Annual Events and Fundraisers

Each year the Foundation hosts or participates in events and other fundraisers aimed at generating interest in the Foundation as well as donations.

For more information on any of these events, call Lynwood Roberson, Executive Director—ECC Foundation, at (252) 618-6650, or email

Annual Giving Campaign

The Annual Giving Campaign seeks financial support from individuals, businesses and other organizations to support the mission of the Foundation.

Campus Fund Drive

ECC employees donate more than $10,000 each spring through the Foundation’s Campus Fund Drive.

ECC Foundation Golf Tournament

September 21, 2023

This tournament is a major fundraiser for the Foundation. The tournament, played at Maccripine Country Club in Pinetops, is one of eastern North Carolina’s most popular golf events and features morning and afternoon flights. Recent tournaments have netted about $20,000, which is used to fund student scholarships.

See photos from the 2022 ECC Foundation’s 36th Annual Golf Tournament

Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Scholarships are awarded to students at a Scholarship Awards Ceremony held in the Mobley Atrium of the Fleming Building on the College’s Tarboro campus. This ceremony is open to family and friends of the scholarship recipients.

See photos from the 2019 Scholarship Awards Ceremony


Each year, donors of $250 or more are treated to an elegant party at a private home to thank them for their generous support of the Foundation.

See photos from the 2019 Springtide on Facebook

Tackle the Tar

The Rocky Mount Rotary Club hosts a Tackle the Tar mud run and fun day at the Sports Complex in Rocky Mount. The Foundation is a proud supporter of this event.  Proceeds from Tackle the Tar are used to fund scholarships awarded by the College. This year’s event is set for May 13-14, 2022.

See photos from the 2022 and 2023 Tackle the Tar on Facebook