Dawn Dawson

Job Title(s)
Executive Administrator
919.474.8370 x4000
[email protected]

About Dawn

Dawn Dawson is responsible for key functions for the President / CEO, assisting the President’s work through regular interaction with a wide range of Foundation stakeholders, including donors, the Board of Directors and its Committees, volunteers, business leaders and community partners. She manages a range of office and HR duties to support all Foundation staff and activities.

Dawn joined the Foundation after a tenure in both financial services and the philanthropic sector. She leverages her philanthropic experience to help effectively support teams as they build solid relationships with the community, donors and non-profit partners.

A native (mostly) of the triangle area, Dawn grew up in Durham, NC and attended East Carolina University where she received a B.A. in English.  She has been previously recognized for her work in the community through Fidelity Cares and the various non-profits that they serve.  She has also has a passion for mentoring young women who are at a crossroads in life and looking for guidance, support, and mentorship.

Before joining the Foundation, Dawn worked with the team at Fidelity Charitable to grow philanthropy and provide programs that make charitable giving accessible, simple and effective.

In her spare time, Dawn enjoys reading a good suspense thriller, cooking meals for family and friends, and writing encouraging notes.

Dawn 's Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Cooking
  • Writing