Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation announces new fund

Published 5:08 pm Monday, July 23, 2018

The board of advisors of the Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation announces the establishment of the RCCHC Roy D. Sr. and Yvonne Flood Endowment Fund, according to Natalie Jenkins Peel, NC Community Foundation Regional Director.

This fund supports the Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center that provides a range of primary medical and behavioral healthcare services in underserved areas. The RCCHC Roy D. Sr. and Yvonne Flood Endowment Fund will provide health education to local students, as well as provide medical care for community members in need. The funds that supported the establishment of this endowment came from a fundraiser at the Nebo Baptist Church in October 2017.

“The incredible contributions both Dr. Flood and Mrs. Flood from a whole person perspective set the solid foundation for our community health center’s mission to be fully operational in Hertford County,” said RCCHC CEO Kim Schwartz.

Dr. Roy D. Flood Sr. was a local physician and founder of the Roanoke Chowan Hospital, which is one of the primary healthcare facilities in the area. Flood was also instrumental in the recruitment of physicians to Hertford County and Ahoskie, a long-underserved community. This is the second endowment named in Flood’s honor.

“Roy and Yvonne Flood devoted their lives to health and education, and the endowment fund named for them will continue their vitally important work,” said Guy Simmons, RCCHC board president. “We are thrilled that our community has contributed so enthusiastically and generously.”

“Dr. Flood has made significant and vital contributions to the community over the years,” said Laura Beasley, BHCF board president and NCCF statewide board member. “It is so fitting to create another endowment that honors his leadership and legacy in the community.”

For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Natalie Peel at 252-562-9824 or or visit the NCCF website at

The Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, resource area for nonprofits, source of grants for worthy local causes and partner for donors.

BHCF is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, makes grants and leverages leadership—all for the benefit of Bertie and Hertford counties. Whatever your means or charitable goals, the BHCF makes it easy to become a philanthropist.

BHCF was founded in 1999 and it an affiliate foundation of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

In addition to Beasley, board members include: John Tayloe (vice president), Lindsay Vaughn (secretary-treasurer), Gail Carter, Austine Evans, Richard Hoggard, Robert Lee, Anna Pierce, Karen Ray, Penny Rose, Marti Tyler and Ron Wesson.

Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at