Ms. Philemon was previously the Senior Program Officer at The Cannon Foundation. She joined the Foundation on February 10, 2016, as a Program Officer for higher education grants.
Ms. Philemon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a Master’s in Business Administration from Wingate University. Ms. Philemon was employed at Wingate from 2009 to 2016. Her positions included Website and New Media Marketing Coordinator, and Director of Alumni and Parent Relations.
Ms. Philemon is married to Jonathan and is the mother of two children. The family lives near Midland, NC.
The Cannon Foundation was formed in 1943 by Charles A. Cannon, chairman, and president of the Cannon Mills Company. The Foundation continues his philanthropic legacy by funding primarily capital and infrastructure projects for organizations across North Carolina. By the end of 2021, the foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $320 million.