2022 Annual Luncheon

Wednesday, November 9 | 11:30AM-1:00PM
Cape Fear Country Club | 1518 Country Club Road


HWF is honored to host Monica T. Davis, founder of the R.O.C.K Foundation, as our 2022 Annual Fundraising Luncheon speaker!

Reserve your spot by calling 910.762.2511 or emailing hwf@historicwilmington.org; please RSVP by Friday, November 4. $100 suggested donation per plate. We’ll also have a silent auction!

Vegetarian plates will be available; please request when submitting your RSVP.

Corporate tables will be available for purchase ($800). To reserve a corporate table (8 seats), contact Outreach & Development Coordinator Isabelle Shepherd at sponsorship@historicwilmington.org.

Keynote Speaker: Monica Davis
“Preserving Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing”

Monica Davis is an architectural historian and founder of the R.O.C.K. Foundation in Wilson, NC. Monica has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Post-Baccalaureate Historic Preservation Certificate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Monica recently completed a Master of Preservation Studies Fellowship program at Tulane University, where she obtained experience teaching design principles to undergraduate students. She has 10 years of architecture experience that includes designing historic shotgun houses. She is the proud owner and principal designer of Rinascita Designs, LLC.

Monica is passionate about educating others by rebirthing historic structures into affordable housing solutions. Rebirthing Our Cultural Kingdom Foundation (R.O.C.K.) was formulated to celebrate, educate, and preserve the African American historic district’s cultural heritage and communities. After seeing the demolition of several shotgun homes in East Wilson NC, the R.O.C.K. Foundation was born out of an urgent need to save as many of the remaining historic shotgun houses in the East Wilson Historic District. Our organization celebrates distinctive African American houses that contribute to the revitalization of impoverished, historic neighborhoods.These indisputably historic homes have important stories to tell about the social, economic, political, and cultural, and demographic histories that would be lost, perhaps irretrievably, if these last shotgun houses are left to decay and deteriorate. Studying the East Wilson Historic District’s architecture, landscape, and community is an essential first step towards understanding the contours of black cultural landscapes as they evolved in southern cities.

Presenting Sponsor:

Parastream Development

2022 Annual Sponsors

Brigitte Simone Real Estate, Inc.

1025 N. Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Mason, Mason, and Smith, Attorneys at Law

514 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

First Bank

201 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

MoMentum Companies

103 South Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Patriot Roofing & Exteriors

5041 New Centre Drive, Suite 115
Wilmington, NC 28403

The Ivy Cottage

3030 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28403


1022 N. 4th Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

228 College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

WHQR Public Media

254 N. Front Street, Suite 300
Wilmington, NC 28401

Luncheon Sponsors

Art in Bloom Gallery

6866 Main Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

The Cotton Exchange

321 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Lighthouse Film Company

926 North 4th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Old School Rebuilder & Co.

2108 Metts Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403