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Donors and Sponsors

Smart Start of New Hanover County is a private 501(c) (nonprofit) organization.  We benefit from the generous community donors and supporters.Our donors know that investment in early childhood pays off.

“The highest rate of return in early childhood development comes from investing as early as possible, from birth through age five, in disadvantaged families. Starting at age three or four is too little too late, as it fails to recognize that skills beget skills in a complementary and dynamic way. Efforts should focus on the first years for the greatest efficiency and effectiveness. The best investment is in quality early childhood development from birth to five for disadvantaged children and their families.”
James J. Heckman, Nobel Laureate
December 7, 2012

Thank you to our major contributors and everyone who makes our work possible through donations of time, money and support.

Thank you to our 2019 Breakfast Sponsors!

$5,000 Sponsors
PNC Bank

$2,500 Sponsors
GE Hitachi
NHC Sheriff’s Office
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Star News Media
South State Bank
UNCW Watson College of Education
UNCW College of Health and Human Services

$1,000 Sponsors
Carolina Pediatrics
Causey Investments
Excel Learning Center
Harris Services
Mac and Flavia McKeithan

$500 Sponsors
Cape Fear Commmunity College
Cape Fear Retina
Justin M. Lewis
Masonboro Baptist Church
Shirley Morrow
Tailwind Concessions

$250 Sponsors
Doug and Karen Smith
Alford Family Dentistry
Carolina Gymnastics Academy
Childcare Network
Donis Smith, Pearson Patterson Smith Group at UBS
First Citizens Bank
Wells Insurance
Hotel Ballast
Jane Morrow
Janet and Fred Nelson
Kids and Company
New Hanover County School’s Early Childhood Education Program
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Rodney and Tammy Orr
Sybil Baldwin
tekMountain @ Castle Branch
The Carousel Center, Inc.

Smart Start of New Hanover County is also funded, in part, through grants from the following:

North Carolina Partnership for Children
North Carolina Department of Social Services
New Hanover County Department of Social Services
United Way of the Cape Fear Area