In 2004 a group of people on the Outer Banks raised money for leukemia research in honor of a local child battling the disease. This family became financilally distressed during their crisis and they lost their home. The original group of fundraisers founded the Relief Foundation to prevent other local families from facing a similar situation. Since that time, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has provided over $1,800,000 to 890 Outer Banks families in need. Financial assistance amounts range from $500 to $2,000. Some examples of what our clients are facing include cancer, serious blood or nerve disorders, spinal injuries, and MS. We work closely with the other charitable and helping organizations here on the Outer Bank to coordinate our support and services.

Our Board of Directors and Staff

2019 Board of Directors

John Graham, III – President
Scott Brown – Vice President
Tess Judge – Treasurer
Amy H. Montgomery – Secretary
Susan Clissold
Teresa Osborne
Jeff Schwartzenberg
Kathy Seawell
Christen DeGabrielle Simmons
Millie Ward
Jane Webster


Patty McKenna, Executive Director
Jenny Williams, Director of Operations
Lee Whitley, Program Manager 
Administrative Office
103 East Eighth Street
Nag Head, North Carolina 27959-0545
252/261-2004 (Office)
252-441-1639 (Fax)

Office Hours: Consultation is by appointment only.

Please call the office Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00am to 4:00pm to schedule an appointment.