The Development Foundation of NCCAT Inc.
July 1, 2010–June 30, 2011
In August 2010, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel hosted a benefit concert at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center to raise funds for the Development Foundation of NCCAT Inc. Performing at the concert were three of country music’s fastest rising stars—Jason Michael Carroll, Josh Thompson, and Lee Brice. In addition, Harrah’s Cherokee & Casino Hotel employees collected school supplies for the Development Foundation of NCCAT Inc., which later distributed the supplies to public schools in Western North Carolina.
In October 2010, the Development Foundation of NCCAT Inc. hosted an event in Asheville to recognize twenty-five years of service to North Carolina’s public school teachers. The Hon. James B. Hunt Jr., who was instrumental in the establishment of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching in 1985, was honored at the NCCAT 25th Anniversary Golden Apple Gala for his pivotal role in improving public education in our state and the nation. This event was made possible through the generous support of the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association Charitable Foundation and other sponsors.
In June 2011, the A. Craig Phillips “Old Fossil” Golf Tournament committee, comprised of Jim Simeon, Bryce Cummings, Bob Byrd, Andy Phillips, Reeves McGlohan, George Norris, and David Bryant, hosted the sixth annual “Old Fossil” Golf Tournament in Southern Pines to honor and in loving memory of Dr. A. Craig Phillips, former superintendent of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.