Cabarrus County Education Foundation


Amy Gough Photo ColorwebConcord, NC - The Cabarrus County Education Foundation is pleased to announce that we have hired our new executive director, Amy Gough.

Gough is an accomplished nonprofit and marketing professional with 15 years’ experience in program development, marketing and public relations, fundraising, and event planning. Most recently, she led Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte, a nonprofit dedicated to critical home repairs for low-income homeowners, quadrupling the capacity and revenue of the organization in three years.

She has also served as a consultant over the years, advising a variety of nonprofits to provide guidance on marketing, development, and governance issues.

Merl Hamilton, board chair said that the selection committee thought Gough’s experience would be a good fit for the growth that previous ED Rachel Wilkes started. “Sharing our mission and the success these teachers bring to the classroom with the funds from classroom mini-grants is vital to our success. Having a leader who understands how to market a nonprofit and has development experience as well will help us do that.”

Amy and her husband Mike live in Union County and have three college and high school age daughters. Amy has been active in the school system and she and her family have always been strong supporters of public education.

“Education is a foundation for each child, but also serves as a catalyst for strong community development. I am looking forward to helping Cabarrus County Education Foundation impact each child and the community as a whole while supporting the incredible teachers and administration of Cabarrus County Schools,” said Gough.

The CCEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and was originally spearheaded by Grace Mynatt and the late Roy Davis of S&D Coffee and Tea. CCEF celebrated a successful kick-off luncheon at Charlotte Motor Speedway (formerly Lowe’s Motor Speedway) in 2001. Roy Davis generously donated $100,000 as the initial seed money for the Cabarrus County Education Foundation.

If you are interested in supporting the Foundation or learning more about our programs, visit our website at or you can contact Amy Gough at 704.262.6246, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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