Our Board & Our Team
For the past several decades, community foundations have been the fastest growing segment of philanthropy, outpacing the growth of independent and corporate foundations.
Capital Community Foundation Chairman & StaffExperienced partners in charitable giving
R. Donavon Munford, Jr., Chairman
R. Donavon “Don” Munford, Jr., a Partner at Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P., has over 40 years of experience advising companies and professional corporations on legal matters that arise from business operations. In addition, he regularly advises individuals on estate and asset protection planning matters, including implementing estate tax savings techniques, charitable planned giving opportunities and offshore entities. His recent work has also included assisting public charities with their compliance and reporting requirements. Mr. Munford is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and worked with the tax department of KPMG Peat Marwick before practicing law.
Mr. Munford is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Business North Carolina as a member of the “Legal Elite,” the lawyers considered by their peers to be the State’s best practitioners in their fields. In 2002, Mr. Munford was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives, where he served as Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and on the Finance, Health, Financial Institutions and Pension and Retirement Plan Committees. He was also a member of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Employee Hospital and Medical Benefits. In addition, Mr. Munford has been appointed by Governor Easley to the State Capitol Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors, and he was appointed by Chief Justice Lake to the North Carolina Actual Innocence Commission. Mr. Munford is also a member of the Peace College Board of Trustees.
Mr. Munford graduated from Davidson College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
Jennifer Sullivan Munford, President and CEO
Jennifer has 25 years of experience working with the non-profit community. She is currently the President and CEO of the Capital Community Foundation, Inc. (CCF), which is based in Raleigh. CCF supports numerous philanthropic endeavors in Raleigh and across North Carolina.
Prior to her role as President and CEO of CCF, Jennifer was the Director of Government Relations for the National Association of Social Workers, the North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) for over five years. Serving as the main lobbyist for NASW-NC, she advocated for professional social workers and the clients they serve. Working in concert with other advocacy groups across the state, Jennifer promoted a broad legislative agenda for persons of all ages which included such issues as mental health, developmental disabilities, health care, and professional licensure. In addition, Jennifer has worked as a treatment social worker, and as a Guardian ad Litem, a court appointed advocate for children.
Committed to improving the lives of others, Jennifer is active in the community and served as an ex-officio member of the Rules Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services; a member of the East Carolina University Advisory Board for the School of Social Work, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Mariposa School for Children with Autism in Cary. She is currently a member of the Wake County Women’s Network, a group that makes annual contributions to charitable organizations dedicated to improving the lives of women and/or children in Wake County. She has also served as Chair of the Coalition for Persons Disabled by Mental Illness, and on the boards of the Coalition on Aging and Covenant with North Carolina’s Children.
Jennifer received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from East Carolina University and her law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Bailey Williams, Chief Financial Officer
Bailey Williams is a Raleigh native who graduated from Needham B. Broughton High School before obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years of experience in accounting and tax issues. In addition to her role at Capital Community Foundation, Bailey is President of Triangle Nonprofit Services, a consulting firm which provides accounting, tax and financial reporting advice to nonprofit organizations. Prior to founding Triangle Nonprofit Services, Bailey served as Financial Controller of BridgeQuest, Inc., a subsidiary of the publicly traded software development company BluePhoenix Solutions, Ltd.
Additionally, as a Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Bailey led audit engagements of both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, gaining experience with the finances of a broad range of organizational and business models.
How CCF is Different
CCF provides donors with quality and professional care customized to their particular charitable giving wishes. Each donor is unique and the CCF staff can meet their needs with simple and flexible plans and options to enhance their charitable giving and create a legacy of giving for their families.
Within compliance of the rules of the Internal Revenue Service, there is virtually no limit to the type of charitable planning that can be accomplished at CCF. Endowments placed at CCF can be permanent or set for a certain term, depending upon your wishes. Your legacy is maintained, and grants can be made perpetually in the name of your charitable fund.