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.

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.

Campus Fund Drive

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

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.

See photos from the 2016 ECC Foundation’s 31st Annual Golf Tournament

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.

Spring Music Festival & Backyard Cook-Off

The Tarboro campus is transformed with a stage, dance floor, food vendors, cornhole, and grills in a cook-off competition. The 2017 event will be held Saturday, June 10, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. DJ Starrchild hosts, and other entertainment includes Backyard Groove, Maurice Wynn, Rythm Express of Rocky Mount, Shades of Harmony, line dancing, and praise dancing groups. A Backyard Cook-Off will showcase local cooks as they compete for a $400 prize. Tickets $15 prior to June 10 or $20 at the gate.

Purchase tickets on both campuses, Tarboro Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce, Edgecombe County Memorial Library, Master’s Touch Barbershop, Providence Bank, and

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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 2017 Springtide on Facebook

Tackle the Tar

Tackle the Tar is an annual 5K obstacle race and family fun day made possible by the Rocky Mount Rotary Club. Funds raised through the event support scholarships at ECC and other local colleges.

2017 Obstacle Course Race and Family Fun Day

See 2016 photos of ECC Tackles the Tar on Facebook