Help us raise $200,000 in our #CampaignForLiteracy!

You can play a vital role in advancing our mission. At CFLC, because of the support of donors like you:

  • thousands of adults in Wilmington and beyond have had FREE access to education since we opened in 1985.
  • hundreds of adults enroll in workforce development and job training programs every year.
  • generations of immigrant families prepare for – and earn – U. S. Citizenship.

These opportunities must continue! We can expand our programs so more adults and families in the Cape Fear region have the literacy and language skills they need, but we need help. 100% of each gift goes directly to changing the lives of adults in our community, allowing them to meet and exceed their goals.

Cape Fear Literacy Council’s Tax Payer Identification Number is 58-1613254. CFLC’s North Carolina Department of Secretary of State Charitable Solicitation License Number is SL001439.

Literacy Trust 100

Literacy Trust 100 is Cape Fear Literacy Council’s leadership giving group: individuals who commit to donate at a level that is right for them for five years. These donations provide crucial unrestricted support of the Literacy Council’s efforts to reach and teach more adults who want to improve critical literacy skills. Our goal is to enroll and recognize 100 Literacy Trust members – a powerful show of support for literacy.

Want to learn more about the Literacy Trust? Please click here to view the Spring 2021 Literacy Trust 100 Newsletter (Premier Edition) and the Fall 2021 Literacy Trust 100 Newsletter.

Our new tiered-membership system for the Literacy Trust widens the leadership circle to include a Silver Level ($500 annually for a 5-year commitment), Gold Level ($1,000 annually for a 5-year commitment), and a Platinum Level ($2,500 annually for a 5-year commitment). Please find a review of the benefits of each level of membership below:


Corporate Partnership Program

Cape Fear Literacy Council’s partnerships with corporations and small businesses in the Cape Fear region have been a key factor to our organization’s longtime vitality and the success of the educational opportunities we provide to adult learners in our community. Partnering with the Literacy Council provides businesses with the unique opportunity to connect with the community, increase brand visibility, and show your company’s support of addressing one of the most important silent crises of our age: adult low literacy.

Want to learn more about Corporate Partnerships? Please click here to view the CFLC 2022 Annual Partnership Program packet.

Planned Giving Program

Planned giving is the integration of personal, financial, and estate planning goals – using lifetime or charitable giving – to benefit a philanthropic interest. It enables individuals and families to make larger gifts to charitable organizations than they could make from ordinary income.

Some planned gifts are immediate, some provide life-long income to donors, and other gift plans use estate and tax planning to provide for charity and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate.

More information about major gifts, that can be made in life or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning, can be found in our Planned Giving Program Brochure. If you’d like to educate yourself about CFLC’s planned gift options, more info can be found below.

Additionally, a great place to learn more about the ins and outs of charitable contributions is the Internal Revenue Service’s website – click here to visit the IRS’s Charitable Contribution information page.

Please contact Erin Payne, CFLC’s Fund Development Director, at or (910) 251-0911 for more information and to discuss your giving options.

Cape Fear Literacy Council’s taxpayer identification number is 58-1613254. CFLC’s North Carolina Department of Secretary of State Charitable Solicitation License Number is SL001439.