Foundation Board of Directors

Board Members

The Tryon Palace Foundation is a 501(c)(3)-membership organization that was formed in 1992 as a supporting organization for Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens and to develop audience and financial support for Tryon Palace. The Foundation is administered by a Board of Directors. Its oversight includes fundraising events and campaigns, supporting membership expansion, solicitation of donors and sponsors, and community engagement.

Ex Officio

Tryon Palace is a North Carolina State Historic Site that falls under the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR). In 1945, the state, by act of the N.C. General Assembly created the Tryon Palace Commission as a state agency to oversea the restoration of Tryon Palace. Under DNCR, today, the Commission retains governance responsibilities for the Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens. Members of the Commission are appointed by the Governor.


Ex Officio

Members Emeriti

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