

Julia Salseda

Evelyn Sanborn

Joseph and Carol Sasek

Rebecca Saunders

William Sax

Mattie Scarbraugh

Catherine Schaller*

Kenneth and Elizabeth Schapira*

Bonnie Schell

Sorien Schmidt

Katherine Schofield

Tara Scholtz

Sue Schwartz

Anne Schwarz*

Catherine Scott*

Charles Senf

Amanda Sexton*

Nimesh Shah

Subash M Shah

Melody Shank*

Cas Shearin

Edward Sheary*

James Shelton

Charles Shelton-Ormond

Linda Sherck*

Jeff Shields*

Nina Shippen

Kevin Silva

Lowell Simon*

Eva Simonsen*

Mary Sinclair*

Carey Sipp

Leesa Sluder*

Pat Smith*

Kevin Smith

Kim Smith

Larry Sneeden*

Rebecca A. Snurr

Katherine Soderquist*

David Sokal*

Peter Solet

Lisa Sorg

Margaret Sowerwine*

Carole Spainhour*

Katerina Spasovska

Jayne Spring

Myrtle Staples

Frank Stasio*

Jane Stein

Hugh Stevens

Eric Stockton

Claire Stone

Julia Storm

Linda and John Stover

Janet and Jerome Stracke

Stephen Strnisha*

Donley Studlar

Mary Lou Surgi*

Galvin Swift*

Mayo Taylor*

Jill Taylor*

Phyllis Taylor*

Frank Taylor*

N. Adam Tebrugge

Sarah Thomas

Mary-Paul Thomas

Jessica Thomas

Lawrence Thompson*

Denny Thompson

Emma Thorne

Jeff Tiberii*

Deitra Toone*

Aviva Tulasi

Lisa Tulchin

Susan Tuman

Carl Tyer

Timothy Tyson

Greg Undeen

Susan T Usher*

Edwin Vaden

Susan Vaughan

Kyle Villemain

Kathleen Voltz

Harold and Helen Voris*

Jane Voyles

Sasha Vrtunski

Resla Wesonga

Michael Walker*

Mary Walker*

Kathryn Walker

Krystal Walker

Melissa Wall*

Ann Wall

Alexander Wall

Luke Wallenbeck*

Jim Walset*

Callie Warner

Susan Warner

Philip Weast

Laura Webb*

Rachel Weber

Alice Wellborn

Monika Wengler

Leona Whichard*

Tim White*

John Whitehouse

Jennifer Tolle Whiteside*

Angela Whitney

Wendy Wieber

Janice Wilkinson*

Sarah Willets

Ida Williams

Elizabeth Williams

James Williams, Jr.

Dirk Wilmoth*

Jocelia Wilson*

Noah Wilson*

Sheila Windsor*

Elle Wise

Kelly Wood*

Patrick Woodie

Rip Woodin

Paul Woody

Nona Workman

Ford Worthy

Erin Wynia

Michael Yares

Gregory Zack

Thomas Zandecki