Marion Stedman Covington had a long history of volunteerism and philanthropy, with memberships and involvements in numerous state and national organizations. Her lifelong passion was North Carolina historic preservation and she became a leader in that movement for over 15 years. In 1991, Preservation North Carolina recognized Mrs. Covington’s contributions by naming her Honorary Life President.
The Covington Foundation provides grant funding for historic preservation projects across the state of North Carolina. As such, preference is given to critical enabling revenue and proposals in which Covington grants generate other resources and projects which may serve as models for other communities. Funds are provided for:
Eagles School, ca 1903. They received a $10,000 grant to support restoration of the school in 2017.
Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, NC received a $20,000 grant to support plaster repair in 2017.
Rehoboth Church Preservation Society in Roper, NC received a $9,000 grant for window restoration in 2018.
TreesNC received a $12,000 grant to support restoration of the 1839 Asheboro Female Academy in 2016.
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