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The Trinity Children Foundation recently presented a check for more than $11,000 to Cape Fear Community College to continue funding the Trinity Children Foundation’s Donna Morse Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to any Cape Fear Community College student who has suffered abuse and has been helped by any of the agencies supported by the Trinity Children Foundation.

The vision of the Trinity Children Foundation is to provide abused and at-risk children with the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest. Funds raised by the foundation have provided scholarships for children who have been supported by The Carousel Center of Wilmington, The Boys & Girls Homes of Lake Waccamaw and Southmountain Children & Family Services of Nebo, NC.

Trinity Children Foundation Founder, the late Doris Eakes, dreamed of helping abused and neglected children all over the world, and worked diligently to raise funds and awareness in the Wilmington area and surrounding region.

Dr. Ted D. Spring, President of Cape Fear Community College, accepted the gift from Eakes’ daughter, Carmen.  Spring expressed his appreciation for the ongoing support.  “This scholarship provides educational opportunities for students who really need the support.  I know that these scholarships ease the burden of students who have already overcome great adversity.”

The Trinity Children Foundation was formed by Eakes in 2005 to support children by addressing the needs for food, clothing, shelter and health care while providing for emotional stability for orphans, underprivileged and at-risk children. In addition to the golf invitational, Trinity Children Foundation sponsors an annual motorcycle charity ride.

For more information about Cape Fear Community College (CFCC), the CFCC Foundation, or establishing a scholarship as an honor or memorial, please contact the CFCC Foundation at (910) 362-7207 or visit


(photo L-R, Cathy Crawley, Trinity Children Foundation; Dr. Ted D. Spring, Cape Fear Community College; Carmen Eakes, Trinity Children Foundation; Ryan Crummie, Trinity Children Foundation)

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