Donor Recognition Reception

Ashley B. Futrell Society

Thursday, November 13, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

North Carolina Estuarium
223 Water Street, Washington, NC

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Sponsored by
Vidant Beaufort Hospital and Potash Corp

Board of Directors

President - Bill Matthews -Retired
Secretary - Susan Hodges - City of Washington
Treasurer - Bill Brown - Retired
Daniel Bergevin – Horton Contractors
Ed Booth – Beaufort County Commissioner
Brad Davis – CEMA
Tim Dixon – Mount Olive University
Jim Madson – Beaufort County Health Department
Ray McKeithan – Potash Corp
Michele Oros – Beaufort County Schools
Pam Shadle – Vidant Beaufort Hospital
Spencer Stanley – Washington Yacht & County Club
Lentz Stowe – Beaufort County Community College
Sally Love – Executive Director

The Ashley B. Futrell Society is composed of individuals or families who support the Beaufort County United Way with an annual contribution of $300.00 or more. Named in honor of one of Washington’s leading community leaders and philanthropists, the society recognizes contributors at five levels, each noting a milestone in his life that had a positive impact on our community:
$5,000 - $9,000 – Pulitzer
As Publisher Emeritus of the Washington Daily News, Ashley and his newspaper were awarded journalism’s greatest honor for meritorious public service in 1990.
$2,500 - $4,999 – Senator
Ashley served three terms in the NC State Senate in 1965, 1967 and 1971, representing this district with legislation beneficial to the Pamlico area.
$1,000 - $2,499 – Chairman
As Ashley B. Futrell Society Chairman of the ECU Board of Trustees from 1982 to 1984, Ashley was instrumental in ECU attaining university status and in the development of the ECU School of Medicine and School of Nursing.
$500 - $999 – President
In 1960, Ashley was named president of the North Carolina Press Association. In 1991, he was selected to the NC Journalism Hall of Fame
$300 - $499 – Publisher
Ashley purchased the Washington Daily News and served as Editor from November 11, 1949 until his passing in February, 2005.

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