In 2004, a group of local citizens here on the Outer Banks decided to start an organization that would raise local funds to be used to assist people living or working in our Outer Banks community who are burdened with financial difficulties because of a debilitating disease or illness, or a personal tragedy with themselves or a family member. Since that time over 13 years ago, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has provided over $1,515,000 to over 700 citizens in need. Financial assistance amounts range from $500 to $2,000. Some examples of those situations are individuals stricken with cancer, or with serious blood or nerve disorders, or spinal injuries, or MS. We work closely with the other charitable and helping organizations here in our Outer Banks community, in order to coordinate our support and services to the needy, to not duplicate our efforts, and to maximize our collective resources as much a possible, particularly in these challenging economic times. Dial 2-1-1 for available Health & Human Services in our area.

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 & Programs
Administrative Office

Post Office Box 545
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.