Our purpose is to strengthen the capacity of EarthShare North Carolina’s 70+ Member nonprofits to preserve and enhance the natural environment.

EarthShare NC was founded in 1991 by a group of nonprofits with the goal of connecting more people and resources to the conservation movement. We do this by partnering with employers to do workplace giving and employee engagement programs.
For more about the causes that bring us to work each day, see our impact.

EarthShare NC Member Nonprofits

Local and state members in bold

Contact Us

  • EarthShare North Carolina
  • Phone: 919-687-4840
  • Email: info@earthsharenc.org
  • Mail: PO Box 196 Durham, NC 27702
  • Street: 331 W. Main Street, Suite 505, Durham NC 27701
  • EIN: 56-1775025
  • SECC Code: 1100
  • CFC Code: 15322
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EarthShare NC Staff

Heather Beard

Executive Director


Heather was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina.  She earned a B.A. in Business Administration at Meredith College and an M.A. in Environmental Policy at Tufts University.  Heather worked with Neuse River Foundation to establish the first Upper Neuse River Foundation program.  She came to EarthShare North Carolina in 2001 and has served as Executive Director since 2006.  Outside of work, Heather spends her time backpacking in the NC and VA mountains, cooking, and silversmithing.

Brian Nealon

Operations Manager


Originally from New York City, Brian came to NC via Boston. After graduating college, he opened his own used and rare bookstore and has been involved in entrepreneurial pursuits and operational management ever since.  He has a breadth of experience in operations, having built long term sustainable systems and infrastructure for multiple organizations resulting in strong organizational growth and stability. When he’s not at EarthShare NC you may find him around town with his three daughters.

Hollie E. Woodruff

Outreach & Engagement Director


Raised in Lubbock, Texas, Hollie is a native of Rochester, NY.  She moved to Nashville, TN to complete her BBA at Belmont University.  After working in the Music Industry for two years, she started her Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University where she directed her focus on environmental sustainability.  She moved to North Carolina in 2007 where she worked in higher education and most recently with nonprofits doing development, event planning and communications.  In her spare time, Hollie enjoys hiking with her two Golden Retrievers, running and playing violin.

Board of Directors

  • Anne Claire Broughton, Immediate Past President
    Principal, Broughton Consulting, LLC
    Durham, NC
  • Ann Camden
    Principal/Senior Vice President, G&S Business
    Raleigh, NC
  • David Coats
    Attorney, Bailey & Dixon, L.L.P.
    Raleigh, NC
  • Nanette Faith Crowley, Treasurer
    Certified Public Accountant, HPG
    Clayton NC
  • Emily Egge
    Executive Director, SEEDS
    Durham, NC
  • David Emmerling
    Executive Director, Waterkeepers Carolina
    Greenville, NC
  • Pam Fulk
    Executive Director, Carolina Tiger Rescue
    Pittsboro, NC
  • Tim Gestwicki
    CEO, North Carolina Wildlife Federation
    Charlotte, NC
  • Todd Huston, President
    VP Private Brands, Belk
    Charlotte, NC
  • Dayatra (Day) T. Matthews
    Senior Vice President, Legal & Compliance
    Local Government Federal Credit Union
    Raleigh, NC
  • Joe Morris
    Conservation Trust for North Carolina
    Salisbury, NC
  • Neelesh Patel
    Vice President, Net Friends, Inc
    Durham, NC
  • Jaci Ponzoni
    Senior Vice President, Custom Content, Pace Communications
    Greensboro, NC

Thank you to all our volunteers and interns. Our work would not be possible without you.
For information on how you can be involved, email info@earthsharenc.org or call 919-687-4840

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