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Denise Ryan of Firestar Speaking was the keynote speaker at this networking opportunity for professional women sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and held at the Coastline Convention, Conference & Event Center in Wilmington.

This annual awards program spotlights finalists and winners in seven categories: Arts, Education, Health Care, Business, Public Service, Nonprofit/Volunteer, and Rising Star.  Wilma Magazine received almost 300 nominations and named thirty-five finalists. Ms. Fox was named as one of five finalists in the Business Category.



The New Hanover County Community Foundation (NHCCF) is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation and has reached $50,000 in giving with this year’s local grants to the New Hanover Community.  The board also made strategic decisions about grants they believe will benefit the local community and has adopted a new focus on non-profit programs serving children.  The NHCCF holds an annual, competitive grants process that begins each spring.


On August 17, 2015, Ms. Roden presented on the topic of Grantor Trusts to a group of attorneys, paralegals and CPAs. The CLE also provided participants with information regarding Revocable Trusts and Special Needs Trusts.


The WILMA Women to Watch Leadership Initiative's mission is to help develop more women leaders in Wimington-area businesses, nonprofits, government bodies and boards of directors.

The meeting's objective was to:
  • Create a better understanding of policing, incarceration, and re-entry in NC, including perspectives on diverse strategies that address criminal justice reform;
  • Explore how unintentional bias impacts racial inequities in the system; and
  • Explore possible opportunities for this work in the current climate through grant making and organizational leadership.
In 2012, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Board and staff of the Foundation selected a 15-member class, composed of a diverse group of leaders, who have their finger on the pulse of the State to serve a three-year term as ZSR's inaugural Community Leadership Council (CLC).
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation invests in statewide, regional and community-based organizations that are dedicated to building an inclusive, sustainable and vibrant state. The groups that ZSR supports both work to build healthy, robust communities at the local and regional level and engage in education, civic dialogue and advocacy around issues of importance to communities and to North Carolina.

Ashley Michael provided insight as a Guardian Ad Litem attorney on the topic "When the Power of Attorney is not the Answer".

May is National Elder law month and Ms. Roden spoke with Ben Steelman of the StarNews to discuss the need for older Americans to plan now to maintain autonomy and dignity while aging.  Mr. Steelman's article, "Elder law attorneys urge older Americans to plan", is available on StarNewsonline at

Elderhaus is a sponsor of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and provides long term care services, medical care, physical therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy programs, transportation and more.

Ms. Roden spoke on the basics of Long Term Care Medicaid eligibility with a group of women who provide care for loved ones who participate in the PACE program.





·         – This year’s NCGA Annual Conference, “ Guardianship: Shifting the Paradigm and Restoring Hope”, had over 120 attendees from across the State including legal professionals, court officials, caseworkers, and other persons interested in Guardianship.  Mr. Craige spoke on “Executing the Responsibilities of Guardian of the Estate”.


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