Sally Higgins began serving a two-year term as President of the Board of Directors of the Myers Park High School Foundation. The Foundation works to enhance the educational experience of every Myers Park student by expanding opportunity, addressing unmet needs and funding innovation. Higgins, a Myers Park graduate in the Class of 1987, began serving on the Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2014.
On January 1, 2016, Ray Owens began a two-year term as President of the Board of Directors of Conservation Trust for North Carolina, having served as a member of the Board since 2011. CTNC works with local land trusts, property owners and communities to protect streams, forests, farms, scenic vistas, wildlife habitats and other natural treasures. CTNC leads and coordinates the preservation of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and works with 23 local land trusts across the state, which together have conserved over 400,400 acres in almost 2,500 locations.