Martin County Community Foundation announces new board member

Martin County Community Foundation announces new board member


The board of advisors of the Martin County Community Foundation announces new advisory board member Dr. Deryl Davis Fulmer, Ph.D., according to Lucia Peel, board president.


Fulmer is the dean of academic affairs and chief academic officer at Martin Community College in Williamston. She began her position in July, 2017, after having served as the vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer at Halifax Community College in Weldon. She returned to North Carolina following more than 25 years in higher education in Wisconsin. Over the years, she has received numerous awards and recognitions for her service to her community, including as a co-founder of the African American Women’s Fund Project that has raised more than $400,000 and supported more than 40 organizations in the greater Milwaukee area. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in cultural foundations of education and a Ph.D. in urban education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She is married to Jerry Fulmer and together they have seven children who live across the United States and abroad.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Fulmer join our board,” Peel said. “We look forward to working with her to benefit our local community.”
About the Martin County Community Foundation
The Martin County Community Foundation was founded in 2004 and is an affiliate foundation of the North Carolina Community Foundation. MCCF is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, makes grants and leverages leadership – all for the benefit of Martin County. In addition to Peel, board members include: Nancy Winslow (vice president), Susan Dunlow (secretary), Mary Katherine Saunders (treasurer), Deryl Fulmer, Simon Griffin, Leslie Johnson and Gary Sproat.

Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Martin County Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at

For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Natalie Jenkins Peel at 252-562-9824 or or visit the NCCF website at
About the North Carolina Community Foundation
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $130 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With nearly $247 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.

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Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF Regional Director