2021 Annual Fundraising Luncheon

Tuesday, November 16 | 11:30AM-1:00PM | Cape Fear Country Club

HWF is honored to host Natalie Daise as our 2021 Annual Fundraising Luncheon speaker!

RSVP by calling 910.762.2511 or emailing hwf@historicwilmington.org. $100 suggested donation per plate. We’ll also have a silent auction; details coming soon. 

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

Natalie Daise is best known as “Ms. Natalie” on Nick Jr.’s award-winning television program, Gullah Gullah Island. An advocate for the preservation of Gullah Geechee culture, Natalie will speak to the contributions and legacy of Gullah Geechee culture in southeastern North Carolina—and the importance of preserving that history to paint a more complete and inclusive picture of our region. HWF has strongly supported the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and restoration of the historic Reaves Chapel, showing our commitment to preserving these important touchstones in our shared history. With Gullah Geechee landmarks threatened by both climate change and development, this talk is more relevant now than ever. We hope you’ll join us! 

In addition to her advocacy, Natalie Daise is a renowned artist; you can view her work here.

Awards and nominations include:  

  • 1997 and 1998 IMAGE Award nominations
  • 1998 Daytime Emmy nomination 
  • Silver and Gold Parent’s Choice awards 
  • South Carolina’s highest honor, The Order of the Palmetto 
  • Merit Award for Art, ARTFields, 2017
  • South Carolina’s Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award, given for lifetime achievement and excellence in folk art

Thank you to our valued sponsors!

Our sponsors allow us to carry out a vital mission that began in 1966 and is still going strong. We are grateful to each and every one! 

To sponsor HWF, contact Isabelle Shepherd, Outreach & Development Coordinator: shepherd@historicwilmington.org.


Corinthian Sponsors

Table Sponsors

  • Kate Brandis

  • Sylvia & Keith Kochler