TRUST HIRES STAFF & RECEIVES BROWNSON DONATION
The Trust is pleased to announce that Sandra Dales was selected for the position of Executive Director for the Southern Pines Land and Housing Trust. Sandra started on 22 February and her office is in the Administration Building at the West Southern Pines Center for African American History, Cultural Arts and Business.
Sandra specializes in property development, program and fiscal management, strategic planning, and has over 20 years of experience working in various non-profit agencies. Sandra secured national grant funding from US Department of Education and US Department of Labor totaling $1.2 million and worked to successfully complete a $4 million capital campaign for a local nonprofit. Sandra’s most recent employment was as the Bookstore Manager at Sandhills Community College where she also served as an instructor teaching grant writing. Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Old Dominion University. She resides in Pinehurst.
Chief Operations Officer
We are fortunate enough to also hire Nora Bowman as the Chief Operations Officer. Nora will oversee on-site contractors and manage the leasing for building occupancy. Nora has an extensive background in banking, having worked in various positions with Wells Fargo during her 29-year career. Nora grew up in the West Southern Pines community and brings her invaluable experience in community relations.
Martha Butler and Don Power hand playground donation check to Sandra Dales, Fenton Wilkinson and Vincent Gordon
Members of Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church recently presented a check to the Southern Pines Land & Housing Trust in the amount of $3,605.
The gift is to be used to provide playground equipment for the Blanchie Carter Discovery Park. The park is a four-acre outdoor play and learning environment on the campus of the Southern Pines Center for African American History, Cultural Arts, and Business.
The gift represents one half of the amount raised by church members on “Giving Tuesday” which is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of individuals and organizations to transform their communities. The additional monies raised will be used for playground equipment on the campus of Brownson Church for its older children.