Annual Fundraisers and Events

Each year the Foundation hosts several fundraisers aimed at generating valuable scholarship dollars.

For more information on any of these events, call Karen Andrus, Executive Director of the ECC Foundation, at (252) 823-5166 ext. 212, or email

Annual Giving Campaign

This important annual campaign solicits the financial support of individuals, organizations, businesses, and industries in the community to sustain and strengthen scholarships, mini-grants, the Ambassador program, and other Foundation initiatives.

Dr. Lamm at 2014 Beach Music FestivalBeach Music Festival and Food Truck Rodeo

Begin the beach music season at ECC! Beach music afficionados gather on the Tarboro campus to hear and dance to popular beach music bands and eat a variety of great food. A shag contest make this an especially fun day. Rain or shine. See photos from the 2015 Beach Music Festival and Food Truck Rodeo on Facebook.

Campus Fund Drive

ECC employees generate more than $10,000 each spring through the Campus Fund Drive.

Golf Tournament

>>View pictures from the 2015 ECC Foundation's 30th Annual Golf Tournament

One of the more popular golf tournaments in eastern North Carolina, this fall tournament is a major fundraiser for the Foundation. The tournament, played at Maccripine Country Club in Macclesfield, has become one of eastern North Carolina's most highly regarded tournaments. With both morning and afternoon flights, this four-man superball tournament generates about $20,000 toward student scholarships.

Business After Hours

In an effort to reach out to as many supporters as possible, the Foundation sponsors a Business After Hours through the Tarboro Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce or the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce. This is the Foundation's way of bringing area residents to the college and thanking them for their faithful contributions.

Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Endowed scholarships, as well as those from business and industry, clubs, and civic organizations, are awarded to students in the Mobley Atrium of the Fleming Building on the Tarboro campus. Family and friends are invited.


Donors of $250 or more are treated, each year, to an elegant party in a private home to thank them for their support.  See photos from the 2015 Springtide on Facebook.